This first book in the series gives us a new and interesting character. I can't say that I've read a lot about morticians, especially funny ones. Hitch Sewell is a funny guy, with lots of snide and wry observations. The story is an enjoyable read.
I read this one and the next, but after two books, I was finding that I really didn't like Hitch very much. He has very loose morals; I found his way of thinking not aligned with mine. It was uncomfortable to go around with a guy who is not faithful to his woman (girlfriend in this case) and doesn't feel conflicted by that.
So read the first one, enjoy the funny situations, and try not to identify with Hitch too much.
I do love Cockey's tales of "Hitch," the tall good-looking Baltimore mortician, his daffy ex-wife, Julia, and his aunt Billie, partner in the funeral home. In this first of the series, Hitch meets Kate. And the bodies pile up. A very funny series.
This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. The premise itself is odd in that an undertaker is an amateur sleuth, but the dialogue is laugh out loud funny. If you like Who-Dun-Its with a bit of humor this book is a sure bet.
Flo S. (biblioflo) reviewed The Hearse You Came In On (Hitchcock Sewell, Bk. 1) on
When a beautiful woman shows up at a funeral home wearing a tennis dress, that's cause for suspicion. When that same woman wants to talk about her own funeral arrangements, well...what self-respecting mortician could resist?