Unfinished Business by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson


In UNFINISHED BUSINESS AN ANGELA PANTHER NOVEL, #1 AMAZON bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson introduces her now trademark blend of witty dialog and hilarious banter in the first book of her paranormal cozy mystery series. Filled with romance and friendships reminiscent of Chick-Lit novels, Unfinished Business is a humorous and heartwarming adventure.

When Angela Panther’s mother Fran Richter wakes her up in the middle of the night ranting about stolen Hershey Bars, Angela thinks her mother’s got a screw loose. And then it hits her. Her mother is dead. Just a few hours before, Angela watched as the funeral home staff nearly dropped her mother’s body off the gurney while sliding her into the hearse. So maybe she’s the one that’s nuttier than a fruitcake?

But Fran keeps popping in and with a volcano full of drama already brewing at home–crazy or not–Angela’s grateful for her mother’s presence.

It’s the other ghosts Angela can do without.

Seems Fran’s return opened a portal between Angela and the other side and ghosts are hitting up the reluctant psychic medium for help. From the naked British guy juggling balls in the coffee shop parking lot to the woman desperately trying to save her sick child, Angela must find a way to balance her own life with the unfinished business of the dead.

This book was a finalist in the 2014 RONE Awards from InD’Tale Magazine.


An entertaining story of a woman discovering she has a gift for seeing the dead & talking to them.  The dialog is witty and Angela’s running commentary with her mother is so realistic it will remind readers of their own mothers! InD’Tale Magazine
If you like Janet Evanovich & Sophia Kinsella, you’ll love Carolyn Ridder Aspenson. Unfinished Business is a mixture of romance, cozy mystery and chick lit with a fun paranormal element. This book perfect for all readers. —Stephanie Konat, Booktrope Editions
I’ve read a lot of paranormal books, but this was by far the cutest I’ve read in a long time. Fran had the attitude of Grandma Mazur from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, and the paranormal element was very cute..definitely an entertaining read to take you away from the stress of the day for a hot second. Katelyn Hensel Readers Favorite 
Carolyn combines the perfect amount of grief, hilarity, romance, and paranormal to make this quite an interesting read. — Bottles & Books Reviews It had the snarky dialogue, spunky BFF and adorable love interest (in this case, husband) associated with chick lit along with ghosts, spirits or celestial beings. (If you read the book, you will know the difference between the three.)
This story had its funny moments but it was also very sad at points – kind of like real life, but with ghosts. The ending made me cry a little. Looking forward to the second installment.–Bestselling author Meredith Schorr

I laughed and I cried and laughed and cried throughout the entire book! This book was so real (yes even with the heroine seeing her mother’s ghost) and the emotion in it will stay with me for a long, long time!–Joe Cool Review

I loved the way the author told this story. The underlying subject matter was serious, but her funny, snarky tone lightened the mood to make it a very enjoyable read. The author has a great sense of humor, even about death, but when the story called for it, she was reverent and empathetic in the way her characters handled each other.–Bestselling author Caroline Fardig

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