Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review: A Ghostly Grave by: Tonya Kappes

Title: A Ghostly Grave
Author: Tonya Kappes
Publisher: Witness
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries #2
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: Harper Collins


There's a ghost on the loose—and a fox in the henhouse

Four years ago, the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home put Chicken Teater in the ground. Now undertaker Emma Lee Raines is digging him back up. The whole scene is bad for business, especially with her granny running for mayor and a big festival setting up in town. But ever since Emma Lee started seeing ghosts, Chicken's been pestering her to figure out who killed him.

With her handsome boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, busy getting new forensics on the old corpse, Emma Lee has time to look into her first suspect. Chicken's widow may be a former Miss Kentucky, but the love of his life was another beauty queen: Lady Cluckington, his prize-winning hen. Was Mrs. Teater the jealous type? Chicken seems to think so. Something's definitely rotten in Sleepy Hollow—and Emma Lee just prays it's not her luck.

My Thoughts:

This book picks up where the previous left off Emma Lee is over seeing the exhumation of Chicken Teater who died four years earlier but his ghost is appearing to Emma adamant that he was killed and didn't die of pneumonia like the hospital claimed.

Emma and Chicken are out to figure out what happened to him and how he wound up dead whether it was his wife who was jealous of his prized hen Lady Cluckington?  Or was it a jealous man out to steal Chicken's wife?

Meanwhile Sleepy Hollow is having their own issues with two people running for Mayor Emma Lee's grandmother and the competition Mr. O'Dell Burns who runs a funeral home of his own.  With Chicken being dug up people are running crazy thinking their loved ones are all gonna get dug up and O'Dell Burn's platform is his clients stay in the ground.

I love this series it has everything you can think of romance between Emma Lee and her sheriff Jack Ross, it has great characters that add something to the story.  This book flew fast for me I found I was finished it and wanting more.  I can't wait to read the next book it really is addicting.  I especially love everyone referring to Emma Lee's funeral trauma as an excuse for Emma acting weird or odd.  Tonya Kappes has really hit on something with this book!  I am a huge fan of her work.

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Jeanetta said...

The book sounds like a great read, and I will have to check out the books in this mystery series.

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