Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series, The Trouble with Twelfth Grave.
Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that’s not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings—some corporeal, some not so much—as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she’s not uncovering a murder. This time she’s covering one up.
Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture—the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford—out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican’s inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it’s time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she’s loved for centuries. So the question becomes: Can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she’s worked so hard to protect?
In Jones's exuberant 12th paranormal romance starring Albuquerque, N.Mex., PI and grim reaper Charley Davidson (after Eleventh Grave in Moonlight), Charley has a problem with her husband, Reyes Alexander Farrow, a deity who happens also to be Rey'azikeen, a rather more sinister god. Charley must somehow separate Reyes from Rey'azikeen or otherwise deal with this new amalgamation quickly, since the archangel Michael gives her a deadline one day to tame Reyes/Rey'azikeen before he sends an army of angels to attack the menacing hybrid. Meanwhile, Charley has more mundane matters to handle, such as the case of some scorched murder victims that Uncle Bob, her police detective relative, is investigating. She's helped by a host of friends with unusual abilities, such as researcher Garrett Swopes, who's died more than once but bounces back. Some literally sizzling erotic scenes between Charley and Reyes (or his alter ego) add to the fun. That Charley comes up with names for her breasts Danger and Will Robinson may strike some readers as juvenile, but that's exactly the sort of silly detail that's won Jones a legion of fans.
First let me say, I love these books and this one is no exception. So many places, had me laughing uncontrollably with tears streaming down my face (it is so hard to read with tears between your eyes and reading glasses). Excellent story, the end left things hanging and I dislike thinking we are close to the end of this wonderful series but now am anticipating the next. Rock on Darynda.
I’ll tell you “The Trouble With Twelfth Grave”......I devoured it too quickly!!
I purposely kept putting off starting the newest book in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones because I knew the high would be fleeting and then I’d have to wait another year for the next one...
I was once again entertained by Ms. Jones’s writing...I just love Charley and Reyes....and all the humor, antics of all the characters...
It saddens me to think we will only have one more book n this series.
I enjoyed this book a lot!
I highly recommend this series..
Okay Mrs. Jones has done it again this series never gets boring and I finally got my hands on this book and so glad I read it. I felt like I really missed Reys and Charley And even funny Cookie.. This is a 5.5 read me just like all her other books in this series. Love love this book.