"Ghost Ups Her Game" By Carolyn Hart: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy

Details on how to win an ebook copy of this book through NetGalley at the end of the review and links to purchase it.

Bailey Ruth has been given a promotion in the Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions. Her supervisor, Wiggins, says her intuitive knowledge of people makes her perfect for dispatching emissaries to Earth to help those in need. Either that, or he wants her close by so he can keep an eye on her.

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However, Adelaide is her hometown, and when a last minute request to help not one, but two, people comes in, Bailey Ruth jumps on board to solve the problem.

On second thought, maybe she shouldn’t have been so hasty. Iris and Robert, her two protectees, are in an empty office. Standing over a dead body. Murder weapon in hand. Well, isn’t this just going to get a bit sticky?

Usually her investigations have the backing of Police Chief Sam Cobb. He can only see her when she appears but knows she’s there and is almost used to her appearing/disappearing, presenting theories, and sharing clues. After all, a ghost um, angel, isn’t required to obtain a search warrant. In her persona of Officer Loy (a play on Myrna Loy’s Thin Man role), she’s also able to question suspects.

This time, Sam’s in a cranky mood. He knows Iris knows more than she’s telling and despite Bailey Ruth’s assurances, thinks Iris is guilty, especially since Iris was overheard arguing with the victim not long before the murder. When a second body turns up and another crime is uncovered, things look grim for Iris indeed.

This is book nine in the ghostly mysteries. Bailey Ruth is a delightful character, quick to think on her feet, observant of the rules regarding Heavenly assistance, but sometimes (well, most of the time), she has to break one or two or six to accomplish her goal. She always has a very good reason.

I enjoy this series so much. The tone is lighthearted, but the mystery as challenging as any other. Hart also writes the Death on Demand Mystery Bookstore series, twenty-five in all, plus stand alone books.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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