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Second Grave on the Left

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Second Grave on the Left Darynda Jones If you hang around with dead people, life can deliver a whole world of trouble. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible... When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal body because he's being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven...well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm's way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250005914
  • 9781250005915
  • 71,938

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If you hang around with dead people, life can deliver a whole world of trouble. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible... "Darynda Jones perfectly balances humor and suspense in [this] paranormal thriller." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal body because he's being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven...well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty. "This is an amazing book and a fantastic series! Similar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series only ten times better!" --Night Owl Reviews Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm's way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?show more

Review quote

"Jones perfectly balances humor and suspense in [this] paranormal thriller featuring grim reaper, PI, and 'all-around badass' Charley Davidson...It's the distinctive characters, dead and alive, and the almost constant laughs that will leave readers eager for the next installment." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This is an amazing book and a fantastic series! In a lot of ways it is similar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series only ten times better!" --Night Owl Reviews "Sexy, sassy . . . Jones's characters, both living and dead, are colorful and endearing. . . . Cheeky charm . . . sarcastic wit." --The Associated Press on First Grave on the Right "Jones's wickedly witty debut will delight aficionados of such humorous paranormals as Casey Daniels's Pepper Martin Mysteries and Dakota Cassidy's Accidental Friends series." --Booklist (starred review) on First Grave on the Right "Jones skillfully establishes the novel's setting and keeps up the pace with plenty of action. And let's be honest--the sex is pretty hot, too. Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon and other authors of paranormal romance will love this series debut." --Library Journal (starred review) on First Grave on the Right "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." --Publishers Weekly on First Grave on the Right "Jones makes a truly memorable debut with her unique tale that is sexy, mysterious, and sarcastically fun!" --RT Books Reviews on First Grave on the Right "It's a fun, sexy, exciting read." --Suspense Magazine on First Grave on the Right "A true paranormal princess has been proclaimed. Bravo Ms. Jones, you have just hit the big time. . . . A brilliant novel . . . Do not walk; run to get your copy of First Grave on the Right when it debuts." --Night Owl Reviews "This book is full of surprises and fun to be had for all. I barely finished this book and already can't wait to visit with Charley Davidson again in the next novel, Second Grave on the Left. First Grave on the Right deserves nothing less than a Five Angel, Recommend Read status." --Fallen Angel Reviews on First Grave on the Right "Hold on to your hats and get comfortable, you won't want to get up for a long, long time as Charley Davidson sweeps you in and holds on tight." --The Romance Reviews on First Grave on the Right "A smashing, award-winning debut novel." --Goodreads on First Grave on the Right "In the currently crowded paranormal world, First Grave on the Right is a bright beacon of originality. Jones writes with a sharp, addictively acerbic sense of humor, and she combines genres with the carefully controlled precision of a master literary mixologist." --Reader to Reader on First Grave on the Rightshow more

About Darynda Jones

Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance for her her manuscript First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones can't remember a time when she wasn't putting pen to paper. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than twenty-five years and two beautiful sons, aka the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.show more

Rating details

34,349 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 47% (16,097)
4 38% (12,998)
3 13% (4,505)
2 2% (583)
1 0% (166)

Our customer reviews

It's difficult to review a series you love, because probably every book will be great for you and sometimes you just want to say: I loved it! Well, Second Grave on the Left is that kind of book. It's the second book from the Charley Davidson series, and Charley is still funny and amazing. She's leaning more about her powers and still have the support of her amazing best friend, Cookie. She is now helping Cookie find one of her other friends, who is missing because probably someone wants to kill her. But why? Anyway, I thought / wanted Reyes to be more present in this book. At first Charley and him were kind of fighting but then he was being attacked and waiting to die. Of course, nobody would have allowed that, much less Charley. I don't want to say more because of spoilers, but while tying to find him Charley discovers some things that left me wanting more and thinking 'now what Charley?'. Overall, if by any case you haven't read the Charley Davidson series, and you like urban fantasy, hilarious characters and hot bad boys, you have to start reading it asap.show more
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