Monday, March 9, 2015

Review: A Ghostly Undertaking by: Tonya Kappes & Giveaway

Title: A Ghostly Undertaking
Author: Tonya Kappes
Publisher: Witness
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries #1
Pages: 298
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Source: Great Escapes Tour & Harper Collins


Another day. Another funeral. Another ghost. Another average day in the life of young funeral home director, Emma Lee Raines. After a perilous run-in with a plastic Santa Claus, Emma Lee, co-owner of Eternal Slumber Funeral Home in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, sees the ghost of town gossip Ruthie Sue Payne, who is proving to be a real pain, more so in death than while living. Recently deceased, Ruthie reveals to Emma Lee that her demise wasn't caused by accidentally falling down the steps at the Sleepy Hollow Inn as everyone believes—she was pushed...murdered. In order for the ghost to cross over—and for Emma Lee to be rid of Ruthie for good—she must find a desperate killer...or risk being haunted forever.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Emma Lee Raines a funeral director who is inflicted with funeral trauma or what we would call talking to the dead and seeing them.  When she is visited by Ruthie Sue Payne her step-grandfather's first wife who is adamant she has been murdered it is up to Emma to find out what really happened all this while trying to act not too crazy talking to Ruthie. 

Ruthie seems to have upset someone in the small town of Sleepy Hollow which could be anyone from Emma's grandmother, to the Mayor in this small town, who had the most to gain by silencing Ruthie?  This new series includes mystery, adventure along with small town flair.

I loved this story, between the lively characters to the mystery brought into this story.  I also loved watching the relationship between Emma and the small town Sheriff Jack Henry Ross and what happened between them years ago.  Tonya Kappes is one of my favorite authors to read she adds humor into her mystery when you least expect it.  Can't wait to read more by her.  Next in this series is:

I have one copy of this book to giveaway this contest is open to USA residents only.  In order to be entered into this giveaway please remember to include your email address so that I can contact if you win this giveaway.

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9 shout outs:

Jeanetta said...

I have A Ghostly Undertaking on my TBR list for the book sounds like a great paranormal cozy. Thank you for the review and giveaway. :)


Becky Prazak said...

Sounds like a great book!

Tonya Kappes said...

Thank you so much for your review!!

Kelli Jo said...

Duffy Brown, Laura Childs, Karen Rose Smith, and, of course, Tonya Kappes!!

Sandy Swanger Bartles said...

I have an ebook copy of this book. I love a lot of cozy book writers, but buy all of Tonya Kappes' books!

Sandy Swanger Bartles said...

I meant to say I have an Ebook copy of A Ghostly Undertaking!!!

Chris R said...

I haven't read enough of these to have a favorite, but I really like the sound of this genre.

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Joann Lowe Hunter said...

Shannon Grey, tonya Kappes, kathi Daley,

Clickner said...

Love her books.