New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart’s ghostly gumshoe Bailey Ruth Raeburn is frequently amusing…but this is the first time she’s been a muse.

Supervisor Wiggins at Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions dispatches Bailey Ruth to her old hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma, to help a single mother and struggling writer. Deidre Davenport is almost broke, supporting two children, and hoping to get a faculty job with the Goddard College English Department. Professor Jay Knox is the one who decides who gets the job, but he’s more interested in Deidre’s body than her body of work.

Shortly after his advances are rejected, Knox turns up dead—with Deidre’s fingerprints found on the murder weapon. Bailey Ruth knows her charge is innocent. Now, she must find out who really knocked off Knox if Deidre and her family are ever going to have a happy ending...
“Sprightly.”—Publishers Weekly

“A writers’ conference makes an entertaining crime setting that shows the darker side of the literary profession. This solid mystery with a paranormal twist keeps readers intrigued until the very end, when an ingenious setup corners a killer.”—RT Book Reviews

More Praise for Carolyn Hart, Winner of Multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards and the Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels


“Hart’s work is both utterly reliable and utterly unpredictable.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“One of the most popular practitioners of the traditional mystery.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Bailey Ruth and Wiggins will delight readers who prefer their mysteries light and seasoned with wit and the supernatural…Hart’s vision of Heaven is a hoot.”—Boston Globe

“Hart’s amusing and vivacious ghostly sleuth puts her invisibility, her gusto and her sharp mind to good use in her latest outing.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Sure to charm even ardent materialists.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)