byNoreen Wald

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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"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." -"[Wald] writes with a light touch." - New York Daily News"The author keeps the plot airy and the characters outlandish." - South Florida Sun-Sentinel With her books sporting other people's names, ghostwriter Jake O'Hara works behind the scenes. But she never expected a séance at a New York apartment to be part of her job. Jake had signed on as a ghostwriter, secretly writing for a grande dame of mystery fiction whose talent died before she did. The author's East Side residence was impressive. But her entourage-from a Mrs. Danvers-like housekeeper to a lurking hypnotherapist-was creepy. Still, it was all in a day's work, until a killer started going after ghostwriters, and Jake suspected she was chillingly close to the culprit. Attending a séance and asking the dead for spiritual help was one option. Some brilliant sleuthing was another-before Jake's next deadline turns out to be her own funeral.Related subjects include: women sleuths, humorous murder mysteries, cozy mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books. 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...Author Bio: 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.
Title:GHOSTWRITER ANONYMOUSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Henery PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943390657

ISBN - 13:9781943390656


Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Jake O'Hara Mystery novel! Ghostwriter Anonymous by Noreen Wald is the first book in A Jake O’Hara Mystery series. Jacqueline Grace O’Hara was nicknamed Jake by her father. Jake’s is a ghostwriter by profession which means she does the work, but she does not get the credit. Jake belongs to a support group for ghostwriters (called—wait for it—Ghostwriter Anonymous) and they help each other. Jake is excited about her latest job. She is going to write for Kate Lloyd Connors, the mystery writer. Her friend and fellow ghostwriter, Barbara is a little worried about her current writing gig (Mafia Don’s daughter spilling secrets). Jake tried to reassure her, but maybe Barbara had a right to be nervous. Barbara soon turns up dead. And she is only the first victim. Jake tries to find the culprit with the help of her (unhelpful) friends. Will Jake be able to find the killer before Jake ends up a ghost? I was not a big fan of Ghostwriter Anonymous. It was alright. It is an easy to read novel with a mystery that I solved immediately. My favorite part of the book was the last line (it gave me a good laugh). I would love to share it, but the last line is a major spoiler. I felt that the book spent more time of Jake's newly whitened teeth (she mentions it quite frequently) and the ghostwriter group than on the mystery. I give Ghostwriter Anonymous 2.5 out of 5 stars. The book does have a good pace which makes the book easier to read. I guess I am just not a fan of the silly, humorous type of novels. I like mystery books for the mystery and this novel was very light on that subject. This is just not my type of book (of course, my mother says I am lacking in the humor department)! I believe I will skip the other books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of Ghostwriter Anonymous from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.
Date published: 2016-05-27