Gold Medalist for Paranormal Fiction in the 2021 Reader's Favorite Contest
"Charleston's favorite ghost-talking divorcée returns in Alexander's latest supernatural mystery... A well-told, deeply felt addition to a ghostly mystery series." - Kirkus
"... a highly engaging paranormal mystery filled with frolic, fun, and genuine nail-biting moments... a really fresh take on the paranormal genre, setting this novel apart from others...." - Readers' Favorite
Clairvoyant single mom Tipsy Collins is easing into a post-divorce new normal. She's solved a century-old murder mystery and brought peace to her house. She's rebuilding her artistic career and co-parenting with her ornery ex-husband. She's hopeful that her boyfriend is Mr. Right. Mercurial phantom Henry Mott still haunts her house, but he's become a dear friend. Tipsy plans to return to her lifelong habit of ignoring restless spirits.
A series of sudden financial and personal setbacks leave her feeling like she's back to square one, until a new friendship offers unexpected financial salvation. Ivy More has been haunting a Sullivan's Island cottage since the 1940s. Ivy's eccentric granddaughter, Pamella Brewton, will pay big bucks if Tipsy can figure out how to free her moody, volatile Meemaw. It turns out there was more to Ivy's death than a simple swan dive off the dock at low tide. To complicate matters, Ivy had a secret lover. Shockingly, he's someone Tipsy has seen before.
As Tipsy struggles with heartbreak, her ex-husband's shenanigans, and a growing sense of frustration with life, she turns to Henry for help solving Ivy's mystery. She finds herself learning from her brooding housemate, but also from Ivy, who has far more in common with Tipsy than either of them expect.
About the Author Alexander, Stephanie: - Stephanie Alexander writes enchanting, fantastical stories for thoughtful, modern women. She's a practicing family law attorney. She's also worked in women's health and international development and has taught sociology at the College of Charleston. Her professional and personal background influences many themes in her work, including patriarchy and power dynamics, the ramifications of childhood experiences, relationship and parenting challenges, and the myth of happily ever after. Stephanie lives in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, their blended family of five children, and their miniature dachshunds, Trinket and Tipsy.