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An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 2)
An Uninvited Ghost - Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 2
Author: E. J. Copperman
Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered-in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425240588
ISBN-10: 0425240584
Publication Date: 4/5/2011
Pages: 293
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 2) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Fabulous! This is the second book in the Haunted Guesthouse series by E.J. Copperman. After the first book, Night of the Living Deed, I was hooked. After reading An Uninvited Ghost, I'm still hooked. When's the third book coming out?

An Uninvited Ghost is something classic with a modern twist... it reminded me of those old whodunnit books where someone is murdered and everyone in the room must stay until the detective solves it. Though, in this case, everyone had to stay in and around Alison Kerby's guesthouse while she and her PI ghost friends tried to solve the murder of a friendly old woman. The modern twist? This is all going on while a season of the reality show Down The Shore is being taped in the guesthouse. Hello, drama! Drama especially when one of the stars goes missing.

What's great about the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries are the characters. They have distinct personalities and life goals (can a ghost have a life goal?) and they can all make me laugh.

Oh my gosh, the ending. You will not believe the ending when you get to it! It was a mystery to me the whole time, who could have been the murderer, but when you finally find out who it was, you will be shocked. It was an ingenious turn of events, if you ask me.

If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend going and getting Night of the Living Deed. Once you read it, you'll see what I mean and then you'll be all set to read An Uninvited Ghost.
*Disclaimer: Even though I was provided a complimentary copy of this novel by the publisher, that did not effect my review of it and the opinions in said review are expressly mine.
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Helpful Score: 5
2nd in series, and JUST as enjoyable, if not more than the first.

Alison Kerby runs a guesthouse... a HAUNTED guesthouse that is... with her daughter Melissa and 2 ghosts, Paul and Maxie.

With her first big booking since the opening, a group of senior-plus tourists, a seance proves deadly for one of her newest guests. Throw in a blind ghost accused of muder and the cast of Down the Shore (think Jersey Shore) and you have a fun romp and a wild ride for Alison and the gang. I really liked her daughter Melissa who was highly logical in figuring out the clues.

The best part of this book was the twist on the end (which i wont spoil) I am seriously hoping there will be more books in this series
reviewed An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 2) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
One of those 'cozy' reads.
Read the first one and enjoyed the characters and story line.
Can hardly wait to get the 3rd.
Enjoy!!
reviewed An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 2) on + 63 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Just didn't enjoy this one as well as the first Haunted. This seemed like the author was stretching just too far to make everything fit. Not the best plotting and since this is why I read this type of fluff I don't think I'll read the 3rd in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
As a New Jersey person born and bred I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all it's references to the Jersey shore. I'm also a ghost story enthusiast and An Uninvited Ghost did not disappoint. It was entertaining and witty.
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reviewed An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse, Bk 2) on + 1791 more book reviews
First Line: Five minutes into this ridiculous escapade, and already Scott McFarlane thought it was a bad idea.

Alison Kerby has her old Victorian guesthouse on the Jersey Shore up and running. A company offering "unique" vacation experiences to senior citizens has agreed to book rooms there-- as long as ghosts make twice daily appearances. Alison isn't giving much thought to that private investigator's license she got at the urging of one of the resident ghosts. After all, she pretty much solved any mysteries on the premises. However... she doesn't take into account that other spirits may get in contact with her resident P.I. ghost to ask for help.

That's exactly what happens when in floats the deceased Scott McFarlane. McFarlane was hired to scare a prominent local business woman, but he's worried that he actually killed her. Why doesn't he know if the woman's dead or not? Scott McFarlane is blind.

It doesn't take much detecting for Alison to discover that the woman is still alive, which is good because she's now earning a bit more money by agreeing to allow a reality television program to film on the premises. But then the business woman attends a seance and drops dead right in Alison's parlor. Cranky, ghost-loving senior citizens, guests who never come out of their room, foul-mouthed television "stars", a producer with his eye on the ratings, demanding ghosts, the list goes on and on. Perhaps Alison should study to become a ringmaster for the circus? It seems like a good fit with her dual career as guesthouse owner and private eye....

Copperman (AKA Jeffrey Cohen) had me laughing from the start with Alison's trial by fire in the hospitality industry. If you've ever had to work any sort of customer service job, you're going to recognize every one of Alison's guests. When she decided to take on the entire cast and crew of a reality TV program as well, I shook my head. Yes, I shook my head. Copperman writes the type of characters that get you involved. I even like the local police detective in this one. McElone has a lot to deal with-- especially since she doesn't believe in ghosts-- and I think she handles Alison and her crew rather well.

The only letdown in An Uninvited Ghost for me was Scott McFarlane. It is rather daring to have a blind ghost as a character. In his Author's Note at the beginning of the book, Copperman tells us that one of the nice things in having ghosts as characters is that there are no rules; you can make them up as you go along. Unfortunately McFarlane's blindness seems to come and go throughout the book. Several times, he would do something that would make me stop and think, "Hey, wait a second. Isn't he supposed to be blind?" Make up all the rules you like, but please be consistent, too.

That was a minor letdown, however. I enjoyed this visit with Alison, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else happens in that haunted guesthouse of hers.
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Second book in the series. Alison has opened her haunted house as a guest house and is accepting tours from ghost seeking companies. A prominent local woman is murdered during a seance and everyone becomes a suspect. More hijinks with the resident ghosts and various other spirits join in. Alison is also allowing the production crew of a reality TV show to film at the house. The ghosts are instrumental in solving this "locked room" murder. 3 stars


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