The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #6)

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #6) A Best Book Of Selection By Suspense Magazine Penelope Thornton McClure And Her Bookshop S Ghost In Residence Jack Shepard Are Back On A New Case In This Delightful Paranormal Mystery From New York Times Bestselling Author Cleo CoyleA Big Bestseller Leads To Small Town TroubleBookshop Owner Penelope Thornton McClure Didn T Believe In Ghosts, Until She Was Haunted By The Hard Boiled Spirit Of S Private Investigator Jack Shepard Now Jack Is Back On The Job, And Pen Is Eternally Grateful After An Elegant New Customer Has A Breakdown In Her Shop, Penelope Suspects There Is Something Bogus Behind The Biggest Bestseller Of The Year This Popular Potboiler Is So Hot That Folks In Her Tiny Rhode Island Town Are Dying To Read It Literally First One Customer Turns Up Dead, Followed By Another Mysterious Fatality Connected To The Book, Which Pen Discovers Is Than Just Fiction Now, With The Help Of Her Gumshoe Ghost, Pen Must Solve The Real Life Cold Case Behind The Bogus Bestseller Before The Killer Closes The Book On Her, where she also posts recipes and coffee picks You can keep in touch with Cleo by signing up for her free E newsletter Simply write an e mail that says Sign me up and send it to CoffeehouseMystery Although both Alice and Marc were born and raised in small towns near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they did not meet until they moved to New York City, where both began their post college careers After falling in love, Alice and Marc were married Now they live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together, cook like crazy, care for their stray cat rescues, haunt coffeehouses, and hunt ghosts.

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  • Cleo Coyle
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  • 23 April 2019

10 thoughts on “The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #6)

  1. says:

    I am not a patient book lover I don t usually wait long periods of time for a new book in a series But.there are a few favorites that I don t mind waiting on The Haunted Bookshop Mystery series is one of those favorites The husband and wife writing team wrote five books in this series from 2004 2009, and a sixth book was announced I even knew the title book Assuming publisher agent contractual issues at work behind the scenes, I waited patiently For almost 10 years.Thenin February this year I saw the book once again had a release date I have never pre ordered a book so fast in my life I love this cozy mystery series The first five books have been waiting patiently on my keeper shelf for their new buddy to show up And, today, my lovely brand new paperback copy showed up on my porch Release day delivery is the bomb I ve had a digital review copy of this book on my computer for months.and I read the first half.but I wanted a real physical copy in my hand to finish the story.This afternoon as soon as all my adulting was done, I shut myself in my room and finished the mystery book I waited 10 years to read.Loved it Bookshop owner Pen McClure is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, Jack Shephard Jack can be a pain at times, but he also helps her when problems arise Like murders, dead bodies, criminal of the mill events around her store, Buy the Book In this long anticipated sixth book in the series, Pen is excited about brisk sales for a new racy bestseller, Shades of Leather, until a customer takes one look at the cover and runs out of the shop without paying for the book That s just the first weird event People associated with the book start dropping dead Sex sells..but sometimes it also kills Pen Jack are on the case again, hoping to track down what s so killer about the spicy new release.It was so awesome to finally get to read another mystery with Pen and Jack So worth the wait The first five books were published under the pseudonym Alice Kimberly Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini published this new book under Cleo Coyle, the penname they use for their Coffeehouse Mystery series another cozy series I love.Can t wait for the next book I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Berkley Publishing via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

  2. says:

    RRRAAAAAAARRRRGGGHH When is this book going to be available to read I feel as if I have been waiting for THREE YEARSoh wait, I have.Make that TEN years I just got this and I busted through it so fast I have to stop and read it again I also have to go back and re read the entire series because it has been so long I forgot what Pen and Jack feel like But it was fun And if they make us wait another TEN FRICKING YEARS for the next book, I may claw my own eyes out.

