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