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A Ghost for Christmas (Mele Keahi's Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00R9Q4CM0
- Publication date : December 19, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 997 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 188 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 151162745X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,071 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A Ghost for Christmas follows our main character Mele who, recovering from a bad romantic breakup, decides to visit her Aunt Bebe. She arrives, however, to find a dead body on her Aunt’s doorstep.
As it turns out, the corpse was that of Kyle Madronna, a wealthy vineyard owner who was pretty much despised by everyone who knew him. He was also trying to steal her aunt’s business which made Mele suspect that her aunt may have had something to do with the murder. Then things heat up even more when a second murder takes place only days later. Mele, along with the help of two family ghosts and the local detective, gets closer to discovering the identity of the killer. Of course, Mele’s meddling puts her own life in jeopardy culminating in a face to face encounter with the killer.
It was a fun, humorous, light little mystery with no real violence or gory bits. The protagonist was likable as were the secondary characters (except for the villain, of course) and I felt that the story was believable. I was a bit disappointed, however, because given the title of the novel, I thought it would be more ghost centric but this was not the case. There were two ghosts in the story: Aunt Jane and the handsome Dante but they played a very minor role in the story, appearing only a couple of times and all we really learn about them is that Dante was a ghost from Mele’s childhood. The story also had little to do with the Christmas season so in this way, I thought the title was a misnomer; the title suggested that a ghost and the holiday would be central to this story, neither of which was the case.
A Ghost for Christmas was quite a quick read and really could have used some further character development, IMHO. But still, it was a fun, entertaining story though I’m undecided as to whether I’ll be continuing on with the series. I don’t mind a cozy mystery from time to time, but truth be told, I prefer my mysteries and thrillers a little more on the darker side.
As other reviewers have noted, very little mention of Christmas beyond the title and two ghosts who, though they provided timely assistance, appeared only occasionally. I found this mildly annoying, since the title led me to believe the holiday and ghost would be central to the story. I wondered at one point if they were added later to an already-finished manuscript, perhaps at the publisher's request.
Unlike some Kindle books, this is well edited and the proofreader seems to have caught any typos. Yes, the author left some loose ends in character development and backstory and dropped hints regarding future plot action, but if she hadn't, there would be no incentive to read the next book!
A very enjoyable cozy mystery. I have high hopes for the rest of this series!
It's a light cozy mystery. Enjoyable. Fun trying to figure out who the killer was. I didn't get it, did you?
I just dislike reviewers that give away the whole story. The author gives you a little information about the story and it's up to you to read the book. I had fun reading this book and look forward to reading the rest of this series.
Lighten up folks, just sit back and read the book.
There are a few places when one character tells a second character something the second character would already know in order to convey information to the readers. The dialog doesn't flow quite as smoothly when that happens. The main character was well developed enough to make me want to shake sense into her when she does something stupid. I did love her snarky sense of humor.
I will be trying a second book in the series. This is a good book for times when one wants light reading and entertainment.
Mele Keahi didn't expect that her vacation at her aunt would have lots of surprises in store. But even with the surprises it is great to see her aunt again and to have someone to talk to.
This was a fun cozy mystery to read and to find out who did the thing. It also had a few times were I had a laugh to.
I saw this book and decided to give a try.This is my honest unbiased opinion.