The first book in a new trilogy, Graham’s latest is both macabre and humorous. Great for the beach, especially if you like something a little bit different — and believe in the afterlife.
A decade ago, photographer David Beckett left Key West under the shadow of suspicion. His former fiancée, Tanya Barnard, was found dead in the wax museum owned by his family, and the killer was never caught. Now he’s returned, just in time to prevent small businesswoman (and ghost whisperer) Katie O’Hara from realizing her long-held dream of buying the museum. David convinces an old friend, now a police lieutenant, to reopen Tanya’s murder as a cold case. Not long afterward, a stripper is murdered and her body is displayed in a different museum. Is it a copycat crime, or has the original killer returned? No one knows, including Katie, who’s attracted to David — but must consider the possibility of his guilt. (MIRA, Jul., 368 pp., $7.99)