London, Canada. Harry Hanover, a slovenly, part-time private investigator and handyman is making half-hearted attempts to find a job and get his elderly mother off his back. Life heats up when a stray dog adopts Harry, he lands work at a haunted house, and develops an immediate attraction to the new home owner, Kara MacDonald, a fresh-faced television script writer from Toronto. As they attempt to restore the old Victorian, Kara unearths Harry’s past indiscretions and discovers that living with a ghost is no recipe for domestic bliss.
After a gun-toting, elderly neighbour is attacked, Harry is arrested as the prime suspect in a series of crimes including murder. Meanwhile, Kara does her best to ignore the ghost as she clears up the mess Harry leaves behind. The luckless sleuth is released, only to be arrested again when he follows up a lead from the homeowner’s cat.
It’s clear that Harry is a credible detective as he joins forces with a feisty group of seniors who are gung-ho to follow the clues and find the killer. Do they have a ghost of a chance?
“[Georgia March] novels include splendid character development and intricately detailed scenes, complete with a smorgasbord for the senses.”
“The Trouble with Harry, is a delightful read full of intrigue, plot twists, and unforgettable characters whether living or not. Laughter, suspense, righteous indignation – March evokes them all.”
—L. M. Verde