TITLE: THE GHOST AND THE DEATH MAN'S LIBRARY
AUTHOR: ALICE KIMBERLY
Details: nr. 3 Haunted Bookshop Mystery
Penelope Thorton McClure and her aunt Sadie travel to the mansion of an old friend of Sadie's to receive a very rare collection of Edgar Allen Poe's complete works. After leaving they have to return almost immediately, and find the old man dead. And although Pen is sure this is a case of murder, the police rule it an accidental death.
Very lucrative offers almost immediately start coming in for the books, but when the first person to buy one dies unexpectedly, Penelope is even more convinced something sinister is going on.
Soon others connected to the books are attacked, even Pen herself, or involved in accidents.
Pen and her ghost, P.I. Jack Shepard, have their hands full trying to catch the murderer before more people die or he succeeds in framing Pen for it all.
These are fun books.
Jack is an obvious stereotype, but makes me laugh.
In this book, I had the murderer figured out from the moment he was introduced, but it didn't reduce my enjoyment.
And of course, I read this one out of order, so now I've got to go and get my hands on part 2.
"for a man who's well remembered
in mind, in thought, in tale,
for him, life is eternal,
and death shall finally fail."