The Ghostly Grounds: Murder and Breakfast (A Canine Casper Cozy Mystery—Book 1) - Sophie Love

The Ghostly Grounds: Murder and Breakfast (A Canine Casper Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

By Sophie Love

  • Release Date: 2020-08-17
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 939 Ratings


“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
--Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: MURDER AND BREAKFAST is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews.

Marie Fortune, 39, a successful dog groomer in Boston, has had enough of catering to the wealthy and their pampered dogs. Realizing it is time to make a change, she quits and heads to a small coastal town in Maine where she remembers fond summers as a kid. Marie expects to go for a brief getaway—and is shocked to learn that her great-aunt left her an inheritance: a dilapidated, historic house high up on a hill overlooking the harbor. 

Marie feels an instant connection. Although the locals tell her it would be folly, Marie decides to renovate and give it a second life as a B&B.

But there is one thing she couldn’t have planned for: the house is haunted.

Two things, actually: her great-aunt also left her a dog—and he is far from a typical dog.

When an unexpected death occurs soon thereafter, solving the crime will be more than just a matter of curiosity for Marie—her very future may depend on it.

A page-turning cozy, packed with mystery, love, hauntings, travel, pets and food—anchored around a small town and a B&B in need of renovation that will capture your heart—THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
--Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

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  • Fun read

    By airotciv"!
    This was a fun read, a few twists and turns. The characters are most enjoyable.
  • Who do you think did the deed?

    By I dgs
    I really liked the mystery and turns in the story line of this book. It held my interest to the very end.
  • Ghostly grounds murder and breakfast

    By macdufff
    I’m not a big fan of ghostly stories, however, I picked up this book and then couldn’t put it down. Ther was a lot of suspense, drama, and ghostly sightings. A murder was also included. A very pleasant read.
  • Romantic Mystery

    By Auria2016
    Loved the development of the characters; especially Marie who went from accepting where she was in life to forging a new life, the life she’d always wanted, with a bit of help from her great aunt June. Starting a new business, ghost hunting, romance, and a “who dunnit” murder mystery round out Marie’s new and very full life, along with figuring out June’s “surprise.” Fun & delightful book which was a pleasure to read. I look forward
  • Fun read

    By Gsc10
    This book is a fun relaxing and very enjoyable read. Good mix of likable and sinister characters with a fun twist.
  • Excellent easy read

    By grebay
    A fun read. Kept my interest, but an easy relaxing read. Will definitely be reading the other books in this series.
  • Ghostly grounds , breakfast and murder

    By rop2121
    Wonderful book
  • The ghostly Grounds

    By gweneeth
    The story line was pretty good but lacked believability. No one runs a successful b&b and has any free time like she did. Her traipsing around trying to solve the murder was very inconsistent. I enjoyed the story anyway. Thanks g
  • The Ghostly Grounds

    By Pins4
    What a cute story. Read it in one day couldn’t put it down. Ghosts and all. Characters seem so real. Sad for it it end. I will check for more of your books. Thanks!
  • This is a very good book. Lot’s of mystery and suspense with a little romance thro

    By ridergal1949
    In. The Ghostly Grounds.