This is the second book in the Haunted Haven Mysteries by cozy author Carol J. Perry who also writes the Witch City Mysteries. I’ve enjoyed this series a lot so far having read the first book last year. This one wrapped up everything nice and neat, but I do hope there’re more planned for this series. I really like these characters and ghosts and definitely want more stories about them!
My Goodreads review:
High Spirits by Carol J. Perry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It was fun visiting the Haven House Inn again. The resident ghost Lorna just cracks me up–and now she’s got a boyfriend ghost! I think Maureen had fun ‘lending’ her clothes to her since the ghost is able to just assume the image of them on her. A win-win situation since Lorna looked great in anything and Maureen’s outfits were safe from any accidents. Maureen’s dog was quite a fan of Lorna’s too since she kept him occupied during the day by reading books about dogs to him.
Ted and Maureen made the cutest couple as they worked and sleuthed together on the latest murder that was almost getting impossible to figure out. But Officer Hubbard seemed to think Maureen had some type of inner vision or something because he insisted she could help solve this. I got a kick out of him having to haul his mom and Aster to a couple of the Dinner and a Movie nights.
I enjoyed the sleuthing for clues and liked that the showdown wasn’t as dangerous as it could’ve been. The perp was caught and now onto the business of more inn renovations. It was cool how the epilogue spanned a little bit longer and told various things that happened along with wrapping up the case nicely. I sure hope there’s more of these books planned. While it didn’t end with questions exactly, I’d still like to read more in this fun little Florida world and maybe get to know more of the ghosts there too.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Kensington Cozies via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.