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Ghost a la Mode (Ghost of Granny Apples Series #1)
     

Ghost a la Mode (Ghost of Granny Apples Series #1)

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by Sue Ann Jaffarian
 

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A new series debut from Odelia Grey mystery author Sue Ann Jaffarian!

Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples.

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Overview

A new series debut from Odelia Grey mystery author Sue Ann Jaffarian!

Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples.

Praise:

Publishers Weekly

Booklist

North Country Times

Deadly Pleasures

Dating Dead Men

Mama Rides Shotgun

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This delectable first in a new paranormal cozy series from Jaffarian (Booby Trap) introduces Ish Reynolds (aka “Granny Apples”), a charming turn-of-the-20th-century spirit and pie maker, who asks Emma Whitecastle, her great-great-great-granddaughter, to prove her innocent of murdering her husband, Jacob Reynolds. Strung up by vigilantes in retribution for the crime, Granny Apples first tried haunting Emma's mother, Elizabeth, who couldn't handle her visitations. Emma, who's in the midst of divorcing her obnoxious TV talk show husband, is ripe for a diversion. After getting advice about her new clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities from psychic Milo Ravenscroft, Emma goes to Julian, a former mining town near San Diego, Calif., to research Ish's story. Emma's fluttery feelings for Phil Bower, a crusty rancher and lawyer who owns Granny's old property, add zest to this appealing ghost story. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
The creator of plus-sized paralegal Odelia Grey (Booby Trap, 2008, etc.) launches a new series featuring a California clairvoyant. Emma Whitecastle sees dead people. Her first ghost is her recently deceased Aunt Kitty, who shows up while Emma's still recovering from seeing her self-involved ex Grant, soon-to-be trophy wife and adorable new baby in tow, at her daughter Kelly's graduation party. But Kitty's just an appetizer. The main course is Emma's several-times-great-grandmother Ish Reynolds, who really should be dessert, since she was known in her day as Granny Apples for her fabulous pies. Despite her oldster nickname, Ish died in her early 40s when she was lynched for the murder of her husband Jacob. Now the feisty phantom wants Emma to clear the family name by finding out who really killed Jacob. Since Emma has been camping at her parents' house while she waits for Grant to offer a settlement she can live with, she's only too willing to drive out to the Reynolds' former homestead in Julian, now a quaint tourist destination east of San Diego. In popular room ten of the Julian Hotel, she meets resident ghost Albert Robinson, who gives her a quick tutorial in local history, and Billy Winslow, whose spirit doesn't want to leave his burial site. But it's the live folks, especially charming, irascible Phil Bowers, current owner of the old Reynolds property, who provide the greatest challenge and the most promise. A half-baked franchise debut most likely to appeal to paranormal-mystery buffs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738713809
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Series:
A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery , #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
239,481
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Sue Ann Jaffarian is a full-time paralegal who lives and works in Los Angeles. A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime, Sue Ann is the author of three mystery series—Odelia Grey, Ghost of Granny Apples, and Madison Rose—and also writes general fiction and short stories. She is widely sought after as a motivational and humorous speaker.

For the most up-to-date list of all Sue Ann's activities, visit the calendar page at www.sueannjaffarian.com.

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Murder in Vein, starring friendly, and not-so-friendly, neighborhood vampires."
Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries

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Ghost a la Mode (Ghost of Granny Apples Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 231 reviews.
neiceNE More than 1 year ago
from the storyline to the creative way this author writes. i loved this book and her second story also. I felt I was in the story and didn't get much done when I was reading both. Enjoy.
cinder1 More than 1 year ago
I have read other books by the Author and this one was no disapointment, it has a different kind of story, and lets you wander what is going to happen next. I thought I had it all figured out and I was off a little, so I had to go back and reread to see where I had missed stuff. Like I said I am waiting for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like mixed genres,this book has a few for you! I'd have to call this a humorous paranormal mystery with a touch of romance. I look forward to reading more books by this author. Jaffarian has a fun sense of humor and weaves an interesting tale. A good, light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me guessing until the very end. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this murder mystery done with a bit of a ghost twist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read - light but surprising. Yes, there are ghosts but it's done in "not in your face" way. There's some romance - but done with subtly. I have to confess the manner in which the book is written is soft and there's a tear jerker moment at the end. I enjoyed this book and am looking for others by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute, entertaining, well written, funny in places, no sex, violence or cursing, what more can you ask for? I would recommend this highly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read anything by this author, but loved this book. I will think twice about what my dog barks at that I cannot see!
grandmomCB More than 1 year ago
Ghost, spirits, mystery and a little romance all wrapped up in one story. It reminded me a little to "Topper". Spirits that have passed on being able to communicate with the living and helping each other solve the problem.
JodyGilchrist More than 1 year ago
I love ghost stories. I have never read a story by Sue Ann Jaffarian. When I saw this one for free, I thought what have I got to lose. It was fantastic. A really enjoyable story with some twists and turns along the way. Highly, highly recommend it.
WhispyDoo More than 1 year ago
Read this book in one day! Enjoyed it immensely!!! Totally wish I could sit and have coffee with my Granny! What a wonderful way to start the day! Just a thought!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally silly concept with good characters and a great side step from my usual mysteries...will read more of this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is proof that a good book can be written without sex and profanity. An interesting story that keeps you reading right up to the end. This one was free, but I will be buying the next two in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about 30 percent thru this book so far its been great and I'm loving that I can laugh with the characters in the story.
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Was fun to read. I live in san diego so i know all about julian and i felt that i was there.
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A nice read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those books that isn't discounted at all even though there isn't any paper to print on or book to be shippped out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I have read by the author.  Her writing is entertaining, and I will be looking for other books by her to read. It is easy to stop reading and then pick up where you left off, with no need to go back and reread  some to refresh your  memory.
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anniec85 More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters of this book, along with the ghost concept. A great first book to an interesting series.