First Grave on the Right is the smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That's right, she sees dead people. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e., murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. This is a thrilling debut novel from Darynda Jones, an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense. First Grave on the Right is the winner of the 2012 Rita Award for Best First Book.
The grim reaper gets a shiny cool makeover in Jones's blazing hot debut, a paranormal romantic thriller. Charlotte Jean "Charley" Davidson, a 27-year-old PI and consultant for the Albuquerque, N.Mex., police department, exists on two planes one for the dead, the other for the living. As the grim reaper, she escorts the recently departed "into the light." In her dreams, she's haunted by a "dark, seductive stranger," whose warmth suggests he's something "not dead." In the real world, Charley helps her APD detective uncle, Bob Davidson, investigate the fatal shootings of three lawyers who were representing a client accused of murder. Meanwhile, Charley finds herself oddly attracted to the devilishly handsome Reyes Farrow, a convicted criminal in a coma. Fast-talking Charley's wicked exuberance and lust for life will appeal to fans of MaryJanice Davidson and Janet Evanovich and maybe fill a hole for those mourning the recently canceled Ghost Whisperer.
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I’ve been looking for a really good book series to catch my interest. I started this one and I absolutely loved it!!!!
Best Grim Reaper ever!
I could not help myself, I completely devoured this emotionally gripping, action packed adventure in one thrilling night of reading. Who needs sleep anyway, right!
Charley is sexy, sassy and sarcastic (my three favorite S words) also has lots of inappropriate but marvelously funny thoughts. She was born with the job of being the Grim Reaper and has some interesting gifts that go along with it. She uses her talents as a PI helping solve her murders and with her advantage you think it would be easy, however it proves (specifically with this case) to be anything but easy. Looking forward to revisiting this magical and exciting world.
Series ever... So funny and keeps you on your toes.