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.
My first Melanie Jackson, but by no means my last! I loved this book and intend to seek out all of her other novels.
A recent widow on the edge of suicide is hit by lightning and is suddenly able to communicate with cats. She uses her newfound ability to help solve the murder of one of her neighbors. A new love interest and a special bond she forms with a feral cat slowly bring her out of her grief.
from the back cover: There's something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx - she was strictly Goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people. Before you can say boo, Atlanta's ghosts are knocking at Nicki's door. But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki's new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.