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By Sue Ann Jaffarian

A new sequence debut from Odelia gray secret writer Sue Ann Jaffarian!

Granny used to be well-known for her award-winning apple pies-and infamous for murdering her husband Jacob at their domicile in Julian, California. the single hassle is, Granny used to be framed, then murdered. For a couple of hundred years, Granny's spirit has been looking for somebody to aid her see that justice is served―and she hits pay airborne dirt and dust while she pops in to a séance attended by way of her great-great-great-granddaughter, modern day divorced mother Emma Whitecastle. jointly, Emma and Granny Apples clear up mysteries of the past―starting with Granny's personal unjust homicide rap within the ultimate days of the California Gold Rush.

Along with a sprinkling of historical past, this lively new secret sequence beneficial properties the novice sleuth staff of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples.


"A delectable first in a brand new paranormal comfortable sequence from Sue Ann Jaffarian."―Publishers Weekly

"A enjoyable new sequence. Ghostly puzzles are one of many fashionable new issues in comfortable mysteries, and this can be a stable one."―Booklist

"Jaffarian has done a nifty task of incorporating Julian's historical past into her story of unresolved ghosts, uncanny psychics, unsolved murders and unsatisfied divorcees, whereas handily introducing a few characters, alive and lifeless, to hold the sequence forward."―North state Times

"Emma handles her 'gift' of seeing the useless with aplomb, and sophistication. i'm going to look ahead to seeing the place the sequel will take Emma and Granny."―Deadly Pleasures

"A fascinating story, as beautiful as apple pie. I are expecting a longevity (and afterlife) for Sue Ann's most modern series."―Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award-winning writer of Dating useless Men

"Take colourful characters in an enthralling environment, combine in a splash of romance, upload a pinch of the magical, and serve it up like one in all Granny's recognized pies. I warrantly you will be again for seconds."―Deborah Sharp, writer of Mama Rides Shotgun


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Heard the birds chattering like outdated buddies. Felt the heavy warmth of the June solar and smelled the fresh, clean mountain air. automobiles and vans glided by. So did a small covey of bikes. The streets have been beginning to believe the pitter-patter of autos belonging to early weekend tourists. those that hadn't heard but homicide had taken position within the quiet little city. Shaking herself, Emma willed her mind to accomplish her previous concept. If the ghost that had simply visited her was once certainly Ian Reynolds' spirit, that intended Ian was once lifeless. "Ian's dead," she acknowledged to herself out loud in a slightly audible tone. From her bag, her cellular phone rang. In her surprise, Emma did not pay attention it. It rang back. "Dead" She repeated the be aware, drawing it out into syllables, forcing her reluctant reminiscence to make be aware of it, to appreciate and carry directly to what it intended. If Ian used to be useless, did that suggest Phil Bowers was once a killer? Or had Ian back to the cemetery and stumbled upon whatever unsavory? She seemed towards the Pioneer Cemetery yet could not see it from the place she sat. but she knew it was once there and physique have been came upon. used to be Ian's physique the only within the graveyard, or used to be that somebody else, and Ian's physique used to be nonetheless to be stumbled on? The 3rd ring penetrated Emma's dazed ideas. She pulled her mobilephone out of her bag and checked out the show, taking a second to permit the identify sign in. It used to be Milo Ravenscroft. at the fourth ring, she replied. "Emma, thank God I reached you. " He sounded worried. "Are you continue to in Julian? " She seemed round the park, nonetheless puzzling over Ian Reynolds, trying to see if his ghost used to be current. She observed not anything, no longer even Granny. "Yes, yet i am leaving quickly. " She shook herself, not easy that her brain and physique be aware of Milo's name. Milo used to be the single one who could possibly resolution her questions. "Soon isn't really quickly adequate. Get on your vehicle and depart now. correct this minute. " "Why? " The urgency in his voice placed her on alert. "What's the problem? Did you examine the images I despatched you? " "Yes, yet put out of your mind that for now. correct prior to I known as you I had a imaginative and prescient. i believe there is going to be a homicide in Julian. " "There already has been, Milo. " She stated the phrases slowly and with care, like eggs being carried over rocky terrain. "I heard approximately it this morning. " She swallowed tough ahead of conversing. "And i feel his ghost simply visited me. " "His ghost? " nonetheless stunned and careworn, Emma nodded up and down sooner than figuring out Milo could not see her. "Yes, no less than i feel so. except there are our bodies. " "I observed a physique, Emma, in a graveyard-an previous graveyard. yet i could not see his face. " Emma heard him take a deep breath prior to carrying on with. "And I observed you. " A vibration ran up and down her backbone like strings on a stroked cello. She placed her sun shades again on, as though they can disguise her from damage like an invisibility defend. "You have been working within the graveyard, worried and damage. " "That's an attractive exact description of final evening. i used to be within the graveyard and fearful, and that i stumbled and harm myself.

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