When Alison Kerby bought a huge Victorian house in the New Jersey town of Harbor Haven, she didn't know that it already contained two permanent residents: eccentric ghosts named Paul and Maxie. So Alison only had one choice. She turned the house into a haunted bed and breakfast for senior citizens looking for a "unique vacation experience". In this second Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, E. J. Copperman's witty and accessible heroine helps solve a murder case - with the help of her paranormal colleagues.
Amanda Ronconi is an experienced comedic performer, and this audiobook is right up her alley. The dialogue, ghostly hijinks, and offbeat escapades are all enhanced by her excellent pacing and varied voices.
Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered - in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer before she sees reality from the other side.
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I really enjoyed this book. The characters are very realistic and funny. I received many strange looks for laughing out loud. I'm glad I discovered this series.
Hilariously funny follow-up!
It builds on the series, while adding new mysteries to solve. The ending was definitely a surprise because the villain of the story isn't who you would assume it was.
She brings the characters to life with different voices for each character and in each book, the character's voice doesn't change. I like that in a narrator.
A guest house to run and I have a ghost who wants me to play Sherlock Holmes!
Yes and love it everytime I listen to it.
Nothing special stands out, as the book flows along smoothly. Thats not to say there were not memorable moments, there are, but no particular one out of many comes to mind.
A super narration by Amanda Ronconi, as are all of her readings.
There are so many laugh out loud scenes through out the story and none that might make you cry. I love this series. Wish I had a ghosternet. Very, clever indeed.
I was a little thrown off by the beginning of the book. I had a hard time reconciling it with the rest of the story. By the time we are back to Arlice Crosby from the first chapter I've forgotten about her. I usually start the book from Chapter 2.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
A light listen. Nothing special, just a cute story. If you read the first of the series you should know what to expect.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
Another great story in the cozy “Haunted Guesthouse Mystery” series which makes you feel right at home. The characters are fun and written to make them likable as well as interesting. The story keeps moving and has a bit of humor and to go with a bunch of plot twists. If you’re looking for something to keep you guessing and smiling I would highly recommend this series.
Mrs. Ranconi does a very good job with the accents and really helps to bring the characters to life!
i loved this book and Amanda ronconi does a wonderful job with relaying emotions and the story was awesome cant wait until i can get the next one
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
I am in love with these books, they are awesome! This one had an incredible twist that left me in the dust!! I love Scottish accents so that was an add plus. I love the author's ingenious use of the word "migraine!" That alone had me laughing till the ghosts came home! Perhaps if enough people listen to this book, "migraine" will become the news all purpose word! These books are the best and you are missing out if you don't give them a try.
No, I'm pretty much a one-time-through it type of person.
Loved the Prologue--immediate capture.
Highly recommend this one. Fun, clean, great story.
I like to read, but I am too often too tired. Audiobooks give me the chance to listen to stories on my way to work or on my break.
This is the second book in Copperman's series, which is a cozy, lighthearted storyline about a single mom returning to her hometown after a nasty divorce to run a B & B.
It features two ghosts, one a detective and the other a young woman. Together the three of them get involved with and solve local murder cases.
I love the Jersey shore accents. The characters are fun, simple enough, but entertaining.
I will read the remainder of the series, and recommend it to people looking for a break from the daily grind of life.
"enjoyable mystery story"
as enjoyable as the first in the series. there is a twist that I didn't see coming.
well written and performed. looking forward to the next book in the series.
"Lighthearted fantasy fun."
This is the second book in the Haunted Guesthouse series. Our ghosts are back with their living counterparts, and let the mystery mayhem begin.
I don't like to comment on the story itself for fear of spoilers, especially as the story is outlined in the Audible summary. However, I do like to comment on the overall story and performance.
The author does a nice job of keeping this lighthearted fun, but with the mystery infused plot woven into the book. There is nothing taxing about the book, but it's great escapism if you want to wile away a few hours.
The narrator does a decent job, and compared to some out there is easy to listen to.
I have the complete series of Haunted Guesthouse mystery books in my Audible library, and have enjoyed them all. Indeed they're ones I will listen to more than once.
Top marks all round.
"quirky supernatural detective mystery"
This is the second book in the haunted guesthouse series, and is every much as refreshing, quirky and enjoyable as the first. It provides a combination of tongue-in-cheek humour, wacky antics and a complicate murder involving living and dead characters. The confusion that prevails is what makes this book quirky and fun.
When Alison Kerby purchases an old property to convert into a guesthouse, she discovers that it comes with two resident ghosts, Paul Harrison (newly qualified P.I.) and Maxie Malone (his only client and previous owner of the house) – their murder was solved in the first book.
In exchange for the ghosts providing daily paranormal activities to please and encourage ghost-hunting guests, Alison agrees to get a private investigator's license to help Paul Harrison with investigative requests he receives from deceased clients. Scott McFarlane, one of those deceased clients, asks Paul to investigate a prank he was asked to play on a frail, old lady which he now fears caused her death. Who deceived him to murder and why?
The book is both an eccentric and traditional detective mystery, with a supernatural twist, that keeps you guessing right up to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
"Funny, witty and a joy to listen to!"
It's a fresh take on the murder mystery genre, made very entertaining by the ghost factor, the woes of the guesthouse business and the very lovable family at the centre of the story. I'm halfway through the second book and loving it too.
So very old fashioned.
Not really. I became disenchanted with it so put it on while doing the house work just for some background noise.
Not for me but others may find it interesting. Recommend you try sample first.
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