Once Ghosted, Twice Shy: A Ghosted Cozy Mystery (ebook)


Professor Pickett in the cafe with the Mardi Gras beads?

New Orleans ghost tour gift shop manager, Paige Harrington makes a wish for her twenty-fifth birthday: to find the one thing she can be as passionate about as her cancer researcher parents.

She doesn’t, however, expect her calling to come in the form of a mysterious app on her phone that matches her up with the ghost of a cute bartender who wants her to solve his murder. Nor for her pet hedgehog, Auguste, to start talking to her with a French accent.

When her favorite professor turned cafe owner, Liz Pickett is framed for the murder, Paige can’t sit by and let all of this happen. Even if uncovering the truth means tangling with the Enclave, a secret society with the power and connections to make someone like her asking too many questions disappear without a trace.

With the Enclave and their dark secrets dogging at her heels, Paige will have to step up her sleuthing skills and unmask the real killer before she ends up their next victim.



Praise for Once Ghosted, Twice Shy

Delightful cozy mystery with an original premise. Ghosts, a special app, New Orleans, a secret society, and an adorable speaking hedgehog named Auguste. Need I say more. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries then you should definitely read this one. Looking forward to more adventures with Paige and her friends.” – Karen V. , NetGalley reviewer 

“A little paranormal + a little hedgehog = the cutest book to get you in the mood for spooky season!” – Negalley Reviewer 570307

“A winner from the start! New Orleans, an app to communicate with ghosts, a cute little hedgehog, what’s not to love? Original and satisfying. Can’t wait for more of this series.” – Cheryl S., NetGalley Reviewer

“This novel was everything that I hoped it would be! There was suspense, hilarity, quirky minor characters, a villainous underground society, and even a bit of a love story mixed in. I was drawn into the novel from page one and finished reading it in two days. If you’re looking for a fun and fast-paced cozy mystery, this is definitely one to read!” – Cathrina M., NetGalley reviewer

“After reading only a few chapters of this unique cozy mystery I knew I was going to love it! Paige and her friends have quickly become favorites and I can’t wait to see what case Paige will be solving next…It kept me endlessly entertained from page one, and I really loved all the characters… Especially Auguste… I mean a talking hedgehog, what could be cuter? he even has his own set of little booties!!” – Danielle B. NetGalley Reviewer

“Jessica Arden has penned an introduction to “A Ghosted Cozy Mystery’ series that not only hooks you and reels you in but leaves you wanting more.” – Kelly Y.,  NetGalley Reviewer

“Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Jessica Arden is a fantastic, funny cozy mystery that is Veronica Mars meets Ghost Whisperer….Overall, Once Ghosted, Twice Shy is a great paranormal cozy mystery that will appeal to anyone looking for a light-hearted mystery with a side of magic.  For me, this book was perfect, and I loved the original aspects of the book.  If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries in general, I highly recommend that you check out this book when it comes out in September!” -Leighton S., NetGalley Reviewer

“Fun story, fun characters. Highly recommend.” -Kaye T., NetGalley Reviewer

“This is a great start to a new series and I love the way the author built her cast of characters to support and challenge Paige. I wasn’t even halfway through the books and I was already hoping for a lot more to come in this series!  The future is bright for Paige and yet there will be darkness…and I can’t wait to see it all unfold!  – Cindi A., NetGalley Reviewer

“Once Ghosted, Twice Shy is a winner!

What a great concept to have an app to communicate with the recently departed, brilliant!

Great story, fantastic characters – well done!” – Ily R.,NetGalley Media Reviewer



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