Old Haunts by E.J. Copperman
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Date Read: June 2014
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
The ghosts haunting Alison Kerby's Jersey Shore guesthouse are sad. Maxie wants to know who murdered her ex-husband, and Paul pines for his still-living almost-fiancee. The only one who isn't missing her ex is Alison-because The Swine just arrived on her doorstep...
Publisher: Audible, Berkley
Series: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #3
Also by this author: Night of the Living Deed, An Univited Ghost, Inspector Specter, The Thrill of the Haunt, Ghost in the Wind br> br>
Also in this series: Night of the Living Deed, An Univited Ghost, Inspector Specter, The Thrill of the Haunt, Ghost in the Wind
Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman was a fun entry into the series. The characters are just fantastic!
Story Thoughts: Oh My! What do you do when you turn your house into a B&B and then someone ends up dead? Well if you are Alison you try not to investigate but with pesky ghosts bugging you too, you end up doing it anyway! The mystery was fun in An Uninvited Ghost. You could mostly tell who was responsible about half way though but watching the story play out was still entertaining. One of the things I love about this series is the police are involved. Alison does work with them and even tries to stay out of the way. Things never quite go that well for her but at least she tries. I think most cozy mystery lovers will like the mystery and how it plays out!
Character Thoughts: Let’s talk ghosts! I don’t think there is a better duo of ghosts than Paul and Maxie. They both bring such life to the series. Neither has been dead very long so you get some “growing” pains and adjustments that just make you laugh (and sometimes tear up). Ali is a kick butt leading lady. She is a single mother to a very smart kid and has a mother that is supportive (and yet a little off). Of course, all 3 can see ghosts so that plays into their personalities as well. The “Off The Shore” cast that was in this book was hilarious and the “Old Folks Vacationers” were delight too. EJ Cooperman just writes good characters!
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi /Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
I almost sound like a broken record where Amanda’s narration is concerned but I have never heard her do a bad job–EVER! Seriously she just does quirky better than anyone. She has great pacing and just the right amount of “snark” in her voice. I adore her narration.
Final Thoughts: I am off to get the 3rd book in the series 🙂
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