Downright DeadA BB Spirits Mystery Book 2 Pamela Kopfler5 StarsSynopsisHolly Davis never imagined having a haunted bed and breakfast would be the secret to her success or that a secret might leave her BB DOA After the syndicated TV show Inuiring Minds airs footage of their resident ghost at Holly Grove a converted antebellum plantation house it seems like half the state of Louisiana wants to book a room There s only one small problem the ghost of her not so dearly departed ex Burl has departed For the sake of business Holly s willing to keep p the pretense of still being haunted But after an outspoken debunker challenges the show s credibility the TV crew returns to Holly Grove to prove the ghost is realFollowing a disastrous s ance Holly is sure she ll be exposed as a charlatan Surprisingly the debunker suddenly becomes a believer after he s pushed off the Widow s Walk to his death and rises as a ghost Now his inuiring mind wants to know who murdered him When he asks for Holly s help she can t say no But this time it s her turn to watch her step because if the killer gets spooked the next ghost haunting the BB may well be its owner GoodreadsReviewI love the characters in this book Holly is willing to do almost anything to save her Bed and Breakfast from going The Firefighters Christmas Reunion under She is even willing to fabricate a ghost She had a real ghost her ex Burl but he has passed on thank to help from her When a ghost debunker dies and comes back as a ghost she does not have to pretend any I really like the characters they are well developed and well rounded Nelda and Miss Alice are very funny and added a lot to the story And I liked the personal change to Holly s lifeThe writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was walking the halls of the Bed and Breakfast watching all of the scariness taking place The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider I thought I had it figured out a couple of times but I was wrongI would recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery I am already looking forward to the next bookI voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher Kensington Books and NetGalley which I greatly appreciate Holly Davis is back again and she s preparing to reap the benefits of the ghostly reality show filmed at her B B when she learns that there s going to be a followp show There s only one glaring problem her ghost has departed With no Burl and dreamy Jake still stuck in Central America Holly must fend off a determined ghost debunker on her own which is proving to be difficult The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey until he s found dead and she s accused of his murder Downright Dead is Pamela Kopfler s second BB Spirits Mystery and is just the right mixture of cozy funny ghostly and delicious note to self must learn to make the perfect Sazerac A fun read for lovers of cozy mysteries In Better Dead the first in Pamela Kopfler s BB Spirits Mystery series Holly Davis helped the ghost of her late and largelynlamented husband move on But with Burl s departure her haunted BB and ancestral home Holly Grove is no longer haunted Or is itAs Downright Dead opens the reality show producer who made Holly Grove famous is demanding a seuel episode spurred on by a dedicated debunker who plans to expose the whole story as a fake The original haunting was real but with the ghost gone Holly does feel like a fake and has no idea how to honor her option contract without destroying her businessAnd that s not Holly s only problem Her handyman has an accident her ICE agent boyfriend is AWOL and her cook has taken an inexplicable dislike to a perfectly inoffensive guest The portrait of the Unknown Ancestor keeps jumping off the wall a visiting psychic predicts a dire future for the debunker and Bayou St Agnes rises cutting Holly Grove off from any way out And then there s a murder Or twoWhat s a girl to do Holly deals with it all with charm and aplomb and help from her band of loyal friends and a ghost or two Downright Dead is the second book in the BB Spirits Mystery series I really love the humor and the characters in this series The stories never fail to have me laughing out loud I can t imagine the annoyance of having a supremely ir. Holly Davis never imagined having a haunted bed and breakfast would be the secret to her success or that a secret might leave her BB DOA After the syndicated TV show Inuiring Minds airs footage of their resident ghost at Holly Grove a converted antebellum plantation house it seems like half the state of Louisiana wants to book a room There’s only one small probl.
