Give Up the Ghost (Haunted Home Renovation Series #6)

Give Up the Ghost (Haunted Home Renovation Series #6)

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by Juliet Blackwell
     
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Keeper of the Castle, San Francisco contractor and ghost whisperer Mel Turner must solve a murder mystery at a haunted mansion in the Pacific Heights...

San Francisco millionaire Andrew Flynt wants to sell his Victorian mansion, but ghostly music, the squeaking of a long-disappeared

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Keeper of the Castle, San Francisco contractor and ghost whisperer Mel Turner must solve a murder mystery at a haunted mansion in the Pacific Heights...

San Francisco millionaire Andrew Flynt wants to sell his Victorian mansion, but ghostly music, the squeaking of a long-disappeared weathervane, and an angry ghost keep running off potential buyers. After a famous psychic is called in, she informs the Flynts that their multi-million-dollar renovations to “update” the home have left its resident ghost extremely agitated. So contractor Mel Turner is engaged to track down and replace some of the original features of the house. 

But when the beautiful psychic is found stabbed, it appears someone had a very human motive for murder. Now Mel must use her ghost whispering gift to uncover the secrets of the haunted house on the hill, and her sleuthing skills to catch a killer.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the New York Times bestselling series

“Juliet Blackwell sits firmly on my list of must-read authors.”—Victoria Laurie, New York Times bestselling author

“A winning combination of cozy mystery, architectural history, and DIY with a ghost story thrown in.”—The Mystery Reader

“Cleverly plotted with a terrific sense of the history of the greater Bay Area, Blackwell’s series has plenty of ghosts and supernatural happenings to keep readers entertained and off-balance.”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451465818
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2015
Series:
Haunted Home Renovation Series , #6
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
76,494
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for the New York Times bestselling author of the Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series, including Keeper of the Castle and Home for the Haunting. She also writes the Witchcraft Mystery series, including Spellcasting in Silk and A Vision in Velvet, and, together with her sister, wrote the Art Lover’s Mystery series as Hailey Lind. The first in the series, Feint of Art, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She is also the author of the novel, The Paris Key. As owner of her own faux-finish and design studio, the author has spent many days and nights on construction sites renovating beautiful historic homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently resides in a happily haunted house in Oakland, California.

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Give Up the Ghost 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it would be a good book for some one who likes to read LOOONNNGGGG books that are fiction. Now l'm not saying that l don't like it or anything but it costs too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So if your not sure your going to like it just please read the sample first before you buy the book. I'm just saying!!! IT CAN BE A MONEY WASTE!!!!!!!
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as I do the whole series. I can really get into the characters, I feel that I can just sit down with them when Mel's dad serves dinner. I love the interaction with her father, a gruff man with a soft heart. I like Mel's interaction with Annette, the lead investigator, tough woman but very likeable. A body is found, is it tied in with a haunted home that is trying to be sold? A new character has been introduced, is he trustworthy? Not to mentioned a side story haunt that actually had me laughing. I will definitely will continue on with this series, it has it all for me.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Give Up The Ghost is the sixth book in the A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series. Andrew Flynt has spent millions on having his home, The Crosswinds, being brought up to date. Whenever the house is shown by the realtor, Karla Buhner, ghostly sounds scares the buyers away. Flynt then has psychic, Chantelle, to so a reading for the house and she determines that the resident ghost is upset with the remodeling that had been done. Flynt then contracts with Mel Turner to restore the house, but before Mel starts, she wants to contact Chantelle to find out what she learned when she did the reading at Crosswinds. When Mel arrives at Chantells apartment she finds her lying on the floor dead and her brother Landon, at kneeling at her side. Landon is in the states as a visiting professor at a local university and even though he and Chantelle were particularly close, Mel still wants to help him get closure and she feels that her murder might, in some way, be related to the ghosts at Crosswinds. As Mel is doing a walk-thru, to get a feel for how big a job she will have restoring Crosswinds to it's former beauty, she finds several old, sepia type pictures strangely appearing. They are of a very attractive young lady. After doing some research on the original owner she finds that Peregrine Summerton, the owner, had a love for photography and the pictures were of his daughter, Flora. Flora, minutes after turning eighteen leaves home, never to be seen again. If the ghosts can be reunited, maybe peace can be restored to Crosswinds. Also, Mel has been asked by her close friend Luz, a professor, to help a group of her students who are renting a house that is also inhabited by a ghost. None of the neighbors know much of the house's history, other than the lady might have murdered her husband there. Mel strives to get the story so that she can convince the ghost to crossover. Ms. Blackwell provides the reader with another exciting “ghost story” with interesting and believable characters. The ghosts are particularly scary, but need someone to understand their dilemma and help with getting a resolution to it. A very enjoyable series and one that I look forward to reading. I will be watching for the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A twist from the previous series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two stars