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Dead and Breakfast

(2017)
(The first book in the Merry Ghost Inn Mystery series)
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Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B&B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.

The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B&B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer—and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn—the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself.

It seems someone doesn't appreciate newcomers prying into the small town's past, and now it's up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business...and their lives.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Dead and Breakfast is a page-turner from the first scene, where the about-to-open B&B unexpectedly becomes a crime scene. Melanie and her grandmother Liza are smart, believable, easy-to-like people and the writing is pitch-perfect. You’ll want to book an immediate reservation for the Merry Ghost Inn. Better hurry?Kate Kingsbury’s fine new series is about to get all booked up!" - Susan Wittig Albert

"What could be more intriguing than spending the night in a creaky old bed-and-breakfast haunted by a chuckling ghost? A charming grandmother/granddaughter duo, unsettling small-town secrets, and a long-hidden skeleton at the Merry Ghost Inn add up to a winning debut for this ghostly cozy series." - Juliet Blackwell

"A laughing ghost, a winsome dog, and a charming Oregon coastal village make the Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries a place you’ll want to visit again and again." - Leslie Budewitz

"Dead and Breakfast is an intriguing whodunit enriched with two plucky heroines opening a seaside bed and breakfast, a ghost with a delightful laugh, and a splash of romance. All the ingredients necessary for an entertaining red from start to surprising finish." - Sally Goldenbaum

"Kate Kingsbury is a pro?and it shows in every witty line of Dead and Breakfast. West coast setting, B&B with a secret room and a skeleton. What’s not to love? This book is so well done it almost reads itself. Treat yourself to the first in a new series?a must read." - Carolyn Haines

"What’s not to like about a laughing ghost? Dead and Breakfast is a spirited beginning to Kate Kingsbury’s new Merry Ghost Inn series. More laughter to come." - Carolyn Hart


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Used availability for Kate Kingsbury's Dead and Breakfast

Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
ISBN: 1-68331-009-8 / 978-1-68331-009-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
ISBN: 1-68331-239-2 / 978-1-68331-239-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery (Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
ISBN: 1-5047-9797-3 / 978-1-5047-9797-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery (Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
ISBN: 1-5047-9798-1 / 978-1-5047-9798-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead and Breakfast: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
Author(s): Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU