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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... 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...


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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... 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...

30 review for Old Haunts

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie and Louis Rigod

    Reading 'Old Haunts' was like sitting down and enjoying a chat with a good friend. If you have read the other novels in the series, as I have, you are already comfy with Sleuth Alison, her daughter, Melissa, and resident Haunts, Maxie and Paul. They are managing to live together in a lovely large home that is being remodeled into a guest house that specializes in ghost hauntings. This story is located on the Jersey Shore. Maxie has a terrible shock, her former husband (short duration,) has been d Reading 'Old Haunts' was like sitting down and enjoying a chat with a good friend. If you have read the other novels in the series, as I have, you are already comfy with Sleuth Alison, her daughter, Melissa, and resident Haunts, Maxie and Paul. They are managing to live together in a lovely large home that is being remodeled into a guest house that specializes in ghost hauntings. This story is located on the Jersey Shore. Maxie has a terrible shock, her former husband (short duration,) has been dug up from his resting place where a murderer put him...under a boardwalk. Paul, the other ghost, also wants a favor from Alison...please find my last love. Meanwhile Alison is dealing with the re-emergence of her former husband, and Father of Melissa...the Swine. Can it get more complicated for the new Private Investigator? Yes. It can and does. Will Alison save the day? With Alison's clever wit and humor always present, the murderer doesn't stand a chance. Adding to the sense of carnival is the guesthouses guests. They want to see the ghosts up personal. Huh? This is a fine cozy murder with a well researched ghost story. If you loved the movie and television show "Topper," you will adore this series. If you are not familiar with the show...do go out and rent them. Excellent entertainment. As for me? I will eagerly await the next installment of "A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ivonne Rovira

    Poor Alison Kerby! She just can’t seem to catch a break! Alison’s been running her guesthouse relying heavily on Senior Plus Tours, which promises their clients a ghostly experience at the guesthouse on the Jersey Shore. That experience is provided at twice a day by Alison’s resident ghosts: private investigator Paul Harrison and over-the-top Maxie Malone. But Alison’s life is turned upside down when she’s beset by exes: a request by Paul to find the love of his life (when he had one), a request Poor Alison Kerby! She just can’t seem to catch a break! Alison’s been running her guesthouse relying heavily on Senior Plus Tours, which promises their clients a ghostly experience at the guesthouse on the Jersey Shore. That experience is provided at twice a day by Alison’s resident ghosts: private investigator Paul Harrison and over-the-top Maxie Malone. But Alison’s life is turned upside down when she’s beset by exes: a request by Paul to find the love of his life (when he had one), a request by Maxie to investigate her ex-husband’s murder, and the appearance of Alison’s own philandering ex-husband, The Swine. In addition to her guesthouse demands, poor Alison has to juggle these two investigations, an illness that besets poor Paul, and her shameless ex’s attempt to move into the guesthouse permanently now that his girlfriend has tossed him out. And the results are just as hilarious as can be. Old Haunts, the third installment in the Haunted Guesthouse cozy series, proves to be just as enjoyable as the previous two books. It was especially great to listen to the Audible edition in the car with my husband on a trip. Don’t miss it!

  3. 5 out of 5

    ✨Susan✨

    A cute cozy series. This one was a little predictable but still had a good story and fun characters. Alyson is a single mother who is remodeling an old home into a bed and breakfast, she has two resident ghosts that are her friends. In this addition to the series they each need her to investigate something very important and personal to each of them. If that wasn't enough to keep her busy her ex shows up out of the blue. A good story, but like I said a bit predictable. I will be reading more of A cute cozy series. This one was a little predictable but still had a good story and fun characters. Alyson is a single mother who is remodeling an old home into a bed and breakfast, she has two resident ghosts that are her friends. In this addition to the series they each need her to investigate something very important and personal to each of them. If that wasn't enough to keep her busy her ex shows up out of the blue. A good story, but like I said a bit predictable. I will be reading more of this series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    I really do enjoy reading the books in this series. Light, clean, easy reads with some sarcastic humor thrown in! The mysterie are very entertaining and have you second guessing "who done it". :) I really do enjoy reading the books in this series. Light, clean, easy reads with some sarcastic humor thrown in! The mysterie are very entertaining and have you second guessing "who done it". :)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Anniken Haga

    Actual rating: 1.5/5 stars I read the two first books in this series years ago, and somehow the rest of the series slipped away from me. When it was available for free on Audible these days, however, I thought it a good time to give it another go. Turns out, there was a reason I let the series slip. While the rest of the series might pick itself up, this book did not get me hooked or interested. Instead, it annoyed me! There were a lot of storylines going on, but they were all somehow really slow Actual rating: 1.5/5 stars I read the two first books in this series years ago, and somehow the rest of the series slipped away from me. When it was available for free on Audible these days, however, I thought it a good time to give it another go. Turns out, there was a reason I let the series slip. While the rest of the series might pick itself up, this book did not get me hooked or interested. Instead, it annoyed me! There were a lot of storylines going on, but they were all somehow really slow and not interesting, and I solved the main mystery before I was 25% into the book - I will admit that I didn't know all the details, but the main point was figured out, so following the rest of the book as the characters flailed about wasn't all that tempting. The writing is ok, not capturing me but not halting me either. And the characters are ok as well, although some are rather steriotypical, so they didn't much catch my interest either. I'm a little sad to find that this series wasn't for me anymore, but on the other hand, it leaves more room for series that are more my cup of tea, so there are win-wins all around!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Clara Baker Baldwin

    Really enjoyed this although I took a long time reading. I like the way the "ghosts" are transforming and how it might affect later books. Really enjoyed this although I took a long time reading. I like the way the "ghosts" are transforming and how it might affect later books.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Darcey Hawkins

    An outstanding read! I love the way the author ‘speaks’ to us via the main character. It makes me feel included and special as I listen to the book. Her characters are engaging as is the story line. The narrator is superb! I recommend this book, this series, to all who enjoy a ghost story with a twist!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    2.5 stars. Alison's ex husband shows up unexpectedly, and the two resident ghosts turn out to have unfinished business of their own. 2.5 stars. Alison's ex husband shows up unexpectedly, and the two resident ghosts turn out to have unfinished business of their own.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Gloria Feit

    Alison Kerby returns in the third in what is billed as the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series by E.J. Copperman. Alison, a single mother of a precocious ten-year-old daughter, after her divorce from the man she not-so-lovingly refers to as “The Swine” returned to the town where she grew up, Harbor Haven on the Jersey Shore, purchased a house over a century old, hoping to live out her dream of running a guest house. Those plans changed somewhat after Alison discovered that the previous owner of th Alison Kerby returns in the third in what is billed as the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series by E.J. Copperman. Alison, a single mother of a precocious ten-year-old daughter, after her divorce from the man she not-so-lovingly refers to as “The Swine” returned to the town where she grew up, Harbor Haven on the Jersey Shore, purchased a house over a century old, hoping to live out her dream of running a guest house. Those plans changed somewhat after Alison discovered that the previous owner of the house, “Maxie,” is still there – sort of. Actually, it’s Maxie’s ghost who is still there, as well as that of a young detective named Paul, who had been hired by Maxie shortly before death threats had been carried out against her, with both of them becoming murder victims. Alison, her mother and daughter seem to be the only ones who can see them. But on the positive side, word has gotten around, and the ‘haunted guesthouse’ is now being booked by a tour agent for senior citizens interested in what is billed as a “unique experience,” promising two-a-day “ghostly happenings.” Maxie, who died – and still remains – at 28, and Paul – English-born and Canadian-raised, and wanting to keep his hand in the p.i. business, so to speak - have no problem with that, especially as they are apparently incapable of leaving the house. It is a typically hot – make that ‘very hot’ – July “down the shore” in Harbor Haven. Alison has her usual contingent of guests, most of them the normal group of seniors, when Alison discovers “The Swine” on her doorstep. Uninvited, and certainly unexpected, he states that he and the woman for whom he left Alison have broken up, and indicates that he wants them ‘to be a family again.’ To further complicate matters for Alison, the body of a man is discovered in a neighboring town, and police identify it as that of a man to whom Maxie was briefly [4 days, to be exact] married. Alison undertakes to try to find out who killed him, and why. As if this isn’t enough for her to deal with, Paul asks Alison to try to track down the woman to whom he was about to propose before his untimely death; the engagement ring was in his pocket at the time. With her [as they are described] ‘non-alive assistants’ and her best friend, the very-pregnant Jeannie, Alison undertakes to do what has to be done to resolve all these issues, in well-plotted and very funny fashion. [As just a small example, I cite the author’s description of a man who runs a collection agency, “wearing a sport coat so loud he had to shout to be heard over it.”] But the humor and charm of the writing is difficult to capture – you simply have to get this book and experience it for yourself – it is highly recommended.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vilia

