The Ghost Goes to the Dogs (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #9) (Mass Market)

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A stray dog leads bookseller Penelope McClure and her gumshoe ghost on a chase for a clever killer in this brand-new entry in the “utterly charming” (Mystery Scene) Haunted Bookshop Mysteries from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.

Pet Mystery Week brings brisk business to Penelope’s Rhode Island bookshop, but a real mystery comes barking at her door when a lost dog turns up in a panic. Pen and her son Spencer follow the furry fugitive to a wooded area where the dog’s owner lies unconscious. Mrs. Cunningham is a warm-hearted widow who volunteers at the animal shelter and runs Buy the Book’s pet lovers book club. Why would anyone shoot such a sweet soul?

The police believe it’s an accident, a shot by a careless deer hunter, but Pen remains skeptical. To straighten out this doggone mess, she whistles for the ghost of PI Jack Shepard, an expert in hounding as well as haunting. Jack has a dog story of his own, a case from the 1940s that may help Pen sniff out clues to her present predicament. Yet even with Jack’s hard-boiled help, Pen may not be able to stop the killer from striking again or letting this whole case go to the dogs...

About the Author

CLEO COYLE is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of The Coffeehouse Mysteries, now celebrating over ten years in print. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together, including the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.

Praise For…

"AMAZING AND UNIQUE...The Ghost Goes to the Dogs was well done and fun to read. I always enjoy Cleo Coyle’s books, but I have to say, this one might be my favorite of the series so far!" —Fresh Fiction, Fresh Pick!

"ANOTHER DELIGHTFUL INSTALLMENT in a series that travels effortlessly back and forth in time with its two main characters, as Jack and Penny help each other solve mysteries in both present-day Rhode Island and post-World War II New York City. The tone skips lightly between charming cozy mystery and hardboiled noir....Having dogs featured in this latest book was a nice addition, and will hopefully increase the appeal of this engaging series to readers who have yet to discover its ample charms." Criminal Element

"A delightful tale sure to appeal to pet lovers and fans of quirky whodunits alike." --
Kirkus Reviews

"Cleo Coyle once again delights with The Ghost Goes to the Dogs, which not only serves up a head-scratching...double-mystery but also celebrates the unparalleled joys of canine companionship. Further, Pen and Jack bring both sweet and sass to the proceedings, ensuring that the human company is equally welcoming, while the melding of modernity and nostalgia will appeal to a wide range of readers. This one gets two thumbs—and two paws—up." -- The Strand Magazine

"The talented duo Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini, who write under the name Cleo Coyle, continue to deliver clever, light-hearted, extremely satisfying reads in a mystery that crosses many genres. This blend of noir, paranormal, cozy, and a dash of romance sizzles with sparkling dialogue and unique plots." —Kings River Life

       Praise for Cleo Coyle’s Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

A Best Book of Year Selection—Suspense magazine

An Aunt Agatha’s Best of Year Pick


"Immersive settings and nicely delineated characters enhance this paranormal cozy" --Booklist

“Cleo Coyle has written another knockout cozy-noir hybrid that’s sure to satisfy fans of this TERRIFIC SERIES.”—Criminal Element

"Full of riveting twists!"—First for Women magazine

"The collision of two cases from different times elevates this haunting tale…”—Kirkus Reviews

"Jack and Pen are a terrific duo who prove that love can transcend anything."The Mystery Reader

"A charming, funny, and quirky mystery starring a suppressed widow and a stimulating ghost."—Midwest Book Review

"CAPTIVATING...Jack is a perfect match for Pen, and I adore the relationship between them."—Dru Ann Love, award-winning reviewer, Dru's Book Musings

"Another EXTRAORDINARY cozy mystery by Cleo Coyle! This husband and wife writing team brings so much more than a great story to their writing, they also bring you new friends.”—Fresh Fiction

“These books are a WONDERFUL blend of cozy and noir, with great characters and well-plotted mysteries full of twists and turns.”—Kings River Life Magazine

“The plot is marvelous, the writing is TOP-NOTCH.”—Cozy Library

“I loved the combination of the 40’s private eye with the contemporary bookselling universe, as well as a little master class on pulp cover art. The story was light, funny, and well told."—Robin Agnew, award-winning mystery bookseller

"A deliciously charming mystery with a haunted twist!"—New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425255490
ISBN-10: 0425255492
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Haunted Bookshop Mystery