Although technically centered on a triple murder investigation, Darynda Jones’ debut novel, First Grave on the Right, is more paranormal romance than mystery. The heroine is an upbeat take on a Grim Reaper. Charley Davidson has the ability to see and hear spirits not quite ready for the other side. With the possible exception of the Devil himself, Charley’s spirits are helpful folks (or at least they try to be) who pass through her on the way to the light. But, it’s the spirit invading her dreams that she would like to spend quality time with.
Charley herself is a sarcastic, likable heroine. The quotes at the beginning of each chapter add to the lighthearted fun. A little sex, a little mystery and a whole lot of talking back to life itself; this quick read is ideal for paranormal fans looking for a bit of a romp.