THE FERRIS MANSION STORIES contains three delightful novels that center around a Pennsylvania Inn that offers a weekend experience with amazing special effects. The effects are produced, not by the talented computer animator, Rex Ferris, who owns the inn, but by a troupe of long-dead actors from the Twenties who haunt it.
In VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD, travel writer Talia East finds unexpected love with Rex Ferris when she stumbles upon the truth behind the incredible theatrical performances. But Talia's professional goals and Rex's sworn oath to protect the spirits that dwell in the inn, come into direct conflict. Throw in a ruthless travel critic, a strange little medium, and an angry ghost trapped in a Philadelphia hospital and there are plenty of complications to Rex and Talia's romance. The ghosts, who have romantic problems of their own, must sort through their decades long feelings for one another as well in this comedy of fun and adventure where ghosts believe that acting is its own special kind of heaven.
In DYING AT HONEYMOON INN, mystery writer and amateur sleuth Jennifer Marsh arrives on the scene with her new husband, Sam Culpepper. What was meant to be a fun holiday to celebrate their recent wedding becomes, instead, a murder investigation. One of their table mates, Cindy Thomas, face dives into her coconut cream pie and dies right in front of them. What appears to be a severe asthmatic attack soon becomes suspicious, and Jennifer, whose only focus should be her new husband, finds herself drawn into a search for Cindy's killer.
In LOVE AFTER DEATH, Cindy Thomas, a local historian who's intrigued by the history of the inn and the mysteries that surround it, suddenly finds herself unbelievably dead following a dinner performance at the inn. The weekend is a reunion of her college frenemies, a fatal one. Newly dead, Cindy finds herself surrounded by the spirits who haunt the mansion, which includes Harvey Goodwin, a most attractive ghost she thought was a computer generated creation based on a long dead vaudevillian. She faces a choice: go into The Light or hang around and find out what's really going on at the mansion and the truth behind its history. Cindy's choice to stay leads her to discover that there is, indeed, love after death.
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About the Author
Judy Fitzwater grew up an Air Force brat and has lived in ten states, including Maine and Hawaii. Her first mystery, DYING TO GET PUBLISHED, was plucked from a stack of unsolicited manuscripts at Ballantine Books. It was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. The subsequent eight-book series, THE JENNIFER MARSH MYSTERIES, was a delight for her to write, especially the scenes with Jennifer's quirky writers' group. Judy has also written two suspense thrillers, DROWNING IN AIR and NO SAFE PLACE, and the ghostly romantic comedy, VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD. She's very excited about her newest release, LOVE AFTER DEATH, which takes characters from both DYING AT HONEYMOON INN and VACATIONING WITH THE DEAD on new adventures. She has plans for more mystery, suspense, humor, and paranormal stories to come. She hopes you enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoys writing them.