The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #3) (Mass Market)

The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #3) By Alice Kimberly, Cleo Coyle Cover Image

The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #3) (Mass Market)

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must solve the case of a literary killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly.

Pen has just received an extremely rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete works. Rumor has it a secret code, trapped within the books’ leather-bound pages, leads to buried treasure. Well, it looks like they got the buried part right—because, as Pen sells off the valuable volumes, everyone who buys...dies.
 
Once these books go missing from their owners’ cold hands, Pen will need resident ghost and hard-boiled P.I. Jack Shepard to help crack the case. The police are skeptical that the deaths involved foul play—so it’s up to them to unravel these shocking endings...
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 more than ten years in print. As Alice Kimberly, they also write the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. 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, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together.
Product Details ISBN: 9780425212653
ISBN-10: 0425212653
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: September 5th, 2006
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Haunted Bookshop Mystery
Praise for The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library
 
“I love this series. Pen and Jack are such likeable characters...this series is so well written...I highly recommend this book and the complete series.”—Spinetingler magazine
 
“Cleverly devised...starring an offbeat combo.”—Midwest Book Review 

More Praise for the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

“Deliciously charming.”—New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs
 
“Ms. Kimberly has penned a unique premise and cast of characters to hook us.”—Rendezvous
 
“[Jack] is hard boiled in the tradition of Phillip Marlowe and [Pen] is a genteel Miss Marple; yet the two opposites make an explosive combination.”—Midwest Book Review
 
“What a delightful new mystery series! I was hooked from the start.”—Roundtable Reviews

“Combining elements of cozy mysteries with detective noir, throwing in a bit of the paranormal, this is a series that will please any mystery fan.”—The Romance Reader's Connection