    Review from Backchatting Books Alison Kerby is once again drawn away from her guesthouse duties to investigate mysteries for her resident ghosts. The remains of Maxie’s ex-husband Big Bob have been discovered and it looks like murder. Paul on the other hand wants Alison to track down the woman he was going to propose. If that wasn’t enough, Alison’s cheating ex-husband is back in town and he wants to reconcile. Just like the other books in this series, I found myself drawn more to the ghost Paul Review from Backchatting Books Alison Kerby is once again drawn away from her guesthouse duties to investigate mysteries for her resident ghosts. The remains of Maxie’s ex-husband Big Bob have been discovered and it looks like murder. Paul on the other hand wants Alison to track down the woman he was going to propose. If that wasn’t enough, Alison’s cheating ex-husband is back in town and he wants to reconcile. Just like the other books in this series, I found myself drawn more to the ghost Paul and his past life than anyone else. Perhaps it is because unlike the living characters, Paul lacks the ability to correct past wrongs, have real relationships and has to rely on Alison to investigate things. The other ghost Maxie is even more immature than usual and it grated. I seriously wouldn’t want to have to rely on Alison for anything. She has a private investigator licence so she ought to know the basics of investigating but all she does it demand a cop hand over information and ask other people for advice. Alison isn’t really that motivated to investigate the murder and so it was difficult for me to muster up much enthusiasm either. I couldn’t understand why she kept rejecting Paul’s help in order to find his lover either. The baddie was fairly obvious and it was frustrating to be literally chapters ahead of Alison’s investigation. The clues were repeated so many times I felt like hitting Alison over the head with a wrench myself. A little more subtlety would be awesome. I also found the complications in Alison’s love life unsatisfying - her ex acted as a device to show her independence rather than contributing to the plot. Sparks didn’t fly on her date with her client either and that sort of fizzled out. I would really love for Alison to commit to the investigation business and help out willingly. If she put the same drive into investigating that she apparently does with her guesthouse then she wouldn’t be floundering around for so long. It would also help her relationship with the two ghosts. Paul achieved some measure of peace in this novel and I hope that Maxie develops into a more rounded character in the future. I wanted to like this novel but there were too many things that detracted from the overall experience.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Old haunts by E.J. Copperman is the 3rd book in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series. Maxine's exhusband, Big Bob's remains are discovered and Alison is hired by his old friend Luther to investigate his murder. Another fun book in the series where Alison does a great job putting her new private investigator skills to use, even though she is unable to get much help from her resident ghost private investigator, Paul, this time. I enjoyed catching up with the characters especially the two resident Old haunts by E.J. Copperman is the 3rd book in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series. Maxine's exhusband, Big Bob's remains are discovered and Alison is hired by his old friend Luther to investigate his murder. Another fun book in the series where Alison does a great job putting her new private investigator skills to use, even though she is unable to get much help from her resident ghost private investigator, Paul, this time. I enjoyed catching up with the characters especially the two resident ghosts and look forward to their next case.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    Fun, clean read. I love the sarcastic humor. I had the mystery figured out fairly quickly (well the who, but not the why) so I still enjoyed the read. Sexual content: mild – a few innocent kisses Language: none (at least that I remember) Violence: mild Drugs/Alcohol: mild – adults drink

