First Grave on the Right

First Grave on the Right
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Piatkus Books
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780749956042
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Grave on the Right Book Excerpt:

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.

First Grave on the Right

First Grave on the Right
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 142999326X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Grave on the Right Book Excerpt:

First Grave on the Right is the smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That's right, she sees dead people. And 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), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. This is a thrilling debut novel from Darynda Jones, an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense. First Grave on the Right is the winner of the 2012 Rita Award for Best First Book.

Sixth Grave on the Edge

Sixth Grave on the Edge
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN: 1250045630
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixth Grave on the Edge Book Excerpt:

Wanting to learn more about Reyes Farrow's past after accepting his proposal, grim reaper Charley Davidson investigates his childhood abduction at the same time she is threatened by a crime syndicate to hunt down a witness who is testifying against a mob moss. By the RITA Award-winning author of First Grave on the Right. 75,000 first printing.

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN: 0349417792
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave Book Excerpt:

It's lucky number thirteen . . . this is the epic finale for our favourite Grim Reaper and her sinfully sexy son-of-the-devil husband, Reyes. Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She's been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity - which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone's looking out for her, and she's allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer. She's missed her daughter. She's missed Reyes. She's missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. But now that she's back on earth, it's time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel. It's Charley's last adventure, and the one thing we know for sure is that it's going to be one wild ride . . . 'An absolute must read' J.R. Ward, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 'The grim reaper gets a shiny cook makeover in Jones's blazing hot debut... will appeal to fans of MaryJanice Davidson and Janet Evanovich.' Publisher's Weekly 'What's better than a bad-ass girl grim reaper who keeps us safe from hell hounds and demons? (The answer is obviously nothing.)' RT Book Reviews

Sixth Grave on the Edge

Sixth Grave on the Edge
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN: 0349403465
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sixth Grave on the Edge Book Excerpt:

Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow---but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She's a paranormal private eye and grim reaper-in-training who's known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he's dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes's childhood happens to land in her lap, she can't help herself: She opens it . . . and then the real fun begins. First, Charley finds a naked corpse riding shotgun in her car. Then, a man loses his soul in a card game. Throw in a Deaf boy who sees dead people, a woman running from mobsters, and a very suspicious Reyes, and things can't get any worse for Charley. Unless, of course, the Twelve Beasts of Hell are unleashed. . . . 'Ubertalented Jones keeps stirring the plot and throwing in crazy new developments, guaranteed to keep her characters and readers off balance' RT Book Reviews

Second Grave On The Left

Second Grave On The Left
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN: 0748130365
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Grave On The Left Book Excerpt:

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.

Second Grave on the Left

Second Grave on the Left
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 9781250002709
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Grave on the Left Book Excerpt:

Second in the Darynda Jones' award-winning paranormal series that's "hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising." (J.R. Ward) When Charley Davidson and Cookie (her best friend/receptionist) have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. A friend of Cookie's named Mimi disappeared five days earlier. This friend then sends Cookie a cryptic message telling them to meet her at a nearby coffee shop. The coffee is brewing, but Mimi's still missing. There is, however, a clue left on the bathroom wall: a woman's name, scribbled by Mimi. Mimi's husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He's left his 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? Here is your signpost for the most hilarious read of the summer: Second Grave On The Left.

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 1250014468
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Book Excerpt:

Hoping to take time off after a discouraging case, grim reaper Charley reluctantly assists a woman who is convinced someone is trying to kill her in spite of everyone's claims that she is insane, a situation that is complicated by Rayes Farrow's absence and arsonist attacks in Albuquerque. 75,000 first printing.

A Hard Day for a Hangover

A Hard Day for a Hangover
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2022-12-06
ISBN: 0349427208
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hard Day for a Hangover Book Excerpt:

A Hard Day for a Hangover is another humorous installment in Darynda Jones's wine mystery series deemed: 'Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun' -New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan Some people greet the day with open arms. Sheriff Sunshine Vicram would rather give it a hearty shove and get back into bed, because there's just too much going on right now. There's a series of women going missing, and Sunny feels powerless to stop it. There's her persistent and awesomely-rebellious daughter Auri, who's out to singlehandedly become Del Sol's youngest and fiercest investigator. And then there's drama with Levi Ravinder - the guy she's loved and lusted after for years. The guy who might just be her one and only. The guy who comes from a family of disingenuous vipers looking to oust him - and Sunshine - for good. Like we said, the new day can take a hike. The final novel in a three-arc trilogy, A Hard Day for a Hangover is the finale to the Sunshine Vicram series that will have you laughing and cheering all the way to the end. 'A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us' Lee Child

Fifth Grave Past the Light

Fifth Grave Past the Light
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN: 1250014409
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifth Grave Past the Light Book Excerpt:

Resolving to avoid son of Satan and new next-door neighbor Reyes Farrow, Charley Davidson is forced to ask for Reyes's help when she is approached by desperate ghosts and her sister is targeted by a serial killer. By the RITA Award-winning author of First Grave on the Right. 150,000 first printing.

The Curse of Tenth Grave

The Curse of Tenth Grave
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 1250078199
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curse of Tenth Grave Book Excerpt:

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the tenth installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times bestselling paranormal series.

Fifth Grave Past the Light

Fifth Grave Past the Light
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN: 1405521899
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifth Grave Past the Light Book Excerpt:

Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. As he is the main suspect in her arson case, she has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth. However, when dead women start appearing in her apartment - lost, confused and terrified beyond reason - Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes's help, especially when it becomes apparent that her own sister Gemma is the serial killer's next target. With his ability to observe incorporeally, surely he can find out who's responsible. And even if he can't, he is the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return: Charley. All of her - body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she might be willing to pay . . .

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  8th Edition
Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 1440858489
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

The Charley Davidson Series

The Charley Davidson Series
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN: 146688990X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Charley Davidson Series Book Excerpt:

Darynda Jones has garnered a strong following with her series starring Grim Reaper Charley Davidson. Here together for the first time in a stunning eBook bundle are the first three novels in the New York Times bestselling paranormal series: First Grave on the Right Charley sees dead people. And 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), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. Second Grave on the Left 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. Third Grave Dead Ahead Every time Charley closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hell-bent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?

The Dirt on Ninth Grave

The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 0349411409
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dirt on Ninth Grave Book Excerpt:

'If you enjoy Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson.' Suspense Magazine Working in a New York diner, Jane Doe is a girl with no memory of who she is or where she comes from. So when she begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback . . . Stranger still are the people entering her life: they seem to know things about her, things they hide. Her saving grace is the diner's fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man with a breathtaking smile and a scalding touch. With him close by, she feels almost safe. But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her - especially from the man she was beginning to trust - the more disoriented she becomes. To find her identity and recover what she's lost will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins, but she's up to the challenge. In fact, she almost feels sorry for that devil in blue jeans - the disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way. www.daryndajones.com 'Hilarious and heartfelt . . . I'm begging for the next one!' J.R. Ward

The Trouble With Twelfth Grave

The Trouble With Twelfth Grave
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 0349417768
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble With Twelfth Grave Book Excerpt:

Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidently trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone - bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings - some corporeal, some not so much - as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up. Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture - the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford - out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 1405521848
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Book Excerpt:

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley's last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep, convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to pull herself together. In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, is out of prison and out of Charley's life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment and the devil in blue jeans in this hilarious fourth instalment in the New York Times bestselling series.

Eighth Grave After Dark

Eighth Grave After Dark
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 0349403473
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighth Grave After Dark Book Excerpt:

Charley Davidson has enough to be getting on with. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape, and they've made Charley their target. She takes refuge at the only place they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. Before long, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent. Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley's tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full . . . but also tied. While the angry hellhounds can't traverse the consecrated soil, they lurk beyond its borders like evil sentries, so Charley has been forbidden from leaving the sacred grounds and is powerless to get the answers she wants. Luckily, she has her loyal team with her, and they're a scrappy bunch. They scour the prophesies, searching for clues on the Twelve, and their presence is comforting - it's almost as though they've all been drawn to her as part of a bigger picture . . . But the good feelings don't last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life. 'Hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising...I'm begging for the next one!!' - J.R. Ward 'If you enjoy Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson.' - Suspense Magazine 'I am furiously envious of Darynda Jones and rue the day she came up with this concept, damn her eyes. First Grave on the Right kidnapped me from the first paragraph.' - Mary Janice Davidson 'Rollicking humor, sizzling sexual tension and a spine-tingling mystery.' - Kresley Cole

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN: 034941145X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight Book Excerpt:

'An absolute must read.' J.R. Ward, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 'The grim reaper gets a shiny cook makeover in Jones's blazing hot debut... will appeal to fans of MaryJanice Davidson and Janet Evanovich.' Publisher's Weekly 'What's better than a bad-ass girl grim reaper who keeps us safe from hell hounds and demons? (The answer is obviously nothing.)' RT Book Reviews A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah . . . demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. Now Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. The forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension but with the son of Satan himself as her husband, maybe Charley can find a way to have her happily ever after after all. 'I am furiously envious of Darynda Jones and rue the day she came up with this concept, damn her eyes. First Grave On The Right kidnapped me from the first paragraph, and didn't let go until the exceedingly yummy conclusion.' MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series 'First Grave on the Right is smart, sharp and wickedly entertaining. Grab this one.' Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times besselling author of Fires Up

Third Grave Dead Ahead

Third Grave Dead Ahead
Author: Darynda Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN: 0748130373
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third Grave Dead Ahead Book Excerpt:

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), Charlie dons her Private Investigator hat to solve the crime.