"Murders multiply, but Jake proves up to the challenge. She sees through all the subterfuge and chicanery, solving a mind-boggling mystery in a burst of insight. All the characters are charmingly kooky and fun. This is a good beginning for a new series. We will be looking for more of Jake O'Hara." - TheMysteryReader.com
"[Wald] writes with a light touch." - New York Daily News
"The author keeps the plot airy and the characters outlandish." - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
With her books sporting other people's names, ghostwriter Jake O'Hara works behind the scenes. But she never expected a séance at a New York apartment to be part of her job. Jake had signed on as a ghostwriter, secretly writing for a grande dame of mystery fiction whose talent died before she did. The author's East Side residence was impressive. But her entourage-from a Mrs. Danvers-like housekeeper to a lurking hypnotherapist-was creepy.
Still, it was all in a day's work, until a killer started going after ghostwriters, and Jake suspected she was chillingly close to the culprit. Attending a séance and asking the dead for spiritual help was one option. Some brilliant sleuthing was another-before Jake's next deadline turns out to be her own funeral.
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Books in the Jake O'Hara Ghostwriter Mystery Series:
• GHOSTWRITER ANONYMOUS (#1)
• THE LUCK OF THE GHOSTWRITER (#2)
• A GHOSTWRITER TO DIE FOR (#3)
• REMEMBRANCE OF GHOSTWRITERS PAST (#4)
• GHOSTWRITER FOR HIRE (#5)
Also by Noreen Wald:
Books in the Kate Kennedy, Senior Sleuth Mystery Series:
• DEATH WITH AN OCEAN VIEW (#1)
• DEATH OF THE SWAMI SCHWARTZ (#2)
• DEATH IS A BARGAIN (#3)
• DEATH STORMS THE SHORE (#4)
• DEATH RIDES THE SURF (#5)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
A winning contestant on seven television game shows-including Jeopardy!-Noreen later worked for Goodson-Todman and Merv Griffin Productions, helping to develop television game show pilots. She's lectured at the Smithsonian, the CIA, the National Press Club and aboard the QE II. She taught at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD and at the Florida Center for the Book in Fort Lauderdale.