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ISBN: 0749937084
Author: Hope McIntyre
Language: English
Publisher: Piatkus; New Ed edition (2007)
Pages: 320
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 405
Size Fb2: 1982 kb
Size ePub: 1503 kb
Size Djvu: 1765 kb
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How to Seduce a Ghost, . part of Lee Bartholomew Series Hope mcintyre series: Lee Bartholomew. Other author's books: How to Seduce a Ghost. part of Lee Bartholomew Series. During the time this book was written I underwent major surgery and built a house, and I could not have completed How to Seduce a Ghost without the help of many friends. While I waited for construction to be completed, my life was peripatetic to say the least and I would like to thank the following people who gave me shelter from the storm and a place to write. Hope mcintyre series: Lee Bartholomew.

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Hope mcintyre series: Lee Bartholomew. From Publishers Weekly. In the pseudonymous McIntyre's sprightly debut, ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew has a lovely life in London's fashionable Notting Hill. Lee's career is humming along, an American soap opera diva having recently asked Lee to ghost her autobiography

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Hope McIntyre (Author). Book 1 of 4 in the Lee Bartholomew Series. For those who want a dead body to appear early in a mystery novel, Hope McIntyre's How to Seduce a Ghost comes through just fine - in a terrific opening line, in fact. The victim, Astrid McKenzie, was killed by an arsonist who set fire to her home. But since protagonist, Lee Bartholomew, is a professional ghost writer who hadn't really known the victim living in her neighbourhood, she has no reason to investigate the crime, so she doesn't.

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Nathalie (Lee) Bartholomew is on the outs with her bossy mum, her docile BBC engineer boyfriend Tommy and her best friend Cath. Moaning, groaning and taking her emotional temperature every few minutes, Lee keeps herself busy imagining that he’s about to die in an arson fire, just like her Notting Hill Gate neighbor Astrid McKenzie

1. How To Seduce A Ghost: Number 1 in series (Lee Bartholomew). Published by Piatkus (2005).

1. ISBN 10: 0749907525 ISBN 13: 9780749907525.

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Bludworm
Enjoyed the book would recommend. This book was in Good condition and was a fun read. What more can you say about a book,
spark
While I found "How to Seduce a Ghost" to be a fairly entertaining and absorbing read, I didn't think that it was that much of a page turner. I think that the difference in opinion may lie in how one reacts to the heroine of the piece, Lee Bartholomew. If you find this character to be an engaging and beguiling character that you can relate to, than the book automatically becomes a very absorbing read. If, on the other hand, Lee's constant self-involvement begins to grate after a while, then, like me you begin to have mixed feelings about "How to Seduce a Ghost."

When ghost writer, Lee Bartholomew's famous neighbour, Astrid McKenzie, dies tragically in a house fire, Lee begins to fixate on the notion that she might be the next Notting Hill denizen to die in a house fire. (Lee has several phobias; and one of them involves imagining painful forms of death.) Single and living rent free in her parents house, Lee has it rather good -- a nice boy friend (Tommy) who's dying to settle down with her (except that she's not ready and seems to be a little bored with their relationship right now) -- and a job she loves. So what if she seems to lead a rather solitary and circumscribed life. But all this changes suddenly when she lands the assignment of ghosting a noted soap opera actress's biography and finds herself in the middle of an affair with the actress' manager (talk about conflict of interest!); and then her parents drop the bombshell that they want to sell the house that she's living in -- this after she's rented out the summer house to a young girl who bares a passing resemblance to Marilyn Monroe. And when, one night while she's away her summer house burns down while someone is in it, Lee realises that her life has taken on the semblance of a nightmare -- and one she cannot seem to wake up from...

