Narrated By: Tavia Gilbert
Duration: 7 hours and 29 minutes
What to expect
Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to join her in opening a bed-and-breakfast inn. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.
The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B&B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer—and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn—the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself.
It seems someone doesn’t appreciate newcomers prying into the small town’s past, and now it’s up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business—and their lives.
Crime and mystery: cosy mystery, Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Crime and mystery: women sleuths
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“A charming grandmother and granddaughter duo, unsettling small-town secrets, and a long-hidden skeleton at the Merry Ghost Inn add up to a winning debut for this ghostly cozy series.”
“This is one of those rare cozies that do justice and pride to that awesome Murder She Wrote type of perfection.”
“A consistently compelling read from cover to cover, Dead and Breakfast is another outstanding novel in the…Merry Ghost Inn Mystery series and continues to reveal author Kate Kingsbury as a master of the genre.”
“A new series with likable characters and a beautiful setting.”
“Kingsbury’s crime-solving pair—youngish granddaughter and eccentric senior—are wonderfully appealing.”
“Enjoyable…This cozy’s focus is firmly on the living, in particular, Liza and Melanie’s partnership and Melanie’s continuing secret search for her long-lost mother.”
“Who wouldn’t want to open a B&B on the Oregon coast after reading Kingsbury’s delightful mystery?”
“A laughing ghost, a winsome dog, and a charming Oregon coastal village make the Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries a place you’ll want to visit again and again.”
“West-coast setting, B&B with a secret room, and a skeleton. What’s not to love?…A must read.”
“Melanie and her grandmother Liza are smart, believable, easy-to-like people, and the writing is pitch-perfect.”
“What’s not to like about a laughing ghost?…More laughter to come.”