GHOST OF A CHANCE
Kiely's best friend Lida Rose asks her to choreograph and play a part in the 100-year anniversary revival of Bad Business on the Brazos. Soon Kiely winds up in a haunted theater in Dallas with six attractive single men, one of whom matchmaker Lida Rose hopes Kiely will pair up with.
Kiely is drawn to Rafe Montez, who appears to have no interest in her. Then actor Don Mueller, who was shot dead 50 years ago during the last act of Bad Business, makes a ghostly appearance. Kiely is the only member of the cast who can see him. Though Don's death was called accidental, more than one person thought it was murder. With Rafe snooping around and acting strange, plus rumors of the play being cursed, will the old adage of "the show must go on" hold true?
Ghost of a Chance is a fine ghost mystery with plenty of humor to keep it light. Told in first person, it moves along briskly with only a modicum of romance and a number of colorful, interesting characters. The atmosphere is quite realistic. A thoroughly enjoyable visit to the theater! (Aug., 320 pp., $3.99)