Haunting Investigation by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(The Chesterton Holte Mysteries)

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Engaging characters, one already dead, highlight this loving tribute to the classic detective story.
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Spring 1924. The world has clawed its way back from the ravages of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic. The 20's are beginning to roar. Poppy Thornton lives with her Aunt Jo and her excitable cat Maestro in upper-crust Philadelphia. Poppy is determined to make a name for herself as a serious crime reporter, but is stuck reporting on garden parties and ladies' fashion. Then one day her editor assigns her to collect background information on the suicide of a prominent businessman. She soon discovers it was actually a murder… but her surprising source for this information is the ghost of a man killed alongside her father during the Great War. Even if she dared tell anyone, who would believe it? Together Poppy and her "gentleman haunt" follow the trail of a string of murders. But as their investigation narrows in on an all-too-familiar suspect, Poppy becomes a target herself― and wonders if her ghost of a partner will appear in time to keep her from joining him in the after-life.
 

About Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is a writer whose horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels have made her a cult favorite. Her most popular creation is the vampire Count Saint-Germaine, an intelligent and humane creature whose lifestyle allows him to appear in ancient Egypt in Out of the House of Life and in 18th-century Paris in Hotel Transylvania. Saint-Germaine's lover, Atta Olivia Clemens, is also a vampire and has her own successful series of books. Chelsea Quinn Yarbo is a lifelong student of history, a composer, and a fortuneteller. She brings her knowledge of all three pursuits, and much more, to her books.
 
Published December 31, 2015 by Smoke & Shadow Books. 352 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Engaging characters, one already dead, highlight this loving tribute to the classic detective story.

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