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