Ghost in the Polka Dot Bikini (Paperback)
Midnight Ink, 9780738713823, 298pp.
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
Imagine spending eternity with your backside hanging out—that's what Emma Whitecastle and Granny Apples can't help but think when they meet the ghost of Tessa North frolicking in the surf off Catalina Island. Tessa, a young starlet who died on the island in the 1960s wearing nothing but a polka dot bikini, won't cross over until "Curtis" comes for her. To help the winsome, bikini-clad spirit, Emma and Granny must find out who Curtis is and how Tessa died. Their investigation takes them from the grit and glamour of Hollywood to Kennedy-era political intrigue-before hitting dangerously close to home.
Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples.
"Adding two paranormal series (Granny Apples and Madison Rose) to her long-running paralegal series doesn't take a bit off Jaffarian's edge."—Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of paranormal cozies will find a lot to like."—Publishers Weekly
"Jaffarian's clear passion for writing comes through with lively characters, each brimming with wit and intelligence and making for a fun, lighthearted read."—Suspense Magazine
"Sue Ann Jaffarian never fails to make me chuckle."—Joanne Fluke, New York Times best-selling author of the Hannah Swensen Mysteries