Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1)

Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1)

As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality--but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . . Burl Davis checked out of this life a little earlier than expected--before Holly could serve him with divorce papers over his extramarital flings. Unfortunately, it was not before he nearly bankru As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality--but she draws t...

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Title:Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1)
Author:Pamela Kopfler
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1496713214
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:375 pages pages

Better Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1) Reviews

  • Donna
    Nov 20, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

  • Annarella
    Nov 23, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

  • Julia
    Dec 20, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

  • Celia
    Dec 22, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Koplfer was an interesting cozy read because it wasn't about murder but drug smuggling. I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked Holly and how she was determined to keep Holly Grove. I also understood her angst and frustration when her almost ex-husband, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in A B&B Spirits Mystery series, and I loved it. Holly is the owner of Holly Grove a converted plantation which has been in her family for generations. Holly was in the process of divorcing her cheating husband Burl when he died. Next...

    Better Dead is a delightful book about a newly haunted Bed & Breakfast called Holly Grove, located in Southern Louisiana. Its owner, Holly Davis, is struggling to keep the B & B open and is using its ghost (who just happens to be the recently deceased and cheating husband she w...

  • Jeri
    Dec 08, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Koplfer was an interesting cozy read because it wasn't about murder but drug smuggling. I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked Holly and how she was determined to keep Holly Grove. I also understood her angst and frustration when her almost ex-husband, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in A B&B Spirits Mystery series, and I loved it. Holly is the owner of Holly Grove a converted plantation which has been in her family for generations. Holly was in the process of divorcing her cheating husband Burl when he died. Next...

    Better Dead is a delightful book about a newly haunted Bed & Breakfast called Holly Grove, located in Southern Louisiana. Its owner, Holly Davis, is struggling to keep the B & B open and is using its ghost (who just happens to be the recently deceased and cheating husband she w...

    Great start to a new series! Holly Davis is busy running her family's plantation home as a B&B, if she can keep the taxes paid. When her cheating husband is killed in a plane crash before she can divorce him. One night she drinks a bit and hears and sees her husband, in ghost form....

  • Linda
    Jan 14, 2018

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

  • JoAn
    Dec 16, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Koplfer was an interesting cozy read because it wasn't about murder but drug smuggling. I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked Holly and how she was determined to keep Holly Grove. I also understood her angst and frustration when her almost ex-husband, ...

  • Elena Mikalsen
    Nov 11, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

  • Darinda
    Jan 27, 2018

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

  • Suanne
    Oct 14, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

  • Tera
    Nov 19, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

  • Shannon
    Nov 19, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

  • Mary Brown
    Nov 13, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Koplfer was an interesting cozy read because it wasn't about murder but drug smuggling. I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked Holly and how she was determined to keep Holly Grove. I also understood her angst and frustration when her almost ex-husband, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in A B&B Spirits Mystery series, and I loved it. Holly is the owner of Holly Grove a converted plantation which has been in her family for generations. Holly was in the process of divorcing her cheating husband Burl when he died. Next...

    Better Dead is a delightful book about a newly haunted Bed & Breakfast called Holly Grove, located in Southern Louisiana. Its owner, Holly Davis, is struggling to keep the B & B open and is using its ghost (who just happens to be the recently deceased and cheating husband she w...

    Great start to a new series! Holly Davis is busy running her family's plantation home as a B&B, if she can keep the taxes paid. When her cheating husband is killed in a plane crash before she can divorce him. One night she drinks a bit and hears and sees her husband, in ghost form....

    3.5 STARS LIGHT SPOILERS!!!! The Good: the pace was lively, and the secondary characters three-dimensional. Holly was a good narrator, and her situation was an intriguing one. Having her dead husband's ghost show up certainly placed her in some interesting situations! What we l...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first A B&B Spirits Mystery. Holly Davis owns Holly Grove Plantation in Delta Ridge, Louisiana which she turned into a bed and breakfast three years prior. Holly?s husband, Burl passed away three months ago just before he was served with divor...

    Better Dead A B&B Spirits Mystery, Book #1 Pamela Kopfler 5 Stars Synopsis: As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality--but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . . Burl Davis check...

