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Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Ghost of a Chance by Kerry Blair

This is the first book I have read from my Fall into Reading List. Second in the Nightshade series, Samantha Shade, of the Nightshade Detective Agency, is busy once again trying to solve mysteries and stay alive in the process.

She has been hired to find out what seems to be haunting the San Rafael Mission. But soon, Samantha is investigating a series of murders occurring within the parish. Several young men are found executed in the same gruesome manner—and each is discovered with a marigold between his lips. The clues all seem to lead to someone at the Mission. Who could be responsible? It’s Samantha’s job to find out, especially if she wants to live.

I love the plots of this book and Mummy's the Word, but did find the writing style a little frustrating. The narrator of the story speaks to the reader too often, usually in the interest of humor. I didn't enjoy the style of writing but found that there was enough happening in the story to hold my interest. I did enjoy the second book more than the first, and hope that future books will be even better, as I do want to read more and find out what happens to Samantha Shade and the Nightshade Detective Agency.

6 comments:

Tristi Pinkston said...

I've read this book too -- I think I liked the first one a smidge better, for humor, and the second one better, for story.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

I just picked the book up -- very excited to read it. Check out Traci Hunter Abramson's three books. I absolutely adored them!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Thanks for the suggestion Candace. I'll add them to my list.

Traci Hunter Abramson said...

Yes, Candace. Thanks! And Stephanie, I hope you enjoy them!

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

Thanks for the "heads up" about this book.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

No problem to both of you.

Stephanie, I dropped by to remind you and all your readers of the following:

There are 23 days left and counting, ladies . . . if you have the most wonderful husband in the world, you need to nominated him!

I know there are other wonderful husbands out there. Until midnight November 30, 2007 I will be taking nominations via this email address ces@candacesalima.com. The six finalists will be posted, please send a picture with the nomination, on December 1, 2007 when voting will commence and the winner will be chosen by you. Sadly, because it would just be skewed, my husband cannot win although I think he'd be a shoe in. On December 15, 2007 the winner will be announced.

We have some great husbands already nominated, but I know there are more out there. So start nominating! Tell me about your husband and why you think he is the Best Husband in the World! That would be world . . . ladies, no geographic boundaries.

And by the way, I was sidetracked by Stephanie Fowers' Meet Your Match. Now I'll get busy with Kerry's.

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