First Grave on the Right
The best debut novel I’ve read in years! Hilarious and heart-felt, sexy and surprising…I’m begging for the next one!!
J.R. Ward, New York Times bestselling author of Lover Avenged
I am furiously envious of Darynda Jones and rue the day she came up with this concept, damn her eyes. First Grave On The Rightkidnapped me from the first paragraph, and didn’t let go until the exceedingly yummy conclusion.
Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of Undead and Unwelcome
First Grave On The Right is a phenomenal debut! This series opener has it all-rollicking humor, sizzling sexual tension, and a spine-tingling mystery. I’m eagerly awaiting the next Charley Davidson tale!
Kresley Cole, New York Times bestselling author of Pleasure of a Dark Prince
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper.
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.
- RWA Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance (2009)
- RWA RITA for Best First Book (2012)
- HOLT Medallion: Best First Book (2011)
- HOLT Medallion: Best Paranormal (2011)
- BOOKIE Award (2012)
- GOTCHA! First Place (2009)
- Charley’s name was originally Harley Davidson, lol. Yeah, it was worth a shot.
- Originally, Charley was NOT the grim reaper. She was more like a sarcastic version of The Ghost Whisperer. But an agent who was interested in the story early on said that concept had been done to death. He wanted something bigger. And the real Charley Davidson was born! (Then the agent rejected her.)
- Darynda stole the name Reyes from a kid while she was working as an interpreter, as well as the name Federico. She hopes they’re okay without them.
- The character for Uncle Bob is very much based on Darynda’s brother Luther.
- Misery is based on that same brother’s cherry red Jeep Wrangler.
- Charley’s attention span is quite similar to the author’s.
- Swopes (ie, Garrett Swopes) is Darynda’s BFF’s last name.