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    Dollycas s ThoughtsJack and Pen fans Rejoice This series is back with a brand new mystery New readers Rejoice The authors have written this mystery in a way that you can jump right in with this new mystery and feel right at home Penelope Thornton McClure got than she bargained for in her bookshop, but now that she has gotten to know Private Eye Jack Shepard she wouldn t have it any other way You see, Jack is a ghost from the 1940 s, killed in the shop in 1947, and he has saved her than once Together they have solved quite a few mysteries too.A new book has just been released and it has been flying off the shelves When a well to do customer falls apart in the store after a peek at the book jacket, Pen becomes concerned That and the woman ran out of the store without paying for the book When Pen tracks her down she makes a horrible discovery, the woman is dead and was killed not long before Pen s arrival The police say suicide but Pen doesn t think so There is a whole lot about this bestseller than the story within the pages and with Jack s help Pen is going find out what it is, even if it means making contact with a killer.I was so excited to hear this series was returning Book 5, The Ghost in the Haunted Mansion was released in 2008 Ten years later our patience has been rewarded Don t worry if you have forgotten details about the characters or if this is a new series to you The characters are all introduced like this is the first book in the series They are some incredible characters too Jack, Pen, Aunt Sadie, co owner of the bookstore, mailman Seymour, and Bookmark, the cat, are all back.The author s style of writing really set a scene and give readers a delightful mystery Well written and well plotted the story is full of twists and turns that make the book very hard to put down I really love the trips back in time Jack takes Pen on via her dreams She and readers get to see how one of his old cases played out and helps her see clues to the current mystery.These authors never fail to give readers an impressive mystery I was so excited to start reading this book but was sad to see it end I am so happy to have reconnected with these characters and truly hope we do not have to wait 10 years to visit Quindicott again.

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    Though not my first book by Cleo Coyle, this is my first in this series I ve already added the book one, THE GHOST AND MRS MCLURE written as Alice Kimberly , to my TBR.Before getting into my review, I d like to quickly say, I love books with short chapters, titled chapters reminds me of my Nancy Drew days , and quotes or other interesting information before each chapter This book has all three A fun reading triad for me THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER is a wonderfully crafted whodunnit With the action taking off at a fast pace in the first chapter, I found myself turning the pages quickly in my quest to solve this mystery I finished in one breathless, head spinning sitting.While the whole 1940s gumshoe character was never a favorite of mine, I very much enjoyed PI Jack Shepard the ghost There were so many times he had me laughing out loud The relationship with Jack and series protagonist, Penelope Pen Thornton, was a pleasure to read, and I look forward to adventures with them.With a feeling of old meets new, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER has a little something for every mystery reader.

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    The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle is the long anticipated sixth book in The Haunted Bookshop Mystery series Penelope Thornton McClure co owns Buy the Book with her aunt, Sadie Thornton in Quindicott, Rhode Island A nicely dressed female customer is looking for a book recommendation and Penelope directs her towards Shades of Leather, the current bestseller After the customer looks at the author s photograph, she gets upset and takes off with the book without paying for it Penelope noticed that the woman left her gloves behind and they smell of cinnamon One call to the bakery gets Penelope the customer s name and address thanks to a raffle Penelope with her resident 1940s ghost, Jack Shepard head to Emma Hudson s apartment where they find her dead at the bottom of the steps While Chief Ciders is quick to rule it a suicide, the sleuthing duo have their doubts When a mysterious accident is brought to Penelope s attention, she has a feeling that it is connected to Emma and Shades of Leather Who is behind these strange killings and what do they have to do with the book Penelope and Jack must work quickly before the killer claims another victim Fans of The Haunted Bookshop Mystery series have been waiting ten years for The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller If you are new to the series or fail to remember all the details, do not worry The author gives readers all the information needed on the main characters, the bookshop and the town Penelope, Jack, Spencer, Aunt Sadie, Seymour, Eddie and Bookmark the cat are back for another adventure Jack is a dashing character with a sexy voice and a chilling presence He has a unique point of view being from a different era, provides humor and I love his 1940s lingo Penelope is an intelligent widow who loves books However, she has yet to recover from her husband s suicide and this case brings back old feelings and memories Penelope and Jack have a good working relationship You can feel the chemistry between them, but they are separated by time Cleo Coyle has a lively writing style which sets the stage for the book with her vivid imagery Her writing allowed me to imagine the scenes in my head The 1940 dream scenes came alive with her descriptions We get a glimpse into Jack s life and his old cases They also provide clues to their current mission The mystery is complex with various twists to it I liked following Penelope and Jack s investigation to figure out the who and why There was some repetition of case details that I could have done without along with the clich Chief Ciders I liked that Seymour was included in the investigation Spencer and his new friend, Amy Ridgeway added to the story Amy is a precocious young lady and I liked how her story turned out it will have you chuckling Come along to Quindicott for an exciting venture with Penelope and her ghostly PI, Jack Shepard in The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller.

