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How to Marry a Ghost (Lee Bartholomew #2)

3.19  ·  Rating Details ·  95 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew heads to New York to be the maid of honor in her mother's wedding/commitment ceremony (even though she's still married to Lee's father), and to interview for the job of ghostwriting an autobiography by aging rock legend Shotgun Marriott. But her time in the States doesn't quite go as she planned. First she learns she lost the ghostwriting job to ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Mysterious Press
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Jan 19, 2009 Mike rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, writing
Although this is the third book in the series, it is the second one I have read. It will probably be the last. McIntyre does not write believable characters except the heroine. All the others are two-dimensional caricatures. I am told this could be said about many crime/mystery books, but I have read many that were much better written. She reminds me of James Patterson in her inability to flesh out a character. She is much better than Patterson at dialogue, so in that sense this is a better book ...more
Aug 30, 2009 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew leaves London for Long Island to attend her mother's barefoot commitment ceremony in McIntyre's second engaging romp to feature the self-proclaimed neurotic (after 2005's How to Seduce a Ghost). Lee also hopes to snag a memoir gig from reclusive rock legend Shotgun Marriot, but faces competition from fellow scribe Bettina Pleshette. When the body of Marriot's son washes up on the beach, and then Pleshette's corpse is discovered on Marriot's East Hampton estate, the su ...more
Sep 03, 2013 Terri rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Basically an ok read. I'll now go back to find the first in the series. I know what 'ghost' is in the title, but otherwise, the title makes no sense to the book. The main character is an English ghost writer who travels to the US to write the story of an aging British rocker. Nothing works out very well, and I don't care for many of the characters in the book. The first ghost writer is murdered and then there's another, and there are twists you don't see coming. But, it just didn't draw me in wi ...more
Jul 04, 2013 Ann rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
This book seemed to have all the ingredients that I love : a writer protagonist with a house in Notting Hill, an unsolved mysterious death in the past, a close-knit island community. It should have been a fabulous read but actually it was only so-so. Too many cliches, too many incomprehensible relationships : the aging rock star and his murderous wife, the protagonist's mother and her billionaire lover, young Rufus in love with a woman a decade older. I finished it out of a sense of duty but I d ...more
Aug 18, 2011 Erin rated it liked it
the mysteries in these books are what kept me interested. thank god these books are not focused on the romantic plot-line...because I would've stopped reading a while ago! that being said, two books-worth of lee bartholomew's neurotic and fear-laden lifestyle and romances is more than enough for me. I might pick up the third one if there's ever a day when I have absolutely nothing else on my shelf to read.
Jul 15, 2007 Nicole rated it did not like it
I like mysteries, I like British people, and I like cheeky heroines. These things were all promised to me by the summary, but the novel didn't deliver. The narrative was uneven, with the protagonist veering between bumbling ditz and sharp-minded observer from chapter to chapter. The only truly engaging character is killed off, and the ending is beyond unsatisfactory.

Why are all of these crappy books being printed in hardcover?
Sep 20, 2007 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This book took me a little longer to get into than her first (How to Seduce a Ghost). I wasn't as interested in the setting and Lee was not as neurotic out of London as she is in London. However, I stuck with it and I'm very glad I did. A character I really liked from the first book showed up and I got more into the plot. Lee feel back into her neurosis and the book redeemed itself.
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Aug 30, 2008 Cindi (cheesygiraffe) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-read
I liked this one but not as much as the first one. Probably because it was set in America this go around. I got to thinking and I guess you'd consider these cozy. But they aren't the cutesy cozy mysteries I'm use too. I do enjoy British mysteries. So I guess I'll dub this British Cozy Mystery.
May 04, 2014 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Another great read in this series. Ghostwriter Lee stumbles into two murders when she agrees to write the story of a onetime rock star living in seclusion in the Hamptons. Lots of storylines and interesting characters.
Oct 14, 2009 Janice rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book - the mystery was a real page turner. Sure some of it was a little predictable but with as many mysteries as I read that is bound to happen!
Laura kater
Aug 12, 2007 Laura kater rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
I think everyone would like it and it's set in the Hamptons so it's fun knowing this place. It's a murder mystery and I whats sure who did it until the end,which made it even better.
Nov 12, 2010 Jerrica rated it it was amazing
I love this much better than I thought it would be. I can't wait for the next book...not sure when it will be out but soon I hope.
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Jul 30, 2009
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Apr 26, 2011 Lisa Sarnowski rated it it was ok
Slow read; definitely needed some editing
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May 21, 2009 Regan rated it really liked it
MUCH better than the first one. I hope How to cook for a ghost come to the U.S. soon.
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Lee Bartholomew (4 books)
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