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Ghost a la Mode (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery)

Ghost a la Mode (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Sue Ann Jaffarian
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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A new series debut from Odelia Grey mystery author Sue Ann Jaffarian!

Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies-and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than one hundred years, Granny's spirit has been searching for someone to help her see that justice is served—and she hits pay dirt when she pops in to a séance attended by her great-great-great-granddaughter, modern-day divorced mom Emma Whitecastle. Together, Emma and Granny Apples solve mysteries of the past—starting with Granny's own unjust murder rap in the final days of the California Gold Rush.

Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples.

"A charming tale, as appealing as apple pie. I predict a long life (and afterlife) for Sue Ann's latest series."—Harley Jane Kozak,
Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity award-winning author of Dating Dead Men

"Take colorful characters in a charming setting, mix in a dash of romance, add a pinch of the paranormal, and serve it up like one of Granny's famous pies.
I guarantee you'll be back for seconds."
Deborah Sharp, author of Mama Rides Shotgun


About the Author

Sue Ann Jaffarian is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and a stand-up comedian. She currently serves as President of the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime. The first book in her Odelia Grey series, Too Big to Miss, has been optioned for television.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1932 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK; Original edition (8 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HO621Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #514,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Emma Whitecastle is attempting to get on with her life after a divorce. She joins her friend at a seance one night only to be followed home by a ghost. It's through this strange event that Emma learns she is a clairvoyant. And the ghost is her great-great-great grandmother.

Ish Reynolds, affectionately known as Granny Apples because of her pies, was accused of murder and lynched back in the late 1800's. But she was innocent and has been waiting for someone to prove it. At first reluctantly, Emma heads down to Julian to do some poking around. What she finds makes her think that Granny was telling the truth. But can Emma prove it after all these years?

I almost passed on this book because I try to avoid supernatural themed mysteries. That would have been a mistake. This cross of fantasy and mystery is fun. The historic and modern characters were all real. And the story was entertaining from start to finish. I had a hard time putting it down. I enjoy history, so even though this has a modern setting and is more focused on the modern characters, I still enjoyed the bits of history thrown into the story.

Unfortunately, the book did have two of my pet peeves. The ending was weaker than I would have liked. And the point of view shifted a few times within the same scene. Both of these were minor irritants in the course of the book, however.

I fairly flew through this book, not wanting to put it down when other things came up. It looks like the author has another hit series on her hands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars charming 18 Feb 2012
By Allison
Format:Kindle Edition
I chose this book as a freebee with my kindle, I found it charming and a really good read now I want to read all the rest of the series. thorouly enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 3 May 2014
A First Class story teller!
As enjoyable the second time, as it was the first time!
Sue Ann Jaffarian writes books that are well plotted, great characters, funny and entertaining. And that makes you keep coming back for more time and time again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Light reading! 20 May 2012
By chris
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good story, easy to get into and pick up whenever. Would wecomely read other books by this author. A good light hearted detective story to while away a few hours.
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