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    THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER by Cleo CoyleThe Sixth Haunted Bookshop MysteryJack Shepard, the ghost of a 1940s private detective is back on the scene A slightly snobbish customer has fled Buy the Book, unpaid novel in hand It s than the theft that concerns Penelope Thornton McClure, it s the older woman s reaction to the latest bestseller Concerned, Pen, accompanied by Jack, tracks the woman down What they discover is a slightly decrepit apartment, a talking bird, and a dead body While it appears that the troubled customer committed suicide, the scene doesn t quite add up Pen and Jack agree it s murder Almost fifteen years ago I met a man He was a little rough around the edges, but dashing, charming, and mysterious I developed a major crush Oh, I knew it would never work out between us, after all, he was deadand fictional, but that didn t stop me from dreaming Then he disappeared For ten years I didn t hear from him, you might say he ghostedbut now Jack Shepard is back and better than ever After a ten year hiatus, the sixth Haunted Bookshop Mystery continues as if practically no time had passed and while readers may appreciate subtleties if they ve read the previous books in the series, especially how Jack and Pen met, it is certainly not necessary to appreciate this captivating new mystery that is both timely and timeless.Cleo Coyle skillfully weaves a mystery filled with intersecting stories, past and present It gives a look at literary snobbishness and academic condescension in the face of mass popularity as well as the perils of publishing What s fascinating is how Jack shows cases from his past that shed light on the current mystery The way in which Jack and Pen can be together is magical, and a fun trip to the 1940s for readers But the mystery is just part of it THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER illustrates how past choices can affect the present It deals with love and loss, courage and partnership Jack s been helping Pen, not only solve crimes, but believe in herself, heal herself and learn to love again Welcome back, Jack.FTC Disclosure The publisher sent me a copy of this book in the hopes I would review it.

  7. says:

    This series began years ago, but the author took a few years off Now she s back and continuing this charming cozy mystery series I read the first book in the series when it was originally released I loved it, but never had a chance to read the following books I was thrilled to see a new book being released and I jumped at the chance to review it It s actually the 6th book.It features a widowed bookstore owner, Penelope Thornton McClure, and her sidekick, Jack Shepard Jack is a ghost He had been a private investigator in the 1940 s Only Penelope can communicate with him Not even her young son can hear him.When a customer has an emotional breakdown after seeing the latest best seller, Penelope gets curious Then, the customer turns up dead and Penelope enlists the help of her local ghost to find a killer However, bodies turn up dead and the sleuthing duo knows they have no time to waste in cracking this case.Even though I missed a couple of books, it didn t matter I jumped right into the story and fell in love with Jack and Penelope all over again I devoured this book I enjoyed every minute of it The characters and the story are well written.It s actually two stories in one Through a dream sequence, Jack takes Penelope back to his time in the 1940 s where he has a missing author to find The author does an excellent job of bringing the 1940 s to life Both the scenery and the dialogue feel authentic to the 1940 s It does not disrupt the story to go between both time periods The Haunted Bookshop is a captivating, quaint series I feel as if I was right there with the characters in trying to solve this case The ending took me by surprise and I love when that happens I m looking forward to books in the series.FTC Disclosure I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher I was not required to write a positive review All opinions expressed are my own.

