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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review: Wild, Wild Death

Wild Wild Death by Casey Daniels is the 8th book in the “Pepper Martin” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, January 2012

Her job has been cut, she’s low on cash, and her detective sometime- boyfriend refuses to even talk about her ability to see the dead and solve their murders. So Pepper is most certainly down for a vacation to get her spirits up.  That is, until her scruffy yet cute scientist friend Dan is kidnapped—and those responsible demand that Pepper steal the remains of Chester Goodshot Gomez, a sharpshootin’ star performer buried at Garden View Cemetery. Goodshot’s ghost has plenty of supernatural reasons to accompany Pepper to New Mexico…and raise rowdy hell once there. But when his bones disappear and bodies start dropping, Pepper has one clever murderer to track—one who idea of boot hill has nothing to do with Jimmy Choo.

I like Pepper. With no job to call her own and some questions about her personal life, Pepper heads to New Mexico when her friend Dan is kidnapped and the ransom is the bones of a dead sharpshooter whose ghost travels with Pepper. This was a good mystery that kept me guessing throughout most of the story. The setting was so picturesque, I felt like I was there with Pepper. I like the tone of the story and the secondary characters complemented Pepper and her actions as she tries to solve the puzzle and find her friend. I can’t believe I’ve never read any of the books in this series and now I’m especially looking forward to the next book in this entertaining series.

Dru Ann

previously posted at dru's book musing

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