Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier by Deanne Chase is a wonderful paranormal mystery book. I love Deanne Chase’s Jade Calhoun series and was excited when she announced this spin-off series with Pyper Rayne. The series is set in New Orleans, Louisiana and Pyper lives in the French Quarter.
Pyper is now a medium. She can see and hear ghosts. Pyper owns the coffee shop, Grind (where the resident ghost, Ida May, likes to make mischief), but she is also a body painter. She has been offered a gallery opening of her work (photographs of her work as well as some live models). Pyper is out shopping with Jade for a dress for Pyper’s gallery opening. They are shopping at Ruby’s Vintage Fashions . After making their purchases, the girls go to lunch. Pyper decides to go back and get a dress she just loved (despite the astronomical cost). Unfortunately, someone has killed Ruby and Pyper ends up being suspect number one.
Julius, a sexy ghost that Pyper met last Halloween, returns. Pyper is thrilled to see him and is still attracted to him. Julius died in 1924 protecting Grace (a seer). Julius worked for the Witches Council (he was a witch which is why he can be solid and also have ghostly form). Julius helps Pyper find out who killed Ruby. They find out that someone (a witch) is doing a horrible spell to add years to their life. The spell requires the witch to kill two mundanes (normal humans) and a person who is a seer, telepath, empathy, or medium. The witch takes their life force. Julius is determined to protect Pyper and not see history repeat itself.
I give Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier 4.5 out of 5 stars. I loved the book but did not find it as good as the Jade Calhoun series. This book has a mystery, handsome men, ghosts, witches, and humor! Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier is not to be missed!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review.
I have tried to give you an overview of the book without giving away any spoilers or ruining the reading of the book. Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier will be out on March 16, 2015!
Thank you for reading my review. I hope you have had a delightful weekend! Have a great week and Happy Reading!