Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1) by Pamela Kopfler

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Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1) Read Online Free - As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality--but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . .

Burl Davis checked out of this life a little earlier than expected--before Holly could serve him with divorce papers over his extramarital flings. Unfortunately, it was not before he nearly bankrupted her beloved B&B, Holly Grove, a converted plantation that has been in her family for generations. Holly would never wish anyone dead, but three months later she's feeling a lot more relief than grief.
Until Burl's ghost appears as an unwelcome guest. Before his spirit can move on, her not-so-dearly departed needs Holly's human help to bust up the drug smuggling ring he was involved with. She has reservations, to say the least, but agrees to assist him if he'll make a show of haunting the B&B to draw in visitors. But when Holly's former love, Jack McCann, mysteriously resurfaces in town and checks in, she has to wonder if her B&B is big enough for the ghost of her husband and the very real physical presence of her old flame . . .

Title : Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1)
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ISBN : 1496713214
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 375 pages


Carrie rated it ★★★★☆

December 26, 2017

Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end up switchi...

Juli rated it ★★★★☆

December 25, 2017

Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. Peter won't...

Suanne rated it ★★★★★

October 14, 2017

When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue punchy and...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

December 05, 2017

Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial future might be in...

Debra rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2017

I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book.

Randee rated it ★★★★★

December 13, 2017

A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertaining as the...

Shannon rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2017

Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in sitting yes...

Dianne rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2017

"Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation alive as a Bed and Br...

Annarella rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2017

A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

December 13, 2017

I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, and there's...

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