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Ritating ex husband come back as a ghostand in this newest book Holly Davis has to contend with two spirits Twice the irritation While it isn t necessary to read the first book before reading Downright Dead the first book is a great read and I highly recommend it Holly Davis turned the family home Holly Grove into a BB so that she could afford to keep it Soon after opening her BB the ghost of her ex husband Burl showed The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtships, up and causedite a stir The BB was featured on a television show Inuiring Minds where footage clearly proved that that the haunting was real But then Burl moved onascendedjoined the choir invisiblewhatever you want to call it The ghost is gone Holly is relievedand then horrified Sylvia Martin host of Inuiring Minds The Greeks Acquisition uses a sneaky clause in the contract Holly signed to demand a followp visit Not only is she bringing the film crew back to Holly Grovebut she s also dared a snarky internet sensation to come de bunk the haunting Holly is The Amish Nanny (Brides of Amish Country, unsure what to dosince the ghost is gone Just as the followp production is hitting an all time embarrassing low one of the guests is pushed off the widow s walk crashing to the ground below That solves the ghost problembut the even bigger The Healer (Borderland Brides, uestion is which person is a murderer And why I am definitely going to continue reading this cozy mystery series Holly and her staff are such a hoot And the ghosts never fail to be entertaining The mystery in this newest book clipped right along at a nice pace I love the mix of humor and mystery The BBghost background theme didn t over power the mystery but added to it This is just an all around fun entertaining cozyI voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own Downright Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the 2nd book in A BB Spirits Mystery series and I loved it Holly is the owner of Holly Grove a converted plantation which has been in her family for generations Holly once has to putp with the television show Inuiring Minds coming to the BB to film for ghosts Since her husband s ghost has moved on there are no ghost now On top of that a debunker is challenging there is or ever was a ghost Once I started this book I kept reading The Slayer (Time Raiders until I was done It had many laugh out loud moments which I always enjoy Looking forward to the next book in the series I recommend this bookseries for anyone who enjoy funny cozy mysteries I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review This is the second book in the BB Spirits Mystery series but I read it without having read the first one While the story does continue there s enough background given to catch youp and I didn t feel lostI really enjoyed this trip to Holly Grove an aging old plantation house that rose to fame as a haunted house on national television but is now no longer haunted since Burl the ghost crossed into the light Holly the BB s owner figures she can keep guests looking for a ghostly encounter at bay but when the show decides to return to Holly Grove Holly knows she s going to be exposed especially since part of the new show will feature a ghost debunker But when the debunker finds out there are indeed ghosts by becoming one Holly has a new problem to figure out which of her guests may be a murdererThis was such a great atmospheric cozy mystery I was sucked into the world of Holly Grove right away The characters were a little over the top which made it fun The mystery was great though it comes into play about halfway through the book the first half setting The Journal Of A Vicars Wife up all the reasons people would want to kill the absolutely awful Tru and the romance between Jake and Holly was soooo cute I will definitely be returning to Holly Grove with the next installment to keepp with these characters if you love cozies you should too Downright Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the second book of the A BB Spirits Mystery series This series is a paranormal cozy mystery series with a main character determined to solve crime with the help of a resident ghost in her BBHolly Davis wasn t too happy when her ex husband Burl began to haunt her BB after his death but who knew that a ghost was just what business needed A ghost chasing TV crew did a show on the BB and business was booming but Their Mistletoe Matchmakers unfortunately for Holly Burl crossed over after his death was. Em the ghost of her not so dearly departed ex Burl has departed For the sake of business Holly’s willing to keepp the pretense of still being haunted But after an outspoken debunker challenges the show’s credibility the TV crew returns to Holly Grove to prove the ghost is real Following a disastrous séance Holly is sure she’ll be exposed as a charlatan Su.
