The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery) by Cleo Coyle

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
by Cleo Coyle

There’s plenty to enjoy in this cozy mystery. You’ll have favorite moments throughout the splattering of character shenanigans, and the business association meeting is pure fun.
~The Editing Pen

From family disputes to random accidents to MURDER, the twists and action never end . . . The ending is one you can not predict.
~Laura’s Interests

The author describes everything in detail . . . The words put the readers right there on the scene observing each and every moment. I was captivated by the entire experience.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

There were plenty of suspects to choose from and I enjoyed the humor between Seymour and Brainert and the relationship between Jack and Penelope.
~Books to the Ceiling

In addition to the wonderful characters, The Ghost and The Haunted Portrait has a well-crafted mystery. It really kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait is a unique cozy mystery with precious paintings, a dashing detective, ambiguous acts, concealed clues, treasured tomes, and a suspicious specter.
~The Avid Reader

I highly recommend reading this innovative noir and cozy mystery genre mashup. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait has authentic characters and a nice mystery.
~Diane Reviews Books

THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT is a diabolically clever mystery with a reminder to never judge a book by its cover. It’s a smart witty mystery, that also gives sage advice.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Cleo Coyle has a lively writing style that sets the stage for the book with plenty of vivid imagery, making it easy to visualize scenes. The mystery is skillfully woven filled with intersecting stories, past and present and there are clues galore.
~Brianne’s Book Reviews

I can’t say enough good things about this series in general. I love noir films, PI novels, cozy mysteries, and ghost stories. It’s like someone looked into my head, found my favorite things, and mixed them all together into one perfect set of books.
~The Book’s the Thing

Secrets buried for quite some start coming out making for quite a few surprise twists that lead to the ending that is a tad shocking to say the least. I must admit it made for an interesting story as we bounce back and forth in time.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

One of the things I liked about The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait, was the fact there were not two but three mysteries! Two in Penny’s world and one in Jack’s.
~Nadaness In Motion

About The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (May 4, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0425251861
ISBN-13: 978-0425251867
Digital ASIN: B08274WCLM

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up to solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a madwoman’s self-portrait in this all new installment from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.


While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her quaint Rhode Island bookshop, Penelope discovers a spooky portrait of a beautiful woman, one who supposedly went mad, according to town gossip. Seymour, the local mailman, falls in love with the haunting image and buys the picture, refusing to part with it, even as fatal accidents befall those around it. Is the canvas cursed? Or is something more sinister at work?


For answers, Pen turns to an otherworldly source: Jack Shepard, PI. Back in the 1940s, Jack cracked a case of a killer cover artist, and (to Pen’s relief) his spirit is willing to help her solve this mystery, even if he and his license did expire decades ago.


About Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle – Alice Alfonsi – Marc Cerasini

CLEO COYLE is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the long-running Coffeehouse Mysteries—now celebrating eighteen years in print. They are also authors of the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, previously written under the pseudonym Alice Kimberly. Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., and New York, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also both bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together.

Author Links


Free Newsletter:






Purchase Links:

Amazon    Barnes & Noble     Kobo     Google Play    IndieBound

a Rafflecopter giveaway


May 4 – Baroness’ Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT


May 5 – The Editing Pen – REVIEW

May 5 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

May 5 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT

May 6 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

May 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

May 6 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST

May 7 – Books to the Ceiling – REVIEW

May 7 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

May 7 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

May 8 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

May 8 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

May 8 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

May 9 – Diane Reviews Books – REVIEW

May 9 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

May 10 – Brianne’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

May 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

May 10 – Nadaness In Motion – REVIEW

May 11 – ebook addicts – SPOTLIGHT

May 11 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

May 12 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

May 12 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW

May 12 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

May 12 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

May 13 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT  

May 13 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST

May 13 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – SPOTLIGHT


Have you signed up to be a Tour Host?
Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today!

Additional Banners

1 thought on “The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery) by Cleo Coyle

  1. Just dropping in to thank Dollycas/Lori for the fantastic Great Escapes Book Tour! We are having such a great time visiting with all the tour participants. Cheers for helping us welcome our Jack and Pen back to sleuthing again. xoxo

    ~ Cleo

Leave a Reply - I love comments!!