A Killer Welcome: A ghost cozy mystery

· Haunting Avery Winters Book 1 · Dionne Lister
78 reviews
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About this ebook

From the USA Today bestselling author of the Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cozy Mystery Series comes a fun new paranormal mystery series with ghosts.

Avery Winters was overjoyed to be brought back to life… unfortunately, the dead were waiting for her.

Aussie journalist Avery Winters was content—she had a caring boyfriend, great job, and supportive… okay, so her parents weren’t actually supportive, but she’d accepted she could never be the son they’d wanted seeing as how she was born a girl. Avoiding them seemed to work well, and, she reasoned, no one’s life was perfect.

And that was fine, except whilst covering a news story in a storm, Avery’s cosy life disappeared in a flash. Lightning struck, stopping her heart and blowing her favourite black boots to smithereens. It was pure luck that an off-duty nurse was walking nearby. 

When Avery came to in the ambulance en route to hospital, she’d thought the worst was over. She was wrong.

Her lightning-induced hallucinations—there was no way they were ghosts—were impossible to hide. Her boyfriend soon left, and her boss suggested she take extended leave. Unable to cover her rent, she moved back in with her parents. And that’s when the fun really began. Unable to cope with their insistence she was crazy, and desperate for an escape, she responded to a journalist-wanted ad… in the UK, because getting mega far away from her parents could only be a good thing.

Armed with a new fear of storms, companions others couldn’t see, and the hope that leaving the stress behind would improve her mental state, she boarded a plane for London. What she didn’t count on was not being able to leave her ghosts behind… literally. Oh, and that the quaint English village she’d be living in had more skeletons in its closet than the Natural History Museum. 

When she stumbles upon a dead body in her rented apartment on her first day, she’s tempted to get back on the plane. But whilst it’s not a good omen, returning to her parents would be worse, so she decides to stay. Only, she’s not sure if it’s the best decision she’s ever made, or the worst.

She’s about to find out.

A fun, light-hearted paranormal cozy mystery with a sassy heroine, ghosts, murder, romance, quirky characters set in England.

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Ratings and reviews

78 reviews
May 30, 2023
Excellent, fun read. I love ghosts and the idea that we don't die when we die. Add to this the funny scenes, good mystery, and snappy dialogue, and I was hooked. It's also got a lot of action. I've bought all the others and loved them too. I highly recommend this series.
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Michael James
October 30, 2023
That was pretty good. I even got a bit choked up at the end. There weren't really enough clear clues on the whodunnit until very late, as it is my custom to figure it out well before the ending. Some kind of clear path to the mystery would have been helpful.
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teresa wilkinson
June 23, 2023
I loved this book. As a first time book, it has all the right components to keep you wanting more, great characters, a twisty end, humor. And...I cried at the end too! Wonderful!
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About the author

USA Today bestselling author (November 2017), Dionne Lister is a Sydneysider with a degree in creative writing and two Siamese cats. Daydreaming has always been her passion, so writing was a natural progression from staring out the window in primary school, and being an author was a dream she held since childhood.

Unfortunately, writing was only a hobby while Dionne worked as a property valuer in Sydney, until her mid-thirties when she returned to study and completed her creative writing degree. Since then, she has indulged her passion for writing while raising two children with her husband. Her books have attracted praise from Apple Books and have reached #1 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple Books charts worldwide, frequently occupying top 100 lists in fantasy and mystery.

Dionne previously worked as an editor, has published a YA epic fantasy series called The Circle of Talia, and is currently writing The Rose of Nerine fantasy series and the Paranormal Investigation Bureau cozy mystery series. Shadows of the Realm has been translated into Spanish and Italian, and is available at all ebook stores, and Witchnapped in Westerham has been translated into German. You can find Dionne on her website www.dionnelisterwriter.com and other social media.

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