Review of A Ghostly Suspect

A Ghostly Suspect
Tonya Kappes
5 Stars


A funeral, a ghost, a murder . . . It’s all in a day’s work for Emma Lee Raines . . .

especially when the ghost turns out to be someone very dear to her heart. Debbie Dually, psychic and friend who has guided Emma Lee since she was bopped on the head from a falling plastic Santa, local undertaker Emma Lee Raines is told she’s suffering from “funeral trauma.” (Amazon)


The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story right from the start. I felt like I was right there in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, visiting with Emma Lee and her friends. I always feel like I should be sipping a glass of sweet tea while I am reading this series.

The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. Granny is a real pistol and she is so funny, Emma Lee has her hands full with her. Jack Henry is a great boyfriend and he is really trying to accept Emma Lee’s “ability”.

The mystery is well written and moved along at a nice even pace. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and it was not easily solved.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written cozy mystery. If you enjoy paranormal with your cozy, like I do, then you definitely want to read this book and series.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.