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Book 1 - Lowcountry Mysteries

Not Quite Dead

A Lowcountry Mystery

    • 4.3 • 562 Ratings

Publisher Description

A broken engagement sends Graciela Harper crawling back to Heron Creek with her tail between her legs, but finds the sleepy little town too changed to set her life right. Not even her budding drinking problem can obscure her Gramps’s failing health, or erase the mental picture of her first love happily married to her childhood best friend. To top it all off, she’s having a heck of time convincing the town’s dashing young mayor of her unfit-for-dating status.


When the ghost of 18th century lady pirate Anne Bonny starts insisting on a near daily audience, Graciela has to confront something else she never expected—being certifiably nuts at twenty-five years old.


Her brand new "I don't give a crap" attitude makes it easy to dismiss the mysterious threats that seem to be tied to her search for more information on the long dead pirate, but when her family becomes a target, Gracie knows she needs to find out why the ghost insists on being a constant, reeking companion. 


If Graciela can put aside her prejudice against people without a pulse, she may discover that Anne Bonny’s problems are intricately linked with her own. The past harbors answers could help the cantankerous spirit find closure, but she is, after all, already dead. If Graciela doesn’t move fast, she might find herself doing the haunting, instead of the other way around.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
March 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
286
Pages
PUBLISHER
Author Published
SELLER
Trisha L Ziegenhorn
SIZE
801.8
KB

Customer Reviews

BellaOfTheShire ,

Not Quite Dead

When Graciela moves in with her ailing grandfather, she hopes to find time to recover from recent relationship trauma. Despite goals that include deciding whether or not to get dressed or become an alcoholic, her life suddenly fills with activity. She gets a job at the local library. The mayor takes an interest in her arrival. And a local pirate ghost lures her into a mystery that started hundred of years before. Will one of these lead her into danger?
The story seemed to drag a bit, possibly because the main character doesn’t seem to grasp concepts that are all but spelled out by the author. I also found the love angle of this novel to move disturbingly quickly especially considering even Graciela recognizes that due to circumstances in her life, her appearance and aroma would be off-putting. At the very least, smooching would hurt with some of the injuries sustained by characters involved in the random mini smooch fests. However, the awkwardness and ridiculousness of some of this kept my interest.

Lynzier ,

Fun to read!

This was a great read! Not at all what I thought it would be. Nice to find books that step out side of the formulaic box of most romance or adventure books! Good job!

camieoct15 ,

Not Quite Dead

Loved this book! Great writing! I give it 5 stars. Would read more of these stories by this author. 1 23 2024 Camie12

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