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First Grave On The Right

Number 1 in series

By Darynda Jones

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A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper.

Private investigator Charlotte Davidson was born with three things: looks; a healthy respect for the male anatomy; and the rather odd job title of grim reaper. Since the age of five, she has been helping the departed solve the mysteries of their deaths so they can cross. Thus, when three lawyers from the same law firm are murdered, they come to her to find their killer.

In the meantime, Charley's dealing with a being more powerful - and definitely sexier - than any spectre she's ever come across before. With the help of a pain-in-the-ass skip tracer, a dead pubescent gangbanger named Angel, and a lifetime supply of sarcasm, Charley sets out to solve the highest profile case of the year and discovers that dodging bullets isn't nearly as dangerous as falling in love.

Biographical Notes

Darynda Jones's writing has won her several awards, including a 2009 Golden Heart in the Paranormal Category for First Grave on the Right. She lives in New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two sons.

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  • ISBN: 9780748130351
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2011
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  • Imprint: Piatkus
The best debut novel I've read in years! Hilarious and heart-felt, sexy and surprising, this paranormal has it all: a heroine you want to be best friends with, a mysterious dark hero and a twist at the end that'll knock your socks off. An absolute must read - I'm already begging for the next one! — Publishers Weekly
The urban fantasy genre just got a major infusion of humour and sass in the form of PI Charley Davidson (aka the Grim Reaper). Jones makes a truly memorable debut — Romantic Times
First Grave on the Right is smart, sharp and wickedly entertaining. Grab this one — Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
Sexy [and] sassy . . . Jones's characters, both living and dead, are colourful and endearing — The Associated Press
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
Jones skilfully 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
The best debut novel I've read in years! Hilarious and heart-felt, sexy and surprising, this paranormal has it all: a heroine you want to be best friends with, a mysterious dark hero and a twist at the end that'll knock your socks off. An absolute must read - I'm already begging for the next one! — J R Ward, author of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series
The UF genre just got a major infusion of humour and sass in the form of PI Charley Davidson (aka the Grim Reaper). Jones makes a truly memorable debut — Romantic Times
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