Who Invited the Ghost to Dinner: A Ghost Writer Mystery by Teresa Watson
Ghostwriter Cam (who can actually see ghosts) is back for another adventure in Waxahachie, TX. In this book, Susan Ingram is murdered during a dinner theater performance of Blithe Spirit. In a striking coincidence, her mother in law, Lillian, was murdered in the same place in the 1960s, and in the same manner. Are the two deaths related? It’s up to Cam to unravel the secrets of the past to solve the murders of today.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was looking forward to this one and it didn’t disappoint. This was a complex mystery with lots of surprise twists, and I admit, although I had a lot of theories who the murderer was, I really didn’t guess the true outcome. There’s also a bit of a cliffhanger, as the mobster ghost of Mac “The Faker” Green is still hanging around because his murder still needs to be solved. I loved the heartwarming scene with Reed at the end, it was a great way to end the book.
While the plot and characters (love Grandma Alma!) are what make this series for me, the unrealistic action really pulls me out of the story. There seems to be a lot of bombings in a small city like Waxahachie, maybe Cam’s police chief boyfriend Mike should investigate that further and spend less time telling Cam to stop investigating so he can “keep her safe” ::insert eye roll:: If I was Cam, I would get myself one of those Kevlar suits that bomb disposal technicians wear. One can never be too careful.
Overall, an excellent followup to the first book with an outstanding mystery that will keep you guessing. This book can easily be read as a standalone, but I do recommend reading the first in the series.
|Series: Ghost Writer Mysteries #2
Rating: ★★★★✰ 4 stars
Publication Date: February 1, 2016
|Formats: Kindle, ePub
Reviewer: Tam (Mystereity Reviews)