I really liked this book. What could be better than a mystery set in a bookshop with a ghost to help solve it? I liked the heroine once she started standing up for herself, and while some of the 40's slang was a bit over the top at first, I found myself getting into it. As a native New Englander, I loved the descriptions of summer and autumn and small town life, and I really got a kick out of the heroine explaining that while she's telling us Fiona said "parking the car", she really said "pahkin the cah"! It was a book I could here in my head, and they all spoke like me! A quick entertaining read. I'll be looking for others by this author.
A bookshop and a ghost?!?! Makes for a delightful read! Love the dialogue, too.
I really liked this book. It's the first in the series, and I've already bought the rest in the series. It's not your conventional characters that are included which really grabbed my attention. It's a book I'd recommend if you like cozies.
A take-off on the Ghost and Mrs. Muir novel and movie. Widowed with a young son, Pen McClure moves to Maine to assist her Aunt Sadie with the family bookstore. Jack Shepard, hard-boiled private eye, has haunted the bookstore for 50 years since his unsolved murder. Only Pen can hear Jack, though son Spence occasionally drops 50's "lingo" suspiciously. Cozy, fun characters.
A really cute cozy, it's fun, quick reading. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading more in this series.