Doom with a view : a Merry Ghost Inn mystery / Kate Kingsbury.

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      Summary: With the arrival of six senior reading group members at the Merry Ghost Inn, the long-awaited grand opening week has finally begun for Melanie West and her grandmother Liza. All is well with the Oregon coast-side B&B until Melanie's dog, Max, finds the dead body of one of their guests. Everyone at the inn immediately falls under suspicion, including the innkeepers themselves.
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Booklist Reviews 2017 October #2

Melanie West, looking for a fresh start after her divorce, and Liza Harris, the grandmother who raised her, have opened a bed-and-breakfast, the Merry Ghost Inn, on the Oregon coast, and they are hosting their first guests—six elderly members of a retirement-community book club. When one of the guests, the unpleasant Walter Dexter, falls to his death from the inn's balcony, and police find the railing had been sawed through, all the guests at the inn and its employees are considered suspects. To protect their fledgling business, Melanie and Liza decide to find the killer. While the suspects stonewall the police detective to protect themselves and each other, they are more willing to share information with the inkeepers. Complicating matters, the two must also contend with Orville, the laughing ghost at the inn, who seems inclined to help with the investigation. Details of running a small-town inn are woven through this satisfying cozy. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 July #5

Kingsbury's delightful sequel to 2016's Dead and Breakfast finds former financial analyst Melanie West and her spunky grandmother, Liza Harris, ready for the grand opening of their bed-and-breakfast, the Merry Ghost Inn, in Sully's Landing, Ore. For the first evening, they have hired a magician to entertain their six guests. Unfortunately, one of them, elderly Walter Dexter, does his best to rattle the magician ("I saw better acts than that in kindergarten"). The next morning, Melanie's dog, Max, starts barking; she follows him outside and discovers Walter lying in the driveway, his head at an odd angle. Worried that Walter's demise may harm future reservations, Melanie and Liza set out to find out whodunit and restore their business's good name. Orville, the laughing ghost that haunts the old inn, assists. Revelations concerning Orville's past as a live person and the mysterious disappearance of Melanie's mother enhance the sleuthing. Cozy fans with a taste for the paranormal will be rewarded. Agent: Paige Wheeler, CMA Literary Agency. (Sept.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.