Don of the Dead
She sees dead people Beautiful, smart, and chic, Pepper Martin never had to work a day in her life -- until her surgeon daddy was convicted of fraud, her wealthy fiancé took a powder, and the family fortune ran bone dry. Suddenly desperate, the inexperienced ex-rich girl was forced to take... show more
She sees dead people Beautiful, smart, and chic, Pepper Martin never had to work a day in her life -- until her surgeon daddy was convicted of fraud, her wealthy fiancé took a powder, and the family fortune ran bone dry. Suddenly desperate, the inexperienced ex-rich girl was forced to take the only job she could get: as a tour guide in a cemetery. But a grave situation took a turn for the worse when a head-on collision with a headstone left her with an unwanted ability to communicate with the disgruntled deceased . . . and now Pepper has a whacked Mafia don demanding that she hunt down his killers -- and threatening to haunt her until she does.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 30th 2006
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
Series: Pepper Martin (#1)
I had high hopes for this one, but I was actually pretty bored for most of it. There was a lot of talking, and the actual mystery wasn't that much of a mystery, to be honest. I'm mildly curious about what is up with one of the characters, but not enough to continue the series anytime soon. As for...
Ever since she knocked her head Pepper can see the dead. Working as a tour guide in a cemetery this can make things interesting. Readable and fun, and a fun change from vampire paranormals.
This book really reminded me of the Teagarden Mystery books by Charlaine Harris. Some sexual attraction, some humor, and some great characters. I got involved enought to read the rest of the series, there were enough unfinished things to keep me coming back. A fast read, I finished in one day...
Pepper was a little vapid in this book for my liking. Not a very good cosy in my opinion but I may try the second book to see if there's any character evolution.