Better Dead (2020)

Better Dead 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 thi
  • Title: Better Dead
  • Author: Pamela Kopfler
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  • Page: 452
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 bankruptAs 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 bankrupted her beloved BB, Holly Grove, a converted plantation that has been in her family for generations Holly would never wish anyone dead, but three months later she s feeling a lot relief than grief Until Burl s ghost appears as an unwelcome guest Before his spirit can move on, her not so dearly departed needs Holly s human help to bust up the drug smuggling ring he was involved with She has reservations, to say the least, but agrees to assist him if he ll make a show of haunting the BB to draw in visitors But when Holly s former love, Jack McCann, mysteriously resurfaces in town and checks in, she has to wonder if her BB is big enough for the ghost of her husband and the very real physical presence of her old flame .
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    1. Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in the new BB 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 up switching between Holly and Jake after the first few chapters with just Holly.I did quite like the idea behind bringing in a ghost in this story The book starts off with Holly toasting her late husband who was killed [...]

    2. 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 Peter won t let him in the gate until he clears up his mess She reluctantly agrees to investigate the drug smugglers her husband got involved with so that Burl can rest in peace and to save her beloved BB from the damag [...]

    3. 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 punchy and apt with some zingy one liners This is an all round fun read.Holly Davis, loves the plantation home, Holly Grove, that has been in her family since antebellum times When the ghost of her drug dealing husban [...]

    4. 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 future might be in danger Her ex, Burl, insists he s sorry for what he s done, but Holly doesn t want to hear it, she just wants him gone.This is an entertaining addition to the cozy genre and will appeal to all fans.I voluntari [...]

    5. 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 BB.I can t wait for the next book.

    6. 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 entertaining as the main characters This book has a lot of twists and turns, as well as laughable moments, to keep the reader interested and guessing.

    7. 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 red herrings faster than a barista mixing your favorite beverage I finished the book in sitting yes it was that good It was well written and stayed on course and thank you for no love triangle.

    8. 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 alive as a Bed and Breakfast when the ghost of her philandering, drug smuggling husband arrives He has to right some wrongs bust up the drug ring before he can cross over, and he needs Holly s help to do it This mystery is wel [...]

    9. 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 Books

    10. 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 BB and its owner Oh, and there s also those nosy bridge club members from town Equal parts mystery, cozy, romance, and downright fun, BETTER DEAD is a brilliant debut I have high hopes for the rest of this series and Pamela Kopfler

    11. 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 BB There s bad guys, there s good guys, there s dogs all in all elements of a good cozy The ghosting is fun and quirky although sometimes a bit much I liked Holly a lot she s no nonsense and I can see her as a character in future books Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC This is a fast, fun read.

    12. Check out all of my reviews at avonnalovesgenresBETTER DEAD A BB Spirits Mystery 1 by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in a new cozy mystery series set in a Louisiana BB The spirit in this book adds a touch of the paranormal and I can only assume that since this series is called a BB Spirits Mystery there will be others in future books.Holly Davis owns Holly Grove plantation turned BB It has been in her family for several generations and she especially needs to make it a success and profitable n [...]

    13. I give this book 5 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 this book by the sweet and charming setting of a plantation B B in Louisiana There was even parts that described the different uses of different rooms and parts of the family owned plantation The fictional history was fu [...]

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

    15. 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 could serve him the papers He was a lying, cheating scumbag and good riddance except he is still causing her problems even after death He is back as a ghost and won t leave Holly alone until she agrees to help him Holly [...]

    16. 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 put down

    17. 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 BB 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 his spirit can move on Turns out, Burl was involved in a drug smuggling ring, and he wants Holly s help to break it up To complicate matters, Holly s old high school flame is back in town, and staying at her BB A paranormal [...]

    18. 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, as the popularity of her BB soars amongst the ghost hunting set Also in the mix is Jake, a former boyfriend, Jake s missing father, and a drug smuggling ring that Burl was a part of and that lead to his death.I liked [...]

    19. 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 in the BB forever Holly figures she should make the best of it while she tries to come up with a way to help Burl He had been involved with drug smuggling and she figures if she can bust their operation, Burl will be f [...]

    20. 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.

    21. 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 BB was written about so vividly it almost felt like a character rather than a place.

    22. 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 BB back on the map But then Burl s ghost appears to her and confesses he was smuggling drugs to make money and must resolve this before moving on And if having a ghost and an illegal drug ring wasn t enough, Holly s ex boyfriend, J [...]

    23. 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, the first chapter had no frills and brought you right into the story, I loved that Similarly, Kopfler s writing style made it easy to read The setting was great small towns seem so much fun , the characters were likeable Nelda was the [...]

    24. 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, Burl, showed up as a ghost and wouldn t leave However, I was confused by her running a B B that serves dinners I have read other cozies where the owner didn t cook but never one that served the guests dinner I also never [...]

    25. Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first book in A BB 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 thing Holly knows Burl has returned as a ghost, and need her help to move on Once I started this book I kept reading until I was done It had many laugh out loud moments, which I always enjoy Looking forward to the next bo [...]

    26. 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 was planning to divorce before his untimely death , to draw in guests, both to stay at Holly Grove and to bring in tourists during its twice daily haunted tours This book had me chuckling from the very first page, and it was very [...]

    27. Great start to a new series Holly Davis is busy running her family s plantation home as a BB, 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 Rumors get started, she runs into an old love, finds out all sorts of secrets, gets herself into tight spots and things work out in the end.I really enjoyed the paranormal aspect along with Holly s personality Looking forw [...]

    28. 3.5 STARSLIGHT 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 learn of Burl certainly made me side with Holly, even at the end when he explains things to her I certainly would want him out of my life as quickly as she did The mystery was interesting, though predictable at times The romance did [...]

    29. Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler is the first A BB 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 divorce papers for his cheating ways and so much Holly is celebrating the end of her mourning with champagne and raises a toast to Burl The next thing she knows he is there before her then chaos ensues The next morning Holly wa [...]

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