In this all-new Christmas mystery from the author of Ghost in the Guacamole, Granny Apples, medium Emma Whitecastle, and psychic PI Jeremiah Jones join forces to find a missing homeless woman.
When a homeless veteran on LA’s Skid Row claims he’s seen the ghost of Mistletoe Mary, a down-and-out prostitute, private investigator Jeremiah Jones seeks the assistance of medium Emma Whitecastle and her great-great-great grandmother, the spirited Granny Apples, to determine if the woman is merely missing or if indeed someone has murdered her.
Praise for The Ghost of Mistletoe Mary
"Jeremiah Jones, introduced in Ghost in the Guacamole, is center stage here in Sue Ann Jaffarian’s grittiest and most moving story in this mystery series. With the action all taking place within a few blocks of downtown Los Angeles, the sense of place is present on every page. Sue Ann Jaffarian is one of my favorite living traditional mystery writers—you won’t be able to guess who did it!"—Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of Murder on Bamboo Lane
“Gritty, hardboiled and ghostly all in one, Sue Ann Jaffarian invents a new genre—Ghost Noir—and makes it her own in the engaging and fast-paced The Ghost of Mistletoe Mary, the latest in her addictive Granny Apples series.”—Paul D. Marks, Shamus Award Winning author of the noir-thriller White Heat
“For fans of Granny, it is well worth reading The Ghost of Mistletoe Mary. It might not be your typical Christmas cozy, but the story is enjoyable and will stick with you after you’ve read it.”—Carstairs Considers
Praise for the Granny Apples Mysteries
"Sue Ann Jaffarian never fails to make me chuckle."—New York Times bestselling author Joanne Fluke
"Likable characters and steady suspense...[Jaffarian] makes paranormal activity seem plausible. One of the best cozy authors for light chatter and low-key humor."—Library Journal (starred review)
"A charming tale, as appealing as apple pie."—Harley Jane Kozak, author of Dating Dead Men
"Officially proves the vivacious Jaffarian is the literary heir apparent to Lucille Ball...A rollicking good time...Refreshing, enthralling, and absolutely scrumptious...an eclectic mix of laugh-out-loud fun, heart-touching moments, whimsy, and rapid-fire page turning."—The Book Resort
"Delectable...[An] appealing ghost story."—Publishers Weekly
"Another charming entry in a series that remains fun while seamlessly incorporating an incorporeal spirit who feels real and whose love of pop culture is always welcome...[A] mystery that expertly blends a novel of mature romances, spirits, and exciting action."—Kings River Life Magazine
INCLUDES A TEASER FOR THE NEXT GRANNY APPLES MYSTERY, GHOSTS OF MISTY HOLLOW, COMING FROM BERKLEY PRIME CRIME IN 8/16!