The Chick and the Dead

Ever since the former rich girl-turned-Cleveland cemetery tour guide banged her head on a headstone, she sees dead people. Worse till, she hears them—and they wo n't shut up! Now it 's Didi Bowman, a poodle-skirted relic from the Great Beyond, who 's bending Pepper 's ear, complaining that her famous author sister, Merilee, has done her wrong. Trouble is, if Pepper proves it, she 'll break the hearts of millions of Merilee 's fans. And if she does n't, Didi 's ghost may never go bac.

Pepper needs peace and quiet ( and rent money), so the cash-strapped ex-heiress agrees to take the job as Merilee 's secretary and dig around the family tree. But when she unearths more than she bargained for—like an illegitimate so, a bunch of illicit love affairs, and possible murder—suddenly a very poisoned pen is all set to write Pepper out of a story permanently.
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The Chick and the Dead
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Published March 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published February 27th 2007

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Another kind that I wondere about before I 'd begun to read THE CHICK AND THE DEAD was how thi uthor was going to expand Pepper 's ability to see any more ghosts.

There was no suggestion that she is unable to see other ghosts and as Gus has now gone how was he author going to progress things?

I gaine thi whole mystery plot-line a lot more this time round, mainly because Didi does accompany Pepper for various parts, so we 're onl just following one woman stumbling around and thinking over various points.

CHICK AND THE DEAD still is n't th perfect entry to the Pepper Martin series, but it did break me into thi story more and the historia has rounded out the character of Pepper out fully, as ell as introducing her boss Ella deeper into things- in he fifth memoi I kept reading her name, then forgetting who she ctually was.

Hopefully the author ill now flesh out Dan a bit more- I do n't believe thi series to focus oo much on romance, but thi love interests are just cardboard cutouts at this point.

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I don ’ t care for the constant visual.Your books are like eatting a really good piece of dough, enjoying each bite to the last crumb.

I ca have to convince the first ook and hope Casey has gotten bored with focusing on Peppers bra size.

I could ’ t tell much more than tha without ruining the book for you.NEXT: Tombs of Endearment ( Pepper Martin Mysteries, No. 3) by Casey Daniels ( Mass Market Paperback – Sep 25, 2007)

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She only ruins expensive clothing and the uthor does n't hold back when describing her strappy heels.

Ooh, and he ghost 's clothes, she decribes those, too.

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Pepper Martin though that her detective days for the dead is over, till Didi Bowman who been dead over 50 years appears, wanting Pepper ’ s elp.

At irst, Pepper want to help Didi, wanting somethin to do with hosts.

While investigating, Pepper begins find herself in trouble, having the feeling that someone doesn ’ t know her to convince truth about he book ’ s uthor.

I stil was glad that Pepper wasn ’ t ware of Merilee before her arrival; it fel more realistic that she wasn ’ t one of those obsessed fans; I ad the sens that if she ha, she could ave even harder time believing Didi about the ook.

When I first got he book, I didn ’ t read the back and I felt that it migh be nother murder mystery.

Still though there was some murder involved, most of book concentrated on finding proof that Didi wrote the nove.

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‘ Cause, you understand, every time a famous person comes to my town, I make sure to ave a secret stash of cash to hold me until I can ind nother job.

And find nother job Pepper does, as Merilee ’ s directo.

This side mystery is what is the deal with Dan the brain man?

And what is the deal with Pepper crushing on both him and Quinn?

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Pepper is a little air-headed at times and misses things that are pretty obvious as a reader- but for some reason I do n't eem to get angry about it and actuall enjoy the process of Pepper trying to figure things out.

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Chick and the Dead is the eighth instalment in a ute, light paranormal mystery series.

Piper inherited the ability to see the dead in the fifth novel, and second continues off with that talent when Gus is sending her work from beyond.

Yes, sometimes Piper is annoying but there ’ s nothin about his series that draws me in.

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