Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (A Salem B&B Mystery #1) by Traci Wilton #bookreview #mystery

Title: Mrs. Morris and the Ghost

Author: Traci Wilton

Publisher: Kensington

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

Page Count: 336

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

Charlene Morris knew Salem, Massachusetts had a spooky reputation. But when she decided to open her B&B there, she expected guests—not ghosts…

A grieving young widow, Charlene needed a new start—so she bought a historic mansion, sight unseen, and drove from Chicago to New England to start turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. On her first night in the house, she awakens to find a handsome man with startling blue eyes in her bedroom. Terror turns to utter disbelief when he politely introduces himself as Jack Strathmore—and explains that he used to live here—when he was alive. He firmly believes that someone pushed him down the stairs three years ago, and he won’t be able to leave until someone figures out who. If Charlene wants to get her business up and running in time for the Halloween tourist rush, and get this haunting houseguest out of the way, she’ll have to investigate. Though truth be told, this ghost is starting to grow on her . . .


Mrs. Morris and the Ghost by Traci Wilton is the first book in the cozy A Salem B&B Mystery series. As with most cozy mystery series each book can be read by themselves or in any order as they contain and solve their own mystery stories inside.

After losing her husband Charlene Morris needed a fresh start in new surroundings so she decides to move from Chicago to New England. Charlene found a wonderful historic mansion in Salem and thought starting her own bed and breakfast in the touristy town would be the change she needed.

When arriving in her new home Charlene knew the B&B would need some work before her planned opening but when she never expected to find with her purchase was the ghost of the previous owner. Jack Strathmore believes that he was murdered three years before and not knowing who killed him has him trapped in the mansion so now that Charlene has arrived and can see him he asks for help solving his murder.

With fall arriving there’s not a better time for a quirky cozy with a ghostly presence. Mrs. Morris and the Ghost was a fun read from beginning to end with a crazy amount of laughs considering we should be concentrating on solving a murder. Definitely a series that is right up my alley in having lots of fun mixed with the suspects and twists.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the authors: 

Traci Wilton is a pseudonym of Traci Hall and Patrice Wilton. Patrice Wilton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty books, some indie-published and some published by Amazon/Montlake. Traci Hall is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 50 books, published independently as well as by Medallion Press and Samhain Publishing. Visit them online at


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