The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Synopsis:

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up to solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a madwoman’s self-portrait in this all new installment from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.

While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her quaint Rhode Island bookshop, Penelope discovers a spooky portrait of a beautiful woman, one who supposedly went mad, according to town gossip. Seymour, the local mailman, falls in love with the haunting image and buys the picture, refusing to part with it, even as fatal accidents befall those around it. Is the canvas cursed? Or is something more sinister at work?

For answers, Pen turns to an otherworldly source: Jack Shepard, PI. Back in the 1940s, Jack cracked a case of a killer cover artist, and (to Pen’s relief) his spirit is willing to help her solve this mystery, even if he and his license did expire decades ago.

Pen and Jack are back in The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait, the seventh book in the Haunted Bookshop series. I can’t say enough good thing about this series in general. I love noir films, PI novels, cozy mysteries, and ghost stories. It’s like someone looked into my head, found my favorite things, and mixed them all together into one perfect set of books. Reading this installment made me just as happy as the Haunted Bookshop stories always do.

There is something both enchanting and sinister about the old portrait (that may or may not be haunted) at the center of this story, and I loved riding along as Pen and Jack figured out what was going on and once again unmasked a killer. Their banter is half the fun, and the mystery itself was great. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend it.

About the Author

Cleo Coyle – Alice Alfonsi – Marc Cerasini

CLEO COYLE is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the long-running Coffeehouse Mysteries—now celebrating eighteen years in print. They are also authors of the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, previously written under the pseudonym Alice Kimberly. Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., and New York, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also both bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together.

Author Links

Webpage: https://www.coffeehousemystery.com/cleos_haunted_bookshop.cfm

Free Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/cleocoylerecipes/newsletter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CleoCoyle/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CleoCoyle

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/cleo-coyle

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/51488.Cleo_Coyle

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cleocoyle_author/

Purchase Links:

Amazon    Barnes & Noble     Kobo     Google Play    IndieBound

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7 thoughts on “The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle – Blog Tour & Giveaway

  1. Dear Erika — Clearly, I need more coffee! Please forgive the typo above on your name. A good friend of ours has a daughter named Erica (and she spells it with a c) which explains my error but doesn’t excuse it. I hope you’ll forgive me!

    Cheers again for the lovely review. We’re so pleased.
    xoxo

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  2. Greetings, Erica – Thank you so much for your beautiful review of our new Haunted Bookshop mystery! Marc and I are delighted to know that you’ve been enjoying our series, and we’re especially thrilled that you loved riding along with Jack and Pen in this new entry. Cheers for giving such a warm welcome back to our bookseller and her beloved hardboiled ghost. Take care and…

    May reading always bring you joy!

    ~ Cleo

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      1. We just love your reviews of our work, thank you so much, Erika! (See I remembered the K this morning…because I had enough coffee, LOL. BTW, Marc always gets “Mark.” Yes, the swapping of C and K is an epidemic worth curing. :)) xoxo

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