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Publisher Description

Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it’s not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that’s exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn’t cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. 

Which he is… Ryan claims he didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Ryan’s counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one. 

An expert in home design, with her own staging business, Bailey can tell you where to place a couch to improve flow and comfort, but solving a crime? Not her area of expertise. But with help from Ryan’s former partner, Marner, she is unraveling the mystery of what happened to Ryan that day… and unwittingly putting herself in grave danger. 

Murder By Design Series 

Book 1- Gone With The Ghost 

Book 2- Silence of The Ghost 

Book 3- Once Upon a Ghost 

Book 4- How The Ghost Stole Christmas (holiday novella)

Book 5- It’s A Ghost’s Life

Bestselling author Erin McCarthy offers her signature humor in this fun series about an uptight fashion-conscious home stager who finds herself stiletto-deep in murder...

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 4
Erin McCarthy
Erin McCarthy

Customer Reviews

Babs LaBouche ,

Gone with the ghost

Fun easy to read fast paced - a few clerical errors - but well written

Pam96706 ,

Light and fun.

Light and fun. 2 words I wouldn’t normally use for a murder mystery, but they fit.

Eitel19 ,

Good book

I read some mysteries, but this one was good. We have always felt like we had a ghost in our house, but I never saw anything just odd unexplained sounds.

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