Old Haunts by E. J. Copperman is the third book in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series. While it is not particularly well written and does not entirely manage to transcend its formulaic nature, this is an entertaining cozy mystery worthy of a lazy Saturday afternoon. Old Haunts won't change your life, but it will provide a worthy diversion.
The Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series features the adventures of newly divorced Alison Kerby, who began seeing ghosts after hitting her head while renovating her guesthouse. Copperman's books are fairly formulaic cozy mysteries, but the characters are likable and sometimes rise above their creator's rather lackluster writing skills. Old Haunts is written no better than the previous two books in the series - I took half a star for "mental notes," a phrase that belies Copperman's lazy writing - but nevertheless provided me with a couple of hours of diversion on a slow Saturday afternoon.
Old Haunts, the third book in E.J. Copperman's Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series, is in no way groundbreaking. Its writing is rather poor and the plot quite predictable. However, the characters make this a fun read for any cozy mystery fan.
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