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Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered-in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer befor Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered-in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer before she sees reality from the other side.


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Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered-in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer befor Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered-in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer before she sees reality from the other side.

30 review for An Uninvited Ghost

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ed

    This engaging woo-woo cozy mystery offers an offbeat cast of characters. I like the persistent sleuth who also runs a guesthouse with her unusual boarders. Paul is my favorite of the ghosts. If you're in the mood for reading something a little different, this fun title might fit the bill. This engaging woo-woo cozy mystery offers an offbeat cast of characters. I like the persistent sleuth who also runs a guesthouse with her unusual boarders. Paul is my favorite of the ghosts. If you're in the mood for reading something a little different, this fun title might fit the bill.

  2. 4 out of 5

    ✨Susan✨

    When a recently divorced mother of one renovates an old home into a bed and breakfast, she may have bitten off a little more than she can chew. During construction she and her daughter start to experience spectral sightings and by the time of completion they have accepted and welcomed their friendly, paranormal inhabitants. While still trying to embrace that her first tenants are permanent and ghostly, there is an unexplainable murder that opens the floodgates for the press and local police of t When a recently divorced mother of one renovates an old home into a bed and breakfast, she may have bitten off a little more than she can chew. During construction she and her daughter start to experience spectral sightings and by the time of completion they have accepted and welcomed their friendly, paranormal inhabitants. While still trying to embrace that her first tenants are permanent and ghostly, there is an unexplainable murder that opens the floodgates for the press and local police of this small town. I was wavering between a three and four star rating but about half way through the pace picked up and the characters became endearing. I think this is a fun, light, cozy series that according to the reviewers just gets better and better. As always, Amanda Rinconi does an exceptional job narrating.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ivonne Rovira

    I did enjoy E.J. Copperman’s first novel in this series, Night of the Living Deed, but not nearly as much as its sequel, which was much, much better. It’s the first week for single mom Alison Kerby’s guesthouse (which she readied in Night of the Living Deed), and a passel of seniors have come to see hijinks performed twice a day by Alison’s resident ghosts: private investigator Paul Harrison and over-the-top Maxie Malone. But once a private eye, always a private eye. Paul wants Alison to help inv I did enjoy E.J. Copperman’s first novel in this series, Night of the Living Deed, but not nearly as much as its sequel, which was much, much better. It’s the first week for single mom Alison Kerby’s guesthouse (which she readied in Night of the Living Deed), and a passel of seniors have come to see hijinks performed twice a day by Alison’s resident ghosts: private investigator Paul Harrison and over-the-top Maxie Malone. But once a private eye, always a private eye. Paul wants Alison to help investigate on behalf of Scott, another ghost, who fears he may have inadvertently killed a woman. I won’t spoil anything by telling anything further about Scott’s troubles. However, adding to the general confusion — and hilarity — when the profanity-laced reality show Down the Shore, a thinly veiled version of MTV's Jersey Shore, also comes to stay. Readers will laugh out loud at the antics of the narcissistic, dimwitted “reality” stars, the eccentric senior citizens, and Alison and her family and friends. I've already bought the next two books: the novel Old Haunts and the novella A Wild Ghost Chase, both published in 2012.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed this entry in the series. Alison really does have the best haunted guesthouse on the Jersey shore. There were some really good twists that I didn’t see coming (and neither did Alison). I really enjoy the authors writing style - very witty and sarcastic. Looking forward to the next book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    C.

