Review of The Ghost Is Clear

The Ghost Is Clear

Ghost Detective, Book #3

Jane Hinchey

5 Stars


Amateur sleuth, PI in training, ghost whisperer.

That’s me. Audrey Fitzgerald, ghost detective. I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that I can not only communicate with ghosts, but animals too. Well, one in particular, my big gray teddy bear of a cat, Thor. What I haven’t worked out yet is how to keep my newfound abilities a secret from the townsfolk of Firefly Bay.

When I’m hired by the president of the local historical society to find a missing necklace, I figured I finally had a case that didn’t require ghostly interference. After all, how hard could it be to find a missing piece of jewelry? Things turn complicated real fast when the necklace turns up in the most unexpected of places and my client turns up dead.

Now I’m up to my neck in ghostly chatter, I have a murder to solve, my PI exams are looming, I’m worried I may have to put Thor on a diet, and I think I’ve accidentally fallen for Captain Cowboy Hot Pants—aka, Detective Kade Galloway. But worst of all? What on earth do I put on my business card without scaring off the townsfolk? Amateur sleuth, PI in training, ghost whisperer, or ghost detective?

Join Audrey Fitzgerald in the Ghost Detective series, a paranormal cozy mystery featuring a cat, a ghost, and a murder to solve.   (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Audrey, Ben, Kade and Audrey’s family are quite a cast of characters and I enjoy getting to spend time with them.  Audrey has a lot on her plate, getting ready to take her Private Investigators exam.  She has a client who wants Audrey to find a missing necklace and ends up with a dead client.  Audrey will just have the add finding the killer on her to-do list.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The mystery was well plotted and I was surprised who the culprit was.  That is a good thing in my book.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a cozy mystery.  And if you like ghosts with your mystery, even better.