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cilla Savary

    Fun mystery that moves along at a good pace. This one is a two-fer! The basic storyline for the series is a bed no breakfast house with 2 ghosts stuck there.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Robin Green

    I'm surprised on how much I'm enjoying this series. And just when you figure you know who did it, the author twists the ending to something else. I'm surprised on how much I'm enjoying this series. And just when you figure you know who did it, the author twists the ending to something else.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tahmina

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is the third book from the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series and very good. Like most of the books in the series, this is very entertaining and holds your attention. This is a light read and something you can knock out in a day. Allison has a new group of visitors when her ex-husband shows up again. After leaving her for another woman he has come back to try and win her back. He asks to stay with them at the guesthouse and though Allison does not want him there she lets him stay because of This is the third book from the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series and very good. Like most of the books in the series, this is very entertaining and holds your attention. This is a light read and something you can knock out in a day. Allison has a new group of visitors when her ex-husband shows up again. After leaving her for another woman he has come back to try and win her back. He asks to stay with them at the guesthouse and though Allison does not want him there she lets him stay because of their daughter. At the same time, Maxine also finds out that her Ex-husband was murdered and asks Allison to help her find the killer. Discussing a case with a journalist, Phyllis, a biker (named Luther) overhears her and hires her to investigate the crime for a fee. And she also starts to look for a past girlfriend of Paul's. Well I had some issues with this book and that just took me out of the story for a second so it did not flow as well as it could have. One was the fact that in earlier books Allison was not able to communicate with ghosts over the phone. Their voices was not able to carry through phones for whatever reason. In this book this was not a problem. It was never explained why all of a sudden it was possible. I know super nit picky issue but it just bugged me. Another issue I had with the book, is the husband. I totally understand why she calls him a swine now! But it just didn't make sense to me why she even let him stay in the house. I can understand why they would want to put on a good front of their kid but I just can't understand putting yourself in a situation like that. And from the moment that Lucy and Stephen met you knew something would happen between them, which is fine since it really shows you that he is complete jerk. Anyway the ending when he said that the only reason he had come back was because he heard about the taping of the show and ghosts, I was just so mad that she had let him stay in the place. Especially, since she knew he was up to no good. Just eww! And then Maxine. I understand she's a ghost and dead and died young. But she gets on my nerves. She rude, mean and generally does not care about anyone but herself. So I just need her to become a but better. And there are times when the way Allison treats them is supposed to come off as understanding but it comes off more that she is a sucker!

  16. 4 out of 5

    T K Nelson

    Book One was a delight, but numbers Two and Three have been middlin’ at best. What kind of a person calls her ex-husband “the Swine” yet she’s such a doormat when he arrives unexpectedly she lets him stay at her house? The book lost me at that point. I believe the author is inferring Allison does it for the benefit of the daughter. But one, Melissa is not stupid and two, it’s cruel to give a child that age any false hope that her parents may become close again. Ghost #1 wants Allison to find out w Book One was a delight, but numbers Two and Three have been middlin’ at best. What kind of a person calls her ex-husband “the Swine” yet she’s such a doormat when he arrives unexpectedly she lets him stay at her house? The book lost me at that point. I believe the author is inferring Allison does it for the benefit of the daughter. But one, Melissa is not stupid and two, it’s cruel to give a child that age any false hope that her parents may become close again. Ghost #1 wants Allison to find out what happened to the girl he was going to ask to marry before he met his demise. Paul’s worked himself up into such a state that it’s detrimental to his ghost health. Unfortunately that leaves the series’ character who acts most mature in a dowdy slump. Ghost #2’s mother is obviously being framed for murder. This leaves Maxie justifiably concerned, demanding Allison fix the problem. Since these things don’t happen overnight, we readers are subjected to Maxie misbehaving like a spoiled child rather than the adult she allegedly is -or was before her demise. My review of the first book says Allison “happily defers to the police”. Now three books in and her skill as a private investigator consists almost entirely of getting information from police officers. She doesn’t seem to even know how to do the simplest Google search, leaving computer stuff to Maxie. There are a lot of plotlines and characters to remember including the inn’s guests. Most of whom are less than pleasant. Maybe that’s what seemed amiss with this book. It was hard to care about the main characters and none of the newly introduced people.