    I collected this series because I love this cover! Paranormal fans beg for literature with an ADULT PROTAGONIST. If the gorgeous cat is a family member, it’s sparse enough to evade recall even by me. Humour is lovely but we need a greater abundance of suspenseful, solidly atmospheric, ADULT ghostliness. When you laugh and argue with spectres and they are commonplace; the spine-tingling awe I’m forced to continue seeking, isn’t possible. If at least this house had secrets, beyond one story in the I collected this series because I love this cover! Paranormal fans beg for literature with an ADULT PROTAGONIST. If the gorgeous cat is a family member, it’s sparse enough to evade recall even by me. Humour is lovely but we need a greater abundance of suspenseful, solidly atmospheric, ADULT ghostliness. When you laugh and argue with spectres and they are commonplace; the spine-tingling awe I’m forced to continue seeking, isn’t possible. If at least this house had secrets, beyond one story in the first novel; that would create a facsimile of suspense. Alas, the house doesn’t fulfill the role of wonder and discovery that it could either. In volume one, I praised E.J. Copperman’s humour because it worked well in dialogue, the secret was unique, and there was heightened emotion. Reaching the cover that drew me; I can’t match ratings. I laughed at the word “migraine” replacing all swears so the author could pepper us with them unrestrainedly. Other than that, a parody of “Jersey Shore” filming the house and a contrived mystery with one actress, were pointless and downgraded the haunted house tone more than usual. It’s clear the author is no fan of the show but why intrude on a ghost story to illustrate that? Also, the child barging into the attic unbidden, was irritating and unlikely of her. The true case, a murdered guest and a ghost who may have harmed someone, were impressively complex and original. A reader doesn’t have the toolkit for deciphering it because it involves peculiar rules about the ghost realm, that the author invented. I don’t mind fictional concepts. If he’d drop the silly television thread, this would be compelling. However the danger and shock of the first novel are absent. Bottom line: I don’t read paranormal literature in pursuit of comedy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Julia Spencer-Fleming

    Lovers of smartly written, intelligently plotted, laugh-out-loud cozies will recognize this as the latest series from terrific writer Jeffrey Cohen. I pick up one of his books whenever I myself need a pick-me-up. I simply double-dare you not to feel better about life after reading anything he writes! This series is a clever, updated homage to TOPPER, and does justice to the granddaddy of all today's ghostly comic capers. The perfect beach read. Now where did I put that chaise lounge? Lovers of smartly written, intelligently plotted, laugh-out-loud cozies will recognize this as the latest series from terrific writer Jeffrey Cohen. I pick up one of his books whenever I myself need a pick-me-up. I simply double-dare you not to feel better about life after reading anything he writes! This series is a clever, updated homage to TOPPER, and does justice to the granddaddy of all today's ghostly comic capers. The perfect beach read. Now where did I put that chaise lounge?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Terri Crossley

    This is book two in the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries and I loved it just as much as the first one! With a charming guesthouse and a few ghosts Alison has her work cut out for her. When she promises Paul that she will help him solve some crimes if he helps scare the guests that stay at her guesthouse! She figured it would be maybe a once in a while thing but as soon as she agreed to their pact Paul gets them a case. Scott McFarlane got roped into a prank that turned deadly and he wants his named This is book two in the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries and I loved it just as much as the first one! With a charming guesthouse and a few ghosts Alison has her work cut out for her. When she promises Paul that she will help him solve some crimes if he helps scare the guests that stay at her guesthouse! She figured it would be maybe a once in a while thing but as soon as she agreed to their pact Paul gets them a case. Scott McFarlane got roped into a prank that turned deadly and he wants his named cleared and the real murderer to pay. When Allison starts to dig she finds out the woman is still alive, well she was until she gets murdered at Allison's guesthouse. With the past and the present coming to a big halt Alison must dig quick or she will wind up being the next victim! I highly recommend this book and series!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia

    An Uninvited Ghost by E. J. Copperman is the second book in The Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series. Alison has opened her guesthouse to her first guests when she is also hired to investigate a possible accidental homicide by a ghost.Finding the alleged victim, Arlice Crosby, alive and well, she invites her to a seance at the guesthouse, where unfortunately she is murdered for real. I enjoyed this book very much. It was unlike anything I had read before and hard to put down. I liked the role the g An Uninvited Ghost by E. J. Copperman is the second book in The Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series. Alison has opened her guesthouse to her first guests when she is also hired to investigate a possible accidental homicide by a ghost.Finding the alleged victim, Arlice Crosby, alive and well, she invites her to a seance at the guesthouse, where unfortunately she is murdered for real. I enjoyed this book very much. It was unlike anything I had read before and hard to put down. I liked the role the ghosts played and the way they were incorporated in the mystery and the ending was totally unexpected. A funny and entertaining read which left me wanting more.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nora-adrienne

