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Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Graham plays the story's supernatural angle for both chills and chuckles, and it works -- mainly because Ringo is the best ghost to come along in ages. The romance between Jessy and Dillon has some charm as well, but the resolution of the mystery isn't as successful.
Entertainer Jessy Sparhawk isn't a habitual gambler, but she's desperate enough for money to try her luck at a casino. She wins big, only to have Tanner Green, who's been literally stabbed in the back, fall on top of her, pinning her to the craps table. He dies seconds after whispering one word in her ear: Indigo.
It means nothing to Jessy, but to P.I. Dillon Wolf, who's looking into the murder, and his ghostly companion, Ringo, Indigo is a ghost town where blood was once spilled over gold. Jessy is shaken when she starts seeing Tanner's ghost, but it's soon clear that he's trying to tell her something. Will Jessy and Dillon be able to decipher Tanner's message before his killer strikes again? (MIRA, Apr., 320 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed By: Catherine Witmer
Published: April 2009