Ghost Gone Wild (Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series #4)

Ghost Gone Wild (Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series #4)

by Carolyn G. Hart

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New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart’s good-hearted spirit just can’t say no to an earthly rescue in the fourth Bailey Ruth Ghost novel...
As far as emissaries from Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions go, Bailey Ruth is far from the top of the go-to list for assignments in the eyes of her boss, Wiggins. So she’s surprised when she’s dropped off on the outskirts of her old hometown, Adelaide, Oklahoma, at the home of young Nick Magruder. When a window cracks and a rifle barrel is thrust inside, only Bailey Ruth’s hasty intervention saves Nick from taking a bullet. But after she materializes to reassure him, she finds she can’t go back to vanishing. What gives?
It turns out Bailey’s been tricked by Nick’s late aunt to come to his rescue, which means Wiggins has no idea where she is—and now she may be trapped in Adelaide forever. Unless she can help snare the person who wants Nick dead...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425260760
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series , #4
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 410,246
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty-five novels of mystery and suspense including the Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels and the Death on Demand Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She has also been honored with the Amelia Award for significant contributions to the traditional mystery from Malice Domestic and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City, where she enjoys mysteries, walking in the park, and cats. She and her husband, Phil, serve as staff—cat owners will understand—to brother and sister brown tabbies.

What People are Saying About This

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Praise for Carolyn Hart, Winner of Multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards

“Carolyn Hart’s work is both utterly reliable and utterly unpredictable.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“One of the most popular practitioners of the traditional mystery.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Praise for the Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels

“Bailey Ruth and Wiggins will delight readers who prefer their mysteries light and seasoned with wit and the supernatural…Hart’s vision of heaven is a hoot.”—Boston Globe

“This could be Hart’s best series yet. The most appealing attribute of her masterful, self-assured writing style is her wry humor—imagine Bailey, who has been dead for decades, learning about cell phones and computers for the first time.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Hart blends an enjoyable fantasy with realistic characters and an engrossing plot that’s sure to charm even ardent materialists.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Absolutely charming.”—Deseret News

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Ghost Gone Wild 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an easy read who done it story. I have had a lot of fun reading this series. Hope there is more to come.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Bailey Ruth is a ghost who has been sent back to earth to help Nick Magruder. Unfortunately she is not there in an official capacity and is breaking all the rules. I loved Bailey Ruth. She is funny, wild, and totally lovable. This is the first Bailey Ruth Raeburn mystery I have read. It will not be the last. You do not have to have read the earlier books in the series to enjoy GHOST GONE WILD. This is a enjoyable read in the cozy mystery genre. Lots of fun as I tried to figure out the murderer but I did not figure it out. I won this book at Goodreads First Read program in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining. I will read books by this author again.
BeckyMcF More than 1 year ago
I gave this book all 5 stars, because I kept laughing out loud and making comments to myself about how much I really liked reading this book. If I were not trying to read a book set in each state this year, I would immediately read the other 3 Ghost mysteries. The series is good for people who remember the old Topper TV show which featured a very friendly, personable ghost. People who liked the TV series Touched By an Angel would also enjoy reading the Bailey Ruth stories. The heavenly characters are fun and people that I hope are in future books and the earthly cop, Sam Cobb, is a very good cop and very open-minded. Carolyn Hart has put together a clever mystery that is a pleasure to read and to try and solve!
BigMamaLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
While I do not enjoy this series as much as her Annie Darling series, I still do enjoy Bailey Ruth enormously. I wish she was my guardian angel.
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Martha-A-Cheves More than 1 year ago
Ghost Gone Wild - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish Excerpt from GHOST GONE WILD: I was afraid I was beginning to understand. The telegram from Wiggins had been counterfeit. Nick's aunt Dee had nosed about the department and found my name. Any thriller writer would consider it child's play to purloin information from Wiggins's old-fashioned paper files, which were kept in accommodatingly unlocked wooden filing cabinets. It was possible she sometimes served as an emissary. However, Wiggins was always insistent that emissaries not contact family members who knew them... In any event, if she'd wanted to send help to Nick, obviously she would have hunted about in the files for someone connected to Adelaide, and so she had sent the spurious telegram and waylaid me as I was en route. Bailey Ruth arrives in Adelaide, OK, to help out Nick, who became the target of a bullet within minutes after her arrival at his house. Luckily Bailey Ruth was able to push him out of the way before the bullet struck him. Bailey Ruth tries to convince him to call the police but his cell phone is missing. And then people started appearing due to a text that was supposedly sent to them by Nick. Jan, Nick's girl friend, showed up but wasn't thrilled to see that another woman was there. After some fast thinking, Bailey Ruth was able to calm her down. That is until Lisa showed up due to her text from Nick which invited her to come over. And then the third person showed up... Lisa's husband demanding to know where she was. All arrived 'after' the shot was taken at Nick. Did the shooter want to implicate these three in the killing of Nick? Well, thanks to Bailey Ruth saving him, the shooter's idea was spoiled and Bailey Ruth now had some possible suspects. Author Carolyn Hart has done her usual in writing another fun-filled story of suspense, murder, humor and spirits. Oh, did I forget to tell you that Bailey Ruth is a ghost? From time to time she is allowed to descend upon earth to help a person in danger. This is normally done through Wiggins but in this case the person, or should I say ghost, that sent Bailey Ruth to earth is Dee, Nick's aunt who decides she has to keep an eye out and make sure Bailey Ruth does everything correctly to save her nephew. Problem is, with Dee being the one to send Bailey to earth, she has no control over her abilities to appear and disappear, so once Bailey Ruth appeared, she was unable to disappear and with Wiggins not knowing of her descent, she became OF the earth and not ON the earth. This series is one that I keep an eye out for the next Bailey Ruth story to hit the shelves. The characters are always so real, including Bailey Ruth, to the point that you actually feel that you know them as neighbors. Now I "patiently" wait for the next volume to see what Bailey gets herself into next.