    An Uninvited Ghost Author E.J. Copperman Copyright April 2011 Publisher Berkeley Prime Crime Alison Kerby ‘s guesthouse in the Jersey Shore town of Harbor Haven is open and ready for visitors. Now she just has to fill the rooms with paying guests. She decided to accept the offer from Edward Rance, who operates a unique tour group for seniors. The “unique” part of this, is that the groups visit haunted homes and are looking for spooks, spirits, ghosties even. Alison has cut a deal with her two resid An Uninvited Ghost Author E.J. Copperman Copyright April 2011 Publisher Berkeley Prime Crime Alison Kerby ‘s guesthouse in the Jersey Shore town of Harbor Haven is open and ready for visitors. Now she just has to fill the rooms with paying guests. She decided to accept the offer from Edward Rance, who operates a unique tour group for seniors. The “unique” part of this, is that the groups visit haunted homes and are looking for spooks, spirits, ghosties even. Alison has cut a deal with her two resident ghosts to help “entertain” the guests by appearing twice a day, as if they were a stage act. In return Alison has agreed to help out on the occasional case. What cases you might venture to ask? Before he was killed (see Night of the Living Deed) Paul was a newly licensed P.I. . Now Alison might actually have to make good on that offer since Paul has a client who thinks his actions might have killed someone. Add to all the tumult of entertaining the seniors, and then the arrival of a “reality TV crew, and a killer to find, you have the beginning of an interesting adventure for Alison ,her daughter Melissa, and her crew of ghosts and friends. E.J. Copperman is a talented and funny author who can and should hit the top of the lists with this series. FTC Full Disclosure: I purchased this book with full intensions of reviewing it for friends and other interested being. E.J. can be found hanging out at http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.ph...

  10. 5 out of 5

    T K Nelson

    Not as enjoyable as the first in the series, probably due to the author throwing way too much at the reader. Paul is contacted to verify whether or not his blind ghost ‘client’ has accidentally killed someone while participating in a prank. Blind ghost communicates by “reading” magnetic letters on a child’s easel – that is some Grade-A Helen Keller level ability. Alison agrees to let a Jersey Shore-esque cast and crew film at the guest house adding to the stress of her first week in business. It’s Not as enjoyable as the first in the series, probably due to the author throwing way too much at the reader. Paul is contacted to verify whether or not his blind ghost ‘client’ has accidentally killed someone while participating in a prank. Blind ghost communicates by “reading” magnetic letters on a child’s easel – that is some Grade-A Helen Keller level ability. Alison agrees to let a Jersey Shore-esque cast and crew film at the guest house adding to the stress of her first week in business. It’s mentioned that she is offered an obscene amount of money but, even with that, to risk her guests’ comfort and happiness seemed out of character. (view spoiler)[ I found it most odd that with all the pages devoted to cast and crew their presence had no bearing on the mystery making the whole plotline nothing more than filler (hide spoiler)] The ending was oddly dissatisfying. Especially after much too much interaction throughout the book with the murderer. Having the penultimate reveal happen in front of Detective McElone, yet providing no actual resolution the police could use, is moving what was semi-viable escapism into unbelievable territory.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Deanie Nelder

    Actually 3.5 stars In the next novel in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series, it's a culture clash when a group of ghost-hunting senior citizens stays in the guesthouse, along with a group of foul-mouthed twenty-something reality stars filming a Jersey Shore -like reality show. When a local woman is killed at a seance at the Guesthouse, no one can leave town. But what out-of-town guest could have motive for killing a elderly town resident? There's a twist in this book that you'll never see coming Actually 3.5 stars In the next novel in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series, it's a culture clash when a group of ghost-hunting senior citizens stays in the guesthouse, along with a group of foul-mouthed twenty-something reality stars filming a Jersey Shore -like reality show. When a local woman is killed at a seance at the Guesthouse, no one can leave town. But what out-of-town guest could have motive for killing a elderly town resident? There's a twist in this book that you'll never see coming, and that adds a lot to what is otherwise a fairly standard supernatural cozy mystery. Guesthouse owner Alison Kerby uses her newly-minted Private Investigator license to help solve the murder, and the disappearance of one of the cast members of Down the Shore. It's well-written and readable, but nothing special... until the end.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa White

    I did NOT see that coming! Such a great twist! So many interesting characters in this book it really left you wondering what was going to happen and what was going on. I really enjoyed picking up this book and learning more about the main character and her family/haunts.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Good continuation of the series - Alison now has her PI license, but she didn't really intend to actually use it... Good continuation of the series - Alison now has her PI license, but she didn't really intend to actually use it...

