Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Night of the Living Deed: Book Review and Giveaway
By E.J. Copperman
Berkley Publishing, Copyright 2010
336 pages, ISBN 978-0425235232
Rob's Rating: 4/5
Reading Challenge: 2010 Cozy Mystery Challenge
Quote From Book: "It's disconcerting to date a man more interested in your house's architecture than your own."
Rob's Review if the AP Comes Calling:
Here's a new mystery series from the Jersey Shore featuring ghosts, a fixer-upper and guest house in the making. This well crafted cozy delivers a hauntingly good time. It won't haunt you late at night but will leave a smile on your face with its strong characters and memorable lines. If Hollywood is listening this story would be a fun sitcom; in the style of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir from the 1960's.
Rumor has it that author E.J. Copperman may be a ghost himself and channeled through acclaimed mystery writer (the very alive) Jeffrey Cohen.
Private Investigator Paul Harrison and his client Maxie Malone have two things in common; they are dead and not happy haunting Maxie's 100 year old home at 123 Seafront.
The authorities listed their deaths as suicide but they know it was murder. How do two ghosts, with endless time on their hands, launch an investigation? Paul has the know-how but needs someone with a pulse to help.
When new owner Alison Kerby arrives, and she's able to see our two ghosts, their luck may be changing. Alison only wants to fix up Maxie's former home and reopen it as a guest house. A murder investigation is the least of her concern until she starts getting death threats too.
There are secrets about 123 Seafront that have murderous consequences. Will Alison live to perform more good deeds or will she join the ghostly duo of Paul and Maxie? Either way this trio is on a roll and I see more haunted mysteries in their future.
Giveaway: Win a New Copy of The Night of the Living Deed
Leave a comment on this post by midnight, June 18, and you're automatically entered. Winner will be selected by random draw. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you.
I'll accept entries from outside the USA/Canada if you have a book blog.
This giveaway is for a new paperback copy which will be sent from Barnes and Noble at my expense.
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The author had a contest for an autographed Advanced Reader's Copy. All I had to do was count the birds on the cover. I came the closest and won.