Ghost a la Mode

A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies - and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than 100 years, Granny's spirit has been searching for someone to help her see that justice is served - and she hits pay dirt when she pops in to a séance attended by her great-great-great-granddaughter, modern-day divorced mom Emma Whitecastle. Together, Emma and Granny Apples solve mysteries of the past and the present - starting with Granny's own unjust murder rap in the final days of the California Gold Rush. 

Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples. 

"Emma handles her 'gift' of seeing the dead with aplomb, and class. I'll look forward to seeing where the sequel will take Emma and Granny." (Deadly Pleasures

"A charming tale, as appealing as apple pie. I predict a long life (and afterlife) for Sue Ann's latest series." (Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning author of Dating Dead Men)

"Take colorful characters in a charming setting, mix in a dash of romance, add a pinch of the paranormal, and serve it up like one of Granny's famous pies. I guarantee you'll be back for seconds." (Deborah Sharp, author of Mama Rides Shotgun)

©2011 Sue Ann Jaffarian (P)2019 Sue Ann Jaffarian

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***I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I tried listening to this book but i didn't get far at all. The narrator sounded like she was reading to a room of 5 year olds. I restarted five times but finally gave up. I am so sorry, but i was asked to give an honest review. I have no idea if the book is good or not. I didn't get far enough to tell. i gave 3 stars to the story portion because i didn't want to bring the overall rating of this book too far down.

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Apples and ghost, great combo

Murder, mayhem, gold and apple pies. Stir them all together and you have a delightful story that ends too soon.

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Cozy supernatural mystery - slightly spoilery

I love mysteries, and I love the supernatural so this is a great series for me. I also like it when bad things happen to cheaters . I was disappointed here, but am hopeful for future books in the series.

There are elements of cheating, divorce, murder, and an inherited talent for seeing dead people.

I struggled with the emphasis or maybe it was the cadence of the narration. I sped it up, listening at 1.4 speed and it was fine.

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Loved the start of this series

This book had me right from the start. It drew me in and kept my attention! The narrator did a really good job with the characters giving them their own identities. I like this authors writing style. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Cute Story

Emma learns about seeing and hearing ghosts. And her family heritage with that of Granny Apple, insisting she didn’t kill anyone. Can she prove it, cute humorous story. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Fantastic

I love this series. Emma learns she can see and hear ghost. She meets Granny Apples who is a ancestor of hers. Granny was hanged for killing her husband but she she says she did not. She wants Emma to help her prove she did not murder her husband, This book will keep you laughing throughout with Granny and Emma;s adventures. I definitely want to continue with this series. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

The narrator, Sandra Murphy, did a fantastic job.

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Fun Ghost Cozy Mystery

This is a fun light read. The story involves solving a hundred-year-old murder at the annoying behest of an old granny ghost, and the difficulties (and ultimate failure) of the poor drafted "detective" hiding the occult angle from everyone else. The characters are well defined by the narration and the bad guys are really hatable. Very enjoyable.

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Emma learns she can see ghosts after a seance so along with her granny's ghost they solve the reason she was murdered great cozy great listen!

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Cozy Mystery

I loved the mystery, characters and the humour. My only negative is the narrator. She did not suit this book.
I would recommend it to those who love cozy mysteries.

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Love this series!

I’ve been a fan of Sue Ann Jaffarian’s books for years. The Granny Apple series are fun reads with good plots that keep you guessing. The local settings (San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties) make is so easy for this reader to visualize the story. I read this book years ago, and listening to it brought it all “to life.” I highly recommend these books. I know that I plan on building my Audible library with mor of these books.

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Ghostly goings on

I really enjoyed book three of this series so jumped at the chance to listen to how it all began (book one) so glad I did because this book was just as good. The characters are so engaging I just love them, especially Granny Apples. The story is very clever the way Emma has to solve both an old murder with the help from ghosts and a new murder with bad guys shelve can actually send to jail, if they don't kill her first. I think this is going to be a great series and I am off to start book two.
When Emma heads to a seance as a favour to a friend she had no idea that the girls night out would change her life forever. She comes away with more than a few answered questions, namely the ghost of her great-great-great grandmother who needs her help. Granny Apples was hung for killing her husband and she wants Emma to prove her innocent and set the record straight. Granny Apples tried to get help from Emma's mother many years ago but has she now finally found the one person who can help her. Emma had to trace her roots back to a small town where she finds a whole lot more ghosts and ghostly mysteries one of them being a recently murdered man. Can Emma get help from the local living or will it just be the local ghost that keep her from harms way because someone wants what ever is buried in the small town town and will stop at nothing to get it.
I liked the narrator and thought she did a good job bringing the ghostly presence running through the book to life, the living were good to.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.