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.