Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Book Review: Ghost at Work

Title Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth Mysteries, No. 1)
Author Carolyn Hart
Rating ***1/2
Tags mystery, series, bailey ruth raeburn, ghosts, paranormal, cosy mystery 

This is the first in Carolyn Hart's Bailey Ruth series, about a woman who has been in heaven for several years, and has volunteered to help those on Earth. She is sent to help her great niece who is coping with a body on her back porch. Kathleen is the wife of a pastor in the Arkansas town Bailey Ruth lived in all her life.

Given that it is a corny premise,the execution of the book is quite good, as I expect from Hart, who is an experienced author. Hart has two other mystery series, the Death on Demand series about a bookseller on a South Carolina island, which is also a cosy series. The other series is the Henry O. series about an older widowed journalist. That's my favorite of Hart's series. The first Bailey Ruth is a lot of fun, and I will read the others.

Publication Avon (2009), Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Publication date 2009
ISBN 0061745340 / 9780061745348

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