  • Marie
    Nov 22, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Oct 25, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

  • Kristina
    Dec 13, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Koplfer was an interesting cozy read because it wasn't about murder but drug smuggling. I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked Holly and how she was determined to keep Holly Grove. I also understood her angst and frustration when her almost ex-husband, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in A B&B Spirits Mystery series, and I loved it. Holly is the owner of Holly Grove a converted plantation which has been in her family for generations. Holly was in the process of divorcing her cheating husband Burl when he died. Next...

    Better Dead is a delightful book about a newly haunted Bed & Breakfast called Holly Grove, located in Southern Louisiana. Its owner, Holly Davis, is struggling to keep the B & B open and is using its ghost (who just happens to be the recently deceased and cheating husband she w...

    Great start to a new series! Holly Davis is busy running her family's plantation home as a B&B, if she can keep the taxes paid. When her cheating husband is killed in a plane crash before she can divorce him. One night she drinks a bit and hears and sees her husband, in ghost form....

    3.5 STARS LIGHT SPOILERS!!!! The Good: the pace was lively, and the secondary characters three-dimensional. Holly was a good narrator, and her situation was an intriguing one. Having her dead husband's ghost show up certainly placed her in some interesting situations! What we l...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first A B&B Spirits Mystery. Holly Davis owns Holly Grove Plantation in Delta Ridge, Louisiana which she turned into a bed and breakfast three years prior. Holly?s husband, Burl passed away three months ago just before he was served with divor...

  • Kelly
    Nov 29, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

  • Patty
    Dec 20, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Koplfer was an interesting cozy read because it wasn't about murder but drug smuggling. I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked Holly and how she was determined to keep Holly Grove. I also understood her angst and frustration when her almost ex-husband, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in A B&B Spirits Mystery series, and I loved it. Holly is the owner of Holly Grove a converted plantation which has been in her family for generations. Holly was in the process of divorcing her cheating husband Burl when he died. Next...

  • Dawn Frazier
    Jan 17, 2018

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

  • Carrie
    Dec 07, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

  • Lisa Morin
    Dec 05, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

  • Juli
    Dec 25, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

  • cola_bear
    Nov 29, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Koplfer was an interesting cozy read because it wasn't about murder but drug smuggling. I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked Holly and how she was determined to keep Holly Grove. I also understood her angst and frustration when her almost ex-husband, ...

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in A B&B Spirits Mystery series, and I loved it. Holly is the owner of Holly Grove a converted plantation which has been in her family for generations. Holly was in the process of divorcing her cheating husband Burl when he died. Next...

    Better Dead is a delightful book about a newly haunted Bed & Breakfast called Holly Grove, located in Southern Louisiana. Its owner, Holly Davis, is struggling to keep the B & B open and is using its ghost (who just happens to be the recently deceased and cheating husband she w...

    Great start to a new series! Holly Davis is busy running her family's plantation home as a B&B, if she can keep the taxes paid. When her cheating husband is killed in a plane crash before she can divorce him. One night she drinks a bit and hears and sees her husband, in ghost form....

    3.5 STARS LIGHT SPOILERS!!!! The Good: the pace was lively, and the secondary characters three-dimensional. Holly was a good narrator, and her situation was an intriguing one. Having her dead husband's ghost show up certainly placed her in some interesting situations! What we l...

  • Baillie
    Jan 19, 2018

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

    Spunky characters and a story with laugh out loud scenes made this a delightful story. I'd recommend this book when you're looking for a light, easy read. ...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** Oh my gosh, that was absolutely hilarious. The mystery was great, with a lot of humor thrown in. The setting was beautiful, and the B&B was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place. ...

    This book was highly entertaining. Great debut read! So fun to discover new authors. ...

    Better Dead is the first in a new series and is a delightfully funny cozy mystery filled with memorable main characters and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. After recently burying Burl, her philandering and nearly divorced husband, Holly is trying to put her Southern B&B back on ...

    Typical. That is the first word that comes to mind when I go to describe Pamela Kopfler?s ?Better Dead?. Now don?t get me wrong, overall, I liked the book. Actually, I loved the opening line, ?Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral.? Not only was my attention grabbed, ...

