First Grave on the Right

First Grave on the Right

Book - 2011
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Using her ability to see ghosts in her work as a private investigator, Charley Davidson begins experiencing intense sensual dreams about a mysterious entity that has been following her throughout her life.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312662752
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 1st grave on the right


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cals_readers Apr 06, 2020

Charley Davidson is the Grim Reaper. He's responsible for convincing souls to "go into the light." But Charley sometimes needs to seek justice for the dead.

You know you're looking at urban fantasy when the main character is a private investigator with metaphysical powers. Enter Charley Davidson, who has two overlapping jobs: to find the truth and to convince dead souls to head toward the light, which often means solving the mystery of how they die... Read More »

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Apr 02, 2020

I normally love quirky characters and Charley Davidson is definitely some-kind of quirky. But I didn't love this. There is only so many times I can take reading about how hot somebody is. How beautiful. How otherworldly. How masculine. I get it, he's hot. He is really, really hot. I do not need to be reminded every other page. Also, there were a couple of scenes that just didn't sit right with me and that made me very uncomfortable.

May 24, 2019

A bit formulaic and slow to begin but picked up towards the end. Jones has some interesting concepts though her characters are a bit cliche. Will read the next in the series to find out what happens. After that, not sure.

checkered_roses Nov 04, 2017

This book is definitely not your normal romance. It is absolutely hilarious--had me cracking up nearly every two pages! It's sexy, witty, and utterly crazy . . . definitely a refresher from your typical paranormal romance. Couldn't put it or the sequels down. 10/10 recommend.

Oct 23, 2017

One of the BEST books I've read in years! Grim reaper Charley Davidson is my new she-ro! She's LAUGH OUT LOUD hilarious. As a PI she helps the depated tie up loose ends while working with her homicide detective uncle Ubie, her bestfriend Cookie and a host of ghosts. I literally didn't want to put this book down. Before the end I made sure to purchase the next two in the series to binge read.

Cynthia_N Jan 04, 2017

Fun, quick read!

Sep 16, 2016

This is a funny book. It is a leave your brain at the door and just enjoy..
Love it.

Jun 28, 2016

Not bad.

LovelyMurrell Oct 22, 2015

This is the story of Charley Davidson, who is a PI and a grim reaper. Sometimes if a person has unfinished business they wont go into the light, especially if they have been murdered and they want justice.

As she is trying to help her latest guests she has to contend with intense erotic dreams., about this entity that she has seen all her life. But are they dreams if they happen while you are awake? What is this thing and why does he have such a strong effect on Charley?

Charely has to run her business, run her life and try to stay alive to help bring closure to the dead.

I liked this book because it features a strong female lead who also has her own business. There is alot of diversity in this book to, they all dead, but hey they are there. I am going to enjoy binge reading this series and learning more about reyes and who he is.

Feb 27, 2015

Charley Davidson is a private investigator and grim reaper. She helps the dead go into the light, but she also has a unknown entity in her life. She wants to know what he is as he is hot and giving her unbelievable dreams. Easy fun read.

Sep 14, 2014

I've not been able to read these in order, but I can say this is the least of my favourites. It was still a good and fast read ( read it in only a few hours) It just wasn't as exciting as the others I've read so far. Still a good read tho.

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