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A New Lease on Death: A Mystery (edição 2024)

por Olivia Blacke (Autor)

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"In this darkly funny supernatural mystery about an unlikely crime-solving duo that launches a commercial, unique, and genre-blending series, death is only the beginning. Ruby Young's new Boston apartment comes with all the usual perks. Windows facing thebrick wall of the next-door building. Heat that barely works. A malfunctioning buzzer. Noisy neighbors. A dead body on the sidewalk outside. And of course, a ghost. Since Cordelia Graves died in her apartment a few months ago, she's kept up her residency, despite being bored out of her (non-tangible) skull and frustrated by her new roommate. When her across-the-hall neighbor, Jake Macintyre, is shot and killed in an apparent mugging gone wrong outside their building, Cordelia is convinced there's more toit and is determined to bring his killer to justice. Unfortunately, Cordelia, being dead herself, can't solve the mystery alone. She has to enlist the help of the obnoxiously perky, living tenant of her apartment. Ruby is twenty, annoying, and has nevermet a houseplant she couldn't kill. But she also can do everything Cordelia can't, from interviewing suspects to researching Jake on the library computers that go up in a puff of smoke if Cordelia gets too close. The roommates form an unlikely friendshipas they get closer to the truth about Jake's death...and maybe other dangerous secrets as well"--… (mais)
Membro:DianeVallere
Título:A New Lease on Death: A Mystery
Autores:Olivia Blacke (Autor)
Informação:Minotaur Books (2024), 336 pages
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Avaliação:*****
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Sitting beside the body of Jake MacIntyre, Cordelia Graves watches as snow accumulate on the legs of his flannel pajamas and the fuzzy socks covering his feet. There’s a bullet hole in the center of his forehead, but she is waiting for him to wake up.

Cordelia sits vigil until the dead man sits up. “I know you,” Jake says. Suddenly he remembers . . . Cordelia is dead. And now, so is he.

Cordelia wants to help Jake adjust to being a ghost. Although she could still see and hear everyone around her, she was invisible to them. Alone and unnoticed. She doesn't want him to feel alone. But Jake doesn't believe in ghosts . . . .

Ruby Young, the new tenant in Cordelia’s apartment, is certain that the apartment is haunted. With Jake being murdered, Cordelia thinks that, perhaps, she can keep Ruby safe. But Ruby thinks Cordelia wants her to solve Jake’s murder.

Will they work together? And will they solve the murder?

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First in the author’s planned Supernatural Mysteries series, Cordelia and Ruby provide their unique viewpoints for the reader. The unfolding narrative is both clever and intriguing; Ruby and Cordelia, both quirky and humorous, make a great team and the supernatural aspect of the story is well done.

The idea that Cordelia and Ruby could work together despite the challenges of communicating with each other keeps readers guessing as to how it might all work out and keeps those pages turning as fast as possible. While the mystery isn’t complicated, it is perfect for the telling of this tale and does keep the reader guessing.

Although the story wraps up well with regard to Jake’s murder, a larger mystery remains. Ruby does not believe Cordelia committed suicide . . . Cordelia does not remember doing the deed . . . so how did Cordelia end up dead in the bathtub? Presumably, this mystery will be solved in the next book in the series.

Readers who enjoy cozy mysteries and a clever paranormal character are sure to enjoy this unique tale as well as the stories that [hopefully] follow.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
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  jfe16 | May 28, 2024 |
cozy-mystery, ghosts, paranormal, urban-fantasy, Boston, situational-humor, verbal-humor, contemporary, amateur-sleuth, murder, investigation, new-series, first-in-series****

Thought there was only one way to behave as a ghost? Cordelia has discovered a whole new way and it's a hoot!
The publisher's blurb is a really good start, but the sleuthing is well done, the humor is hilarious, the plot twists are amazing, and the characters!!! Great start to a totally new series.
I requested and received a free temporary EARC from St. Martin's Press | Minotaur Books via NetGalley. Thank you! ( )
  jetangen4571 | May 28, 2024 |
Ruby and Cordelia make an unlikely--but charming--duo in this new paranormal cozy. There's a lot here to love! ( )
  DianeVallere | May 23, 2024 |
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"In this darkly funny supernatural mystery about an unlikely crime-solving duo that launches a commercial, unique, and genre-blending series, death is only the beginning. Ruby Young's new Boston apartment comes with all the usual perks. Windows facing thebrick wall of the next-door building. Heat that barely works. A malfunctioning buzzer. Noisy neighbors. A dead body on the sidewalk outside. And of course, a ghost. Since Cordelia Graves died in her apartment a few months ago, she's kept up her residency, despite being bored out of her (non-tangible) skull and frustrated by her new roommate. When her across-the-hall neighbor, Jake Macintyre, is shot and killed in an apparent mugging gone wrong outside their building, Cordelia is convinced there's more toit and is determined to bring his killer to justice. Unfortunately, Cordelia, being dead herself, can't solve the mystery alone. She has to enlist the help of the obnoxiously perky, living tenant of her apartment. Ruby is twenty, annoying, and has nevermet a houseplant she couldn't kill. But she also can do everything Cordelia can't, from interviewing suspects to researching Jake on the library computers that go up in a puff of smoke if Cordelia gets too close. The roommates form an unlikely friendshipas they get closer to the truth about Jake's death...and maybe other dangerous secrets as well"--

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