Tuesday 29 January 2019

Bones Behind the Wheel (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #10) by E.J. Copperman

Bones Behind the Wheel: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery (Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries)
Barry Award-winning author E. J. Copperman is back with the tenth hilarious installment in his national bestselling Haunted Guesthouse mysteries.

Haunted Guesthouse proprietress Alison Kerby and her ghostly guest detective, Paul, “auto” know better than to dig into the case of a long-buried sedan and its now-skeletal driver. 

Innkeeper Alison Kerby is determined to keep her mind, body, and soul focused on bringing high-spirited hospitality to her lodgers at the Haunted Guesthouse. She simply has no time for any more murder investigations, no matter what Paul Harrison, her resident ghost detective, says. 

But this time, the mystery comes looking for Alison. Workers unearth a 1977 Lincoln Continental buried in the sand behind Alison’s guesthouse—and they discover a skeleton still belted in behind the steering wheel. 

Paul, of course, is on the cold case—to the extent that a ghostly gumshoe can be—but Alison is still determined not to do the incorporeal investigator’s legwork. Not this time. But her new husband Josh is intrigued, and he offers to help Paul poke into the case of the cold Continental. Uh-oh…has Josh caught the investigation bug? It’s a harsh wake-up call for a harried businesswoman who’d thought she’d told the detective life to hit the road. 

What can go wrong? How about everything? As Alison dodges stray bullets, discovers a gun in the guesthouse, and reluctantly probes a decades-old murder that turns out to be shockingly relevant even today, her specter inspector tries to keep her spirits up. But as she searches for the key to unlock the case, is Alison headed for her final check-out? Make a reservation to find out in Bones Behind the Wheel, the tenth fun-filled Haunted Guesthouse mystery from national bestselling author E. J. Copperman.  (Summary via Goodreads)

A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series by E.J. Copperman is a very interesting series.  You have Alison Kerby running an inn on the Jersey shore which you would think is completely normal until you learn that ghosts live there and people actually go there to partake in that experience......

Alison has the fortunate (or unfortunate at times) ability to see and communicate with ghosts.  And along with herself, her new husband Josh, and her daughter, Melissa, who are all living, she also has three ghosts and a dog ghost living there.  Melissa can also see and communicate with the ghosts, unfortunately Josh cannot.  

However in Bones Behind the Wheel, the tenth book in this series, Josh becomes involved in the latest case that occurs in the backyard, and he is able to communicate with Paul, one of the resident ghosts via texting.   

There is so much to love within this series......  I love the fact that Alison, Melissa and Alison's mother communicate with the ghosts and Josh cannot.  I love that Josh tries so hard to be involved in things and when he is finally able to communicate with Paul via texting he is like a 5 year-old on Christmas Eve.  I love that Paul can talk to other ghosts through the Ghosternet and love Maxie's high energy even though she's a ghost.

Copperman takes a 40 year-old, cold case and makes it HOT !!  I love the twists and turns in the story with all the characters past and present and how they loop together.  I love the relationships between the living and the ghosts.  I love the setting, an inn on the beach, and the fact that people come to the inn to witness the shows that the ghosts put on.  I love that Melissa has a pet dog that is a ghost.  I love the innocence of Josh and how it is Alison that is the one trying to protect everyone.  I love, love, love it all !!!  And I think you will also.......

Review by Missi S.

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