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Review: First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones

Sep 27, 2011

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

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5 Stars


Steamy!  Heart Palpitating! Damn Witty!  First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones is not for the weak of heart.   It should come with a warning label!!!  Difficulty breathing, panting, yearning, and excess laughter are just a few of the side effects you will encounter while reading this book. Jones's quick-witted, shrewd, and heady writing style keeps you in awe.  The ingredients that Jones uses to bring her characters to life are layers upon layers of  what readers want.  Her characters are so memorable, you will be on a first name basis by the time you are done, and making plans for the next tryst.  "I see dead people" is an understatement. The volley of conversation between Charley and the dead are "jenius"!  Yes, I wrote jenius wrong, and just might keep doing it, because Charley inspires me to do so!  Reyes is the poster boy for all things deliciously bad. I couldn't get enough of him.  First Grave on the Right left me on pins and needles and salivating for more.  Everyone has those "go to" books that you can read over and over again, right?   You're gaga about the book and find more surprises each and every time.  All your senses tell you there are secrets you overlooked and they need to be found! First Grave on the Right is a keeper.  First Grave on the Right is now on my Top 10 Books of 2011!  Thank goodness there is more to come!  I highly recommend First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones!  Just ordered book two~ Second Grave on the Left so I can continue adding to the list of side effects.

P.S.  I suddenly have an urge to purchase t-shirts with Charley chapter headings. :-)

For your listening pleasure an excerpt from
 Second Grave On The Left Audiobook

This audio was brought to you from Macmillan Audio.

Darynda Jones

2009 Golden Heart Winner for Paranormal

Thank you Darynda Jones for allowing me to use an excerpt!

Special thanks to Esther Bochner from Macmillan Audio!

A Book Club Winner!

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Source Code:  R 


  1. I love your review, this series is already on my wish list, I have yet to read a negative review of it.

  2. I just started reading this book. Only a couple of pages in, but I love it already. Funny!
    Happy Friday :-)
    _yay_ @ BookthatThing!


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