Dog Days
by Wendy Corsi Staub

Do you believe in spirits? A series of strange happenings force Valley View guesthouse manager – and sceptic – Bella Jordan to question her beliefs in the new instalment of New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub’s heart-warming cozy mystery series set in Lily Dale, New York’s Spiritualist home.

After attending a family wedding in Chicago, young widow Bella Jordan is returning to the guesthouse she runs in Lily Dale – the quirky upstate New York lakeside village famous for its spiritual mediums – when she catches a glimpse of the impossible at the airport: her late husband Sam.

A former science teacher, Bella is grounded in facts and logic. She doesn’t believe in ghosts. But even when she’s back home with the competing distractions of her quirky guests, small son Max, resident pet cats and a very unexpected litter of puppies, Bella can’t find a good explanation for what she’s seen.

The situation gets even stranger when her psychic friend Odelia tells her that she made contact with Sam’s spirit and he shared a significant name: Kevin . . . Bacon!

Bella doesn’t know what to think, but when she glimpses Sam again and things start to vanish around her, she knows she has to get to the bottom of the strange happenings – even if that means letting go for good . . .

Readers of the Crystal Cave series by Susan Wittig Albert, the Harper Connelly mysteries by Charlaine Harris and the Bailey Ruth ghost novels by Carolyn Hart will love this charming, characterful cozy mystery series, which invites readers to draw their own conclusions on whether ghosts are real.


“The real treat is the slow-growing development of the characters”

Kirkus Reviews on The Stranger Vanishes

“Cozy fans will enjoy the company of Bella and crew”

Publishers Weekly on Prose and Cons

“This warm, small-town series will appeal to fans of the Hallmark Channel’s The Good Witch

Booklist on Dead of Winter

“Charming . . . Anyone who enjoys Nancy Atherton's "Aunt Dimity" mysteries will be drawn to this cozy”

Library Journal on Something Buried, Something Blue

“A touch of the paranormal, a hint of romance, and a sweet and sympathetic protagonist will lure readers to enchanting Lily Dale again and again”

Publishers Weekly on Something Buried, Something Blue

“Staub introduces a host of warmly appealing characters and throws in a touch of the otherworldly. Recommend for readers who enjoy the TV show Charmed

Library Journal on Nine Lives

Nine Lives hooked me from page one. In fact I didn't want to put it down: with warm characters, an intriguing setting and just a touch of the unexplainable it's a thoroughly satisfying read”

Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mysteries, on Nine Lives

Wendy Corsi Staub

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than ninety novels, including young adult fiction, psychological suspense and traditional mysteries.She lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband, their sons, and a trio (give or take) of rescue kitties.

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Dog Days by Wendy Corsi Staub is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483124812nd July 2024144 X 222mm224$29.99
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