Happy Monday! This week's First is a brand new series releasing on January 10th. Dead and Breakfast (A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery series) by Kate Kingsbury.
Series: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (January 10, 2017)
Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B&B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.
The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B&B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer--and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn--the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself.
It seems someone doesn't appreciate newcomers prying into the small town's past, and now it's up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business...and their lives.
Kate grew up in London, England, and at a very early age began telling stories to her school friends while huddling in bomb shelters during the Blitz of WW II. She moved to the U.S. in 1963 and published her first book in 1987. Since then she's written over sixty romance and mystery novels. She lives in Oregon with her husband, Bill. Her "upstairs/downstairs" mysteries appeal to fans of Downton Abbey. The Pennyfoot books are set in Edwardian England, while the Manor House books take place in an English village during WW II. Watch for Kate's brand new series, The Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries, debuting in January 2017, where murders abound at the bed and breakfast inn on the Oregon coast. You can find Kate's website at www.doreenrobertshight.com
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