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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About Ellie Oberth

A Chicago resident, Ellie Oberth’s love of mysteries began at an early age with an introduction to the works of Agatha Christie.
She’s a life-long member of Sisters-In-Crime National and also a member of the Chicagoland Chapter where she served as Secretary in 2009 and served as Treasurer from 2010-2011 and 2017-2019.
These days, when she’s not busy writing, she’s travelling. Ellie pops up in the most unusual places. She’s been known to scour the beach at midnight with a flashlight, looking for a place to bury the body or tramping through the deserted woods with the same goal in mind or…

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Yvonne Hering reviewed 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 4 months after purchase)
Jennifer Oberth reviewed on June 6, 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 7 months after purchase)
D L O reviewed 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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