By Casey Daniels
She sees lifeless humans appealing, shrewdpermanent, and stylish, Pepper Martin by no means needed to paintings an afternoon in her lifestyles -- until eventually her medical professional daddy used to be convicted of fraud, her filthy rich fianc? took a powder, and the relations fortune ran bone dry. without warning determined, the green ex-rich lady was once pressured to take the one activity she may get: as a journey advisor in a cemetery. yet a grave scenario took a flip for the more serious whilst a head-on collision with a gravestone left her with an undesirable skill to speak with the disgruntled deceased . . . and now Pepper has a whacked Mafia don hard that she seek out his killers -- and dangerous to hang-out her till she does.
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It was one thing having a conversation with a dead guy. It was another to question his religious beliefs. Or to ask if he thought he deserved eternal fire and brimstone because of his life of crime. “And once you realized you were de—” I caught myself before the word slipped all the way out. Gus didn’t miss a trick. He grinned. ” He winked. “Now if we could just get back to business . ” He glanced at the newspapers we hadn’t looked through yet. My gaze automatically traveled to the clock. Twelve minutes and counting.
I guess he figured he’d said enough for me to understand the workings of a mind that was obviously way above mine. “There’s always room for more research,” Dan said, and because he had no idea how much I didn’t agree with him, he went right on. ” I admit, it was a touchy subject. I guess that’s why I jumped on it, my voice sharp, my insides suddenly bunched, as if a hand had reached down my throat and tied my stomach into a couple hundred tight, painful knots. Dan was talking about aberrant behavior.
I made sure to keep my voice down this time. ” Gus sat back and stretched. “Back in my day—” “Yeah. Back in your day. ” Gus uncrossed his legs. He ran a hand over his big-as-a-dinner-plate tie. ” “I’m not calling you a liar. But I’m not calling you a ghost, either. Ghosts are spooky. ” I waved my hands around and hummed the theme music from The Twilight Zone. “I can’t see through you. You don’t glow. You’re not misty around the edges. ” Gus got up and tugged his suit jacket into place. “I can’t explain how the whole 26 Casey Daniels thing works ’cause I don’t understand it myself.
Don of the Dead (Pepper Martin Mysteries, No. 1) by Casey Daniels