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Pros: "An Uninvited Ghost" is a light and entertaining cozy with a nice bunch of recurring characters and a cute premise. Alison Kerby has bought an old Victorian home on the Jersey Shore and converted it into a guesthouse. Her first guests are a senior citizen tour group and the cast and crew of a "Jersey Shore"-like reality show. The seniors insist on seeing ghosts if Alison is to keep the business of the tour company and luckily her home is haunted by former owner Maxie and fellow murder vict Pros: "An Uninvited Ghost" is a light and entertaining cozy with a nice bunch of recurring characters and a cute premise. Alison Kerby has bought an old Victorian home on the Jersey Shore and converted it into a guesthouse. Her first guests are a senior citizen tour group and the cast and crew of a "Jersey Shore"-like reality show. The seniors insist on seeing ghosts if Alison is to keep the business of the tour company and luckily her home is haunted by former owner Maxie and fellow murder victim Paul. The two ghosts agree to put on some spooky shows if Alison will help investigate the occasional case with Paul, a former private eye. All is going well until someone is murdered during Alison's staged seance. Cons: For me, the writing is a bit clunky. A 106 word sentence, for example, was a total distraction from the storytelling. This time I didn't mind the phonetic spelling of the police detective's name, though it's still a bit distracting. The author's insistence on describing Paul's British/ Canadian accent annoyed me in this book. No one knows what that sounds like, so stop making a big deal out of it or spell his dialogue phonetically so we have a clue. Beyond these little peeves, the story for me had bigger problems. I guessed the murderer on the same page as the murder. The sleuth's ten-year-old daughter turns out to be the brains of the operation, to my dismay. A lack of forethought in the "mythology" of the ghosts leads to a glaring problem involving what the ghosts can and cannot carry through walls. If you've already read the first book you'll doubtlessly be as annoyed as I was that a new ghost rule in the second book makes unnecessary the dark, futile wall searches that took up most of book one. Also, the reality show subplot adds nothing to the story, except perhaps for adding "migraine" to the list of things I found annoying about this book. (To keep it family friendly, the author substitutes the word migraine every time a Jersey Shore-like cast member says a curse word.) The entire subplot could be lifted out of the book to no ill effect and seemed to only serve as filler. Lastly, the "stunning" revelation of the killer was so convoluted and contrived that it failed to get the "Oh no way!" reaction it was going for. If you fall in love with Harbor Haven, Alison, her sweet and smart daughter Melissa, and the incorporeal Maxie and Paul, then you will love these books. If you get stuck on the poor craftmanship of the old guesthouse, like I did, it might be best to find a new series.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alannah Davis

    Book #2 of the cozy mystery series about Alison Kerby and her resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie. Alison is now welcoming her first guests to the guesthouse: a group of senior citizens who are there for the promise of a supernatural experience. Alison also now has a private investigator's license because Paul-the-ghost thought they might solve a few cases together. Alison went to the trouble of studying for the exam and getting her license, but when Paul wants her to investigate a case for Scott, a Book #2 of the cozy mystery series about Alison Kerby and her resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie. Alison is now welcoming her first guests to the guesthouse: a group of senior citizens who are there for the promise of a supernatural experience. Alison also now has a private investigator's license because Paul-the-ghost thought they might solve a few cases together. Alison went to the trouble of studying for the exam and getting her license, but when Paul wants her to investigate a case for Scott, a ghost friend of his, she whines that she thought she'd never have to use her P.I. license and only got it because she thought Paul would leave her alone. Um, right. Does New Jersey even give P.I. licenses in such a short time period, without Alison having to do an internship or work with a licensed P.I. first? I don't care enough to Google it. It bothers me because this is one of several obvious instances of, shall we say, blatent creative license taken by the author for the sake of convenience. Anyway, Alison takes the ghost client's case, sort of. In the course of this investigation she meets Arlice, an elderly woman who ends up dropping dead in Alison's own house. At a seance. The premise sounds cool, and I liked the ending a lot. I really liked the author having Alison reading a copy of "Some Like it Hot-Buttered," which E.J. Copperman reportedly wrote under another name. Great touch! Unfortunately, I found Alison to be even more unlikable and unfunny than in the first book. There is very little character development overall. The reality show subplot has nothing new to say about reality shows, has nothing to add to the story, and should have been deep-sixed. This being said, the writing style is engaging and kept me reading. That's no small feat, considering how much I was annoyed by Alison and by the overabundances of asides (in parentheses) to the reader. The plot and the engaging writing style raised my rating from one star to three. Still, I'm not sure I'll be investing in Book #3 in the series. I've read the first two books and characterization has been a consisent issue. I am not convinced that I have a reason to care about these characters enough to invest more time in them. I do plan to give "Some Like it Hot Buttered" a try, though. The author has an engaging way of writing and I'd like to see more of his work - as long as Alison Kerby isn't in it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anniken Haga

