I do enjoy reading Alice Kimberly's Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Penelope Thornton-McClure is co-owner of a bookshop that has a resident ghost. Jack Shepard was a private investigator back in the 1940s. He was killed in the spot where Pen's bookshop now stands. It seems that Jack's ghost is now trapped within the walls of the bookshop, and Pen is able to converse with him through her thoughts. Jack also comes to her in her dreams and offers her advice on murders that she is currently dealing with.
In this novel, the Movie Town Theater is having a festival, and Pen is handling book sales for a few of the guest speakers. One of the speakers is Hedda Geist, an actress from decades before, who is almost killed in the theater. Pen knows she is going to need Jack's help when murder finally does come into the picture.
I enjoyed The Ghost and the Femme Fatale, and I find it especially interesting that a ghost plays a large part in these Haunted Bookshop novels. I have read a few in the series already and intend to read as many as I can. They are witty and enjoyable, especially when Pen sometimes forgets herself and answers Jack out loud. She gets some really amusing reactions.