Giulia Driscoll is admittedly skeptical about taking the “case of the haunted lighthouse.” After all, in her line of work, the criminals are more often cheating spouses or embezzling accountants, not ghosts and specters. Still, the case intrigues Giulia – as does the open invitation to take up temporary residence at the Bed & Breakfast where these hauntings are supposedly taking place. Giulia quickly enlists her husband, Frank’s, help, couching the request in the guise of a much-needed couple’s get-away.
As soon as Giulia arrives, strange things do, indeed, start happening. But Giulia and Frank are absolutely convinced that logical, rational, and entirely human explanations exist for them all. Second to Nun has a great mix of excitement and suspense, and author Alice Loweecey knows how to end her chapters on the perfect note to make you want to keep reading the story. Giulia’s crew keeps me in stitches; a little laughter is always a great touch in a book!
With Halloween right around the corner, Second to Nun is the perfect cozy-up-with-a-coffee read. You’ll enjoy the story, the characters, and the “ghostly” mystery for sure!
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About the Author
Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer Horror and Scooby-Doo Mysteries, which might explain a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for Giulia Falcone-Driscoll, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).
More About the Book
Second To Nun
(A Giulia Driscoll Mystery Book 2)
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (September 22, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B010BUDQVI
The Other Side has hired Driscoll Investigations. The owner of Stone’s Throw Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast insists that a tarot reading told her to hire Giulia to evict the family ghost. Since the ghost is cutting gas lines and flooding cellars, Giulia and her husband Frank head to the B&B to discover the real perpetrator.
The client also has a family legend: A highwayman who stole a pile of gold. Giulia has a pile of suspects, including a psychic the client hired to conduct weekly séances. So much for romance with Frank at this getaway.
Instead, Giulia’s juggling arson, creepy clown dolls, and the psychic going all Exorcist on her. Then the ghost tries to push the client off the lighthouse and throw Giulia down three flights of stairs. It should’ve known better than to mess with an ex-nun. Giulia has connections and she’s about to use them.
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, private investigator mystery series.
Books in the Giulia Driscoll Humorous Mystery Series:
- CHANGING HABITS (prequel short story)
- NUN TOO SOON (#1)
- SECOND TO NUN (#2)
- NUN BUT THE BRAVE (#3) July 2016
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