Dummy of a Ghost (Novella)

Dummy of a Ghost (Novella)

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by Sue Ann Jaffarian
     
 
“A pleasant mix of cozy and paranormal” (The Mystery Reader) this “appealing as apple pie” (Harley Jane Kozak) series “proves the vivacious Jaffarian is the literary heir apparent to Lucille Ball!” (The Book Resort) as a spiritual medium counts on family (those dead and alive) to help her get to the core of the most

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“A pleasant mix of cozy and paranormal” (The Mystery Reader) this “appealing as apple pie” (Harley Jane Kozak) series “proves the vivacious Jaffarian is the literary heir apparent to Lucille Ball!” (The Book Resort) as a spiritual medium counts on family (those dead and alive) to help her get to the core of the most baffling crimes…

A party is giving Kelly Whitecastle a chance to play catch-up with old friends, and she’s especially keen on seeing Chris May again, an up-and-coming ventriloquist. But when Kelly sees his show, and Chris’s dummies, a couple named Shirley and Doug, appear to be staring straight at her, it only rattles Kelly’s nerves.

It seems that the ghosts of Chris’s grandparents inhabit those grinning heads full of sawdust and they have a warning for Kelly: Chris is in mortal danger. Now Kelly’s working the nightclub circuit to find out who—or what—wants Chris dead. And she’d better do it fast before the final curtain falls on Chris’s act.

Includes excerpts from the first three books in the series, plus a preview of the new Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, Ghost of a Gamble

Praise for the Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery series:

“Likable characters and steady suspense… [Sue Ann Jaffarian] makes paranormal activity seem plausible. One of the best cozy authors for light chatter and low-key humor.”—Library Journal

“Delectable…introduces Ish Reynolds (aka ‘Granny Apples’), a charming turn-of-the-20th-century spirit and pie maker.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101602560
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Series:
Ghost of Granny Apples , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
111
Sales rank:
75,497
File size:
795 KB

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Meet the Author

Sue Ann Jaffarian is the critically acclaimed author of three mystery series, the Ghost of Granny Apples mysteries, the Odelia Grey mysteries, and the Madison Rose Vampire mysteries. In addition to being a writer, Sue Ann is a full-time paralegal for a Los Angeles law firm and a sought-after motivational speaker.

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Dummy of a Ghost (Novella) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MarieHahn13 More than 1 year ago
My first Sue Ann Jaffarian book was the first in the Odelia Grey mystery series. It was after that, that I fell in love with her charm and her witty writing style. Her characters always have a bubbly personality that's simply infectious. It's always a pleasure to read her work, and Dummy of a Ghost is no exception. Generally speaking, novellas that are written in to the middle of a series can either go one way or another. They can either add a lot to a story, or they can be completely random and unnecessary. But when an author takes the opportunity to explore in a little more detail one of the minor characters of a series, it's generally magic. This is precisely what Ms. Jaffarian has done. The lucky character in this book is Kelly, the daughter of another character in her Ghost of Granny Apples series. Right from the start, Sue Ann's signature charm is present in Kelly. She's witty and bold, exhibiting some of the same characteristics of her mother, Emma. My favorite part of this short story, however, is the creativity behind the setting. Ventriloquism is intriguing all on it's own. But to add an air of mystery to the puppets themselves is brilliantly haunting. I loved that she took the paranormal and mixed it with something so different from your run of the mill ideas. What an extraordinary way to convey the voices of the dead to the living. Bravo, Ms. Jaffarian! This is a fantastic addition to an already wonderful series. If you're looking for something new to read, Ms. Jaffarian is a great place to start. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions are my own.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Haunted Puppets Kelly Whitecastle is home in Los Angeles for Spring Break and enjoying a chance to catch up with her friends. One of those friends is Chris May, a ventriloquist who has a promising career in front of him. But as Chris's show is ending, Kelly sees a familiar glow from the puppet he was using. Investigating further, Kelly learns that there is indeed a ghost living in the puppet - a ghost with a warning that Chris is in danger. Kelly quickly enlists the help of her mother, Emma, and Granny Apples to try to protect Chris. But since Chris isn't talking and the ghost doesn't know what is happening, can the trio help him? This is the second novella set between the third and fourth book, and it again focuses on Kelly. Once again, I liked getting to know her better, although I really enjoyed seeing her work with her mom, and series main character Emma, on this case. All the characters, series and new, are strong, and I really cared about the outcome. The plot was great as well. In unfolds in a logical way with some good clues and twists along the way. As a novella it was a quick read, but it was well worth it. I can't wait for the new novel next month. NOTE: I was sent an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate books that have the word "dummy" or "dummies" on them.