"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
Manhattan ghostwriter Jake O'Hara has been meaning to get her so-called love life-and her career-back on track. But, lately, it hasn't been easy. Especially now that her soon-to-be-married mother has witnessed a murder-in a confessional, no less. Shortly after Maura O'Hara arrived at the church, Father Billy Blake-controversy-plagued priest, anti-death penalty activist, and spiritual advisor to a notorious hit man-was shot dead.
It's no secret that Father Blake had a number of enemies-from a scheming drug lord to a dangerous clan on death row. Coming up with a list of suspects isn't the problem. Jake's more worried about keeping her mother out of harm's way. For she's unknowingly stepping into a tangled web of mystery and murder-one that ties into the deadly sins of the past...
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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.