“Violet Parker is sought out by a new potential buyer, Cornelius, who is interested in purchasing the "haunted" Deadwood Hotel. The new client alleges that he is able to speak with ghosts and will pay cash if she can prove the hotel is haunted. Cornelius rents a suite for a week and asks Violet to join his group in a seance. Doc joins her - sniffing out ghosts of his own - but the seance alerts Doc and readers to a gift that Violet didn't even know she had.
There seems to be three different stories taking place within this book - and Violet is in the middle of all of them. She begins spending more time at the police station and is soon on a first name basis with many of the officers and detectives. Cooper is a police detective, nephew of Harvey and a real estate client of Violet's - only now, he is obsessed with questioning Violet about the murders from Book #3. Something doesn't seem right, and I begin thinking that he has a hidden agenda and is purposely goes out of his way to make things difficult for her. A coverup? It is clear that the questioning will end if Violet stopped playing detective and private sleuth around the Deadwood Funeral Home. But she can't and needs revenge, all she has to do is to uncover evidence against a certain blackmailing colleague of hers. What she finds instead is bigger than anything she or anyone else could ever have imagined.
All the characters we've enjoyed from her other books in the series are with us during this ride. Unfortunately, some very bad things happen; riddles are left unanswered. There is no book #4 in the series. Ann Charles has already sucked me in...I'll have to patiently wait for the next installment for possible answers.”