Ghost Blows a Kiss
by Carolyn Hart

In the tenth Bailey Ruth ghost novel from New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Mystery, Carolyn Hart, the “charmer of a detective” (Kirkus Reviews) takes on a puzzler of a mystery when she’s sent to Adelaide, Oklahoma to rescue a woman in trouble.

The late – as in Dearly Departed – Bailey Ruth Raeburn is delighted when she’s assigned a new mission by Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions, even if she is no good at following the rules for Earthly Visitations. This time she’s determined to be the perfect unseen emissary, no matter what it takes.

Arriving late in the evening in her old hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma to find a woman drowning in a pond, Bailey Ruth carries out a daring rescue with textbook invisible effort. But Bailey Ruth soon realizes there’s more to Fran’s accident than a late-night walk gone wrong. The young widow was running away – but what from?

Soon Bailey Ruth finds herself caught up in a complex web of family secrets, loyalties and lies – and if she doesn’t act fast, an innocent will be locked up for a very long time . . .

Like a warm hug from a loved one, GHOST BLOWS A KISS is the perfect escapist read for cozy mystery fans, whether you’re old friends with the lively, always entertaining Bailey Ruth or have yet to make her acquaintance.


With the warmhearted and stubborn Bailey Ruth, Hart pleases longtime fans and should win new readers

Publishers Weekly

Fans of paranormal mysteries will appreciate this case, a template for a traditional mystery in the style of Agatha Christie. The likable Bailey Ruth should appeal to fans of Cleo Coyle’s “Haunted Bookshop” mysteries

Library Journal

Infectiously happy crime-solving

Kirkus Reviews

[Provides] delight to fans of this well-established series


Delightful ... Fans of paranormal cozies will be in heaven

Publishers Weekly on Ghost Ups Her Game

A charmer of a detective, a twisty mystery, and a feel-good story that’s balm for our troubled times

Kirkus Reviews on Ghost Ups Her Game

Amusing ... A warmhearted traditional mystery that will appeal to fans of Nancy Atherton’s “Aunt Dimity” books

Library Journal on Ghost Ups Her Game

Cozy fans in search of otherworldly escape need look no further

Publishers Weekly on Ghost on the Case

Hart’s amusing and vivacious ghostly sleuth puts her invisibility, her gusto and her sharp mind to good use in her latest outing

Kirkus Reviews on Ghost Wanted

Charming ... Replete with relatable characters, this cleverly plotted tale will keep readers guessing until the end

Publishers Weekly on Ghost Times Two

Carolyn Hart

Grand Master of Mystery Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty novels of mystery and suspense, including the Death on Demand, Henrie O and Bailey Ruth series. Her books have won numerous prizes, including Agathas, Anthonys and Macavitys, and she has been personally honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Malice Domestic and the Ridley Pearson Award for significant contributions to the mystery field. One of the founding members of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Tulsa and enjoys the company of a sweet brown tabby.

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Ghost Blows a Kiss by Carolyn Hart is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278904816th July 2021140 X 225mm192$28.99
Hardback978072789048129th April 2021140 X 225mm192£20.99
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