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First Grave on the Right [Format Kindle]

Darynda Jones
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First Grave on the Right is the 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.
 
This is a thrilling debut novel from Darynda Jones, an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.
 
First Grave on the Right is the winner of the 2012 Rita Award for Best First Book.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 497 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 321 pages
  • Editeur : St. Martin's Press; Édition : 1st (1 février 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0044781TW
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.2 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (4 commentaires client)
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 De bonnes idées mais un manque d'ambition 20 juillet 2013
Par Lady Lama TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS VOIX VINE
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
La série Charley Davidson (5 tomes en 3 ans, tous lus) m'avait semblé apporter un petit vent de fraîcheur dans l'urban fantasy. L'idée de départ paraît bonne (et sûrement efficace, puisque j'ai cliqué sur Amazon pour avoir les autres tomes, les uns après les autres): raconter l'histoire d'une jeune femme qui semble psychologiquement un peu instable, caractéristique sûrement liée au fait qu'elle voit les morts depuis son plus jeune âge (elle est collecteur d'âmes, devant indiquer le chemin pour les morts qui se sont égarés sur Terre). Elle a dû commencer jeune, puisqu'elle a dû aider sa mère morte en couches (à sa naissance) à rejoindre le royaume des morts.

Charley est une jeune femme très extravertie, un peu paumée dans la vie. Issue d'un milieu familial où les policiers sont nombreux (son père, son oncle), elle a trouvé un métier à la lisière, en étant mi-investigatrice (divorces douloureux et personnes en fuite) mi-consultante pour la police, et son oncle Bob en particulier. C'est pratique pour faire avancer l'histoire (mêler une intrigue policière par tome son histoire personnelle) et pour gagner de l'argent facilement (pour peu que le mort soit encore égaré sur Terre, qu'il soit bavard et qu'il ait eu le temps de voir ce qui lui était arrivé).

Durant le premier tome j'ai été très intriguée par Charley. Pourquoi elle? Qui est-elle? Ou plutôt, qu'est-ce qu'elle est? Et que peut-elle faire? Qui est ce mystérieux et séduisant Reyes qui lui sauve la vie régulièrement, de manière surnaturelle?
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Superbe série, je suis accro 8 février 2013
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Une très bonne série : un rythme rapide, une héroïne décoiffante et intrépide, beaucoup d'humour, un peu de sexe mais pas trop. Bref un très très bon moment.
J'ai acheté les tomes 2/3/4 dans la foulée et pré-commandé le 5.
Je n'ai pas été déçue. Les personnages secondaires sont travaillés et attachants, l'auteur évite le coté trop bon enfant de l'héroïne qui aide les disparus à traverser la lumière en lui donnant un coté sarcarstique et hyper-active. En ce qui concerne le sénario on va de surprise en surprise et on se laisse agréablement mener par l'histoire.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Génial et très drôle, vivement le tome 5 !!! 21 janvier 2013
Par valentde
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Tout lu, tout dévoré, c'est addictif !
Dès le tome 1 First grave on the right, on se laisse gagner par le caractère pétillant de l'héroïne, son humour et le suspense incessant de l'intrigue. Et ni les tomes 2, 3 et 4 ne s'essoufflent !
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Un série prometteuse 2 août 2013
Par Marie
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J'ai adoré ce premier tome des aventures de Charlotte Davidson, acheté sur les conseils des clients Amazon.
De l'action, beaucoup d'humour, un style drôle et dynamique, une héroïne attachante, des personnages secondaires sympathiques... j'espère que la série continue sur cette voie !
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Light, Entertaining, And Outrageously Funny 10 janvier 2011
Par Karen Joan - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Sometimes, even avid readers get into slumps where they are just too tired to pick up a new book. I'd been that way for about two - three months. I just didn't feel like reading, which is very odd for me. So, after the first of the year, I went looking for something engaging, easy, and light-hearted to get me back in the reading mood. Something that I wouldn't have to think too much about; something that would be marvelously enjoyable. Lucky for me, I stumbled across FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, by newcomer Darynda Jones. Wacky, off-beat, and a tiny bit naughty, FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT fit the bill in oh-so-many ways.

FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT is a riotous combination of chic lit, detective suspense, and urban paranormal genres. P.I. Charley Davidson sees dead people. Well, she not only sees them, they are drawn to her. Because she is shiny. Very shiny. You see, Charley Davidson is a grim reaper. Well, not just a grim reaper, she is THE Grim Reaper. And not just THE Grim Reaper; Charlie Davidson is the portal (the shining light) through which all souls must travel to gain entrance to Heaven. The advantage to having these miraculous talents is that Charley Davidson not only helps the dead move on, she also help the police solve "unsolvable" cases. It does help when the victim can point you to the murderer.

Charlotte "Charley" Davidson is a strong, take no prisioners, my way or the highway kinda girl. She knows what she needs to do, and she does it, not really caring what other people think. Her character is delightful, endearing, and off the wall - she feels REAL and has quickly become a new favorite. Her spunky, devil-may-care attitude may get her in a world of trouble, but she always bounces back, and her heart is always in the right place. I predict that these qualities will make her very popular with readers.

FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT is happily mindless, something to be read for pure enjoyment. It is also an action-packed, fast-paced page turner that is very, very hard to put down. I read FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT nearly straight through, losing out on some much need sleep!

Delightful and zany, FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT is brain candy for the soul. It will wash away your worries, lift your spirits, and leave you smiling. Pretty impressive for a debut novel. I can't wait to see what Darynda Jones and Charley do next.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Danger Will Robinson! 26 janvier 2011
Par Dianne E. Socci-Tetro - Publié sur Amazon.com
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First Grave on the Right -by Darynda Jones

Let me say right off the bat -any author that has the nerve and the sense of humor to have her female lead name her breasts "the right one is Danger and the left one - Will Robinson" is going to be one I need to keep very close tabs on. Of course, she named her other girly parts, "but they don't get out as much". *chortle* Perhaps I have a skewed sense of humor, but I spritzed and snorted my coffee all over the place when I read that exchange between Charley Davidson and her nemesis Garret . And when you hear her say the name Garret you can almost hear the sneer in her voice.

A fine mix of Mystery, Speculative fiction, Comedy and action with just the tiniest slightest soupcon of Chick Lit thrown in just to keep things shakin'.
I don't really know what to say that probably hasn't been said, but this book was funny, refreshing, sexy without being ultra vulgar oh and did I mention funny already? I mean to me some of it was hilarious. If you took the best of MaryJanice Davidson's early Betsy the Vampire Queen and melded it with Janet Evanoviches, Stephnie Plum---you still wouldn't get half the laughs, half the mystery or half the fun. I already have the hard-cover on pre-order and that doesn't come out til August ..darn it all!

Ok but you may want to know a bit about this book don't you? Well Charley sees dead people to put it bluntly. She has her PI license and help the APD with cases and her Uncle is the cop she helps the most. She helps the murdered dead get justice. Most people don't believe she sees the dead, interacts with the dead, and as the Grim Reaper helps the dead pass over. That's right she is THE Grim Reaper as in the only one...or is she. Now lately she has been having some really good dreams if you know what I mean. Dreams that include one hot, studly Entity (her name for him) but lately she is coming to find out the The Entity may not be a dead guy or a ghost at all...oh my no. But, you'll just have to read this to find out just who and what he really is and just why was he in Prison. It will floor you. Oh and did I mention a really, clever mystery within all of this funny stuff?

