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May 19, 2011

Book Review: How To Survive A Killer Seance by Penny Warner

How To Survive A Killer Seance by Penny Warner
Author: Penny Warner
Series: Party Planning Mystery #3
Release Date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group
Mixing fun and fund-raising seems the perfect job for Presley Parker, which is why she started her Killer Parties event-planning business. But her previous parties pale in comparison to a spooky séance and a creepy crime...
Presley's newest gig is a séance party at San Jose's famous Winchester Mystery House. Her client, Jonathan Ellington, plans to use the event to unveil his new "4-D" holographic technology, which will bring former owner Sarah Winchester "back from the dead."
But the stunt backfires when a disembodied voice accuses Ellington of infidelity in front of his wife and business associates, and the techie who's monitoring the holograph is found murdered. Suspicion falls on Ellington, but as Presley tries to get at the truth, she doesn't need a Ouija board to tell her someone wants to scare her to death...
How to Survive a Killer Seance is the third book of this series, and I was dying to read it. This time, Presley is almost obligated to plan a party for Jonathan Ellington at the Winchester Mystery House, but of course, nothing goes as planned.

Dead and infidelity are the protagonists in this story, and Presley is going to be in the middle of it. As always, she starts to investigate who is the possible murderer, which was one of the party attendees. This time, the mystery wasn't so intriguing, and I suspected from the character almost since the beginning, but still it was fun to read how Presley would discover it.

I was glad to see more of Presley and her boyfriend Brad, which I love. And I loved the detail of that new character in the detective department.

Overall, I love this series and this book wasn't the exception. It was light, funny and easy to read. Perfect for a relax day.


  1. This was a series that I was thinking of starting! Great review.

    I'm a new follower! :)

    Jules -

  2. What a hoot - this one sounds great and will definitely go on the wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm always looking for new and exciting myteries, epecially ones that are a part of a series. Great review...I think I'll have to check into this series!