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- Print Length: 290 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (July 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01G60UYYE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,269 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Skeletons of Scarborough House: An absolutely hilarious cozy mystery (The Chapelwick Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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relaying messages from the dead to the living. Only Melody doesn't want to do that, she wants to help the living by assisting the dead to move on. And yes, she sees dead people. She starts an agency called The Girls Ghostbusting Agency comprised of herself, her BFF Marina, and a young man named Arthur that she hires on as a favor to his deceased father. Melody's first case is Scarborough House and finding out what's keeping the ghosts there from moving on. There's also an undercurrent of romance between Melody, Fletch a sceptical reporter, and Leo Dark, Melody's ex/competitor.I loved every bit of this book, but then I love cozy mysteries, watching ghost hunting shows, and psychic mediums on TV. To me this was a fun amusing read that left me wanting more.
I have to say that the description on the cover of the book calling it "An absolutely hilarious cozy mystery" made me a bit skeptical, it's a pretty lofty claim, haha. And truly, it was amusing, but I would never say absolutely hilarious... But I did enjoy it. It was a light, fluffy read that went quickly.
The biggest drawback to this book was the stupid love triangle. Both guys were jerks, and I am so over the whole, "Will she, won't she," crap of cozies lately. And as a result, Melody and Marina often come off like they're still in junior high, rather than 27!
I'd read another book in the series for sure, but I'd certainly be happy to see the love triangle disappear.
*I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley.*
In this book, Melody and her Half-Italian Glamour Goth BFF Marina and the klutzy Gentle Giant "Little Art" take on their first case, removing a ghost haunting Scarborough House, a mansion the current owner wants to turn into a nursing home for a tidy profit. Clashing with Leo who's also attempting to exorcise the ghost for his television show, and Fletch who's determined to prove they're both con artists, Melody and Co. uncover a long-standing conspiracy of silence regarding the former owner and his family....
Less sexually explicit and more openly comedic than Kitty French is normally, there's a strong feeling of "mainstreaming" here. That's not a bad thing necessarily - much as I love Lucien and Sophie as characters, many of my friends draw the line at a love story between a Smut King and a Wife With a Cheating Husband Cheating Right Back on Him, to say nothing of a romance that heavily involves sex toys and b&d. So long as she writes both, I'm good with this - and I'm sure my friends who don't share my love for the Lucien&Sophie books will like this much better....
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