Book Tour – The Ghost & the Bogus Bookseller by Cleo Coyle

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
by Cleo Coyle

About the Book

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Berkley (September 25, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0425237451
ISBN-13: 978-0425237458
Digital ASIN: B078VX9SNF

Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop’s ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.

A big bestseller leads to small town trouble.

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn’t believe in ghosts, until she was haunted by the hard-boiled spirit of 1940s private investigator Jack Shepard. Now Jack is back on the job, and Pen is eternally grateful…

After an elegant new customer has a breakdown in her shop, Penelope suspects there is something bogus behind the biggest bestseller of the year. This popular potboiler is so hot that folks in her tiny Rhode Island town are dying to read it–literally. First one customer turns up dead, followed by another mysterious fatality connected to the book, which Pen discovers is more than just fiction. Now, with the help of her gumshoe ghost, Pen must solve the real-life cold case behind the bogus bestseller before the killer closes the book on her.


My Review:
4 out of 5 stars

I was not aware that this series has actually been around for a really long time. I’ve never read any of the other books in the series, and I’m not usually a fan of paranormal books, but I decided to take a chance on this one.

I’m so glad that I decided to read this book. The characters are so enjoyable. I really appreciate that this book was written in a way that it is able to stand on it’s own. People who are new to this series like me won’t have any problem at all with feeling lost with the story and the characters or anything like that.

This was a really enjoyable read. The mystery kept me engaged and interested in the story. The characters are great. I’m going to have to go back and read the previous books in this series.

About the Author

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries–now celebrating nearly fifteen years in print. They also write the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, which were originally published under their second pseudonym, Alice Kimberly (The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, The Ghost and the Dead Deb, The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library, The Ghost and the Femme Fatale, The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion). Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, and New York, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting

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2 thoughts on “Book Tour – The Ghost & the Bogus Bookseller by Cleo Coyle

  1. Thank you for your review on “The Ghost & the Bogus Bookseller” by Cleo Coyle and for being part of the book tour.

    I’d love the opportunity to read this great sounding book. Love the cover with the hint of the ghost by the hat in the window.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  2. Jackie – Thank you so much for the lovely review! Marc and I appreciate your joining us in welcoming Jack and Pen back, and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy the stories in our Haunted Bookshop world. We’re now at work on the next book in the series, and we’ll keep everyone posted on the publication date. (We promise it won’t be another ten years!)

    Thanks to Kay for the comment, as well, and…

    Have a Happy Halloween Season, everyone!

    ~ Cleo Coyle

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