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The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery Book 6) by [Cleo Coyle]

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Praise for the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

"A magnificent cold case mystery!"—Fresh Fiction  

“Jack and Pen are a terrific duo who prove that love can transcend anything.”—The Mystery Reader

“I highly recommend the complete series.”—Spinetingler Magazine

“A charming, funny, and quirky mystery starring a suppressed widow and a stimulating ghost.”—Midwest Book Review

“The plot is marvelous, the writing is top-notch.”—Cozy Library

About the Author

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries--now celebrating fifteen years in print and three starred reviews. They also write the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries (originally published under their pen name Alice Kimberly): The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, The Ghost and the Dead Deb, The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library, The Ghost and the Femme Fatale, The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion and now, after a hiatus of nearly ten years, The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller. Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, and New York, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, Marvel, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together.
To learn more about Cleo Coyle's Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, visit To learn more about Cleo's Coffeehouse Mysteries visit where you can keep in touch by signing up for a free E-Newsletter.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B078VX9SNF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (September 25, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 25, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4660 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 318 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 303 ratings

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CLEO COYLE is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, collaborating with her husband, Marc Cerasini. With more than 1 million copies of their books sold, Alice and Marc have written 19 entries in their long-running, critically acclaimed Coffeehouse Mystery series with their newest, HONEY ROASTED, just released from their longtime publisher, Penguin Random House. They also write the national bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries with THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT (7th in the series) recently released by Berkley Books and selected as one of Aunt Agatha's top ten cozy mysteries of the year. Cleo's books have earned starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, "Best of Year" selection honors from many reviewers, and have been recommended by Booklist as among the best culinary mysteries for core library mystery collections.

Visit Cleo's online coffeehouse at and her haunted bookshop at ~ Keep in touch with Cleo (and receive her latest books news and bonus recipes) by signing up for her newsletter. Simply send a "sign me up" email to

"Cleo" (aka) Alice Alfonsi grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study creative and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and bestselling media tie-in writer (who even served as ghostwriter for an Entertainment Weekly media tie-in Best Book of the Year), Alice lives and works in New York City, where she first met her husband and collaborator, Marc Cerasini. Marc was also born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of Ohio University. He is a New York Times bestselling author of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.

Working independently and together, Alice and Marc have created bestselling tie-in properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, Toho, and MGM. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Alice, her husband, and the books they write by visiting Scroll down the left column of the site's Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Alice and Marc have given.

Don't miss Cleo Coyle's 18th Coffeehouse Mystery, BREWED AWAKENING, which was honored on 5 Best of Year lists by reviewers. Their 17th, SHOT IN THE DARK, was a Best of Year Fresh Fiction Finalist, awarded a starred review by Library Journal and chosen as its MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH. This critically acclaimed series of light, amateur sleuth mysteries has now earned three starred reviews, including a Kirkus Star, with multiple entries named Best Mystery Books for Book Clubs.

Many of Alice and Marc's fans know that their HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES were first released under their other pen name, Alice Kimberly. After publishing five titles in this series, Alice and Marc took a decade-long hiatus, but recently resumed writing it for their longtime publisher, this time under their CLEO COYLE name. Their 6th entry, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER, became a national bestseller and a "Best Book of 2018" selection by Suspense Magazine. Their latest release, THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT, an Aunt Agatha's and Kings River Life magazine best of year pick, marks the seventh entry in this popular series. And, yes, Alice and Marc have more Haunted Bookshop Mysteries in the works. Their upcoming entry in the series, THE GHOST AND THE STOLEN TEARS, is now available for pre-order.

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