Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Mrs. Morris and the Ghost” by Traci Wilton
Traci Wilton, Author/s of “Mrs. Morris and the Ghost” has/have written a delightful, charming, cozy mystery and entertaining novel. The Genres for this novel are Cozy Mystery, Fiction, Mystery and Suspense, and Para-Normal. The story takes place in New England, in a historic older house. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, quirky, spooky, and suspect. The cat in the story has a unique personality. The timeline is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events.
Charlene Morris is a young widow who moves from Chicago for a new start in New England. She hopes to make the large house she has bought into a Bed and Breakfast. In order to make it possible, Charlene has found local residents that can help her fix up the mansion, and attend to the many needs she has. In the quaint town, she finds that everything seems to center on the importance of a person based on his or her family roots. Charlene is also shocked to find that her house has some unusual surprises.
One is a handsome ghost, Dr. Jack Strathmore that has been part of the house since his death for three years. He is not sure what happened, but to move on, there must be some unfinished business, or possibly he was murdered. Charlene seems to be the only one who can see his presence. Charlene is ambivalent if she wants Jack to stay or go, and the only way that can happen is to solve the mystery of what happened to him. The only one that can help Jack do that is Charlene.
The characters that Charlene meet all seem capable or suspect of murder. There are twists and turns, danger, wit, and murder. I would highly recommend this entertaining, mesmerizing and enchanting novel.