Waiting On Wednesday (139) @severnhouse

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Ghost Ups Her Game
A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel #9
Carolyn Hart
Severn House Publishers, August 2020
Mystery, Cozy, Supernatural

From the publisher—

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 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.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? We’ve all run into mysteries involving ghosts (although some mystery readers will avoid them like the plague we’re enduring right now) but when the sleuth actually is a ghost, well, that’s a whole ‘nother thing, isn’t it? Carolyn Hart has been on my list of top cozy and traditional mystery authors for a long time for a very simple reason—she never disappoints me, no matter which series. This one has enchanted me from the beginning with a terrific premise and a character I can’t help but love. 😊