The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss is the first book in the NEW “Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, March 2016
When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But a new ghost may be on the loose. A fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present.
With her high school bully as one of the officers in charge, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she’s certain it won’t be.
Maddie grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the hunt for a killer, she discovers there truly is no place like home.
I like it. This was a good book that was a bit quirky, yet entertaining as all the cast played their role in a narrative that delivered a good plot and subplot, a strong mystery and just about anything else to make this an enjoyable read. Despite the title, this is not a paranormal mystery per se, but the paranormal museum does play a role in how this light drama gets played out. The author did a good job of introducing the characters, starting with our heroine, Maddie whose journey of self-discovery plays a role in this fast-paced tale that kept me engaged in all aspects of this ride. I liked the way the author changed directions, keeping me on my toes, all to the betterment in the telling of this tale. Boasting a small-town atmosphere, good conversation, an offbeat cast of characters and a perfect backdrop of the museum, this was a good read and I can’t wait to see where things are headed with the next book in this wonderfully likable series.