"I love this mixture of the paranormal and cosy mystery"

Cemetery tour guide Pepper Martin has been given a special task. She has been asked to help with a project to restore Monroe Street Cemetery. So she is not happy when her boss informs her that the restoration is being turned into a local reality TV show called Cemetery Survivor. One team consists of rich ladies while Pepper's team is made up of convicts on probation.

So with a lot of work ahead of her the last thing Pepper needs is for a ghost to turn up needing her help. The man claims that he was wrongly convicted of murder and wants Pepper to clear his name. Pepper tries to say no but when she comes across a few clues she is helpless to the cause. However long ago this all took place it seems she is ruffling a few feathers with her need to find out the truth. Once again Pepper gets too deep into the investigation and is in very grave danger.

Book five in the Pepper Martin series was as enjoyable as all the previous books. I love this mixture of the paranormal and cosy mystery. What makes it even more special is Pepper herself. With such a strong and stubborn main character it is no surprise that she gets mixed up in the investigations she does and therefore getting herself into danger.

This new addition to the series keeps the reader guessing to the end. With so many twists and turns there is no way anyone can see what is coming until it really happens. Casey Daniels has a great talent for not only making her books memorable but for also making them interesting by adding such descriptive details.

Now I am on the look out for Pepper Martin book No6! There was a little unfinished business in this book that I am eager to find out more about and fear I will have to wait a long time. However while I am waiting I hope some of you will check out the series!

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted December 25, 2009


Move over American Idol. Reality TV has come to Cleveland and Pepper Martin is a part of it!

When Pepper arrives at a down-on-its-luck cemetery to help with a restoration project she learns, to her dismay, that there’s going to be a contest to restore the cemetery grounds. Even worse—it’s going to be the basis of a local reality TV show, Cemetery Survivor. One team will be made up of genteel Historical Society ladies and the other—Pepper’s group—will be convicts on probation. Pepper Martin in day-glo? Now that’s a fashion don’t!.

There’s also a ghost waiting for Pepper. He claims he was wrongly convicted of killing a young woman. But it seems there’s quite a bit he’s not revealing. Pepper agrees to try to clear his name, but digging for the truth could put her in grave danger....

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery


Dead Man Talking
(Pepper Martin Mysteries: Book 5)
by Casey Daniels

Berkley Pub Group
October 1, 2009
Available: October 6, 2009
ISBN #0425230740
EAN #9780425230749
304 pages
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Other Books by
Casey Daniels

Tomb with a View
Night of the Loving Dead
Tombs of Endearment
The Chick and the Dead
Don of the Dead

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