GHOST GONE WILD
Bailey is a fun, feisty sleuth who finds herself in humorous predicaments when she forgets the rules of being a ghost. This solid mystery has comedic moments and a surprise ending, providing readers with a thoroughly entertaining story.
Heaven has given ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn the ability to visit Earth as an emissary from the Department of Good Intentions to help those in trouble, but she rarely does so without a mishap. When she is sent on the Rescue Express and dropped off outside her hometown of Adelaide, Okla., she is unsure why she’s at the home of Nick Magruder — until she notices a rifle barrel inching through his ripped screen window. Bailey saves him, but now she must figure out who Nick — a successful video game programmer who has returned home to gloat over his success — angered enough to want him dead. Bailey also loses her ability to vanish and worries she may be stuck in Adelaide. (PRIME CRIME, Oct., 320 pp., $25.95)