Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Linkups - The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller

It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
It's getting close to Halloween.  If you HAD to read one of these two genres, which would you prefer - urban fantasy or horror and why?

My Answer:
I'm going to go with urban fantasy.  I just read my first book in this genre (Written in Red by Anne Bishop) and I really liked it.  It's a series I'd really like to continue with but I'm also looking forward to trying a few different series too.

This week's book is The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle.  I'm absolutely in love with the title - it sounds very Nancy Drew - and I've really loved books in another series by Cleo Coyle.  This one features a bookstore AND a ghost.  And not just any ghost.  This ghost is Jack Shepard who was a Private Investigator in 1947.  This is a long running series but so far I haven't had any problem jumping in here.

The Beginning:
New York City
April 1, 1947

"I need your help, Mr. Shepard," the woman said.  "You are Jack Shepard, aren't you?"

My Thoughts:
I can just picture the Sam Spade type office!

The 56:
"He's perfectly fine.  Bonnie and I will take care of the customers.  But you better talk to your son.  He'll tell you the story."

My  Thoughts:
Anytime your child needs to tell you the story it's pretty much a sign your day is about to get way more complicated!

So what do you think?  Keep reading?


  1. I like Urban Fantasy but it's not scary enough for me, so I had to pick horror. :) This book sounds cool! I need to check this series out!

    Friday Meme

  2. Horror rarely lets me down so I pick that. Urban Fantasy is great but too often it goes too far into paranormal romance for my taste.

  3. I'm UF all the way, don't have any use for horror. :)

  4. I've enjoyed Cleo Coyle's books...and this one sounds good. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE DAY OF THE DEAD”

  5. The snippets were not much at all, to be honest, but the title and cover pulled me in! :-) I am grateful for your participation every week. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!

  6. I'd take Urban Fantasy over horror too. I am also in love with Anne Bishop's The Others series and can't wait for the new one next March. This week I am featuring A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn from my review stack. Happy reading!

  7. Oh, I love that title. It sounds so fun even though I'm not typically drawn to mysteries (and I'm assuming it's a mystery).

    Hope you have a great weekend. - Katie

  8. I really love the title and the cover of this book!

  9. It does sound like a Nancy Drew book! I hope that it is one you enjoy. :)

  10. That is a fun title. Happy Reading!

  11. Book Blogger Hop: I would pick a horror novel over an urban fantasy.
    Friday 56: I've never heard of the author before, but it sounds interesting.

  12. I'd go with Horror. I've already found my Christmas Horror book. Ha ha. 🎄

  13. With that name I can't help but think of Lost. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  14. They're a good husband and wife duo (I think I got that right). I haven't gone further than a few of the books in the coffee series as there hasn't been as much time for audiobooks. I may check out this series.