Genie and the Ghost



Genie and the Ghost
(Genie and Adriana Darling Cozy Paranormal Ghost Mysteries)
by Carmen Radtke

About Genie and the Ghost 


Genie and the Ghost (Genie and Adriana Darling Cozy Paranormal Ghost Mysteries)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in the Series
Independently Published (September 18, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 218 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1916241077
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1916241077
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CHFZYLW6


New York jewelry designer Genie Darling has returned to her childhood home in quaint Cobblewood Cove for one reason only: to sort through generations of old family heirlooms and hand anything of historical interest over to the local museum.

But after a failed mugging attempt, and the appearance of a beautiful but ghostly young stranger in a vintage evening dress, Genie realises there’s something suspicious – and spooky – going on.

The glamorous and friendly spectre turns out to be Genie’s own great-great-aunt Adriana, who died in 1929 in mysterious circumstances.

When there are more attempts on Genie and her home and her main suspect dies in a suspicious accident, she decides to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Does it have anything to do with Adriana’s death and reappearance?

With her unflappable, pet-whispering aunt and cat Cleo by her side, Genie sets out to lay this ghost to rest by solving the mystery and unmasking the culprits.

But digging up the past can be deadly …

About Carmen Radtke

Carmen has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side.

She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter.

When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life.

The shaken but stirring novel made it to the longlist of the Mslexia competition, and her next book and first mystery, The Case Of The Missing Bride, was a finalist in the Malice Domestic competition in a year without a winner. Since then she has penned several more cozy mysteries, including the Jack and Frances series set in the 1930s.

Genie and the Ghost is her first paranormal cozy mystery.

Carmen now lives in Italy with her human and her four-legged family.

Q&A With the Author

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I have a weakness for the Roaring Twenties and classic 1930s screwball comedies. Having a ghostly flapper and a modern heroine team up as a sleuthing duo gave me the chance to mix it all up. Any excuse to rewatch Cary Grant movies and to dive into the period slang will do for me!

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?

I’m half-way through Ghost Stirs The Pot, the third mystery in the Genie and Adriana Darling series. Afterwards I need to return to another historical cozy series. I have Jack and Frances stuck in the rain in London, back in 1932, because a certain ghost didn’t want to wait until I’d finished writing that book! 

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?

There will be a third Alyssa Chalmers mystery, set in Portland in 1862. Recreating specific places in the past is a lot of work, so these books take their time. But I also have more cases planned for Genie and her great-great-aunt. They will mostly be set in Cobblewood Cove - unless the ghost becomes restless.

How long have you been writing?

All my life (sort of). I wrote my first cozy mystery story when I was 10 or 11. I’m sure the gripping tale of the hamster and the stolen diamonds would have become a classic, had I kept it. 

I started my professional writing career as a newspaper reporter. That included a stint covering crime and court cases. But it’s much nicer to see to it that no bad deed goes unpunished! Cozy mysteries appeal to my personal curiosity and sense of justice.

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I’m so glad that you keep on enjoying my books. I’m always happy to hear from you! Thank you, and happy sleuthing!

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