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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.
Celeste Jones has a lot on her plate—not only is she the new owner of Six-Packs, a floundering gym, but she’s also promised her new pal Lennie the ghost to help him solve crimes so he can move on. Lennie used to be a bad, bad guy while alive, and he’s not setting foot in Heaven unless he redeems himself.
So far, the duo has solved one of the five crimes Lennie needs to solve in order to be forgiven. And neither of them being professional investigators, it sure wasn’t easy. Still, with the assistance of Celeste’s Herbalife-obsessed kid sister Becky, they somehow found the person who killed one of Six-Packs’ members with the Jones sisters’ own lives intact.
This time around, Celeste and Lennie had better find out who killed the busybody front desk guy real soon—because, right now, Becky is the prime suspect.
Having solved a second murder with Lennie the ghost in a matter of days, Celeste Jones decides she needs a timeout or she’ll have a nervous breakdown. For now, she’ll focus all her attention on getting Six-Packs, her gym, off the ground and getting back in shape after eating far too many donuts. Lennie will just have to wait to move on to the afterworld. He must solve five murders for that to happen.
Unfortunately, Celeste’s peace and calm only lasts for a couple of weeks. That’s when Lennie discovers information that leads him to believe a Six-Packs gym member who committed suicide a year ago may in fact have been murdered. Despite being determined to focus on the gym business and minimizing her growing butt, Celeste can’t resist trying to solve the mystery surrounding the member’s death. Well, it’s not like Lennie is giving her much choice, either…