Never let it be said that Pepper Martin cant solve a murder case.
In this 6th installment, Pepper is now solving the murder of one of the living, and using the help of the dead to aide her.
After Marjorie Klinker, a cemetary volunteer, is found dead after being pushed over a stair case, Pepper and Ex-beau Quin go neck and neck to solve the crime. Disliked as she was, Marjorie was determined to prove she was related to the former President Garfield, and was a hardcore collector of his memoribilia. With a suspect list a mile long, including Nick Klinker (Marjories' nephew), Jack MacArthur (history teacher from Indiana), Ted Studebaker (antique Collector) Doris and Ray, (fellow volunteers) and Gloria (Marje's nosy busybody neighbor) Pepper has a time putting together all the clues to solve the murder.
Throw in a stalker, a credit card scandel, a smart and savvy new detective, ex-lax brownies, and a document that could have changed US history, and you have a fun, fast paced ghostly mystery full of twists and turns.
I never did guess the killer until the reveal, but Pepper does a good job eliminating the suspects one by one. We are left in closing with Pepper off to visit the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and Pepper hearing the song playing "Its been a Hard Day's Night"
I've read all of the books in this series (and have one more on my shelf), but I always forget just how good they are until I read another. This is another good one. Lots of questions to be answered and suspects to be investigated. And everything mentioned in the book is tied up neatly by the end.