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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1) by Pamela Kopfler


Better Dead

(A B&B Spirits Mystery #1)

by Pamela Kopfler 

Kindle Edition, 375 pages

Published December 26th 2017 by Kensington

Goodreads synopsis: 

As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality—but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . .


Burl Davis checked out of this life a little earlier than expected—before Holly could serve him with divorce papers over his extramarital flings. Unfortunately, it was not before he nearly bankrupted her beloved B&B, Holly Grove, a converted plantation that has been in her family for generations. Holly would never wish anyone dead, but three months later she's feeling a lot more relief than grief.


Until Burl's ghost appears as an unwelcome guest. Before his spirit can move on, her not-so-dearly departed needs Holly’s human help to bust up the drug smuggling ring he was involved with. She has reservations, to say the least, but agrees to assist him if he’ll make a show of haunting the B&B to draw in visitors. But when Holly’s former love, Jack McCann, mysteriously resurfaces in town and checks in, she has to wonder if her B&B is big enough for the ghost of her husband and the very real physical presence of her old flame . . .


5 stars

This is the first book in the B&B Spirits mystery series by Pamela Kopfler.

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to follow. Burt was quite an annoying ghost. And her old flame, Jake, had his own agenda where Holly was concerned. All the conflicting needs sure made for an exciting read.

I loved the chase feel of this. It wasn’t readily apparent that Burt’s death might be murder but Holly was more concerned with finding Jake’s dad, Mackie and trying to save her beloved B&B.

This had all the things I love about a cozy mystery and more. There only seems to be one more book in this series. I hope the author decides to continue with it. It is such a good one. I am hooked for sure!

If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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