Dorothy Parker Drank Here - Ellen Meister

It isn't necessary to read Meister's first Dorothy Parker book (Farewell, Dorothy Parker) before this. In fact, you might want to read this one first because A) it's kind of a prequel, and B) it's better.

The ghost of Dorothy Parker manages to disarm the world-weariest of people this time around with her droll and calculating personality. Similar to the first story, her presence helps connect people with problems to resolve (in this case, a dying writer making one last stab at forgiveness toward people he wrong), but not without an ulterior, personal motive. I liked the first book, but things fall better into place with Dorothy Parker Drank Here - the interludes where Mrs. Parker encounters friends as they gradually pass on were a nice touch.