  17. 5 out of 5

    M.L.D.

    This was OK. I liked the protagonist and her snarky narrative voice. But she's not really keen on the detective stuff, which puts a pall over the whole book. Why should I care about the murder if she doesn't? Another thing that drove me nuts: in a book written in 2012, the fact that Allison couldn't do a basic Google search for either of her investigations (especially locating ghost Paul's former girlfriend) was laughable. LAUGHABLE. I laughed. And no, telling me that she has an old computer doe This was OK. I liked the protagonist and her snarky narrative voice. But she's not really keen on the detective stuff, which puts a pall over the whole book. Why should I care about the murder if she doesn't? Another thing that drove me nuts: in a book written in 2012, the fact that Allison couldn't do a basic Google search for either of her investigations (especially locating ghost Paul's former girlfriend) was laughable. LAUGHABLE. I laughed. And no, telling me that she has an old computer doesn't excuse this. Not when there is a computer user in the house. Also, when Ghost Paul suddenly says: don't tell stuff to Person X, I had assumed it was because his PI sense was tingling. (Because, of course, I had already figured out Person X was our murderer.) However, he never told anyone WHY he'd said that, resulting in unnecessary endangerment of Allison. And he never explained why he had that thought, never apologized for not giving her a head's up that was a potentially dangerous person there. Gah. Finally, Maxie the ghost acts like a thirteen-year-old, not someone approaching 30, and was annoying as hell. Not sure if I'll pick up other books in this series, if this is indicative of character development and world-building.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Edward

    First book I've read in this series, and it tells me it isn't for me. The concept could open itself up to a lot, but there are a lot of things that didn't make sense to me, such as why the protagonist is registered as a PI but doesn't know how (or even want to) to investigate. She can't even use the internet to do basic searches. The whole having a B&B and not providing meals also didn't make sense, and she didn't seem to have any real interactions with the guests about their stay - also running First book I've read in this series, and it tells me it isn't for me. The concept could open itself up to a lot, but there are a lot of things that didn't make sense to me, such as why the protagonist is registered as a PI but doesn't know how (or even want to) to investigate. She can't even use the internet to do basic searches. The whole having a B&B and not providing meals also didn't make sense, and she didn't seem to have any real interactions with the guests about their stay - also running a B&B with construction going on didn't make that much sense. It felt to me like a lot of things were thrown into this just to make the novel or series seem a fraction off-beat or cute. I didn't buy into it. One example, having a dumb waiter installed to get to the attic room. Why? I couldn't engage with any of the characters to a level that would make me return to this series, which is a shame as I really to enjoy cosy-mysteries.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kat, lover of bears...

