cover image Bones Behind the Wheel: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery

Bones Behind the Wheel: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery

E.J. Copperman. Crooked Lane, $26.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-68331-887-3

In Copperman’s lively 10th Haunted Guesthouse mystery (after 2018’s The Hostess with the Ghostess), Alison Kerby—who has no problem with otherworldly investigators haunting her inn at the Jersey Shore—is disturbed when a Lincoln Continental containing a skeleton is unearthed in her backyard by crews working to fix erosion after Hurricane Sandy. The 30-year-old remains turn out to be those of local car dealer Herman Fitzsimmons, who had rivalries with other car dealers and a history of extramarital affairs. The upheaval of renovations at the inn; the disappearance of the Lincoln Continental in the middle of the night; and the hostility of a police lieutenant who dislikes amateur sleuths and paranormal phenomena complicate Alison’s life. With the help of husband Josh, ghost private detective Paul Harrison, and others both of this world and beyond, Alison zeroes in on the answers to the cold case. Copperman provides a ton of spirited fun for the reader. [em]Agent: Josh Getzler, Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. (Jan.) [/em]