- Tapa blanda: 317 páginas
- Editor: Midnight Ink (1 de febrero de 2012)
- Colección: Ghost of Granny Apples Myst 3
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0738713813
- ISBN-13: 978-0738713816
Gem of a Ghost (Ghost of Granny Apples Myst 3) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – feb 2012
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Emma Whitecastle would rather spend time with her boyfriend than help Joanna Reid get rid of her husband's ghost. But when she finds out Joanna's daughter has broken her engagement and attempted suicide, Emma and Granny Apples are compelled to investigate.
The multifaceted mystery unfolds in Hollywood, where a vengeful spirit strikes too close for comfort as Emma and Granny unearth a clue hidden in a haunted diamond. When the case leads Emma and a suave stranger to the historic mining town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, Emma must call upon a ghostly group of Molly Maguires to ease the pain of a century-old marriage gone bad.
"Jaffarian's welcome third entry in her paranormal series sparkles as brilliantly as the story's haunted diamond."—Library Journal (starred review)
"Jaffarian's comic timing, seemingly simple plotting and perfectly pitched dialogue make this entry in the Granny Apples series a complete delight."—RT Book Reviews
"Award-winning author Jaffarian provides plot surprises and plenty of dark elements to texture this well-crafted cozy. Emma is a complicated heroine, and readers of Victoria Laurie and other paranormal suspense authors will be most pleased."—Booklist
"A sweet and sassy third Granny Apples mystery."—Publishers Weekly
Biografía del autor
Sue Ann Jaffarian is a full-time paralegal who lives and works in Los Angeles. A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime, Sue Ann is the author of three mystery series—Odelia Grey, Ghost of Granny Apples, and Madison Rose—and also writes general fiction and short stories. She is widely sought after as a motivational and humorous speaker.
For the most up-to-date list of all Sue Ann's activities, visit the calendar page at www.sueannjaffarian.com.
*** "Sue Ann Jaffarian never fails to make me chuckle with her three mystery series starring paralegal Odelia Grey, ghost Granny Apples, and now Murder in Vein, starring friendly, and not-so-friendly, neighborhood vampires." —Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries
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A few hours later, Emma learns that Joanna's daughter Lainey is in a mental health facility after three attempts to commit suicide. Lainey and Emma's own daughter are good friends, so Emma pays the young woman a visit. After the talk, Emma thinks that a ghost might be involved in Lainey's attempts on her own life. But is it Max or someone else? Can Emma figure out the cause in time to keep Lainey safe?
I've enjoyed the previous two books in this series, and this was the strongest yet. The characters, both living and ghostly, are vivid and pull you into the story. There were times some of the characters were doing some stupid things, but even then I usually felt sorry for them.
The plot moves forward on two levels involving the present and the past. Both mysteries are compelling, although I usually found myself more involved in the modern mystery. Yet the historic mystery packed a real emotional punch in the end.
There was a sub-plot I didn't like because Emma was being stupid and complicating her life. I'll be looking forward to seeing how that gets resolved in future books.
This is a compelling read with great characters that will keep you turning pages until you reach the end.
I also did not like the romantic turn for worse.
One of Kelly's (Emma's daughter) closest friends' since childhood,Lainey, is in serious trouble. Several suicide(?) attempts land her in a facility for the emotionally disturbed. Emma reaches out to her in an attempt to bring some comfort and support. Then she finds that this facility, Serenity Place, is run by a professional couple, Dr. Kitty & Dr. Michael Garvey.
Do these suicide attempts by Lainey have any connection to her Father's, Max Naiman, suicide? And what could that connection be? These are questions that Emma is compelled to get at the bottom of and find the answer(s).
Since the suicide of Max Naiman, JOanna Naiman (Emma's formerly close friend) remarries to Linwood Reid. What part does he play in this scenario..if any?
While Emma is delving deeper into this mystery in order to protect Lainey from any future danger - her T.V.how must go on. That's when she encounters one of her guests, an archeologist, who has information that leads her to a small town in Pa. That's when the games' afoot and we are taken on a journey into the mysterious realm of the paranormal. What else does this archeologist have to offer Emma?
Emma also encounters an interesting character in Isaac Sachman, the jeweler. What does Mr. Sackman and Emma have in common that may be another key element in this mystery?
There were many unravelings that beckoned me to read on in this latest of Sue Ann Jaffarian's Ghost series. One of which took me by surprise. Although this major turn of events in Emma's life may not be what I expected...I have no doubt that this author will have an even greater surprise awaiting this reader in the next book in this series.
This book proves that the author will and does take us on journey's we had not planned. Enjoy. (I read this book on my Kindle and purchased it through Amazon.)