Ghost ups her game

Carolyn G. Hart

Book - 2020

"After a busy morning dispatching emissaries from Heaven's Department of Good Intentions to those in need, Bailey Ruth Raeburn is feeling flush with success. So when an urgent call for help comes through from her old hometown, she can't resist taking on the mission herself. After all, what could go wrong? With the shouted warning of her boss, Wiggins - Irregular! Problematic! - ringing in her ears, she arrives to face a shocking scene: Professor Iris Gallagher leaning over the cor...pse of her colleague Matt Lambert, the murder weapon clutched in her hand. Bailey Ruth is only sent to help the innocent, but things are looking very black for Iris. With Wiggins breathing down her neck, and her old friend Police Chief Sam Cobb casting doubt on her every theory, Bailey Ruth must uncover the truth - or this could be the last trip to earth she's ever allowed to make."--Provided by publisher.

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Series
Hart, Carolyn G. Bailey Ruth ; 9.
Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery fiction
Ghost stories
Paranormal fiction
Published
London : Severn House 2020.
Edition
First world edition
Language
English
Physical Description
214 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
9780727890474
0727890476
Main Author
Carolyn G. Hart (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

In New York Times best-selling author Hart's next "Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel," spectral Bailey Ruth arrives on the scene of a murder in her old hometown, puzzled because her job is to help the innocent and Professor Iris Gallagher looks to be very much guilty of murder. Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Once again, ghostly emissary Bailey Ruth Raeburn is proving problematic for Paul Wiggins, Heaven's stationmaster. When a message for help comes from Adelaide, OK, Bailey Ruth's hometown, she hops on the Rescue Express to help two people. Bailey Ruth doesn't really know which person is her assignment, but when she arrives at Goddard College, Robert Blair and Iris Gallagher are standing over a body, while Iris instructs Robert to get rid of a black sock used as a sap. Bailey Ruth is shocked when Iris acknowledges she sees her and doesn't want help. Iris is arrested for killing Matt Lambert, the college's outreach vice president, but Iris's daughter, Gage, is convinced Lambert was blackmailing someone. Always a sucker for romance, Bailey Ruth knows that Gage is dating Robert, and that there's more to the murder than a mother's protectiveness. Unable to convince the police chief of Iris's innocence, Bailey Ruth persuades Wiggins to allow her to stay in Adelaide long enough to find the killer. The charming ghost will need all her skills to unravel a complicated case. VERDICT The amusing sequel to the first book in the series, Ghost on the Case, is a warmhearted traditional mystery that will appeal to fans of Nancy Atherton's "Aunt Dimity" books. [See Prepub Alert, 1/22/20.]—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

MWA Grand Master Hart's delightful ninth novel featuring ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn (after 2017's Ghost on the Case) sends Bailey Ruth, of heaven's Department of Good Intentions, to her hometown of Adelaide, Okla., where a murder has just occurred. Cool, self-possessed Goddard College professor Iris Gallagher is standing over the body of slimy college fund-raiser Matt Lambert holding the murder weapon, a man's sock "apparently filled with a heavy substance." She's telling nervous Robert Blair, a newly minted lawyer, that she didn't commit the crime. Robert's agreeing to dispose of the weapon later gets him in trouble with the police for tampering with evidence. When an impoverished student next turns up dead with Iris at hand, she's arrested. In the course of gathering information on Lambert's activities, Bailey Ruth identifies several suspects, including prominent local George Kirk. The murders may be related to the earlier death of George's wealthy wife. Bailey Ruth's concern for the vulnerable makes her a particularly endearing sleuth. Fans of paranormal cozies will be in heaven. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider Literary. (Aug.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A New York Times best-selling author's warm-hearted sleuth returns in the ninth Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, with a case that will test even her Heavenly powers.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"After a busy morning dispatching emissaries from Heaven's Department of Good Intentions to those in need, Bailey Ruth Raeburn is feeling flush with success. So when an urgent call for help comes through from her old hometown, she can't resist taking on the mission herself. With the shouted warning of her boss, Wiggins - "Irregular! Problematic!" - ringing in her ears, she arrives to face a shocking scene: Professor Iris Gallagher leaning over the corpse of her colleague Matt Lambert, the murder weapon clutched in her hand. With Wiggins breathing down her neck, and her old friend Police Chief Sam Cobb casting doubt on her every theory, Bailey Ruth must uncover the truth - or this could be the last trip to earth she's ever allowed to make"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart's warm-hearted sleuth returns in the ninth Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, with a case that will test even her Heavenly powersAfter a busy morning dispatching emissaries from Heaven's Department of Good Intentions to those in need, Bailey Ruth Raeburn is feeling flush with success. So when an urgent call for help comes through from her old hometown, she can't resist taking on the mission herself. After all, what could go wrong?With the shouted warning of her boss, Wiggins - "Irregular! Problematic!" - ringing in her ears, she arrives to face a shocking scene: Professor Iris Gallagher leaning over the corpse of her colleague Matt Lambert, the murder weapon clutched in her hand. Bailey Ruth is only sent to help the innocent, but things are looking very black for Iris. With Wiggins breathing down her neck, and her old friend Police Chief Sam Cobb casting doubt on her every theory, Bailey Ruth must uncover the truth - or this could be the last trip to earth she's ever allowed to make.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Bailey Ruth Raeburn, of Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, confidently sets out on an unauthorised mission when she receives a call for help. But soon it's not just Professor Iris Gallagher - who Bailey Ruth finds bent over a corpse, murder weapon in hand - who needs assistance. For if Bailey Ruth can't solve this case, it could be her last.