Alice Kimberly has written a mystery series called the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. In these novels, Penelope Thornton-McClure is co-owner of a bookshop that has a resident ghost. Jack Shepard, a PI from back in the 1940s, was killed on the spot where Pen's bookshop is now located. It seems that Jack's spirit is trapped within the walls of the building, and Pen is the only one who can communicate with him through her thoughts. Jack helps Pen solve some murders that she comes across, and in The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library, another murder occurs where Jack is of assistance to Pen in solving it.
Pen and Sadie, her aunt, who is the other owner of the bookshop, are receiving a collection of very rare books of Edgar Allan Poe's works from an old friend of Sadie's, Peter Chesley. Sadly, shortly after meeting Peter, he is found dead at the bottom of a staircase. It appears that he fell, and being a frail, old man, the police are satisfied believing this. But Pen and Sadie know differently. They suspect that Peter was murdered and that the collection of old books has something to do with it.
Alice Kimberly has written a series that is interesting to say the least. I enjoy reading about Jack Shepard's ghost helping Pen in solving her murder mysteries, and the books are intriguing for me simply because they are different. I enjoyed this book and will be reading another one from this series shortly.