The House on Tradd Street - Karen White Melanie is a 39 year old realtor who inherits an old southern mansion, but can see dead people. Yea, but don't give up on the book yet! Somehow the author made it work and made it believable. Melanie begins to renovate the old house when Jack, the hunky guy enters the scene doing research for his next book. The setting of the book is Charleston and the descriptions of the city, the mansion, and the antique treasures are great. The book becomes a bit predictable about midway through, but all in all is a fun read. It is a bit romance, a bit mystery, and a bit gothic novel. Another book about Jack and Melanie will come out in Nov 09, and I look forward to reading it.