    There is no shortage of characters and supporting characters in this series. Luckily it is easy to keep track of them all thanks to Amanda Ronconi's awesome narration. One small irritation in this book, the convincing of Allison to investigate Maxie's ex-husband's murder. This is the third book and Melissa is yet another year older. Maxie and Allison's irritation of each other should have cooled to something more adult. Although only 5-10 years older than Maxie, Allison acts as if Maxie is a chi There is no shortage of characters and supporting characters in this series. Luckily it is easy to keep track of them all thanks to Amanda Ronconi's awesome narration. One small irritation in this book, the convincing of Allison to investigate Maxie's ex-husband's murder. This is the third book and Melissa is yet another year older. Maxie and Allison's irritation of each other should have cooled to something more adult. Although only 5-10 years older than Maxie, Allison acts as if Maxie is a child (although Maxie does act like a child from time to time), it was just a good 40 min to an hour too long of convincing. The book jacket clearly states Allison is investigating Maxie's ex-husband's murder, so it was useless to take up so much story time with arguing. Other than that small irritation, I have already downloaded the next in the series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    Nice Cozy read - liked the ghosts. This mystery takes us the guesthouse where more than the average traveler dwells. We find two ghosts in the house and they place a role in many ways in the story. The owner is on a mission to find a killer and a lost love. Along the way she fights her ex husband, the ghosts and then is there a new romance in the books? Something seems off with all of those issues and just were it all leads who knows. I have not read the other books in the series and I moved righ Nice Cozy read - liked the ghosts. This mystery takes us the guesthouse where more than the average traveler dwells. We find two ghosts in the house and they place a role in many ways in the story. The owner is on a mission to find a killer and a lost love. Along the way she fights her ex husband, the ghosts and then is there a new romance in the books? Something seems off with all of those issues and just were it all leads who knows. I have not read the other books in the series and I moved right along with no trouble. As noted a nice little cozy mystery read. I figured out who dunn it, but was made to second guess myself enough to keep reading/ The ending really throws some twists and turns.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Traci

    Alison owns a guesthouse that two resident ghosts - Maxine and Paul. Paul wants Alison to help him find a long lost lover of his. He was going to propose to her before he died. Paul was concerned Julia, his former lover, was devastated by his death. Meanwhile Maxine's former husband, Big Bob, was found buried under the boardwalk in a town nearby. Then there is a mysterious friend of Big Bob shows up and wants Alison to help find out who killed Big Bob. Finally, Alison's former husband, the Swine, Alison owns a guesthouse that two resident ghosts - Maxine and Paul. Paul wants Alison to help him find a long lost lover of his. He was going to propose to her before he died. Paul was concerned Julia, his former lover, was devastated by his death. Meanwhile Maxine's former husband, Big Bob, was found buried under the boardwalk in a town nearby. Then there is a mysterious friend of Big Bob shows up and wants Alison to help find out who killed Big Bob. Finally, Alison's former husband, the Swine, shows up on her doorstep. What does he want and is he going to stick around like he has said he was going to? It was a good read and made me interested in reading other books in the series. The whole ghost aspect was interesting.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Another great read by E.J. Copperman! This is a great series and I love a chance to visit with Alison, Melissa, Paul, and Maxie. There's a lot going on in this book, and it wasn't too hard to figure out who the "bad guy" was in the main mystery, but there were a lot of interesting little mysteries that get solves along the way with many twists and turns. We finally get to meet Alison's ex, The Swine, who doesn't seem so bad at first but whose flaws became apparent early on. I really like how dev Another great read by E.J. Copperman! This is a great series and I love a chance to visit with Alison, Melissa, Paul, and Maxie. There's a lot going on in this book, and it wasn't too hard to figure out who the "bad guy" was in the main mystery, but there were a lot of interesting little mysteries that get solves along the way with many twists and turns. We finally get to meet Alison's ex, The Swine, who doesn't seem so bad at first but whose flaws became apparent early on. I really like how developed and complex these characters are. It's a joy to learn more of Paul and Maxie's backstories, meet the ever-changing visitors at the guesthouse, and see Alison solve mysteries.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Enjoyable read. There were two mystery plot lines: solving the murder of Maxie's ex-husband, and finding Paul's former almost-fiance. The dead ex-husband took center stage, and unfortunately, it dragged on a little long. I had it figured out well before Alison, and I started to get annoyed with her constant floundering about what to do next. The Paul story was much more interesting to me, and I wish it had gotten some more page time. And while I didn't like Alison's ex-husband, which is clearly Enjoyable read. There were two mystery plot lines: solving the murder of Maxie's ex-husband, and finding Paul's former almost-fiance. The dead ex-husband took center stage, and unfortunately, it dragged on a little long. I had it figured out well before Alison, and I started to get annoyed with her constant floundering about what to do next. The Paul story was much more interesting to me, and I wish it had gotten some more page time. And while I didn't like Alison's ex-husband, which is clearly the point, I did enjoy that thread, too. This book did have a good ending that raised my final, overall enjoyment of the book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #3 One ghost progresses while the other regresses. A murder is solved with another twist I didn't see coming. Amanda Ronconi is awesome as usual. With all that going for it I should absolutely love and adore this series. Unfortunately that is not the case. I think I need more romance to make my reading sensibilities happy and I don't see that happening so I believe my journey through this series ends here, as I have no desire to extend my stay in the haunted guesthous A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #3 One ghost progresses while the other regresses. A murder is solved with another twist I didn't see coming. Amanda Ronconi is awesome as usual. With all that going for it I should absolutely love and adore this series. Unfortunately that is not the case. I think I need more romance to make my reading sensibilities happy and I don't see that happening so I believe my journey through this series ends here, as I have no desire to extend my stay in the haunted guesthouse. Read: December 27-28, 2020 – Audible Plus

