Night of the Living Deed

Night of the Living Deed

Book - 2010
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'A bright and lively romp through haunted-house repair!' - Sarah Graves, author of the Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries 7 BEDROOMS. 4 BATHS. 2 GHOSTS. Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter, so she's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a fixer-upper into a charming-and hopefully profitable-guest house. But when a bump on the head leaves her seeing not only stars by spirits, Alison realizes the real challenge she's facing is out of this world. The two residing ghosts are Maxie Malone, the foul-tempered former owner of the house (who has definite opinions about Alison's design plans), and Paul Harrison, a private eye who'd been working for Maxie-both died in the house on the same night. The official cause of death was suicide, but the ghosts insist they were murdered, and they need Alison to find out who killed them-or the next ghost in the guesthouse will be Alison herself . . . 'Spirited . . . A great, ghostly tale within a well-plotted mystery.' - Juliet Blackwell, author of the Witchcraft Mysteries 'A terrific read.' - Claudia Bishop, author of the Hemlock Fall Mysteries
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2010.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed.
ISBN: 9780425235232
0425235238
Branch Call Number: PBM COPPERMAN
813.6000
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 18 cm.

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thomasadams1
Oct 19, 2015

Wow! Great book!

enidlareg Aug 10, 2015

I have really enjoyed this series, with its humorous characters and interactions. The mysteries are mysterious and light, no blood and guts, and funny situations.
Cozy.

LaughingOne Apr 02, 2014

Too much inconsistency in what a ghost can or cannot do. Some can leave the place they died, some cannot. Some can grab/move physical things and some cannot. Some can build things and fast, some can't even float without disappearing into walls. I'm willing to suspend belief and go with a storyline, but I do like some kind of consistency.

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Shelley51
Apr 24, 2013

I must confess I didn't finish the book it really reminded me of an old black and white movie series called "Topper". In Topper it was a man who could see the ghosts and the ghosts were just as silly.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

#1 in the series. Well plotted. Funny main character. Looking forward to more in the series.

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Cinette
Dec 19, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters - living and dead - and loved the humorous writing style. I've already bought the next two in the series.

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Dec 19, 2011

Goodreads Summary: Welcome to the first Haunted Guest House mystery-the getaway every reader can afford.

Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

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