The Ghost and the Femme Fatale (Haunted Bookshop, Bk 4)
The Ghost and the Femme Fatale - Haunted Bookshop, Bk 4 Author:Alice Kimberly The Movie Town Theater is holding its first ever Film Noir Festival, with Penelope Thornton-McClure handling book sales for the guest speakers, including screen actress Hedda Geist. The legendary femme fatale has been out of the spotlight for decades. Unfortunately, the moment she steps back into it, she's nearly killed. Then other guests start ... more »to die, and Penelope wants to know why her little town's film noir weekend has taken a truly dark turn.
With local police on the wrong track, Penelope enlists the help of Jack Shepard, PI. Okay, so Jack hasn't had a heartbeat since 1949, when he was gunned down in what is now Pen's store. But the hard-boiled ghost actually remembers Hedda's dark past and Penelope is sure he can help solve this case -- even if he and his license did expire more than fifty years ago...« less
I am enjoying this series more and more with each book. Penelope and Jack continue to grow into such likable characters that I can not wait to read more stories containing them. I am looking forward to book # 5 in the series.
This is a good series. Good mysteries in this one too- one from the present and one from the past, both interesting and well thought out. I wasn't particularly thrilled about Pen and Jack trying to do romance through dreams, but thankfully there was not an overdose of it. Very fast paced and keeps you on your toes. The ending is jam packed and there is one line that Pen says that I just loved! Already have the next one in the series!
The best of the Haunted Bookshop series that I've read so far! Interesting background on detective films from the 1940's. Mrs McClure spends a lot more dream time with her resident ghost in this story which allows more romance to enter their relationship as well as more time spent in the 1940's when Jack was alive and working as a PI.
Another awesome book in the series. I am not a super big fan of romance novels, but I look forward to Pen & Jack's "courtship". They are too funny and sweet. The back & forth between the past & present are brilliant and the repartee among the cast is fantastic. The characters are great and I love how the story line is coming together throughout the series. I just bought #5!