Most people don’t look forward to returning to a funeral home but I sure was when I found out Tonya Kappes would soon be releasing the next in the Ghostly Southern Mysteries with one of my favorite book characters, Emma Lee Raines.
Emma’s character is fascinating because she lives in the world of the living and the dead in more than one way. She helps the souls of those who have been murdered solve their murder and move on to the afterlife. Emma is kind of a Private Investigator for ghosts.
The first lady to ever help Emma Lee is found dead with a glass of poisoned sweet tea and she, Emma, becomes the main suspect. What proper southerner poisons sweet tea? That’s not right. With troubling financial times for Eternal Slumber Funeral Home and the owner of Burns Funeral home just looking for a way to steal clients from them, things don’t look so great for Emma Lee.
From small town gossip to trying to solve the murder of Emma’s new client, psychic, Debbie Dually, things go from bad to worse the more she tries to help solve the case. Can Emma get a break? Nope, not so much. Will she solve the case so Debbie can cross over? What’s with all these other spirits floating around that Emma isn’t suppose to be dealing with? Will her cop boyfriend finally say enough is enough with her snooping and lock her up? I’m not going to tell you. You’ll just have to visit this fascinating small town yourself. Bring your manners, your hunger for southern food and a good ear as you help
Emma solve this unprovoked murder.
Like all of the Ghostly Southern Mysteries, you can start on whichever one you want because Tonya does a fantastic job of recapping Emma’s “condition” and gets the readers, new and old, caught up really well. It’s one of those things that make her books great. A reader can always choose which sounds the best for them. That of course then hooks the readers.
Now, if you’d excuse me, I’ve got a funeral home to get back to. You should too, so here is the link to buy this amazing book. It’s out NOW!