Murder on the Ghost Walk (Magnolia Mysteries #1)
In Wilmington, almost every old house has a ghost. The mansion that Ashley Wilkes, historic preservationist, is restoring, with its crescendo-thumping spectral organist, is no exception. When Ashley makes a grisly discovery, the residents of quiet, quaint Orange Street are horrified. Halloween weekend finds Ashley and Melanie dressed to kill at the Cape Fear Crime Festival...more
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Two corpses found in an ancient mansion wall, two people found with knives stuck in their back, 4 great murders & still it falls flat. There wasn't enough logic for it to be a cozy, not enough reality or emotions for women's literature, not enough gore for horror. A complete waste of a good plot. The only good thing I can say is that the setting, southern-old-world-charm was quite well done.
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This first book of the series shows the potential for an enjoyable mystery/romance. I will have to read oth ...more
Ashley is a recent college graduate specializing in historic preservation and working on her first project since returning to Wilmington, her home town. Her client is a bit controlling and somewhat over the top. While trying to deal ...more
I read this book because it takes place at Halloween - I always like to 'Read the Season,' as it were, and I am glad I did.
Ashley Wilkes, historic preservationist, on her first important job, is restoring a home for a television personality, Mirabelle Morgan. It is not an easy job, either. Ms. Morgan is one of those people who wants everything done her way, the kind of person who is referred to with the capital "B" in front of their nickname (if you get my drift). When she's not making life a li ...more
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The home went up for auction after the taxes weren’t paid. It was bought by a television star, similar to Martha Stewart, who wants to revamp the kitchen into a set for her cooking show. When they tear out the old dumb waiter they discover two bodies. It must be the previous owners, who were thought to be touring Europe.
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The only thing was that it seemed like she spent more then half the book telling me the history of the main characters and the action didn't really happen until the last 3/4 of the book. I think I will try the next book in the series just to see if I like the author's writing and hope that now that I know the characters so well the s ...more
It kept me interested, kept my imagination going and kept me reading. What more can I ask for?
I see there are quite a number of books to continue the series but I have no will to read any more.
Really had a hard time getting into this book. The story was slow and I didn't like any of the characters. They were either boring or irritating. Not to mention the fact that Ashley and Nick went from complete strangers to being in a relationship. There was no development and no chemistry with their relationship.
I would definitely read more of this author. The story wasn't perfect, but I really loved the characters and the setting and the way the story wove around them. Not the best written book in this genre, but one of the more enjoyable in my mind.