GHOST ON THE CASE
By Carolyn Hart
Crime solving ghost Bailey Ruth has a mess on her heavenly hands in GHOST ON THE CASE (Berkley Prime Crime; October 3, 2017; $26), the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Times Two.
Bailey Ruth Raeburn has a new mission straight from her heavenly supervisor at the Department of Good Intentions, and it’s a matter of life and death!
Bailey Ruth arrives in Adelaide, OK as Susan Gilbert receives a $100,000 ransom demand for her sister. The caller demands that Susan slip into the home of Wilbur Fitch, her wealthy boss, open the safe, and await instructions. Bailey Ruth, true to an emissary’s orders to work unseen, follows Susan to the home and is in a quandary, knowing that robbery is scarcely a Heavenly pursuit.
When the phone doesn’t ring, Susan is terribly distraught. Bailey Ruth takes advantage of the reprieve to press Susan for information about the safe, pointing out that the caller had to know that the money was there, and that Susan could open the safe. Bailey Ruth is confident she can use her PI skills to figure out who arranged the kidnapping, but things take a totally unexpected twist the next morning and Bailey Ruth seeks a murderer who has boxed Susan into a deadly corner.
About the Author:
Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels of mystery and suspense including the Bailey Ruth Ghost novels and the Death on Demand mysteries.
THE SECRET, BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY
By Ellery Adams
From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship—or solving a murder—can all be found within the pages of the right book . . .
Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.
When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he’s found dead on the train tracks.
Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place.
Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . .