Who Murdered The Ghost?

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Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen, investigate reports of ghostly sightings and discover a dead body in Old Center Cemetery.

Hazel is eager to solve her first murder case. But she can do without the help of the townspeople - especially Sister Marie Catherine. More

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Words: 5,730
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466185791
About Ellie Oberth

An avid mystery reader, I have been a closet mystery writer for years.

In the meantime, I've held a variety of jobs. Receptionist. Bookkeeper. Day care chef. Travel Agent. Building Manager.

I served as Treasurer (2010 & 2011) for Sisters-in-Crime, Chicagoland Chapter after serving as co-secretary in 2009.

I was a top ten finalist in the 2011 Golden Donut Contest.

The release of my first short story - Who Murdered the Ghost? - is the start of a dream come true.

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Review by: Yvonne Hering on June 20, 2012 :
In the first book of the Hazel Cartbell mystery series we are introduced to Hazel and her superior Chief Rasmussen. Together, they are on the job and investigating the mysterious happenings in the small New Hampshire town.

When they are called to investigate the ghost sightings at the Old Center Cemetery, they are skeptical. They wouldn’t even have bothered investigating if the sighting hadn’t been reported by Sister Marie Catherine. At 92 years of age, the nun is not someone you ignore. So, off the two law enforcement agents went and are more than shocked to discover an actual dead body.

It turns out the victim is a young girl and a member of the wealthy Gallagher family whose patriarch recently died. Calling in help from her younger brother, who studies genealogy, Hazel and Rasmussen find themselves in the middle of a family with huge secrets. Could one of those secrets have led to murder?

This is a short story which can be read in an hour or so. It’s just as well the story is a short one, because once you get started you won’t want to put it down. However, I do admit that I wish the story was longer – I’d love to learn more about Hazel, her brother and Chief Rasmussen. The author gives us just enough tidbits to keep readers enthralled, but also wanting for more. She creates a wonderful cast of characters that I intend to revisit.

The story itself is fast-paced and, as a reader, it’s fun to unravel the story as Hazel and Rasmussen put all the pieces together.



FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Oberth on June 06, 2012 :
What a fun short story (mystery)!

I adore Hazel Cartbell with her razor wit and running commentary on everything from the local nun horning her way into the investigation to her crush on her much older - and oblivious - boss, the chief of police.

I had a lot of fun riding alongside Cartbell as she hunts for clues, fields family problems, stops for spaghetti and tracks down the killer.

I highly recommend 'Who Murdered The Ghost?'
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: D L O on Aug. 30, 2011 :
Great read. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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