Psychic medium Deanna Oscar wants to be a normal psychology professor at a nice college. The universe has other ideas. When the grandmother she never knew dies and leaves her everything, Deanna enters a different world. In New Orleans anything goes and her psychic powers aren’t a secret. She doesn’t plan on staying but a psychic vision puts her on the trail of a killer. Deanna can’t turn her back on the future victims and becomes immersed in her grandmother’s world. She isn’t sure how to manage the mansion and fortune she inherited or the people who came with it. An ex-priest, a Latina drag queen and a socialite beauty queen are the living entourage. Add in a houseful of ghosts and haunted objects and Deanna needs a little help. In over her head, she struggles to catch a killer who is out to get her as well.
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Hilarious from start to end!!
I knew I'd love this book from the title, but I don't read a lot of "cozy mysteries". However, this book has changed my mind, although I'm a still big urban fantasy/paranormal romance fan.
A Mansion, A Drag Queen, And A New Job is a great distraction from my usual books. It was a very quick read, the plot moved along at a steady pace, and who DOESN'T love a book that has New Orleans, physics, and ghosts... with a sweet & sassy drag queen, an ex-priest/wannabe lover, a ghost maid who stills cleans & prepares meals (couldn't we ALL use one of those?), a gorgeous mansion with gobs money willed to her by her Gran, a storeroom full of possessed items & an attitc full of unruly ghosts? See, I've already got your attention!
Deanna didn't know her paternal grandmother very well because her parents wanted nothing to do with the psychic side of the family or the haunted mansion she lived in But her Gran has just passed and as Deanna arrives in the Big Easy to decide at which school she will teach psychology, her Gran sidetracks her from the minute she gets in the cab. And Deanna has her first premonition about the can driver's granddaughter being in trouble. The cabbie also knows the Oscar name to be well-gifted with psychic abilities.
As Deanna sets out to learn more about herself & her deceased Gran who shares her abilities, she's drawn into a disturbing murderer fueled by a malicious, young ghost who drives his grown but mentally impaired brother to kill. Deanna uses her psychology skills to get to the root of the problem as she speaks with the young ghost, and her psychic abilities to help the police find the killer of two young girls before he kills again.
Now Deanna is a '59 Cadillac-driving, gun-toting, psychic freelancer who plans to use all of her combined skills to help people.
And the adventure is just beginning. Follow Deanna into her next adventure where she has to square off with her family about putting down roots in Louisiana instead of the "safety" of Chicago!
I received this book at no charge from the author/publisher for an honest review. This is no way swayed my judgement or rating of this book. I call them like I see 'em & this book was truly a fun read! And now I have a lot more Cozy Mysteries in my Kindle, too.