Oct 14 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Giveaways, Review / 3 Comments

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.

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. McClureThe Ghost and the Dead DebThe Ghost and the Dead Man’s LibraryThe Ghost and the Femme FataleThe 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 www.CoffeehouseMystery.com.

Author Links

Visit Cleo online: www.coffeehousemystery.com

Friend Cleo on Facebook:www.Facebook.com/CleoCoyle

Follow Cleo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleocoyle/

Purchase Links

Amazon     B&N     Kobo   Google Play  BookBub

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Review of The Ghost and The Bogus Bookseller

Review (4.5 Stars):  Cleo Coyle has always been my favorite mystery writer and I was so excited to learn that she was writing another book about Penelope and Jack solving another murder.  This book starts out with Penelope trying to sell a book to an older woman and when the woman sees the back cover of the book, she runs out of the store without paying for the book.  Just to make sure that the woman was okay, Penelope and Jack go to her house to check on her and find her dead body instead.  Now, Penelope and Jack must hunt down a killer and find out who pushed this woman over the edge.

This story was fun and exciting with a delightful cast of characters.  I always liked Jack and Penelope together and this was a mystery that I absolutely got lost in.  This is the sixth book in the Haunted Bookshop series and I’m so glad to see it come back to life.  The Ghost and The Bogus Bookseller is an entertaining mystery that will keep you guessing and I’m hoping that this won’t be the last of this great series.


Tour Participants

October 1 – Babs Book Bistro

October 1 – Community Bookstop

October 2 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies

October 2 – The Montana Bookaholic

October 3 – Socrates’ Book Reviews

October 3 – MJB Reviewers

October 4 – The Avid Reader

October 4 – Mysteries with Character

October 5 – Teresa Trent Author Blog

October 5 – Reading Authors

October 6 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews

October 6 – Island Confidential

October 7 – Cozy Up With Kathy

October 8 – Laura’s Interests

October 8 – My Reading Journeys

October 9 – Rosepoint Publishing

October 9 – A Holland Reads

October 10 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

October 10 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews

October 11 – The Book’s the Thing

October 12 – Brooke Blogs

October 13 – Bookworm Cafe

October 13 – The Editing Pen

October 14 – Moonlight Rendezvous

October 15 – Curling Up by the Fire



3 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle”

  1. Kay Garrett

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

    I’d love the opportunity to read this book.

  2. Cleo Coyle

    Thank you, Jennifer, for the wonderful review. I’m happy to tell you that this will not be the last book in the series. My husband and I are already at work on Jack and Pen’s next case. Thanks so much for being part of the blog tour. (And cheers to Kay for the kind comment!)

    Have Happy Halloween Season, everyone!

    Cleo Coyle