Ghost of a Chance - Cate Dean

Ghost of a Chance

By Cate Dean

  • Release Date: 2017-08-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 864 Ratings


Welcome to Holmestead, England ~ where an American ex-pat, an archaeologist, and murder turn this picture postcard village upside down.

Maggie Mulgrew runs The Ash Leaf, an antique shop in the quaint village of Holmestead, England ~ which has nothing to do with Sherlock, thank you very much. She sells her goods to disappointed tourists, and locals who appreciate her eclectic taste.

Professor Pembroke Martin is hunting down an artifact that had been stolen by a former assistant ~ a hand-blown apothecary jar that is the center of an old ghost story. His search leads him to Holmestead, and a stubborn, fascinating American who has acquired the box that once contained the rare jar.

When the missing jar turns up, clutched in the hand of the very dead local historian, Martin becomes the prime suspect. With his future on the line, Martin turns to Maggie for help, and they join forces to find the real killer.

Maggie Mulgrew Mysteries:

Witch in the Dell and 2 More Mini Mysteries

Book 1 - Ghost of a Chance 

Book 2 - Written on the Wind 

Book 3 - Spirit of the Season 

Book 4 - Dancing on her Grave

Book 5 - Way of the Witch 

Book 6 - Ghosts of the Past

First Collection Books 1-3

Second Collection Books 4-6

The adventure continues!

Kit Martin Mysteries: 
Prequel - The Pharaoh's Eye 
Book 1 - The Witch's Cup 
Book 2 - The Roman's Shield



  • Ghost of a Chance

    By rop2121
    I loved this book
  • Ghosts of a chance

    By gweneeth
    Good story but it was a stretch to believe Drew was the killer. I liked it anyway. Thanks, g
  • Nice story and setting

    By adpantano
    Lovely setting, intriguing characters, feisty heroine. But the ghost???
  • 4 stars

    By NewEarthorBust
    Interesting, entertaining. Love the ghost angle.
  • Ghost of a chance

    By awful good
    Another great read on iBooks! So enjoyed the story as it included romance and mystery both! I hope you enjoyed as much as I did! Laraine
  • Ghost of a Chance

    By Pins4
    I love reading Murder mysteries and romance. You nail it. Very good read.
  • Ghost of a Chance

    By Pdx Nana
    Easy, fun read.
  • Ghost of a Chance

    By Msdebg33
    Pleasant cozy mystery. Very “English” in their understated way. Liked the info on antiques.

    By Senior1935
    I give 5 stars to this charming, intriguing, suspenseful novel !!!!!
  • Enjoyable Read

    By Plonk'r
    The book was a fast read that still had the reader guessing who did the murders. Unexpected ending. Very enjoyable.