Darynda Jones - Second Grave On The Left - Little, Brown Book Group

Second Grave On The Left

Number 2 in series

By Darynda Jones

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

Part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper Charley Davidson returns in the smashing sequel to her award-winning debut novel First Grave on the Right.

Charley Davidson sees dead people. As grim reaper extraordinaire 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), Charley dons her Private Investigator hat to solve the crime.

Biographical Notes

Darynda Jones's writing has won her several awards, including a 2009 Golden Heart in the Paranormal Category. She lives in New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two sons. Visit her website at www.darynda.com

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749956097
  • Publication date: 05 Jan 2012
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Piatkus
Jones perfectly balances humour and suspense in her tight second paranormal thriller. . . will leave readers eager for the next instalment — Publishers Weekly
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