Monday, May 13, 2019

Have you met Emma Lee Raines?

A funeral, a ghost, a murder . . . It's all in a day's work for Emma Lee Raines . . .

If it weren’t for bad luck. . .Well, you know the saying and I’m no exception to the rule. Growing up and living in the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home should’ve been my first clue that my life was going to be any less than normal.
I embraced my high school nickname, Creepy Funeral Girl, and took over the family business after my parents retired, leaving me in charge of getting the dearly departed residents of Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky six feet under to their final resting place.
At least that’s what I thought until the one ill-fated snowy day when I was walking through the town square to grab some lunch from Artie’s Meat and Deli. The snow that covered the shop roofs were quickly melting from the sunshine, causing the plastic Santa on Artie’s roof to slide off and hit me square in the head. Knocking me out flat.
I swear I thought I was a goner, gone to the big guy in the sky, and joined all my clients I had put six feet under because when I woke up Ruthie Sue Payne, Eternal Slumber latest client, was standing next to me, bunny slippers and all.
Doc Clyde confirmed I was not dead, but I had the “Funeral Trauma.” He said I’d been around the dead too long and needed a little time off, but Ruthie didn’t see it that way.
In fact, Ruthie said that the accidental slip and fall autopsy report was wrong and that she was murdered. Pushed!
Worse, she wasn’t going to leave me alone until I helped get her to the “other side” by figuring out who murdered her. One problem. Ruthie’s archenemy was my Granny, Zula Raines Payne. After all, Ruthie’s ex-husband left her for Granny and the two had not gotten along since.
Now it was personal. Ruthie accused my Granny of killing her when I know Granny was not capable of doing such an act. Or was she?
Jealousy made people do strange things and in the south, we like to sweep things under the rug with a big smile on our face pretending nothing ever happened.
Ruthie wasn’t the only one who thought her death was suspicious. Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, my high school crush and now Sheriff of Sleepy Hollow, was sniffing around asking all sorts of questions not just about the death of Ruthie Sue, but the odd behavior I was displaying by talking to myself in public.
I guess I could hide my crazy to help out hunky Jack Henry and exonerate my Granny in the process so I could get Ruthie Sue Payne to the other side.

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Read A Ghostly Undertaking, A Ghostly Grave, A Ghostly Demise, A Ghostly Murder, A Ghostly Reunion and now available A Ghostly Mortality, A Ghostly Secret now available everywhere e-books/books are sold. 

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GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment and your email address for the chance to win a print book copy of A Ghost Secret along with a Kappes Tote. One lucky winners will be randomly selected.


Be sure to check out Tonya's new southern mystery release SCENE OF THE GRIND, the first in a new coffeehouse mystery series, A KILLER COFFEE MYSTERY.

Scene of the Grind
"Where the coffee is as hot as the gossip..."



Click here to learn more about Tonya's cozy mysteries.



"This southern tale includes the cutest little silver schnauzer, Pepper, who rides everywhere in Roxy's bicycle basket; plus, a sweet rescue poodle, Sassy, who takes an immediate fancy to Patrick. Also, Delicious recipes are inserted between chapters. Brew a pot of coffee, pour yourself a cup, and start reading Scene of the Grind to see what the buzz is about in this debut series."

~ Linda Langford at Chatting About Cozies



Bless your heart!
~ Tonya Kappes, author of
The Killer Coffee Mysteries
Kenni  Lowry Mysteries
Ghostly Southern Mysteries


To get more of my recipes, enter to win a Kindle, or learn about my books,
including my USA TODAY bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series,
visit my website at Tonyakappes.com









43 comments:

  1. New series for me. Can’t wait to start it
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