    So I think these books may be kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I found, as I did when listening to the first one, that they aren't really that good. There are some holes in the mystery-part of the story, and some back and forth the story could do without, but the characters and settings are interesting, and the narrator of the audiobooks does an amazing job! So, for rough weeks and slumps, these will be my go-to books, I think. This one, though, had some problems I, as a diabetic, couldn't hel So I think these books may be kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I found, as I did when listening to the first one, that they aren't really that good. There are some holes in the mystery-part of the story, and some back and forth the story could do without, but the characters and settings are interesting, and the narrator of the audiobooks does an amazing job! So, for rough weeks and slumps, these will be my go-to books, I think. This one, though, had some problems I, as a diabetic, couldn't help cringe at. I mentioned it in my update - that is not how it works! Not to mention they wouldn't look for it in a dead body, as it is a normal hormone to have. They had to look for it specifically. So yeah, a few holes, but all in all a lot of fun, which is what I need right now.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    3.5 stars

  18. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    Another cute installment of A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery. It gets a little goofy at times, but that's part of its charm. Another cute installment of A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery. It gets a little goofy at times, but that's part of its charm.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    Fabulous! This is the second book in the Haunted Guesthouse series by E.J. Copperman. After the first book, Night of the Living Deed, I was hooked. After reading An Uninvited Ghost, I'm still hooked. When's the third book coming out? An Uninvited Ghost is something classic with a modern twist... it reminded me of those old whodunnit books where someone is murdered and everyone in the room must stay until the detective solves it. Though, in this case, everyone had to stay in and around Alison Kerb Fabulous! This is the second book in the Haunted Guesthouse series by E.J. Copperman. After the first book, Night of the Living Deed, I was hooked. After reading An Uninvited Ghost, I'm still hooked. When's the third book coming out? An Uninvited Ghost is something classic with a modern twist... it reminded me of those old whodunnit books where someone is murdered and everyone in the room must stay until the detective solves it. Though, in this case, everyone had to stay in and around Alison Kerby's guesthouse while she and her PI ghost friends tried to solve the murder of a friendly old woman. The modern twist? This is all going on while a season of the reality show Down The Shore is being taped in the guesthouse. Hello, drama! Drama especially when one of the stars goes missing. What's great about the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries are the characters. They have distinct personalities and life goals (can a ghost have a life goal?) and they can all make me laugh. Oh my gosh, the ending. You will not believe the ending when you get to it! It was a mystery to me the whole time, who could have been the murderer, but when you finally find out who it was, you will be shocked. It was an ingenious turn of events, if you ask me. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend going and getting Night of the Living Deed. Once you read it, you'll see what I mean and then you'll be all set to read An Uninvited Ghost. *Disclaimer: Even though I was provided a complimentary copy of this novel by the publisher, that did not effect my review of it and the opinions in said review are expressly mine.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Marlyn

    In the second of the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries, Alison Kerby welcomes the first paying guests to her home. Alison is now a licensed private investigator, having agreed to help resident ghosts Paul Harrison (former P.I.) and Maxie Malone (former owner of the house) with the occasional investigation provided they'd appear for her lodgers twice a day. These particular guests are the first group (hopefully of many, if their experience is positive) from a company offering unique vacation experience In the second of the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries, Alison Kerby welcomes the first paying guests to her home. Alison is now a licensed private investigator, having agreed to help resident ghosts Paul Harrison (former P.I.) and Maxie Malone (former owner of the house) with the occasional investigation provided they'd appear for her lodgers twice a day. These particular guests are the first group (hopefully of many, if their experience is positive) from a company offering unique vacation experiences to seniors. Meanwhile, Scott McFarlane, a ghost acquaintance of Paul's asks him to investigate a prank he was asked to play on an elderly woman, which he fears may have resulted in her death. Since Paul is unable to leave Alison's house, it falls to her to find out whether the woman, who turns out to be prominent local citizen Arlice Crosby, is alive or dead. But Alison's life is nothing if not eventful, and while all this is going on, the executive producer of a reality show called Down the Shore (which sounds suspiciously like an actual reality show that is filmed in New Jersey) that the guesthouse would make a perfect backdrop for the next season of the program. Alison is loathe to agree to his proposal, until she find out how much she'd be paid. Suddenly, her idea for turning the attic into a luxury suite looks much more possible. All the above details make it sound as if the plot will be a complicated mess, but it isn't. The confusion is fun, and the characters (even the ones who aren't really there) are interesting enough to keep the reader from turning out the light until the final page has been turned.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Pat Edgar

    This is the second book in the haunted guesthouse series, and is every much as refreshing, quirky and enjoyable as the first. It provides a combination of tongue-in-cheek humour, wacky antics and a mysterious murder involving living and dead characters. The confusion that prevails is what makes this book quirky and fun. When Alison Kerby purchases an old property to convert into a guesthouse, she discovers that it comes with two resident ghosts, Paul Harrison (newly qualified P.I.) and Maxie Malo This is the second book in the haunted guesthouse series, and is every much as refreshing, quirky and enjoyable as the first. It provides a combination of tongue-in-cheek humour, wacky antics and a mysterious murder involving living and dead characters. The confusion that prevails is what makes this book quirky and fun. When Alison Kerby purchases an old property to convert into a guesthouse, she discovers that it comes with two resident ghosts, Paul Harrison (newly qualified P.I.) and Maxie Malone (his only client and previous owner of the house) – their murder was solved in the first book. In exchange for the ghosts providing daily paranormal activities to please and encourage ghost-hunting guests, Alison agrees to get a private investigator's license to help Paul Harrison with investigative requests he receives from deceased clients. Scott McFarlane, one of those deceased clients, asks Paul to investigate a prank he was asked to play on a frail, old lady which he now fears caused her death. Who deceived him to murder and why? The book is both an eccentric and traditional detective mystery, with a supernatural twist, that keeps you guessing right up to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie and Louis Rigod

    E.J. Copperman has penned another page-turning, laugh filled, and excellent murder mystery. The Title of the book is "An Uninvited Ghost." The Title should be "The Uninvited Ghosts and Guests." Resident Guesthouse Owner, new Private Investigator tries to keep order in her first week of opening her dream guesthouse in New Jersey. She already has the support of her darling daughter, Melissa. Her Mother, and Two resident ghosts. Now, the house is filled with a Senior Plus tour-group whom are excited E.J. Copperman has penned another page-turning, laugh filled, and excellent murder mystery. The Title of the book is "An Uninvited Ghost." The Title should be "The Uninvited Ghosts and Guests." Resident Guesthouse Owner, new Private Investigator tries to keep order in her first week of opening her dream guesthouse in New Jersey. She already has the support of her darling daughter, Melissa. Her Mother, and Two resident ghosts. Now, the house is filled with a Senior Plus tour-group whom are excited by the prospect of timed ghost encounters, next a reality show group of 20-somethings that are known for their migraines and showing too much flesh, finally, she even invites a charming woman in her 80's that Ghost friend, Paul wants to prove is still alive. No worries, the lady is until, she isn't! Be prepared to laugh like crazy, perhaps until you need that headache medicine yourself, be prepared to fall in love with the ghosts, and cherish the friends, police woman, and everyone else in the book. Be prepared to aid all in solving a very unique murder mystery and quite satisfactorily. I see an award nomination down the road...Mr. Copperman has been overlooked, in my opinion.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    As I have already read two books beyond this one, as I was reading this there was a great deal of repitition obviously. So I have decided to go ahead with this series not backwards. I like this series so I will continue reading it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    I gave this four stars because I love the characters. This was a cute little mystery that had a twist I never saw coming.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Richard Boyer

