A funeral, a ghost, a murder . . . It's all in a day's work for emma lee raines . . .
Bopped on the head from a falling plastic Santa, local undertaker Emma Lee Raines is told she's suffering from “funeral trauma.” It's trauma all right, because the not-so-dearly departed keep talking to her. Take Ruthie Sue Payne—innkeeper, gossip queen, and arch-nemesis of Emma Lee's granny—she's adamant that she didn't just fall down those stairs. She was pushed.
Ruthie has no idea who wanted her pushing up daisies. All she knows is that she can't cross over until the matter is laid to eternal rest. In the land of the living, Emma Lee's high-school crush, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, isn't ready to rule out foul play. Granny Raines, the widow of Ruthie's ex-husband and co-owner of the Sleepy Hollow Inn, is the prime suspect. Now Emma Lee is stuck playing detective or risk being haunted forever.
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Tonya Kappes’ Ghostly Undertaking
Emma Lee Raines is a local undertaker.
She and her sister, Charlotte have taken
over running the Eternal Slumber Funeral
Home from their grandmother, Zula Fae
Raines Payne. Granny owns & run the local
Inn with Ruthie Sue Payne.They are arch
enemies. They were married to the same
man at different times. Earl Payne is now
Ruthie Sue falls down the Inn steps and dies.
Emma Lee after being hit in the head with a
falling plastic Santa has developed what is
being called “Funeral Trauma”. This means
Emma Lee can see and communicate with
ghosts. So when the ghost of Ruthie Sue
appears claiming that she didn’t just fall
that someone pushed her. She requests
that Emma Lee investigate and find who
The story moves at a fast pace with sub
plots within the main plot. The characters
are well created, lively, some quirky, some
feisty and the main one with a rare gift of
being able to see and communicate with
ghosts waiting to pass on to the next life
but stuck because of murder.
Come along with Emma Lee and her
shenanigans for a ghostly, enjoyable and
This is book # 1 in the Ghostly Southern
Mysteries series. Looking forward to reading
the next one.