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.
previously posted at dru's book musing
Lila is teaching at a private school in Colorado and working on her tenure track. The misogynistic department head is murdered and her co...
Upside Down Post: Yurn your frown upside down into a smile as this post is for those who do not enjoy the family gatherings at Chris...
Hannah Swensen loves the Christmas Season in Lake Eden, Minnesota but this year nothing is as cozy as it should be murder is anything but co...
MM: Frances, give us the back story on how and when you became an author? I started by telling stories. I’d walk home from school wit...