Sunday, March 12, 2023

Audio Book Review - DOOM WITH A VIEW: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery #2 by Kate Kingsbury


Title: Doom with a View

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Genre: Amateur Sleuth Mystery
Release Date: September 12, 2017

About the Book:

With the arrival of six senior reading group members at the Merry Ghost Inn, the long-awaited grand opening week has finally begun for Melanie West and her grandmother Liza. All is well with the Oregon coast-side B&B until Melanie's dog, Max, finds the dead body of one of their guests.

Everyone at the inn immediately falls under suspicion, including the innkeepers themselves. Melanie and Liza are not sure who they can trust, and the idea of cohabitating with a murderer is enough to send chills down anyone's spine. To make matters worse, the curmudgeonly town detective wants them to steer clear of the investigation, but doesn't seem too inspired to solve the case in a timely fashion himself. To clear their own names and to avoid the blight on the inn's reputation that yet another dead body will bring, Melanie and Liza dive headlong into the murder investigation.

With a little help from their chuckling ghost, Melanie and Liza dodge the detective, tip-toe around their suspicious guests, and still serve up delicious bed-and-breakfast meals on time in Kate Kingsbury's delightful second Merry Ghost Inn mystery, Doom with a View.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

Yes, I'm binge-listening this series. After listening to the audio book of "Dead and Breakfast", I immediately went back to Audible to get Book #2 in the Merry Ghost Inn series. It's such a light, fun book to listen to. It can be a stand-alone, but I suggest you listen to Book #1 first to get a bit of background.

In "Doom with a View", Melanie and Liza finally have the grand opening of their B&B. Everything is going well until Melanie's dog Max discovers one of the new guests dead in the driveway. The police tell the houseguests to not leave town until the murder is solved, but Melanie and Liza have new guests arriving soon and they need the first guests to leave! Since the detective seems to be dragging his feet, our two ladies are at it again to solve this mystery with a wee bit of help from their laughing ghost currently in residence.

So now I'm ready to start Book #3. Thank you Kate Kingsbury for such a delightful book. And thank you Tavia Gilbert for your excellent narration and for bringing these awesome characters to life.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Kate Kingsbury
 grew up in London, England, and at a very early age began telling stories to her school friends during the London Blitz of WW II while huddling in bomb shelters. Kate moved to the U.S. in the early sixties, and had passed her 50th birthday when she published her first book. Writing as Doreen Roberts, (her real name at the time) she published 26 romance novels for Harlequin/Silhouette. In 1991 her first Pennyfoot Hotel book was published and since then Kate has written 35 mysteries, including the Manor House mysteries, the Bellehaven House mysteries(written as Rebecca Kent) and the Raven's Nest mysteries, (written as Allison Kingsley.) Her new series, The Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries debuted in January, 2017 with Dead and Breakfast, featuring a B & B on the Oregon coast. She has one son, Regan, and lives with her husband, Bill, in the beautiful state of Oregon.


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