Dead Girl Blues
by Joyce and Jim Lavene
You simply canNOT go wrong with anything written by Joyce and Jim Lavene.
• Genre – Cozy Mystery (PARANORMAL)
When Nashville cop Skye Mertz and her husband, Jacob, are killed in a wreck, Skye is given the opportunity to come back for twenty years to raise her five-year-old daughter, Kate. With her ghostly mother-in-law’s help, Skye hopes to be there until Kate is old enough to take care of herself.
But three years into her twenty-year service to Abraham Lincoln Jones, the man who gave her the extra time, Skye is beginning to think life might have been easier before she died.
Abe asks her to investigate the murder of his sorcerer, Harold the Great, a man who was a victim of too many snakes. And the Life Extended People (LEPs – a nice term for zombies) who work for Abe have begun turning into ghosts and disappearing. Only Lucas, the possibly evil, amnesiac sorcerer who lives with Skye and her family, can save her from being the next victim of the deadly curse.
To make matters more complicated, Skye has found a lead in solving the riddle of her husband’s death. She has never believed Jacob died as a result of the crash, but hasn’t been able to prove it. Many other people have lost their lives in the same lonely stretch of highway that he did three years before. Skye goes against Abe’s express wishes to discover the truth with a crazy man bent on vengeance.
This is the first book I have read by Joyce and Jim Lavene. This is a paranormal cozy and these are not what a normally read but the blurb peaked my interest. I was pleasantly surprised how well the books was.
Skye is an LEP -Life Extended Person. Skye and her husband were killed in an accident and she use to be a police office. She got a 20 year extension to raise her daughter. When there 20 years are up they have to move but of course some do not want to move on. Skye comes in and takes them to their destination. She is also trying to solve what happened when her husband and her were killed.
There are so many Ghosts, Zombies, Werewolves and more. There is something for everyone in this book. I liked this author team and will be watching for more books.
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.
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