ARC honest review for Henery Press via NetGalley.
This is the first in the Jake O’Hara Mysteries, with 4 more in the series all coming out on the 1st March 2016.
This was a fun cozy mystery set around ghostwriters, the people who actually write the books but get no credit for them. Makes you wonder on who wrote what books, and who had ghostwriters do the job for them in today publishing world?!
Very tongue in cheek humour, with the author using bits of famous peoples names to populate her book, like…Jake christened Jacqueline Grace O’Hara (Jacqueline after Jackie Kennedy and Grace after Grace Kelly & O’Hara after Maureen O’Hara) and her mothers name is Maura.
Great set of main characters. Well plotted, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end.
Would like to read the rest of this series.
With her books sporting other people’s names, ghostwriter Jake O’Hara works behind the scenes. But she never expected a seance at a New York apartment to be part of her job. Jake had signed on as a ghostwriter, secretly writing for a grande dame of mystery fiction whose talent died before she did. The author’s East Side residence was impressive. But her entourage-from a Mrs. Danvers-like housekeeper to a lurking hypnotherapist-was creepy. Still, it was all in a day’s work, until a killer started going after ghostwriters, and Jake suspected she was chillingly close to the culprit. Attending a seance and asking the dead for spiritual help was one option. Some brilliant sleuthing was another-before Jake’s next deadline turns out to be her own funeral.