  25. 5 out of 5

    Maetta

    Maxie's ex-husband regarding a marriage of very short duration has been discovered dead after two years. One of Big Bob's biker buddies hires Alison to solve the case giving the excuse that cops do not look kindly upon biker types and would little effort into the case. Maxie pleads so of course Alison caves. Once again, Alison's life is in danger with lots of intrigue. Maxie's ex-husband regarding a marriage of very short duration has been discovered dead after two years. One of Big Bob's biker buddies hires Alison to solve the case giving the excuse that cops do not look kindly upon biker types and would little effort into the case. Maxie pleads so of course Alison caves. Once again, Alison's life is in danger with lots of intrigue.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Zachary

    The title of this book describes it perfectly. Allison's ghosts are trying to make use of her detective skills in a most personal way. They each want her to find their own lost loves and find out what happened to them. Besides that, "The Swine," enters the picture, and tries to take over in the worst way, through her daughter! Good book, however, became monotonous at times. The title of this book describes it perfectly. Allison's ghosts are trying to make use of her detective skills in a most personal way. They each want her to find their own lost loves and find out what happened to them. Besides that, "The Swine," enters the picture, and tries to take over in the worst way, through her daughter! Good book, however, became monotonous at times.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    Alison can't get rid of her visiting ex husband, Maxie wants to know who killed her sort of ex husband, and Paul needs to know what has happened to the woman he loved. But everything goes sideways and twisty. Still a fun book. Amanda Ronconi continues to be excellent as narrator! Alison can't get rid of her visiting ex husband, Maxie wants to know who killed her sort of ex husband, and Paul needs to know what has happened to the woman he loved. But everything goes sideways and twisty. Still a fun book. Amanda Ronconi continues to be excellent as narrator!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Knight

    I liked this book, which was a relief to me because I was disappointed in #2 in the series (An Uninvited Ghost). This book adds to the background of the main characters and there are new developments. I'm looking forward to the next one. I liked this book, which was a relief to me because I was disappointed in #2 in the series (An Uninvited Ghost). This book adds to the background of the main characters and there are new developments. I'm looking forward to the next one.

  29. 4 out of 5

    library goddess

    Cozy visit to a haunted guesthouse on the Jersey shore. Ghosts Paul and Maxie return with requests that guesthouse owner Melissa help them with cases from their past lives. Love the characters and the reader has the perfect amount of snark in the audiobook

  30. 4 out of 5

    Barb

    I really enjoy the sarcastic sense of humor of Alison! She makes me laugh out loud. These are simple, fun books. I would say they are beach reads because of the ease of reading and subject matter. That’s a matter of preference though.

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