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SolvedNow Holly is doing whatever she can to pretend there s still a ghost at Holly Grove to keep the business coming in The last thing Holly needed however was the television crew to want to come back when a debunker makes the claim they faked the show but with a clause in her contract Holly can t do anything but invite them all back to film again and finds herself yet again trying to solve a murder when things get out of handDownright Dead was a great follow The Stephanides Pregnancy up to the first book in the series as far as bringing back the likable characters with a bit of humor mixed into a mystery I would say this one was rather slow going though in getting to the mystery side but the hauntedunhaunted BB story line was plenty to stay entertained withntil the murder came along I ll definitely be looking forward to spooky hijinks to come from the seriesI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit It s been awhile since I read the first book but I The Tycoons Reluctant Cinderella uickly felt at home at Holly Grove BB with the awesome main characters of Holly Nelda Sam Miss Alice and Mackieand of course Jake When Holly s dead husband Burl entered the pearly gates Holly Grove s resident ghost was gone But the TV show that had filmed a segment about Burl s haunting that made the BB wildly popular returned to film some Holly panicked If that wasn t enough a ghost debunker named Tru Stalwort who regularly followedharrassed the show and its star Sylvia Martin showedp early He was just as obnoxious and nasty as Sylvia and Holly s friend Liz the producer had described him When he was found dead at foot of the widow s walk evidence pointed to Holly herself Another body turned The True King of Dahaar (A Dynasty of Sand and Scandal up later which really made Holly worry about the BB s reputation but at least no one could blame her for that death I loved how she and Jake sleuthed together Even Miss Alice and Nelda got in on the actionI liked the side story with Thomas Sinclair too I thought it was odd that Nelda and Miss Alice seemed to know who he was but wouldn t comment on why I can t really tell without spoiling this Let s just say this book was funny and cry worthy and at times I felt like punching Tru when he was still alive and debunking that is I never suspected the awesome twist towards the end that concerned Holly I had also not guessed the killer Even though everything was wrappedp well with a heart warming ending I m definitely ready for another book in the series It looks like Jake and Holly are back at a fairly good place His being an ICE agent isn t easy on their relationship if they even have one and I m hoping they can work things out in future books I highly recommend this book if you re cool with paranormal cozies It can easily stand alone but if you want to enjoy it to its fullest I would suggest reading the first book so you can get to know Burl better He was so funny in the first book and it s really worth reading it to have all that back storyI voluntarily read and reviewed an advance e copy of this book provided by NetGalley and the publisher Thanks to NetGalley Kensington Book for the opportunity to read an eBook ARC of this title That said I won t be reading any books in this series The first one was kinda cute with the almost ex husband being the ghost but this ghost wasn t cutemostly just incredibly annoying Add in the near constant you need a man schtick and this one was sometimes hard to get through Too many others awaiting my attention Downright Dead by Pamela Kopfler is one of the best paranormal cozy mysteries I have read Its style is similar to Angie Fox s paranormal 1920 s ghost solving mysteries There s plenty of humor action and suspects to explore Just like one of my other favorite sleuthing heroines the business owner in this novel is believed to be a suspect Her slipper was found where the dead man was pushed But the police still haven t decided if it is murder or a suicide yet However Holly sees the ghost of the newest victim He was her worst critic and now even in ghost form he doesn t want to believe But if he wants to stay away from hell they have to work together to solve his murder Plenty of interesting scenes and funny moments Overall I highly recommend this story and the rest of the series to readers everywhere I received this copy from the publisher This is my voluntary review. Rprisingly the debunker suddenly becomes a believer after he’s pushed off the Widow's Walk to his death and rises as a ghost Now his inuiring mind wants to know who murdered him When he asks for Holly’s help she can’t say no But this time it’s her turn to watch her step because if the killer gets spooked the next ghost haunting the BB may well be its owner.
Pamela Kopfler is a novelist Southern fried and sassy She writes award winning humorous mysteries with a kick of Southern sass Her debut novel BETTER DEAD is the first in her B & B Spirits mystery series to be followed by DOWNRIGHT DEAD and HOG WILD DEAD Kensington Books She is a four time Golden Heart® finalist and a Daphne du Maurier award winnerShe can stir up a roux mix a cocktail