Friday, March 6, 2009

Don of the Dead

This is the first book in the Pepper Martin Mystery series by Casey Daniels.

Book Blurb:

She sees dead people

Beautiful, smart, and chic, Pepper Martin never had to work a day in her life -- until her surgeon daddy was convicted of fraud, her wealthy fiancé took a powder, and the family fortune ran bone dry.

Suddenly desperate, the inexperienced ex-rich girl was forced to take the only job she could get: as a tour guide in a cemetery. But a grave situation took a turn for the worse when a head-on collision with a headstone left her with an unwanted ability to communicate with the disgruntled deceased . . . and now Pepper has a whacked Mafia don demanding that she hunt down his killers -- and threatening to haunt her until she does.

Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy are my 'go to' reads - but I also enjoy mystery/thrillers - especially ones with funny main characters and even funnier supporting characters. I have found both in this book. :)

Though not quite on the same level as Stephanie Plum and Grandma Mazur, Pepper is quirky and in this book at least, solves the mystery with more luck than talent.

I have ordered the second in the series and look forward to finding out more of Peppers adventures with the ghosts that roam the cemetery.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. :)


Pepper Martin Mystery

1. Don of the Dead (2006)
2. The Chick and the Dead (2007)
3. Tombs of Endearment (2007)
4. Night of the Loving Dead (2009)
5. Dead Man Talking (2009)

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