  8. says:

    this is a wonderful seriesquick reads and the character development absolutely ROCKS

  9. says:

    In 2009, the fifth Haunted Bookshop mystery, The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion, came out It was written under the name Alice Kimberly, a pseudonym also used by the authors who write as Cleo Coyle On September 25, nine years later, the latest one in the series, The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle, will be released Welcome back to Penelope Thornton McClure and Jack Shepard.After her husband s death, Pen and her son moved to Quindicott, Rhode Island, where she took over her aunt Sadie s bookshop She also found a ghost in the bookshop, the ghost of a private detective who had been killed there in 1949 As an avid fan of crime fiction, Pen is fascinated by the stories Jack tells, accounts of his cases in the 1940s Some of those cases resemble current cases that Pen encounters.The hottest selling book in Buy the Book is Jessica Swindell s Shades of Leather When a woman runs out of the store, after claiming it was her picture on the back of the book, taking the book with her, it arouses Pen s curiosity Who was the woman And, who is the author behind Jessica Swindell s name As customers and people involved with that book die, Pen and Jack join forces to investigate the true story behind the novel How does this relate to Jack s case from 1947 involving a missing dog and a missing author For those who read the earlier books in the series, that s enough information If you haven t read these mysteries, you re missing fast paced mysteries that successfully combine a cold case, a contemporary one, a ghost, a private investigator, and a bookseller There s also sexual tension in the books These mysteries are forerunners of so many books that came after, such as J.J Cook s Sweet Pepper Brigade mysteries.In 2014, when I reviewed one of J.J Cook s books, Playing with Fire, I mentioned the Haunted Bookshop mysteries It s worth repeating part of that review I have a theory about women and ghosts It s safe to have a female amateur sleuth fall for the ghost of a good looking man Readers can fall for him, too, but the author doesn t have to worry about the reader getting frustrated when the couple doesn t get together I can think of some long running mystery series that I ve given up on reading because the woman can t make up her mind who she really loves That isn t a problem in a series with a ghost The heroine knows who she really loves She just can t have him It s an important element in a number of cozy mysteries featuring ghosts In fact, that issue is central to some of my favorite series Alice Kimberly s Haunted Bookshop series features a bookstore owner and the ghost of a private detective that haunted the bookshop where he died Sharon Pape s Portrait of Crime series brings together a police sketch artist turned private investigator and the ghost of a Federal Marshal In Paige Shelton s Country Cooking School mysteries, Betts Winston is haunted by the memory of Jerome Cowbender J.J Cook s outstanding Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade mysteries are in the same vein Perhaps the latest one, Playing with Fire, reminds me the most of Alice Kimberly s books because we can see the story from both Fire Chief Stella Griffin s point of view, and, once in a while when he s thinking of her, the late fire chief s point of view Former Fire Chief Eric Gamlyn is a ghost, and the man who built the cabin where Stella now lives Everyone in town knows his ghost haunts the cabin, but only Stella can see and talk to him.In this series, only Pen can see and talk with Jack They ve even discovered a way for him to leave the bookstore, with a token from Jack s past It s another element that was also used in J.J Cook s series.I credit Cleo Coyle The author credits The Ghost and Mrs Muir No matter who came up with the ghost and a widow, it s a successful device for a mystery series And, thank heavens this one is back.

  10. says:

    I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for So I can fully admit that this was the first book in the series that I have had time to read but it was still great regardless I did not really feel like I was missing anything as I met Pen and her ghostly partner in crime The combination of the two flows quite smoothly with the mystery as well as the book theme as they talk back and forth working to solve the murder that the cops claim is a suicide Other characters are equally as fascinating making for a wonderful story that was just full of surprises with a twist at the end If you like cozy mysteries with a ghost and book theme I bet you will really enjoy this one I totally loved it so I give it 5 5 stars.

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