A Ghostly Demise:
A Ghostly Southern Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Witness (August 25, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00PQRWLRC
The prodigal father returns—but this ghost is no holy spirit
When she runs into her friend’s deadbeat dad at the local deli, undertaker Emma Lee Raines can’t wait to tell Mary Anna Hardy that he’s back in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, after five long years. Cephus Hardy may have been the town drunk, but he didn’t disappear on an epic bender like everyone thought: He was murdered. And he’s heard that Emma Lee’s been helping lost souls move on to that great big party in the sky.
Why do ghosts always bother Emma Lee at the worst times? Her granny’s mayoral campaign is in high gear, a carnival is taking over the town square, and her hunky boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, is stuck wrestling runaway goats. Besides, Cephus has no clue whodunit…unless it was one of Mrs. Hardy’s not-so-secret admirers. All roads lead Emma Lee to that carnival—and a killer who isn’t clowning around.
My review: A Ghostly Demise by Tonya Kappes (Ghostly Southern Mysteries)
This is a fun ghostly cozy. There is a fun quirky cast of characters. Lots of drama, mystery, ghosts and politics.
Emma Lee Raines sees ghosts. She ran into one out shopping and did not realize he was deceased. It was her friend's father who took off five years before.
Only her boyfriend the Sheriff Jack Henry Ross knows that she can see and talk to the dead. Emma Lee works in the family funeral home Eternal Slumber. People think she is going crazy from working their. Ever since she got knocked on head she sees ghosts that were murdered.
Cephus Hardy was the town drunk. People thought he took off five years ago, instead he has been dead. He does not know where his body is and who killed him. He left a wife and two children the youngest Ted was in high school.
Emma Lee's grandmother Zula Fae Raines Payne has been a widow twice, runs a inn and now is running as Mayor. Her competition owns the other funeral home in town.
Emma Lee is determined to help Cephus to cross over by helping find the murderer. Cephus wants a drink of beer still. Emma Lee gets over her head when someone tries to kill her.
I laughed, and smiled while reading this. Can't wait till I read the next book by Tonya Kappes.
I was given this ebook to read by the author and in return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.
A Ghostly Murder:
A Ghostly Southern Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Witness (September 29, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00RTMCOPQ
Emma Lee raines knows there’s only one cure for a bad case of murder
I told you I was sick, reads the headstone above Mamie Sue Preston’s grave. She was the richest woman in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, and also the biggest hypochondriac. Ironic, considering someone killed her—and covered it up perfectly. And how does Emma Lee, proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, know all this? Because Mamie Sue’s ghost told her, that’s how. And she’s offering big bucks to find the perp.
The catch is, Mamie Sue was buried by the Raines family’s archrival Burns Funeral Home. Would the Burns stoop to framing Emma Lee’s granny? With an enterprising maid, a penny-pinching pastor, and a slimy Lexington lawyer all making a killing off Mamie Sue’s estate, Emma Lee needs a teammate—like her dreamboat boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross. Because with millions at stake, snooping around is definitely bad for Emma Lee’s health.
My review: A Ghostly Murder by Tonya Kappes
Good mystery. It kept you guessing to the end. People are being murdered. This picks up right from the end of A Ghostly demise. Lots of drama, small town life, ghosts and clean read.
I like the characters, especially Emma Lee Raines. I want things to go right for her. The whole town thinks she is crazy because they see her talking to herself. She risks her life for her between clients so they can move on. She needs to find their murder before they can go. Only her boyfriend the sheriff knows.
Her business the family funeral home Eternal Slumber is hurting because of this. Even her Grandmother thinks she has problems. Her sister is mad at her.
There is humor, the one ghost Mamie Sue really wants her dentures to be found and put in her casket. More worried about that then who murdered her.
The setting is Sleepy Hollow Kentucky a small town.
I wonder what will happen next in Emma Lee's life next!
I was given this ebook to read for free and in return agreed to give a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.
About The Author –
Tonya Kappes is a USA Today Bestselling Author.
I write fun humorous fiction, some with romance and some with a little mystery.
More than anything I love to connect with readers! I’m a huge fan of them and LOVE getting to know them. Making readers smile, and remembering not to take life too seriously is how I like to write. I’m addicted to coffee, McDonald’s Diet Coke, and Red Hots Candy to keep her going!
When I’m not writing about quirky characters and even quirkier situations, I’m busy being the princess, queen and jester of my domain which includes my BFF husband, three teenage boys, two dogs and one ornery cat.
And be sure to stalk me on Facebook, Twitter, TSU, Instagram!
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I would love to win one of Tonya Kappes' books ... she's a wonderful author.
This look like a good book mamorr69(at)gmail(dot)com
I LOVE THIS SERIES!! Wow, are all caps too emphatic...well, I really love Tonya Kappes as an author, and have thoroughly enjoy "seeing dead people" with Emma Lee in this Ghostly Southern Mystery series. I read book 1-2, so being able to move onto Book 3 A Ghostly Demise would be great! Although I'd love the paper book copy to continue toward a full set, the eBook would still be great! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! email@example.com
I am looking forward to catching up with this series! Thanks for the great post!
New author for me but her books look good. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.
Congrats Melissa Morr won
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