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Don of the Dead (Pepper Martin Mysteries, No. 1) Mass Market Paperback – May 30, 2006
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Combining elements of a cozy mystery and a paranormal romance, this debut aims for fresh and sassy; while it delivers fare both conventional and canned, it's redeemed in the end. The book's big flaw is its unappealing protagonist, Pepper Martin, a cemetery tour guide in Cleveland who thinks her best asset is her big chest. She wields the power of the twins often while investigating the death of former mob boss Gus Scarpetti—at the behest of the wise guy himself. Ever since Pepper hit her head on Gus's mausoleum, she's been able to see and talk to his ghost. Pepper would rather nab a job in Saks's shoe department and a handsome man with deep pockets than turn amateur sleuth. But in the absence of Prince Charming, she settles for investigating Gus's 30-year-old murder and lusting after a gorgeous cop and an enigmatic brain doctor. Without an engaging voice, the first third of the book drags; when it heats up, though, the carefully woven mystery helps compensate for what Pepper lacks, as does the well-defined and likable Gus. Indeed, despite some plot holes and flimsy characterizations, Daniels pulls the mystery together in the end, showing promise for a better book two. (May 30)
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“Clever, intelligent and well written.” (Washington Times)
“Daniels cleverly sets up a fun new series...a tightly plotted story with a likable amateur sleuth.” (Romantic Times BOOKclub)
“Daniel’s first offering is a fast, fun read, perfect for the beach and ripe for a follow-up.” (Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD))
“A delightful read!” (Roberta Isleib, author of FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN)
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“There’s not a ghost of a chance you’ll be able to put this book down. Write faster, Casey Daniels.” (Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author)
“[A] charming, imaginative mystery that transcends the boundaries of time, death and predictability, peppered with some delightful romantic twists. (Linda O. Johnstone, author of NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FERRETS)
“Carrie of Sex in the City going Six Feet Under with The Sopranos. Hip, original, out-of-this world fun!” (Laura Bradley, author of SPRAYED STIFF)
“[F]abulous! One of the funniest books I’ve read this year. Or last year, come to think of it.” (MaryJanice Davidson, USA Today bestselling author)
“The fast paced dialogue and plenty of twists keep the reader turning the pages…I can’t wait to read more!” (Shirley Damsgaard, author of WITCH WAY TO MURDER)
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It is both funny, and educational, many times I have been able to figure out who did the deed but not why, then it becomes clear. Other times I knew who did it only to find out I was completely wrong. So even if you think you are a great sleuth give these books a read they are both fun and entertaining and Casey is such an awesome author to speak with on facebook.
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Fun to read and an easy pace.
Read in one night. Keeps you interested.