Series: 43 Old Cemetery Road
by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise [j Klise]
Although this is a young people's series, I found it rather appealing as a middle-aged reader. If you can get past the premise that ghosts are among us, and that a 60-something living man falls IN LOVE with the ghost of a woman who was 90 years old 90 years ago, then these books are full of charm and humor, and a touch of gothic sensibility. They celebrate "old-fashioned" things such as libraries and post offices, honesty and integrity, patience and perseverance, while at the same time acknowledging the fast-paced world in which we live. One fun feature is that the names of EVERY character are plays on words: Olive C. Spence (I love suspense), Myra Manes (my remains), Anita Sale (I need a sale), etc. There are currently 6 books in the series, of which LCL has the first five, and they are quick and clever reads, with one or more "morals of the story." -- recommended by Becky W.C. - Walt Branch Library
[ official Kate and Sarah Klise web site ]
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