Saturday, November 21, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday: Merry Merry Ghost

That's A Novel Idea has started a new MEME called Show Me Five Saturday. This meme will give each blogger an opportunity to give a brief description of a book they have read or reviewed during the week. It will work like this: Each Saturday you will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1. Book you read and/or reviewed this week

Merry Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart

2. Words that describe the book

Cozy mystery, Christmas themed

3. Settings where it took place or characters you met:

Pritchard House: one of the finest homes in Adelaide, Oklahoma where the Flynn family hold the town's biggest Christmas tree party. The late Bailey Ruth Raeburn: ghost who is sent back to earth to watch over newly orphaned Keith Flynn and manages to set in motion a murder investigation. Susan Flynn: wealthy widow with heart disease who is over the moon at discovering that Keith is her grandson.

4. Things you liked and/or disliked about it:

A wonderful wealth of characters; some good and some bad which makes for a nice balance to the plot. A mystery that is so well crafted, I could not figure out the culprit at all. The humorous aspects of being a ghost and dealing with earthly items, not to mention the appearing/disappearing act. Police chief Cobb who will stop at nothing to find out who murdered Susan Flynn and who is not above taking advice from a spirit.

5. Stars or less for your rating?


Note: This is the second in the series. Last October I reviewed the first one, Ghost at Work. Review can be seen here. Carolyn Hart writes two other series: Death on Demand with Annie & Max Darling, bookstore owner and private inquiry agent and the Henrie O series, a widowed retired newspaper reporter with a penchant for travel. Both of these series have been favorites of mine for years.


  1. Sounds good since I'm in a holiday book mood right now.

  2. Fun! Especially since you couldn't figure out whodunit!

  3. I love cozy mysteries. I also like to be surprised at by the who-dunnit

  4. this sounds like something I could really get into for sure!!

  5. I have BOTH of these books in the series in my TBR pile! Nice review! I am motivated! It's so nice to sit down and relax with a cozy!

  6. So glad to hear you liked this one. I won this from Bingo and it just arrived yesterday. Now I'm even more anxious to read it!


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