The Ghost and The Bogus Bestseller Book Review

The mysteries that are the hardest to solve are the ones in our own lives. – Jack Shepherd

Just the Facts

Title: The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (6th book in the Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series)

Author: Cleo Coyle

Publisher: Berkley Publishing

About the Book

A racy new bestseller has everyone in town talking. But when an elegant customer comes into the bookstore and has a breakdown over it, Penn wonders why. When locals who have ties to the book start turning up dead, Penn knows she and her trusty resident ghost, Jack Shepherd need to get to the bottom of things before she becomes the next victim. 

Stuff You Should Know

Sub-Themes
ghosts, haunted bookshop, small town, business owner, strong female protagonist

Can You Start This Series in the Middle?
Apparently this series has been on a ten year hiatus – I had no idea when I started reading it! This is the first book I have read int he series and I didn’t feel left behind in any way.

If You Like …
Heather Blake’s Wishcraft Mystery Series, you’ll enjoy this book.

Marie’s Thoughts

Unlike any other cozy I have read. A ghost / “alter ego” for the protagonist who helps solve the mystery? How unique. Jack and Penn are so different, yet compliment each other well. Like french fries and a chocolate milk shake. Penn is a mother and I appreciate her relationship with her son throughout the book. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. An entertaining read!

Want a chance to win a copy?

Thanks to Berkley Publishing, you have a chance to win! Simply enter through the Rafflecopter below. Best of luck!


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Donamae
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Donamae

Awesome series

Cynthia Blain
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Cynthia Blain

I have loved the writing of Cleo Coyle and Marc for many years and have read every one of their books. This series was so wonderful and this release of our favorite ghost Jack coming back after so many years was simple thrilling. I love unique and this series is that and so much more. Congratulations to the authors for their .ost creature series and for being so connected to their reader fans.

Cynthia

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Cynthia Blain

Please excuse the typos in my first comment. I have vision problems and auto correct is my enemy?! 😀

Amanda L
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Amanda L

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love this fun series!

Kelly Braun
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Kelly Braun

This is a FANTABULOUS series… Jack & Pen are da bomb diggity!

Carol Smith
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Carol Smith

Thanks for a chance to win.

Nettie
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Nettie

Thanks for the chance. Definitely, on my reading list and Christmas list to buy for my mom.

Sheila Siarkiewicz
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Sheila Siarkiewicz

Love Cleo Coyle books! Looking forward to reading the new book!

Rose Hutton
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Rose Hutton

want to read this series.

Cleo Coyle
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Just dropping in to thank you, Marie, for the lovely review. After nearly ten years away from writing our Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, we truly appreciate the warm welcome you’ve given to our characters (especially Pen and Jack, who remain close to our hearts). We’re now at work on the next book in our series, and we’ll keep everyone informed of the publication date. (We promise it won’t take another ten years!) Thanks again, Marie, and thanks to everyone for stopping by to comment. We hope you all have a “spirited” Halloween! ~ Cleo Coyle

Sheryl Sens
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Sheryl Sens

Cool, Thanks!

Marilyn
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Marilyn

Thank you for the Contest.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

Rosemary Pfeiffer
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Rosemary Pfeiffer

This book sounds fun.. I love ghost stories !! Thank you for the chance.