When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But then a fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present, making her wonder if a ghost could really be on the loose. With her high school bully as one of the detectives in charge of the investigation, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she knows it won’t be. Maddie also grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the hunt for a killer, she discovers there truly is no place like home.
Bubby: I absolutely knew who the killer was the whole time. Absolutely. I knew for sure that it was this one person – and then I found out I was wrong. And then I was sure it was this other person – and I was wrong. And when the REAL killer was revealed I was rather surprised. I guess that’s all good, right?
Sissy: It’s good, but I get where you’re coming from. It’s a character who I was totally uninterested in, so it came out of left field for me too, which just proves that I need to pay better attention to stuff. I’ll tell you the question that I have. Is Maddie’s love interest going to be hot motorcycle dude or sexy but seemingly oblivious detective man?
Bubby: I’m gonna have to go with hot motorcycle dude, for the most unromantic of reasons. He’s reliable, protective and dang it, he can do home renovation and small engine repair. The hotness is just a bonus. And who knows? Maybe Mr. Detective can also frame a wall and fix a carburetor…we’ll have to wait and see!
Sissy: The other thing I enjoyed about The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum was the actual paranormal activity. I wouldn’t have been able to tolerate the title if there hadn’t been some ghostly goings-on, unexplainable by mankind or science. I won’t tell you what happens or who the ghostie is but I do appreciate a little haunting in the hallways as long as it’s only happening within the pages of a book and not in my immediate vicinity.
Bubby: I’m increasingly more of a chicken-livered wuss as I get older. I used to be able to read and enjoy the scariest of the scary, even when I was all alone and it was dark and stormy outside. Nowadays, if I read something spine-tingling after 8 pm, I’m sure that every noise is a murderous ghost or death-dealing intruder who is out for my blood. My poor husband, who has to deal with me and my fright! But The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum had just the right amount of murder and ghostly mayhem to make it enjoyable and still let me be able to sleep at night.
Sissy: Let’s just clarify here. You have been a chicken-livered wuss your whole life. The end.
Bubby: YOU’RE a chicken-livered wuss!
Sissy: So mature. The fictional setting of San Benedetto, California, near Napa Valley, was appealing to me. They had all the ambiance of rolling hills, wineries and hot air balloons without the snootiness of Napa itself. I could totally spend a weekend there. The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum is a perfectly proper beginning to this new and quirky cozy mystery series. Try it out! And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest below to win a copy of the book.
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