SOURCE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
What makes a house look haunted?
Is it enough to appear abandoned, run-down, bleak? To creak and groan when long fingers of fog creep down the nearby hills?My Thoughts:
MURDER ON THE HOUSE was a spooky little cozy mystery, and I loved every minute of it! Though I haven't read the first two books in this series, I was able to jump right into this one with no problems. The main character Mel and I felt like longtime friends.
Mel Turner is a contractor, specializing in the restoration of older homes in San Francisco. She can also see and sometimes communicate with ghosts that dwell in these places.
The new owners of a Victorian house want to hire Mel for both her restoration and "ghost whispering" abilities. They want Mel to convert the home into a Bed & Breakfast, but first she has to spend the night in the house to see if she's up to the challenge. But, things don't go so well. Someone ends up murdered in the house, and Mel's hoping the ghostly residents will help her figure out the culprit.
Truly I enjoyed everything about this book. It was the perfect blend of ghost story and clever mystery, with a cast of interesting and likable characters. I also loved the author's rich descriptions of the San Francisco Bay area - really drew me into the story.
I would highly recommend MURDER ON THE HOUSE to fans of paranormal cozy mysteries. 5-stars!
Review copy courtesy of the publisher.