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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
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 Romance Reviews It's a fun, sexy, exciting read -- For First Grave On The Right Suspense Magazine Fans who appreciate an acerbic heroine will relish this strong investigative urban fantasy -- Harriet Klausner
In the third installment (after First Grave on the Right, winner of a 2009 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance Manuscript, and Second Grave on the Left) of this paranormal mystery series, "grim reaper" Charley Davidson, who handles dead people's requests to expose their murderers, is juggling the investigations of several missing persons and the hunt for a dog killer while trying to resist her intense feelings for Reyes, the Son of Satan. While this series' premise at first seems reminiscent of Terri Garey's Nicki Styx novels (Nicki is also responsible for tying up loose ends for the dead so they can "go to the light"), Charley is in fact very different from the goth, vintage-obsessed Nicki, and her relationship with Reyes adds its own interesting, complicating dimension to the story. Verdict A must-buy for Charley Davidson fans, the novel has an engaging style-coupled with the enjoyable sarcasm of its protagonist-that will no doubt win Jones an expanding readership among paranormal romance/mystery aficionados. [See Prepub Alert, 8/1/11.]-Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., Atlanta (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.