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An Uninvited Ghost

(A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #2)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  2,237 ratings  ·  209 reviews
Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered-in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer befor ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Berkley (first published March 1st 2011)
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Ed
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This engaging woo-woo cozy mystery offers an offbeat cast of characters. I like the persistent sleuth who also runs a guesthouse with her unusual boarders. Paul is my favorite of the ghosts. If you're in the mood for reading something a little different, this fun title might fit the bill.
✨Susan✨
When a recently divorced mother of one renovates an old home into a bed and breakfast, she may have bitten off a little more than she can chew. During construction she and her daughter start to experience spectral sightings and by the time of completion they have accepted and welcomed their friendly, paranormal inhabitants. While still trying to embrace that her first tenants are permanent and ghostly, there is an unexplainable murder that opens the floodgates for the press and local police of t ...more
Ivonne Rovira
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy E.J. Copperman’s first novel in this series, Night of the Living Deed, but not nearly as much as its sequel, which was much, much better.

It’s the first week for single mom Alison Kerby’s guesthouse (which she readied in Night of the Living Deed), and a passel of seniors have come to see hijinks performed twice a day by Alison’s resident ghosts: private investigator Paul Harrison and over-the-top Maxie Malone. But once a private eye, always a private eye. Paul wants Alison to help inv
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Linda
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge, bingo
3.5 stars. I enjoyed this entry in the series. Alison really does have the best haunted guesthouse on the Jersey shore. There were some really good twists that I didn’t see coming (and neither did Alison). I really enjoy the authors writing style - very witty and sarcastic. Looking forward to the next book.
C.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it liked it
I collected this series because I love this cover! Paranormal fans beg for literature with an ADULT PROTAGONIST. If the gorgeous cat is a family member, it’s sparse enough to evade recall even by me. Humour is lovely but we need a greater abundance of suspenseful, solidly atmospheric, ADULT ghostliness. When you laugh and argue with spectres and they are commonplace; the spine-tingling awe I’m forced to continue seeking, isn’t possible. If at least this house had secrets, beyond one story in the ...more
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Lovers of smartly written, intelligently plotted, laugh-out-loud cozies will recognize this as the latest series from terrific writer Jeffrey Cohen. I pick up one of his books whenever I myself need a pick-me-up. I simply double-dare you not to feel better about life after reading anything he writes! This series is a clever, updated homage to TOPPER, and does justice to the granddaddy of all today's ghostly comic capers. The perfect beach read. Now where did I put that chaise lounge?
Terri Crossley
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book two in the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries and I loved it just as much as the first one! With a charming guesthouse and a few ghosts Alison has her work cut out for her. When she promises Paul that she will help him solve some crimes if he helps scare the guests that stay at her guesthouse! She figured it would be maybe a once in a while thing but as soon as she agreed to their pact Paul gets them a case. Scott McFarlane got roped into a prank that turned deadly and he wants his named ...more
Anastasia
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An Uninvited Ghost by E. J. Copperman is the second book in The Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series. Alison has opened her guesthouse to her first guests when she is also hired to investigate a possible accidental homicide by a ghost.Finding the alleged victim, Arlice Crosby, alive and well, she invites her to a seance at the guesthouse, where unfortunately she is murdered for real. I enjoyed this book very much. It was unlike anything I had read before and hard to put down. I liked the role the g ...more
Jennifer
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Pros: "An Uninvited Ghost" is a light and entertaining cozy with a nice bunch of recurring characters and a cute premise. Alison Kerby has bought an old Victorian home on the Jersey Shore and converted it into a guesthouse. Her first guests are a senior citizen tour group and the cast and crew of a "Jersey Shore"-like reality show. The seniors insist on seeing ghosts if Alison is to keep the business of the tour company and luckily her home is haunted by former owner Maxie and fellow murder vict ...more
Nora-adrienne
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: paranormal-cozy
An Uninvited Ghost
Author E.J. Copperman
Copyright April 2011
Publisher Berkeley Prime Crime

Alison Kerby ‘s guesthouse in the Jersey Shore town of Harbor Haven is open and ready for visitors. Now she just has to fill the rooms with paying guests. She decided to accept the offer from Edward Rance, who operates a unique tour group for seniors. The “unique” part of this, is that the groups visit haunted homes and are looking for spooks, spirits, ghosties even.

Alison has cut a deal with her two reside
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Alyssa White
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I did NOT see that coming!
Such a great twist! So many interesting characters in this book it really left you wondering what was going to happen and what was going on. I really enjoyed picking up this book and learning more about the main character and her family/haunts.
Chris
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Good continuation of the series - Alison now has her PI license, but she didn't really intend to actually use it...
Alannah Davis
Nov 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Book #2 of the cozy mystery series about Alison Kerby and her resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie. Alison is now welcoming her first guests to the guesthouse: a group of senior citizens who are there for the promise of a supernatural experience.

Alison also now has a private investigator's license because Paul-the-ghost thought they might solve a few cases together. Alison went to the trouble of studying for the exam and getting her license, but when Paul wants her to investigate a case for Scott, a
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Anniken Haga
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it
So I think these books may be kind of a guilty pleasure of mine.

I found, as I did when listening to the first one, that they aren't really that good. There are some holes in the mystery-part of the story, and some back and forth the story could do without, but the characters and settings are interesting, and the narrator of the audiobooks does an amazing job!

So, for rough weeks and slumps, these will be my go-to books, I think.

