Amanda Ronconi narrates this humorous mystery with the vocal equivalent of an eye roll. While she doesn’t sound bored, she certainly sounds annoyed. But imagine her character’s predicament: She’s purchased an old crumbling Victorian on the Jersey shore, she’s fixing it up into a guesthouse, her precocious nine-year-old is hectoring, and now she finds out the Victorian is haunted!
Admittedly contrived, over-the-top, and including references that will be dated unto obscurity within the next decade or sooner, Night of the Living Deed seeks to achieve only one thing: Your temporary laughter and merriment at - or with - Ronconi’s eye-rolling voice.
Welcome to the first Haunted Guest House mystery - the getaway every reader can afford.
Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.
©2010 Jeffrey Cohen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The narration was really entertaining. I'm sure it was read exactly how the author intended.
Didn't realize this was the first in a series, I will definitely listen time the rest of them.
Creative, Fun, Imaginative.
Yes, it was a good who-dun-it story. Although the story seems outrageous, the elements of weirdness are incorporated slowly and gradually so that the possible outcomes increase dramatically. Good story with lots of humor too.
Maxie Malone and the way she goes for Tony. A ghost totally infatuated with a living man, she is out of control!
The book is well narrated and there are so many plot twists, very fun!
Full of cliches and hard to believe decisions. Just pretty disappointing overall. If I hadn't dropped $4.00 on it I wouldn't have finished it. Narrator was good though, would like to hear her in a story that wasn't this stretched.
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
I think it is possible to have hundreds of favorite series of books, at least it is for me! This is definitely another one for me. I am quite at home with sarcastic people and places. Allison is almost like a long lost sister. I love, love, love Paul and Maxie. I am glad that they are all family. The ripping up of Allison's guest house breaks my heart and I think she should have used the deed to her best advantage. This story is frocked with humor, intrigue, mystery and ghosts. If you are looking for a feel good book with a dash of mystery included, this is the book for you! IMO, it is well worth the credit and makes for wonderful entertainment. Give it a go and let me know what you think!
Terrific book The story was fun with some pleasant surprises around every bend. Every now and then, it's nice to listen to a book that's not heavy and demanding. This was original and captivating, but then I'd probably enjoy listening to box labels if Amanda Ronconi was narrating.
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
Murder mystery, comedy...witty ghosts! If you like cozy mysteries and/or paranormal stories do yourself a favor and listen to "Night I the Living Deed" by E.J. Copperman.
Allison, a single mom of a precocious little girl decides to move back to her native seaside town of Harbor Haven, New Jersey after her recent divorce from 'the swine'. Fixing up an old Victorian house as a guest house seems to be a good way to live in a nice house and make a living for her and her 9 year old daughter, Melissa (who reminds me of my 9 year old daughter, Lily). Plus she is really good with tools and has a contractor friend for help. What she didn't count on is that the spirits of 2 recently deceased people would also be living there. After having a bucket of joint compound dropped on her head, she sees dead people...well at least 2 of them, and they want her to find out who killed them!
The narrator is the amazing Amanda Ronconi, which is why I decided to buy this book in the first place. She is incredible at doing multiple voices, and she specializes in paranormal humor! I laughed out loud multiple times during this book, and immediately got the next one which I also loved, and I am about to start #3. I honestly had never read a 'cozy mystery' but I really think this counts as one! It had me on the edge of my seat, laughing, falling in love with a new set of book friends and I loved every minute of it!
This book is a light and fast read. The ghosts who live in the house want help solving their murder.
Light-hearted mystery/ghost story reminiscent of the book and film "Topper". Believable vs. irritating sarcastic humor (actually funny, not grating). Mystery aspect was very light. Good narrator with a light touch, but very distinct voices for each character.
I needed a light-weight, engaging "read" in-between some of the heavier/darker books I read and this fit the bill perfectly.
the pace was fast enough to keep me interested as well as fun with enough decoys to keep me guessing
I will look forward to the next book in this series!
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content