Funny wise cracking psychic Brianna is enjoying traveling in Matilda, her motor home, when she stops for pie and ends up solving a murder in "I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries," the first in this delightful series. Brianna is waylaid by a ghost who gets her attention with blackberry pie. She tries to pass along the messages from the murdered victim speaking to her to doubting Detective Cooper Jackson but he is almost as stubborn as the ghosts who pursue her. The police have the wrong man, but readers will enjoy Brianna's humorous asides as much as the mystery. The sparks fly among Brianna and Coop, even if she doesn't want to admit it: "Love? Probably just the chili I had for lunch."
In "Buried but not Dead in Lottawatah," Brianna begins her story while lying in manure after being shot at while working in the garden. A Civil War soldier comes to her for help, and Detective Cooper Jackson returns doubting not just her otherworldly senses but her story about being shot. The warm, funny tone pervades this well written series. Even the chapter headings will make readers smile as they puzzle out which of the crazy cast of characters is to blame for crimes past and present.