Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review: A Ghostly Demise by: Tonya Kappes

Title: A Ghostly Demise
Author: Tonya Kappes
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Series: Ghostly Southern Mystery #3
Pages: 275
Format: Paperback
Source: Great Escapes Bk Tour & Publisher


The prodigal father returns—but this ghost is no holy spirit

When she runs into her friend’s deadbeat dad at the local deli, undertaker Emma Lee Raines can’t wait to tell Mary Anna Hardy that he’s back in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, after five long years. Cephus Hardy may have been the town drunk, but he didn’t disappear on an epic bender like everyone thought: He was murdered. And he’s heard that Emma Lee’s been helping lost souls move on to that great big party in the sky.

Why do ghosts always bother Emma Lee at the worst times? Her granny’s mayoral campaign is in high gear, a carnival is taking over the town square, and her hunky boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, is stuck wrestling runaway goats. Besides, Cephus has no clue whodunit…unless it was one of Mrs. Hardy’s not-so-secret admirers. All roads lead Emma Lee to that carnival—and a killer who isn’t clowning around.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Emma Lee Raines who runs a funeral home Eternal Slumbers with her sister and for a while now Emma Lee has been seeing ghosts that have been murdered and need her help getting justice.  In this one we meet Mary Anna Hardy's father Cephus Hardy who died but while he was alive her was a gambler and drunk and no one knows what happened to him.  While investigating his dead Emma stumbles upon another ghost a friend of hers from school who gets murdered and the three figure out together what happened.

I love this series so much it's full of everything southern charm, humor, mystery and much more.  I love the relationship Emma Lee has with her Granny and how that adds to the story.  Can't wait to see what is next in this series!

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