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Ghost Blows a Kiss

Fans of paranormal mysteries will appreciate this 10th “Bailey Ruth Ghost” case (after Ghost Ups Her Game), a template for a traditional mystery in the style of Agatha Christie. The likable Bailey Ruth should appeal to fans of Cleo Coyle’s “Haunted Bookshop” mysteries.

Ghost Ups Her Game

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.]

Ghost Wanted: A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel

Obviously not a deep rumination on life after death, this fast-paced and entertaining cozy features a loose-cannon, fashion-conscious heavenly emissary who is protective of her old hometown.

Castle Rock

An almost quaint tone in this 1983 novel will feel dated to some, but Hart's smooth writing and her ability to describe gorgeous Southwestern scenery make it a good choice for those looking for an old-fashioned romantic suspense title. Hart has just been named a 2014 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. A perfect afternoon escapist read from one of the best.

Escape from Paris

Originally published in a shortened version 30 years ago, this expanded edition, although somewhat predictable, will appeal to World War II buffs.

Dead, White, and Blue: A Death on Demand Mystery

Tourists aren't supposed to just disappear during the Fourth of July celebrations, but a well-known visitor does...

The Devereaux Legacy

Turn up your gothic-romantic suspense meter for this spooky Low Country treat. Hart's 1986 standalone has enough espionage and intrigue to keep readers guessing. Recommend this quick read to those longing for the old-fashioned romantic suspense novels of Phyllis Whitney or Victoria Holt.


Hart's (Death Comes Silently; What the Cat Saw) light romantic suspense stand-alone is thickened with just enough espionage and intrigue to keep readers guessing. Additionally, the award-winning Hart provides a superb new introduction to this title that was originally published in 2000.

Death Comes Silently

Solid for mystery collections and those who like a good mystery without the blood and gore. ["Recommended for all cozy mystery fans, especially for those who like to read Joan Hess, Leslie Meier, and Jill Churchill," read the review of the Berkley Prime Crime hc, LJ 4/1/12.—Ed.]

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