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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Inspector Specter (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #6)

Inspector Specter - E.J. Copperman

I seem to be on a ghost kick, which is good because I had a fair few of them in my pile that had been sitting there for some time.

 

I liked this one; the series isn't a favorite but definitely falls into my top 1/3.  Very well written with a snarky protagonist who speaks directly to the reader but not in a way I found annoying.  Almost journal-style.  This one was especially good because the immature sniping between Alison and one of her resident ghosts, Maxie, is gone: a welcome relief.

 

The murder plot was convoluted and involved mobsters, so knowing everyone was likely guilty of something added to the complexity of who committed murder.  The author was able to throw in a curveball or two as well and that added to the enjoyment of the puzzle.

 

This is one of those series that fall into that odd place on my spectrum:  if it ended tomorrow I wouldn't feel robbed, but I'll happily buy the next book that comes out.