Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, No 3
Berkley Prime Crime
Feb 2012/ 978-0-425-24620-7
by Laura Hinds
123 Seafront Avenue, located on the Jersey Shore, owned by Alison
Kerby, is a guesthouse. It is also a ghost house, inhabited by two
troubled souls who had been murdered there. Alison, her daughter
Melissa, and Alison's mother all are able to see and interact with
ghosts Paul and Maxie.
Paul and Maxie have their own agendas that go beyond providing
a little ghostly interaction for Alison's paying guests; Paul wants
Alison to find out if his almost fiancée is doing well, and
Maxie wants Alison to find out who killed her ex-husband.
As if those tasks aren't enough to sap Alison's strength, her own
ex-husband, Steven Rendell, arrives unannounced on the scene. Steven,
aka The Swine, is back in her life to try and restore the family
unity. At least this is what he claims. Alison, however, knows better
than to trust him.
E.J. Cooperman spins a spooky tale that is somehow made to feel
normal, and as if we could all have ghost friends in our lives.
Old Haunts is a charming mystery/ghost story and there were plenty
of laughs included. With the inclusion of characters from the previous
books in the series (An Uninvited Ghost and Night of the Living
Dead), and the introduction of new characters, this book is sure
to delight new readers as well as those who have been fans since
If you like authors Juliet Blackwell and Sue Ann Jaffarian, I suggest
you give E.J. Cooperman a try. You can read Old Haunts as a stand-alone,
or read the entire series of three books. I know I can't wait for
the next book, and I think you'll feel the same.
Reviews of others titles in this series
Uninvited Ghost, No 2
Haunts, No 3