For me, the interesting thing about this book was not so much the plot (it was a bit easy to figure out who the murderer was), but "watching" how Lee finally grew up and became less self absorbed, difficult and snooty. Because, quite honestly, I couldn't really see why so many characters kept falling over themselves to please her for much of the book. Here was a character who had a rather nice boyfriend (not perfect, but nice) and all she did for much of the book was moan about him and push him away. And then there was how she allowed her parents house to fall apart because she valued peace and quiet over seeing to the rising damp problem. Apparently living with the smell of decay and the dirt was far easier than putting up with Tommy's untidiness. Fortunately, just as I was about to abandon the book, things changed and the pace picked up a bit. With Lee learning some unpalatable truths about her new lover, making some unwelcome discoveries about herself and her relationships with the other people in her life, and her reslove to solve the mystery of who the mad arsonist is, the novel became a more interesting and more challenging read -- a bit like a much lighter version of a good Nicci French urban thriller. And I must admit that the second half of the book really made for good reading -- the pacing was swifter and the plotting became tighter and more urgent. So that all in all, I'd rate this as a good 3 1/2 star read.

(And by the way, the character Lee Bartholomew is supposed to be a some kind of cross between Bridget Jones and Monk -- from the TV series -- not Colin Dexter's Chief Inspector Morse -- unless one is suggesting that Morse's partiality for a glass of beer is some kind of neuroses. I don't quite see the analogy myself but then I can be dim sometimes.)
Sharpbringer
For those who want a dead body to appear early in a mystery novel, Hope McIntyre's How to Seduce a Ghost comes through just fine - in a terrific opening line, in fact. The victim, Astrid McKenzie, was killed by an arsonist who set fire to her home. But since protagonist, Lee Bartholomew, is a professional ghost writer who hadn't really known the victim living in her neighbourhood, she has no reason to investigate the crime, so she doesn't. And this is what makes this novel so different from other amateur sleuth novels. The opening chapters of this book are more about Lee's complicated emotional life than murder. We learn a lot about Lee's up-and-down relationship with her boyfriend, her feelings about her mother and her former best friend. So much detail is given that I began to wonder how the author would pull the reader back into the mystery.

This happens subtly at first, when soap opera star, Selma Walker, hires Lee to write her autobiography, against Selma's husband's wishes. The couple live just around the corner from Lee, which adds a complication to the murder mystery and Lee's personal life. Also, the former boyfriend of Lee's new tenant dies in a fire inside the summer house in Lee's backyard. When the tenant disappears, Lee decides to ask a few questions.

As the story unfolds, the reason for pages of detailed personal revelation about Lee become clear. To understand Lee's actions; actions that might seem selfish, egotistical, hurtful, or insensitive, you have to understand important things about Lee. To learn what these things are, read the book. Complex characters and a great plot make How to Seduce a Ghost an entertaining read.
Wrathshaper
In London ghostwriter Nathalie "Lee" Bartholomew is doing quite well professionally with her latest potential client being an American soap opera star Selma Walker who wants to hire her for sinful amount of cash to write her autobiography. However, on the personal front, her boyfriend of eight years Tommy wants to marry Lee; she has doubts about tying the knot so she tries to delay her response.

Meanwhile Lee makes love with Selma's manager Buzz only to learn that he is also her client's husband and that he abuses his wife. Even worse, Buzz apparently made it with Lee's neighbor Astrid who recently died in arson set fire. Lee wonders if Buzz committed the act even while the detectives query everyone remotely connected to the victim. However, soon Lee's house is in flames and a corpse resides in her summerhouse; someone is systematically reducing the Notting Hill Gate neighborhood population and interfering with lee's love life.

HOW TO SEDUCE A GHOST is a fun chick lit amateur sleuth tale starring an intriguing female who seems to enjoy being on the edge even when it places her long term relationship in jeopardy. Lee is fun to follow as she proves London swings though her numerous trysts (and that of Selma too) also take away from her arson-homicide investigation. Still fans of ultra lighthearted chick lit whodunit will enjoy Lee's antics enhanced by Selma's escapades.

Harriet Klausner

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