This one, though, had some problems I, as a diabetic, couldn't hel
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Sandra
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous! This is the second book in the Haunted Guesthouse series by E.J. Copperman. After the first book, Night of the Living Deed, I was hooked. After reading An Uninvited Ghost, I'm still hooked. When's the third book coming out?

An Uninvited Ghost is something classic with a modern twist... it reminded me of those old whodunnit books where someone is murdered and everyone in the room must stay until the detective solves it. Though, in this case, everyone had to stay in and around Alison Kerb
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Marlyn
Apr 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the second of the Haunted Guesthouse mysteries, Alison Kerby welcomes the first paying guests to her home.

Alison is now a licensed private investigator, having agreed to help resident ghosts Paul Harrison (former P.I.) and Maxie Malone (former owner of the house) with the occasional investigation provided they'd appear for her lodgers twice a day. These particular guests are the first group (hopefully of many, if their experience is positive) from a company offering unique vacation experience
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Pat Edgar
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the second book in the haunted guesthouse series, and is every much as refreshing, quirky and enjoyable as the first. It provides a combination of tongue-in-cheek humour, wacky antics and a mysterious murder involving living and dead characters. The confusion that prevails is what makes this book quirky and fun.

When Alison Kerby purchases an old property to convert into a guesthouse, she discovers that it comes with two resident ghosts, Paul Harrison (newly qualified P.I.) and Maxie Malo
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
E.J. Copperman has penned another page-turning, laugh filled, and excellent murder mystery. The Title of the book is "An Uninvited Ghost." The Title should be "The Uninvited Ghosts and Guests."

Resident Guesthouse Owner, new Private Investigator tries to keep order in her first week of opening her dream guesthouse in New Jersey. She already has the support of her darling daughter, Melissa. Her Mother, and Two resident ghosts. Now, the house is filled with a Senior Plus tour-group whom are excited
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Lorraine
Mar 09, 2014 marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
As I have already read two books beyond this one, as I was reading this there was a great deal of repitition obviously. So I have decided to go ahead with this series not backwards. I like this series so I will continue reading it.
Kristin
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
I gave this four stars because I love the characters. This was a cute little mystery that had a twist I never saw coming.
Richard Boyer
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
like the ghost characters in this book
Tahmina
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
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Knight
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Amanda
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one! Second in the Haunted Guesthouse series and it starts out with a bang. We meet a new ghost in this one, Scott McFarlane, when he comes to Alison Kerby's house looking for help. He was hired to play a prank on a woman in exchange for passage to "the other side" and has a problem. He's afraid that his prank might have been a murder and has no idea who hired him. Alison will need the help of her own resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie, and their connection to the "Ghosternet" to figure ...more
Katherine Decker
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this second adventure for Alison, Melissa, Paul and Maxie. How do you solve a mystery when it not only involves a ghost, but one you can't see and one who is blind himself? Add in the fact that your guesthouse is full of senior citizen tourists, quickly joined by the addition of a reality tv show cast and crew, and Alison soon finds that her roles as host and private investigator are hard to keep separate. Ghosts, guests, and want-to-be-stars make for quite the combination and a ...more
Kat, lover of bears...
This book cleverly starts with time passed as the mention of Melissa's age is obviously a year older than in the previous book. The Guesthouse is open and a senior citizen tour company is filling vacancies in exchange for two "ghost shows" a day. As if that isn't enough a reality tv series, sounding like Jersey Shore, has asked to film there also.

My favorite character is Maxie, who although acting like a petulant child at times, I totally get why she feels the way she does. I am glad that the a
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Cheryl
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First time reading this author and I enjoyed reading it. The main character is Alison and she own a B & B and draw in people who want to see ghosts. She and her daughter with help from Mom and friends are trying to make a living doing this. They have the help of 2 real ghosts that live there. Alison and her daughter can see and talk to ghosts and work out a deal where twice a day the ghosts put on a show for the guests. A wealthy woman comes to join a seance they are putting on and ends up b ...more
Jan
The guesthouse is finally renovated and it's time for the first guests, senior citizens who want a ghostly experience. But innkeeper Alison and family also are bombarded by the cast and crew of a so-called TV reality show. But then comes the murder. Lots of twists and red herrings, characters who are only too believable, and a real snarkfest. Enjoy!
Amanda Ronconi really nails the narration once again!
Kathy
Aug 19, 2019 added it
The 2nd in the series. Alison is asked to take on a case in which a blind ghost believes that he may have been set up to kill a person, he just doesn't know if he actually did. She is also having her first house guests of the season when a reality tv show decides that a haunted house is a good place to tape a season. Between all these things, can we say she is a little stressed out?
Lynette Caulkins
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
OK, this was just fun. It made for a superb break in my interesting-but-heavy 900-page tome about Roosevelt. Nice unexpected twists in the legal/ghostie lines, and while I get tired of the put-down on the Ex (but I get it, too), the "migraine" substitutions for in-character profanities cracked me up.
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Librarian note: E.J. Copperman is the pen name for author Jeff Cohen

E.J. Copperman is a mysterious figure, or has a mysterious figure, or writes figuratively in mysteries. In any event, a New Jersey native, E.J. has written for such publications as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, American Baby and USA Weekend. Night of the Living Deed is the first E.J. Copperman novel. It will be fol
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Other books in the series

A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery (10 books)
  • Night of the Living Deed (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #1)
  • Old Haunts (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #3)
  • Chance of a Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #4)
  • The Thrill of the Haunt (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #5)
  • Inspector Specter (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #6)
  • Ghost in the Wind (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #7)
  • Spouse on Haunted Hill (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #8)
  • The Hostess with the Ghostess (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #9)
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