There is enough everything to put this Author at the top of my To Buy list, and to know that this is a debut novel just absolutely floors me! Odd for me to have thought of this but for some reason I love the cover art too. I'm tired of the cartoonish covers or the uber broody dark covers that usually go along with some of the books in this genre. I think that the cover artist deserves kudos too this time around as well as the author. I try not to over populate my reviews with 5 star ones...but darn it, this one really deserves it for the out and out pure pleasure it gave me.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I loved, loved, loved this book! 15 janvier 2011
Par Bonnie Jo Davis - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Author Darynda Jones has a smashing success with her debut novel "First Grave On The Right". I must admit that my favorite book subject is the paranormal but I've read so many bad novels in this genre that I didn't have high hopes for this book. Boy, was I wrong and I'm glad I was. You can tell me you told me so and I won't protest!

Charley Davidson (Dutch) is a private investigator, consultant to the Albuquerque Police and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley is not grim in the least. She is a bright, sparkling portal (to the dead) to the other side also known as "heaven". The dearly departed who did not immediately pass over can remedy their mistake later by moving through Charley to where they need to go. Charley sees dead people. She can also speak with them which puts her in a unique position to solve unsolved murders. She has a deceased assistant named Angel and an alive assistant named Cookie. Her uncle is a detective who has an unusually high rate of solved cases thanks to Charley and her unusual abilities. Added to the mix is a dream lover that Charley at first does not recognize and things get more complicated from there.

Charley's sarcasm and dry wit are a hoot and the writing is smart and fast paced. I couldn't put the book down and I am so looking forward to the sequel that will be released later this year.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Touch the Night: Great Premise, but main character felt distant 12 février 2011
Par Angela - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Charley Davidson was born a reaper. The Grim Reaper, to be exact. She convinces the dead to go into the light. They're drawn to her, and she to them. Because of this she often ends up investigating the deaths that happened under unusual circumstances - like murder. Which is good, since being a reaper doesn't really pay the bills.

When three attorneys turn up dead, Charley helps out the PD with their case, through her Uncle Bob who's a detective. While she's searching for the culprit, and trying to help her other clients, Charley is also trying to figure out if her nightly visits from a phantom lover are more than they seem. This phantom has been following her all her life, and he just might not be dead. In fact, he could be something a whole lot more disturbing.

First Grave on the Right is sarcastic, humorous, quick and fun. There's the two mystery threads - the attorneys murders, and the spectral visitor - that serve to move the story along, though Charley's phantom is given much more credence and is much more interesting because of it.

Charley herself is extremely sarcastic. Extremely. She uses it to keep people and situations at arms length from her. I think this is a realistic defense considering what she is, but it also served to keep me at a distance. I think that I would have liked to be able to delve a little bit more into her, get some more depth and gotten to know her. I had a hard time connecting with her.

That being said, I caught myself laughing out loud a few times, even if I wasn't loving the fact that she named her breasts which just seemed absurd to me. There were times when it felt like she was being witty for the sake of being witty.

The ending I absolutely loved. The resolution of the Big Bad that's been haunting Charley is a fantastic hook. It completely pulled me in and made me want to find out what happened next, making me think that First Grave on the Right is really more of an introductory book to get us into the world and life of Charley Davidson. I will be picking up the second book, Second Grave on the Left when it's released to see if I can connect more with Charley.

First Grave on the Right is an enjoyable, witty ride with an interesting premise. I really enjoyed the idea of a grim reaper and what that meant for the world. I'm definitely interested in seeing where Darynda Jones takes Charley, and us, next.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting premise, okay execution 19 septembre 2011
Par Lisafancypants - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
I fully expected to really enjoy this book. The premise was not one I had read before, so I was kind of excited to try something new. Alas, right off the bat, I was hit in the face with Charley's over-the-top "wit." I am all for sarcasm. Love it, use it, appreciate it. But Darynda Jones was trying WAY to hard to be funny. Unfortunately, that caused her main character to lack any depth or real charm. I enjoyed the secondary characters most of all, especially the ghosts. I wish Jones had included the three lawyer ghosts a bit more. They all but disappeared after the first few chapters. Aside from a few inconsistencies and replayed jokes ("I watched from the other side...well, not THE other side...," the writing itself was pretty good. All-in-all, not bad, but not great.
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