The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #7) (Mass Market)

By Cleo Coyle

Berkley, 9780425251867, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2020

List Price: 7.99*
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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.

About the Author

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 Coffeehouse Mysteries, now celebrating over ten years in print. Alice and Marc are also 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, including the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.

Praise For The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #7)

Praise for the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

A Best Book of Year Selection —Suspense Magazine

"Full of riveting twists!"—First for Women

“A magnificent cold case mystery!”—Fresh Fiction, Fresh Pick 

“Jack and Pen are a terrific duo who prove that love can transcend anything.”—The Mystery Reader

“A charming, funny, and quirky mystery starring a suppressed widow and a stimulating ghost.”—Midwest Book Review

“The plot is marvelous, the writing is top-notch.”—Cozy Library 

“I highly recommend the complete series.”—Spinetingler Magazine

"A deliciously charming mystery with a haunted twist!" —New York Times Bestselling author Laura Childs