Fears that her planned marriage to new local guild boss Cooper Boone is strictly a business move force botanist Elly St. Clair to leave her hometown and head to the much larger metropolis of Cadence City to start over. Six months later, Elly is both happy and relieved to find Cooper on her doorstep. It just so happens that Elly is in dire need of a good ghost hunter, as a friend has gone missing in the dangerous ghost-filled catacombs.

For Cooper, his anticipated reconciliation with Elly is not proceeding according to plan, but he's willing to adjust. It appears that Elly and her friend have stumbled across something more than just an ordinary drug-making scheme. As Cooper and Elly investigate, they find the ghostly danger is linked to whispered legends. Some myths may be all too rooted in fact.

Returning to the planet Harmony, Castle adds intriguing new characters, including a fashion-conscious dust bunny, to her already captivating world. Characters with passion, dialogue with zip and fast-moving action all add up to vintage Castle fun! (Jun., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith