Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Memes: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. This one has been languishing on TBR mountain since February of 2012. I decided to dust if off when I saw that the next five books in the series were Kindle Daily Deals and that the series had stretched to nine books already. Here is the description from Amazon:
A 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 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.
I'd been having the same dream for a month—the one where a dark stranger materialized out of smoke and shadows to play doctor with me.
Friday 56: 
As I trudged the fifty or so feet across the alley and into the rear entrance of my dad's bar, I contemplated possibilities for why all three lawyers might have stayed behind instead of crossing over. My calculations—allowing for a 12 percent margin of error, based on the radius of the corresponding confidence interval and the surgeon general's warning—concluded that they probably didn't stay behind for the tacos.


  1. I've never heard of this but it sounds good - and I like the title. :)

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  2. I am fascinated, even though this is not my usual genre. I am impressed that you are pulling a book from 2012 off the TBR mountain. Good for you!

  3. This isn't my usual genre either, but I think I might like the series. Very Ghost Whisperer.
    Hope you can stop by.

  4. This was a DNF for me which was a surprise.

  5. Sounds like a fun story! I like the humor.
    My Friday post features What I Remember Most.

  6. This one has been on my wishlist for awhile. Love the teasers! It definitely sounds like an entertaining read!

  7. I listened to this on audio ages ago and enjoyed it. That says something since I always feel like I miss things in audiobooks. :-)
    Happy weekend!

  8. Ahh great pick I have all of this book series and I can't wait to start to read them soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  9. Gee, 9 books in the series already, a prolific writer. PI novels are always fun and the 'play doctor with me' part sounds a little disturbing. Enjoy!


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