Pepper Martin is a woman who fell and hit her head on the steps of a mausoleum and then started being able to talk to spirits. This is the second book in the series. In book two its Didi Bowman, who needs Pepper to prove that her sister Merilee stole Didi's manuscript "So Far the Dawn", a Gone with the Wind-like tale with a fervored fan following. There are some cozy mystery elements (Pepper is an amateur sleuth, the mystery was really light, and the really violent stuff happens off-screen: Pepper almost gets killed a couple of times, but I wasn't worried), and very light romance with a detective (Quinn Harrison), and a "brain man" (Dan Callahan) who keeps trying to study her and isn't all he seems. A light read.
2nd in series. I gave this book only 3 stars because the writer repeats too many "flashback" references to Gus (ghost she helped in the first book) Plus all the doting over "So Far the Dawn" idly shrunk down to: SFTD (almost like a Gone with the Wind type story) I constant found myself rolling my eyes and forcing myself to finish this one. There were too many sub-plots, although everything fit together at the end. The only thing we didnt find out in this book is any more information about Dr. Dan. Is he a doctor, reporter, orchestra member? He keeps showing up and dissapearing before we can figure out what he's after.
It wasnt a bad book, just slow moving when compared to the first book, which IMO was much better.
Will continue with the series. Just glad this one is over with.
2nd in the series (first book is "The Don of the Dead). Pepper Martin, a cemetery tour guide, receives "The Gift" after hitting her head on a tombstone. However, since the gift is the ability to see ghosts this is one gift she wants to return. Very funny paranormal mystery.
Fun and Fast. Pepper is developing some real emotions as apposed to the shallow ones we were introduced to in the first book. In addition to Pepper's newfound character depth the Brain Man becomes more obscured, and Quinn remains a steady influence. I love the mystery, the tongue in cheek humor, and the surprises.
The Chick and the Dead is a great follow up to The Don of the Dead. This mystery picks up right where the last one left off. Pepper Martin works at Garden View cemetery and has the sometimes annoying ability to see and talk to the dead. Especially those who need her help to move on. This particular mystery involves two sisters and what can happen when greed overcomes morals.
This book was hard to put down. Though the outcome always seemed obvious, I never felt 100% certain of the outcome of the book. I finished this one in a day and it was worth it!