Haunted Hardbodies by Julia Derek
Celeste Jones has always dreamed of owning a gym. So, when the opportunity arises to buy Six-Packs for peanuts, she’s thrilled. The fact that the previous owner claims the place is haunted doesn’t bother her one bit—she doesn’t believe in ghosts. With all her experience, she’ll revive floundering Six-Packs! Unfortunately, Celeste soon discovers that the gym IS haunted by a feisty ghost named Lennie. Lennie used to own the building that houses Six-Packs, and he was a slumlord. Lennie approaches Celeste and tells her he must solve five crimes before he can enter the next world to atone for being a terrible person in life. At first, Celeste ignores Lennie’s badgering ways. But then one of the gym members suffers a mysterious death—and only Lennie seems to know who’s behind it. Celeste has no choice but to help Lennie solve his first crime or it’s over for Six-Packs, leaving not only Celeste broke, but her employees without a job. NOTE: Haunted Hardbodies is a stand-alone cozy murder mystery for people who like to laugh. If you're a fan of traditional, serious mysteries, it's probably not for you:) The next two book in the series are now available!
Book Length: Novel - 150-320 Pages