    like the ghost characters in this book

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tahmina

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So far I am loving E.J Copperman. The Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries are quickly becoming my favorite. They are just a good quick read and I love to read a couple of books like this a month. Anyway we continue this series with Alison and same people from the last book but this was more fun. She has her first group of guests coming and as she's accommodating them she also received people from a reality show. And then she has to take on a case, on top of everything else, from a ghost. It's a simple So far I am loving E.J Copperman. The Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries are quickly becoming my favorite. They are just a good quick read and I love to read a couple of books like this a month. Anyway we continue this series with Alison and same people from the last book but this was more fun. She has her first group of guests coming and as she's accommodating them she also received people from a reality show. And then she has to take on a case, on top of everything else, from a ghost. It's a simple enough task to see whether a women is alive or dead and when she checks up on Arlice, she is very much alive. Case Closed. Only Alison invites Arlice over to her house for a seance and she dies. Well after that she has to figure out who killed Arlice in her house. The things I liked about this, is that he kept the same characters but introduced some new characters as well. Loved the inclusion of H-Bomb and her female and male co-stars. I think it would be so much more interesting to have seen them. Loved the guests, especially Bernice!!! I liked the constant chaos of the book but also the fact that people were very accepting of her talking to ghosts to the point where they just stopped noticing it as strange. Loved how Trent was portrayed. I feel like that's probably how a lot of producers end up on reality shows. And I loved the ending. I was so confused when they couldn't see her. I was like huh? What are they talking about. And then it finally hit me. Very Sixth sense in a way but i still was fooled until the end. Though as soon as Dolores tried to take her necklace away and said something about "family secrets' I knew she did it. So it was fun that I didn't know to the extent she was involved. So the reason I gave this three stars instead of four is because of Scott. I like his character but first of he was just sooooo not smart. But the thing that bothered me the most is the fact that he was a blind ghost and I feel like that was not explained very well. In the physical world you are able to tell from objects where you are and where you need to be. But in the ghost realm how do you get around. How are you able to know which direction you are going if you just pass through everything. I just could not understand that and every time Scott would say something or give directions it would annoy me because there was no explanation on how he knew that information. The other thing I did not like was Alison taking forever to take on a case. I felt like she was being unnecessarily stubborn because she had already promised Paul to it and had taken the exam to become a private detective. She says she did it because she believed she probably would not have to investigate a crime but this would make Paul live to his agreement. So I just did not like her being sneaky. I understand in the end she did go on with the case but still she irked me a little with that.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    I picked this book up last year for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 'A Ghost Story' prompt, since I don't like scary stories, but didn't get to it before the year was done. I expected it to be a fluff book, as many in the 'cozy mystery' subgenre tend to be, but actually, I really enjoyed 'An Uninvited Ghost' and would be interested in reading others in the series. Protagonist Alison owns a guesthouse, essentially a 'bed and breakfast' without the breakfast, and with it came at least one ghost. I I picked this book up last year for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 'A Ghost Story' prompt, since I don't like scary stories, but didn't get to it before the year was done. I expected it to be a fluff book, as many in the 'cozy mystery' subgenre tend to be, but actually, I really enjoyed 'An Uninvited Ghost' and would be interested in reading others in the series. Protagonist Alison owns a guesthouse, essentially a 'bed and breakfast' without the breakfast, and with it came at least one ghost. I suspect the first book in the series tells the story of the second ghost who seems to be a resident of the home too. Alison had allowed the haunting of her guesthouse to be a selling point to those who are interested in such things, including a bus full of senior citizens who booked most of her rooms. When a reality show producer contacts Alison desperate to find a new filming location for his 'Jersey Shore'-style show, she's not sure how well a house full of seniors will fit his plan. Since he only wants one room for his 4 twenty-somethings, and is willing to pay big money for use of the room and the common areas of the house, Alison sees it as an opportunity she can't pass up, especially if the ghosts underwhelm and the senior group doesn't book a return trip. Concurrently, one of her resident ghosts informs her of another ghost who lives in a nearby abandoned hotel and thinks he caused the death of an elderly lady not long ago. As the ghosts are generally restricted to the units they haunt, they need Alison's help to find out if the woman is still alive and if not, whether the ghost encounter is what killed her. Alison locates the woman, who is very much alive and interested in her ghost experience, although she writes it off as an amateurish prank. Alison invites her over for a seance her ghosts are doing to entertain the senior group, but before the night is over, the woman ends up dead. The ghost who thought he killed her the first time is nowhere to be found, so the suspect list seems limited to those who were in the room at the time, which also includes the people from the reality show, who thought the seance would make for good TV. All in all, it kept me guessing, and Copperman did a great job of building the suspense, but keeping it lighthearted and fun. As stated, I would absolutely read more from this series, and only a few minor inconsistencies in the story kept it from getting a 5 star review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Knight

