GHOST AT WORK
In this zany story about a mystery-solving ghost, Bailey Ruth Raeburn makes a humorous foray into the world of the living. Although most people can't see her, they can see things she's holding and hear when she speaks. It seems she needs lots of practice with her new skills. Although the mystery is intriguing, the ghost humor gets tiring.
Bailey Ruth returns to her hometown of Adelaide, Okla., to help the local pastor's wife. When Kathleen Abbott discovers a body on the porch of the rectory, she fears her husband will be a suspect. She enlists Bailey Ruth to find the real killer. Solving a murder as a ghost offers lots of conveniences, like being invisible, but Bailey Ruth's newfound powers make working among the living a challenge. (MORROW, Nov., 304 pp., $24.95)