  • Jennifer Klepper
    Sep 29, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

  • Dianne Freeman
    Oct 04, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

  • Tari
    Oct 25, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

    Wow! What a fantastic book! I loved every word, full of humor, mystery, romance. I cannot wait until the next one!! ...

    Better Dead is a quirky sometimes silly cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, laughing often and gritting your teeth on occasion. This is ultimately a story of second chances. Holly is a young widow rather than divorcee because her despicable ex got himself blown up before she co...

    Received this book for review from netgalley Where do I begin wife dead husband ghost drugs and ex boyfriend and dogs this book was great from beginning to end I have never read a book from this author before but will definitely read her future books I recommend this book it's hard too...

    Holly's husband, Burl, has up and died. Holly is not exactly sad to see Burl go, after all, he was cheating on her and nearly bankrupted her B&B business. Just when she's ready to move on and get her life back together, Burl shows up. Now he is a ghost, and needs Holly's help so hi...

    This is the first novel in a new cozy mystery series. This book doesn't waste any time in the beginning, jumping right into the action. Holly is the owner of a struggling bed and breakfast. Then the ghost of her dead husband, Burl, shows up. This is both a blessing and a curse for her,...

    Holly Davis owns a bed and breakfast in Delta Ridge LA. She'd just been getting ready to serve her husband with divorce papers when he was killed in a plane crash. Easy out? Think again. Burl appears to her now as a ghost with a favor. If she can't help him out then he's doomed to stay...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Dec 26, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

    Charming first book with humor, colorful citizens and a female protagonist that just about any woman can related with on some level. The story grabs you from page one until the end and throws more red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage. I finished the book in ...

    "Holly Davis wanted a divorce, not a funeral." From this great opening sentence through the end of the story, Pamela Kopfler kept me engrossed, turning pages, and chuckling with her delightful debut mystery, Better Dead. Holly Davis is struggling to keep an historic plantation aliv...

    A very good mix of mystery, romance, small town life, family relationships and humor. I laughed a lot and appreciated the different personal story. Well written, entertaining plot and a lot of laugh. Hope to read soon the next instalment. Many thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Book...

    I loved it! A young widow who owns an historic Louisiana bed & breakfast must contend with the ghost of her philandering husband, a former (living) boyfriend who has mysteriously returned to town, and a drug smuggling ring that could jeopardize both the B&B and its owner. Oh, a...

    Burl was a rat for sure and even worse, he's now haunting Holly's bed and breakfast pestering her. Her old sweetie Jake is also back in town and he's staying at the B&B. There's bad guys, there's good guys, there's dogs- all in all elements of a good cozy. The ghosting is fun and q...

    I give this book5 out of 5 Fun-tastic Stars!Like most books I have read that have been published by Kensington Books this one was just awesome! I am so excited to see this author?s future works and just loved how fun and well written this book was. The author first pulled me into t...

  • Randee Green
    Dec 13, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...

    A fun cozy mystery with a paranormal twist. Holly Davis is a likable character who the reader will find him/herself rooting for. And the handsome, mysterious Jake provides the knight in shining armor that all women are secretly waiting for. The secondary characters are just as entertai...

  • Debra Menard
    Nov 23, 2017

    Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new B&B Spirits Mystery series. The book would be best classified as a cozy mystery read but this one has touches of paranormal with a resident ghost and also felt a bit like a romantic suspense since the point of view does end...

    Even after his death, Holly Davis' cheating, philandering husband Burl won't get out of her life. Just as she is toasting his abrupt exit from her life following a plane crash, his ghost appears. Burl needs her help with some unfinished business so he can move on to the afterlife. St. ...

    When I first read the description of this book, I thought it would be similar to Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, down to the dog named Rhett. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Better Dead was than Agnes. The characters were well-rounded. The dialogue ...

    Better Dead is a quirky cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. When a sudden death takes place before the divorce papers are served, Holly Davis is still stuck with her cheating ex, but now he is in ghost form. Running her B & B is Holly's dream, but now her financial fu...

    I read this ARC for a honest review for NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this one,I loved everything about it,from the cover to her late husband Burl the ghost, & her old boyfriend from high school staying @ her family's plantation B&B.I can't wait for the next book. ...