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was disappointed in this book, the second in the Haunted Guesthouse series. The secondary plot was about a "Jersey Shore" type reality series that Alison allows to be filmed in her Guesthouse. Pointless, not funny, with characters that weren't interesting. And why would Alison want more complications in her life on her first week of business? Didn't make sense to me. The main plot was the murder of Arlice Crosby. Very interesting. But I've read the book twice and the plot solution doesn't make I was disappointed in this book, the second in the Haunted Guesthouse series. The secondary plot was about a "Jersey Shore" type reality series that Alison allows to be filmed in her Guesthouse. Pointless, not funny, with characters that weren't interesting. And why would Alison want more complications in her life on her first week of business? Didn't make sense to me. The main plot was the murder of Arlice Crosby. Very interesting. But I've read the book twice and the plot solution doesn't make sense. They talked about find insulin vials and a bulb aspirator, but not about a needle. I didn't see how Delores could have injected Arlice or how she could have assembled the necessary things in such a short amount of time. If she had wanted to kill Arlice with insulin, she would have brought things with her. But in the plot, she had only a few moments to locate everything (pp. 66-72). And insulin needs refrigeration, so why did Linda Jane have it in her room? And the part about Delores being a ghost could have been a great plotline, but there were contradictions. Alison saw her talking to Linda Jane (p. 33) and Bernice heard her voice (p. 205). Delores wedged herself next to Arlice at the first seance, but the other guests didn't notice the odd sensation of bumping into a ghost? The detective never mentioned her. Why didn't Alison say something when she described the events? The second seance made the "ghosts really exist" thing too explicit. It should have stayed more vague. Oh well, my head is starting to ache trying to figure this out. But this isn't the kind of book that I want to scrutinize; I just couldn't overlook what I saw as inconsistent. But I like the characters, I loved Maxie's birthday, and I'm ready to move on to the next book in the series.

  29. 4 out of 5

    JPT

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. * * * Audiobook Story: B-/C+, Narration: B Not a review, just some thoughts for personal reference. Spoilers. OK, the second book in the series as a (very slight) improvement over the first one. I'm trying to like this series, but so far it's been a bit of a slog. My rating(s) above are probably on the generous side. In this book, the renovations to Alison's guest house were completed and it's open for business. The guests include the seniors who are part of a special ghost tour, plus some cast/crew * * * Audiobook Story: B-/C+, Narration: B Not a review, just some thoughts for personal reference. Spoilers. OK, the second book in the series as a (very slight) improvement over the first one. I'm trying to like this series, but so far it's been a bit of a slog. My rating(s) above are probably on the generous side. In this book, the renovations to Alison's guest house were completed and it's open for business. The guests include the seniors who are part of a special ghost tour, plus some cast/crew members of a reality show (think Jersey Shore, I guess). Alison conducts a seance for her guests and a last-minute invitee is murdered right in front of everyone. Although the event was being filmed, nothing helpful was caught on tape, and people's stories/recollections don't mesh. Alison wasn't quite as TSTL in this outing, but she was still bumbling and annoying. And seriously, there was a lawyer who was up to his neck in the shenanigans who spoon-fed Alison with at least part of the solution when he repeatedly said "Not a living soul" when she questioned him who he was working with. Duh, Alison, he means a ghost. So, the murderer was a ghost. Who was ultimately punished by other ghosts. Still not interesting. I just didn't like anyone enough to care. But I must be a masochist, or just like free books, because I'm going to give the series one more try. (BTW, there's a cat on the cover of this book. There's no cat in the story. A cat might have improved things. Maybe it would be better at solving mysteries.)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Marlene

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So many inconsistencies in this book. They had to tear down all the inner walls of the house in. The first one because the ghosts can’t bring things through walls, yet in this one they could. The blind ghost can lead everyone around, even to remote country houses, even though he’s blind? The bad guy turns out to be a ghost who had booked herself a vaca, but none of the other guests, including the RN, thought it would be prudent to let Alison know an elderly lady never showed up for a vacation she So many inconsistencies in this book. They had to tear down all the inner walls of the house in. The first one because the ghosts can’t bring things through walls, yet in this one they could. The blind ghost can lead everyone around, even to remote country houses, even though he’s blind? The bad guy turns out to be a ghost who had booked herself a vaca, but none of the other guests, including the RN, thought it would be prudent to let Alison know an elderly lady never showed up for a vacation she booked and (somehow) paid for? Melissa is a brat who always gets away with everything. Can’t stand it. So inappropriate for adults to be talking about murders and the possibility of her mother getting murdered in front of her. Then there’s Jeannie the bff. Everyone caters to her and let’s her get away with anything because she’s pregnant. She literally calls Alison crazy and doesn’t believe her about the ghosts. Shouldn’t best friends believe each other? All that being said I’ll probably read the other books. I like the authors writing style and the other characters.

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