Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Author: Sue Ann Jaffarian
Title: Ghost a la Mode
Series: 1st in A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Format: Trade Size Paperback
Book From: Library
My Rating: 5
Date Started: Feb 28, 2010
Date Finished: March 3, 2010
I was totally sucked into this story!! Granny Apples was a fun ghost and Emma is a great character that could be a real person.. Reading this felt like talking to an old friend.
Watching Emma develop from someone who didn't believe in ghosts to someone who not only sees, but talks to them was a riot! :)
Very well written, flowed nicely and I was clueless about the "whodunit" until they were revealed..
Can't wait for the next Granny Apples!
Description from the publisher:
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 seance 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