October 31, 2010

SCAREFEST Review: Ghost in Trouble: A Mystery (Bailey Ruth) by Carolyn Hart

 
 
 



When Bailey Ruth Raeburn passed over into the great beyond, she was delighted to discover her sleuthing days would last an eternity. Joining Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, she uses her unique advantages as a ghost—sometimes you see her, sometimes you don't—to help those in need and ensure the wicked get their just deserts. 

However, on this latest mission, Bailey Ruth finds it more difficult than ever to keep up with her boss Wiggins's rules for good spirit deportment. Not only is the woman she is supposed to save determined to thwart Bailey Ruth's good intentions at every turn, she just so happens to be one of Bailey Ruth's oldest enemies. Not that that should matter to one of Heaven's best and brightest emissaries, but still, there is only so much a person can put up with—living or dead. 

But solving Bailey Ruth's toughest case yet means managing a recalcitrant charge, a fraudulent medium, a mother's heartbreak, old passions and new, and a telltale rawhide dog bone. Heaven help her! 
From Amazon

I wouldn't say that this is one of my favorite books but it was an enjoyable mystery.  There were a few parts that I had trouble concentrating on.  I found a couple of events to be confusing.  I would give this book three stars. 

Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series # 3
HarperCollins Publishers
October 12, 2010
288 pages
$19.99 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.





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21 comments:

  1. It sounds like a fun sort of mystery.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  2. I love, love Carolyn Hart's mysteries. Is Max, her husband, in this one with the mother in law?? Darn, it's not a giveaway. Oh well, Happy Belated Halloween.

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  3. I have enjoyed the first ones of this series, and expect this one is good too.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  4. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy this one much, but based on other people's enjoyment of the series, I'd be willing to give it a chance.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  5. Definitely sounds a fun mystery. sdeeth at msn dot com

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  6. Even though you did not completely enjoy the book I will still read it. I have enjoyed all of Carolyn's book prior to this one so hopefully I will also enjoy it. Not everyone can or will enjoy every book by any author that they like to read.

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  7. Sounds like a pretty good mystery.

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  8. Sounds like a good read :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  9. I know what you mean when you say that you had trouble concentrating on the story line. I've had a few books that do this to me as well.

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  10. A less than an amazing ghost story is better than no ghost story.

    ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Looks like a good ghost story & mystery. Thanks for the review!

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  12. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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  13. I have really liked her other books so even though you only gaveit a 3 star rating I would love to give it a read!

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  14. I have enjoyed other Carolyn Hart books, so I would also like to read this one.

    farrell@crosslake.net

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  15. I have never read a Carolyn Hart book. I do love books about ghosts and a ghost that has to help seems like a good book. It sounds sort of like the odd couple. The ghost and the investigator aren't best buddies.

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  16. I like Carolyn Hart's books and this one sounds like a lot of fun.

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  17. I really enjoy Carolyn Hart's mysteries. I love stories about ghosts especially when they can sometimes be seen!

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  18. I need a good mystery read!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  19. I've loved mysteries ever since the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  20. I love your review on this book! It makes me want to read it even more!!

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