ATTENTION WRITERS - Here is your chance to share your work. Send us your short stories to be published on-line. Click here for details Don't Delay
Traditional SF convention.
Labor Day weekend
Memberships limited to 500


May 1, 2021
Updated Convention Listings

Book Pick
of the Month

April 15
New reviews in
The Book Nook,
The Illustrated Corner and
Voices From the Past

April 1, 2021
Updated Convention Listings

Book Pick
of the Month

Previous Updates


A Ghostly Reunion
Ghostly Southern Mysteries #5
by Tonya Kappes
Witness, $7.99, 338pp
Published: December 2016

This is fifth book in the  Ghostly Southern Mysteries series that tells the tale of Emma Lee Raines, owner of the Eternal Sleep Funeral Home who can see, hear and talk to the ghosts of murdered people.  Her current client is Jade Lee Peel, her high school nemesis, who is murdered on the eve of their high school reunion.  After arriving in town, with reality TV film crew in tow,  Jade makes enemies right and left - from townspeople to her film crew- so it is hardly surprising when she turns up dead.

The regular crew is around.  Emma’s boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, also Jade’s high school boyfriend, who reluctantly accepts Emma’s help as he is the only one who knows she can see the dead. Grandma Zula Mae is her delightful eccentric self with her attempts to land her own reality show and sister Charlotte who left the family  business to join a rival, remains as annoying as ever  but now has secrets and a surprise of her own.

Emma was bit of a bitch at the beginning of this book, moaning about Jade and the past and the Funeral Trauma bit is getting a bit old.  Funeral Trauma - the folks in town think Emma is crazy when they see her apparently talking to herself, a problem easily solved by getting a Bluetooth headset  so she can tell people she was on the phone.  The murderer was not unexpected but also not too obvious. All together another enjoyable read in the series and I especially look forward to the next one, A Ghostly Mortality (review here). ~~ Stephanie L Bannon


For reviews of prior books click title: #1 A Ghostly Undertaking, #2 A Ghostly Grave, #3 A Ghostly Demise and #4 A Ghostly Murder

Follow us

for notices on new content and events.

to The Nameless Zine,
a publication of WesternSFA

Main Page


Copyright ©2005-2021 All Rights Reserved
(Note that external links to guest web sites are not maintained by WesternSFA)
Comments, questions etc. email WebMaster