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Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming (Calamity Jayne book #3) (Calamity Jayne Mysteries)
 
 

Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming (Calamity Jayne book #3) (Calamity Jayne Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

Kathleen Bacus , Gemma Halliday
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"Fans of Janet Evanovich will be glad to see that you don't always have to go to the burgh for mirthful murder and mayhem."
- Booklist

What do you call a blonde skeleton in the closet?
Last year's hide-'n'-seek champ.

It's autumn in the heartland, where football rules, homecoming royalty reigns, and full moons don't just refer to a passing high school varsity bus. But this year, Tressa Jayne Turner isn't just enjoying the candy corn, popcorn balls and caramel apples. This reporter is on a mission to sniff out a serious story that will impress not only her skeptical family and friends, but also her boss at the Grandville Gazette.

And it turns out "Calamity Jayne" is in luck! Eccentric and reclusive bestselling writer, Elizabeth Courtney Howard is coming to little ol' Grandville to conduct some family business and finish her latest book. So, what's stopping Tressa from scoring this journalistic coup? A blackmailing, six-foot-two-inch homecoming queen candidate with all the charm of Frankenstein in taffeta, a rival reporter out to scoop the competition, a séance-hosting grandmother, and the sexy Ranger Rick Townsend who could tempt a nun to rethink her vows. Suddenly Tressa better watch her step, as her exposé uncovers skeletons in everyone's closets and a haunted house that's too creepy for comfort.

What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne mysteries:

" Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery."
- Publishers' Weekly

"Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters."
- RT Book Reviews

"Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way."
- Chick Lit Cafe

"Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes."
- Booklist *starred review*

Synopsis

After being stalked by a psycho dunk-tank clown, Tressa Jayne Turner takes a break from reporting until a reclusive and rather strange best-selling writer arrives in town. Original.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1820 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B001VF1JQW
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing (12 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F1OVI8S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,634 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and adventure. 11 May 2014
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I can't put these books down. the story keeps you turning the pages and laughing along with Calamity. Starting 4 now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 22 Feb 2014
By jem
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I enjoyed reading these Calamity Jane books and I would recommend these to others and look forward to any further books in the series
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  34 reviews
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Mystery 4 Jan 2007
By Anne M. Stalker - Published on Amazon.com
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Great! I really enjoyed reading the third Calamity Jayne book. Reminds me of Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich.
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4.0 out of 5 stars amusing lighthearted mystery 4 Oct 2006
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Grandville Gazette tyro reporter Tressa "Calamity" Jayne feels she needs to stop making the news (see CALAMITY JANE and CALAMITY JANE RIDES AGAIN) instead of reporting the news. She vows to follow insipid events to keep out of trouble and avoid psychos, lunatics, and cops.

Tressa interviews 6 foot 2 inch sarcastic homecoming queen candidate Shelby Lynne, who challenges Calamity to obtain an interview with reclusive New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Courtney Howard. The writer quietly has arrived in Iowa. Tressa accepts the gauntlet deciding to interview the author as the young journalist assumes no trouble can come of that. However, the writer goes to incredible lengths to elude the obstinate Tressa starting with staying at haunted Holloway Hall. However the intrepid reporter with the towering female student taunting her soon gets involved with the strange events at Holloway Hall.

The third Calamity Jayne tale is an amusing lighthearted mystery with a touch of the paranormal. Readers will enjoy the antics of the heroine who wants to cover fluff, but from the opening face to upper torso battle between the two sarcastic female warriors until the final showdown at Holloway Hall, calamity follows every step Tressa takes. Readers will just have fun with Kathleen Bacus' humorous romp.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tressa Jayne Turner what a comedic book 20 Jun 2011
By MN Gal - Published on Amazon.com
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I just love all of her mystery's I believe they are witty, funny and a great read if your not looking for anything to serious.
5.0 out of 5 stars Calamity is so funny. Love the love/hate relationship with "Ranger Rick" 15 July 2014
By scrappy - Published on Amazon.com
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Calamity is so funny. Love the love/hate relationship with "Ranger Rick". I have been re reading this series, and find them even better the second time around. The characters are so much fun, I like the quirky grandparents, since I am one, I can relate. Hey we are old, not dead! And I think all of us have some Calamity in us, no matter what age. Kathleen has a wonderful gift, I can't wait to read more.
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked 14 July 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I like books that continue the series. This one was good as usual in the Calamity Jane series. Well written with very few grammatical errors.
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