An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Series #2)

An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Series #2)

by E. J. Copperman

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ISBN-13: 9780425240588
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Haunted Guesthouse Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 192,396
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

E. J. Copperman is the Barry Award–winning, national bestselling author of the Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries, most recently Ghost in the WindInspector Specter, and The Thrill of the Haunt, as well as the novellas A Wild Ghost Chase and An Open Spook.

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An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
BestsellingCriminologist More than 1 year ago
Delightfully amusing mystery of a haunted house and murder. Recommended! -- from bestselling author of GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL.
Mandy_Toth More than 1 year ago
i've long been a fan of EJ (and his alter ego, Jeff Cohen) I especially loved the Double Feature mysteries - now the Haunted Guesthouse is here, and this book is an excellent sequel to the first with an ending I never saw coming. Can't wait for #3
lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Talk about your twists and shockers in a mystery story. From a ghostly pair of housemates, to detecting for both the living and the dead, plus some local law enforcement who isn't really fond of her and reality tv stars, Alison has her hands full. The cast of assorted characters are loads of fun, and the plot draws you in and keeps you. Up till the last you really have no idea how it's going to end. Let me say I couldn't have been more surprised! Drama, suspense, family, friendship, humor, betrayal and more, it's a good combo. This is my first book in the series, I can't wait to try the rest now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so hooked on this series can not wait for the next book
JPRISS More than 1 year ago
Uncomplicated, low stress, amusing mistery light. Good for a rainy day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"An Uninvited Ghost" is the second book is this series written by E. J. Copperman. It is well written and full of fun. The author's writing style makes the book entertaining and easy to read. I didn't want to put it down. The main characters include two "friendly" ghosts, Paul and Maxie, Alison Kerby, who always dreamed of owning a guesthouse, her daughter, Melissa, and their friends, Tony and Jeannie. Alison is more or less forced to obtain a private investigator's license to learn who killed Paul and Maxie. The cast also includes a group of senior citizens who anxiously want to meet the ghosts. There are currently three books in the series. I have read all three of them, and I am hoping that there will be a fourth book. I consider the entire series a "MUST READ".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because the title sounded interesting to me. I read the first book in the series and I enjoyed it immensly. I was not disappointed with this book. I love the character of Maxie Malone. She makes the story interesting.
debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In Copperman’s mystery novel, Alison Kerby owns a haunted guesthouse and has just become a licensed private investigator so that she can assist her resident ghost with an occasional case. Alive, he was a private investigator himself and now that he is deceased, he wants to assist other ghosts with their problems. Scott McFarlane, now deceased, was tricked into performing a prank that he fears may have killed a prominent local resident. When Alison starts snooping around, she discovers the woman alive. Upon discovering that this individual enjoys séances, Alison invites her to the guesthouse where “spooky” vacations are her bread and butter. Unfortunately, the woman is murdered during the performance in Alison’s house. Juggling the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality TV crew, Alison takes on the case to find a killer before it’s too late. A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery is a wonderful new series with a wisecracking, no-nonsense, beautifully human heroine.
debbieaheaton on LibraryThing 24 days ago
In Copperman¿s mystery novel, Alison Kerby owns a haunted guesthouse and has just become a licensed private investigator so that she can assist her resident ghost with an occasional case. Alive, he was a private investigator himself and now that he is deceased, he wants to assist other ghosts with their problems.Scott McFarlane, now deceased, was tricked into performing a prank that he fears may have killed a prominent local resident. When Alison starts snooping around, she discovers the woman alive. Upon discovering that this individual enjoys séances, Alison invites her to the guesthouse where ¿spooky¿ vacations are her bread and butter. Unfortunately, the woman is murdered during the performance in Alison¿s house.Juggling the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality TV crew, Alison takes on the case to find a killer before it¿s too late.A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery is a wonderful new series with a wisecracking, no-nonsense, beautifully human heroine.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Alison is hosting her first "ghost tour" for a group of seniors and serving as the location of a reality TV show when she is approached to help a ghost who is convinced that he has killed a perfectly nice old lady. Well, it does not take Alison long to find out that the lady is alive and kicking. Well, she is until she attends a seance at Alison's guest house, anyway. Now Alison has a murder in her house (again).This series is lots of fun. Alison and her daughter, Melissa, are funny and charming. The resident ghosts are real characters. The mystery here is pretty good and has a nice twist. Alison is just a bit snarky, not over the top. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
cathyskye on LibraryThing 24 days ago
First Line: Five minutes into this ridiculous escapade, and already Scott McFarlane thought it was a bad idea.Alison Kerby has her old Victorian guesthouse on the Jersey Shore up and running. A company offering "unique" vacation experiences to senior citizens has agreed to book rooms there-- as long as ghosts make twice daily appearances. Alison isn't giving much thought to that private investigator's license she got at the urging of one of the resident ghosts. After all, she pretty much solved any mysteries on the premises. However... she doesn't take into account that other spirits may get in contact with her resident P.I. ghost to ask for help.That's exactly what happens when in floats the deceased Scott McFarlane. McFarlane was hired to scare a prominent local business woman, but he's worried that he actually killed her. Why doesn't he know if the woman's dead or not? Scott McFarlane is blind.It doesn't take much detecting for Alison to discover that the woman is still alive, which is good because she's now earning a bit more money by agreeing to allow a reality television program to film on the premises. But then the business woman attends a seance and drops dead right in Alison's parlor. Cranky, ghost-loving senior citizens, guests who never come out of their room, foul-mouthed television "stars", a producer with his eye on the ratings, demanding ghosts, the list goes on and on. Perhaps Alison should study to become a ringmaster for the circus? It seems like a good fit with her dual career as guesthouse owner and private eye....Copperman (AKA Jeffrey Cohen) had me laughing from the start with Alison's trial by fire in the hospitality industry. If you've ever had to work any sort of customer service job, you're going to recognize every one of Alison's guests. When she decided to take on the entire cast and crew of a reality TV program as well, I shook my head. Yes, I shook my head. Copperman writes the type of characters that get you involved. I even like the local police detective in this one. McElone has a lot to deal with-- especially since she doesn't believe in ghosts-- and I think she handles Alison and her crew rather well.The only letdown in An Uninvited Ghost for me was Scott McFarlane. It is rather daring to have a blind ghost as a character. In his Author's Note at the beginning of the book, Copperman tells us that one of the nice things in having ghosts as characters is that there are no rules; you can make them up as you go along. Unfortunately McFarlane's blindness seems to come and go throughout the book. Several times, he would do something that would make me stop and think, "Hey, wait a second. Isn't he supposed to be blind?" Make up all the rules you like, but please be consistent, too.That was a minor letdown, however. I enjoyed this visit with Alison, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else happens in that haunted guesthouse of hers.
StarrReina on LibraryThing 24 days ago
¿An Uninvited Ghost¿ by E.J. Cooperman:An owner of a haunted guesthouse, her mother and daughter, seven live guests from a senior¿s tour, two resident ghosts, visiting ghosts, a television crew filming a reality show, a detective, a missing television star, and murder make up this intriguing story. And Cooperman weaves it flawlessly.Alison Kerby, the guesthouse owner agrees to act as a private investigator to the world of bodiless souls as long as both Maxie and Paul, the two resident ghosts, play the role of themselves for her guests using tricks. Great way to bring in paying visitors, right? While it sounds like a great idea, things go astray when a blind ghost, Scott McFarlane, appears and Paul requests Alison to take Scott on as a client to investigation a possible mishap. Scott and Paul want Alison to find out if he actually killed a woman¿Arlice Crosby¿when he was `spooking¿ her. The good news is he didn¿t. The bad news is someone else did. Not at the time Scott thought she died, but right in Alison¿s house. Alison found out Arlice was alive and well and invited her to a séance she was hosting that night as one of her tricks for the guests. During the performance, Arlice is killed. The detective Anita McElone believes it to be one of Alison¿s guests. Paul, Maxie and Alison all join efforts and investigate on their own¿much to Anita¿s chagrin¿to find out who killed Arlice and why.Meanwhile, Tiffney, one of the television stars present at the filming of a reality show in Alison¿s guesthouse, disappears and Trent the producer wants Alison to find out where she is.There is ghostly foul play and many suspects in this enjoyable paranormal cozy (at least that¿s the genre I place it in). You won¿t be disappointed if you pick this one up!
reannon on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Good humor, good characters, but the solution to the mystery was a cheat.
pandareads on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Fabulous! This is the second book in the Haunted Guesthouse series by E.J. Copperman. After the first book, Night of the Living Deed, I was hooked. After reading An Uninvited Ghost, I'm still hooked. When's the third book coming out?An Uninvited Ghost is something classic with a modern twist... it reminded me of those old whodunnit books where someone is murdered and everyone in the room must stay until the detective solves it. Though, in this case, everyone had to stay in and around Alison Kerby's guesthouse while she and her PI ghost friends tried to solve the murder of a friendly old woman. The modern twist? This is all going on while a season of the reality show Down The Shore is being taped in the guesthouse. Hello, drama! Drama especially when one of the stars goes missing.What's great about the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries are the characters. They have distinct personalities and life goals (can a ghost have a life goal?) and they can all make me laugh. Oh my gosh, the ending. You will not believe the ending when you get to it! It was a mystery to me the whole time, who could have been the murderer, but when you finally find out who it was, you will be shocked. It was an ingenious turn of events, if you ask me.If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend going and getting Night of the Living Deed. Once you read it, you'll see what I mean and then you'll be all set to read An Uninvited Ghost.*Disclaimer: Even though I was provided a complimentary copy of this novel by the publisher, that did not effect my review of it and the opinions in said review are expressly mine.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Fun story. Keeps you turning the pages and makes you a little sad when it ends. Luckily there are more books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read. Good story and unexpected ending. Will definitely read more in this series.
ReadersEnvy More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy reading this series! It's well written with a little bit of mystery and a sprinkle of humor. The characters are fun and the plot always has a twist. If you like ghosts with a sense of humor, you will love this series.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
Another great story in the cozy “Haunted Guesthouse Mystery” series which makes you feel right at home. The characters are fun and written to make them likable as well as interesting. The story keeps moving and has a bit of humor and to go with a bunch of plot twists. If you’re looking for something to keep you guessing and smiling I would highly recommend this series.
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mgt5 More than 1 year ago
I love this type of book. Perfect purse books. I read Copperman's first book and felt that it is a typical first book, written in a Stephanie Plum style. I picked up the second book and hoped that Copperman had improved her writing style. I was disappointed. I wouldn't buy a third book. The story line isn't bad; it just isn't a novel novel.
PamBo56 More than 1 year ago
I've read this whole series and enjoyed all books. And tho her writing style is a bit redundant, EJ Copperman writes with an entertaining flair. Some of Maxie's snide remarks are funny enough to make you chuckle out loud, as well as Alison's retorts. I love that Melissa is a smart kid, yet still a kid. I'm looking forward to #7!
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