Graveyard Shift by Casey Daniels is the 10th book in the “Pepper Martin” paranormal mystery. Publisher: Severn House Publishers, January 1, 2017
Pepper Martin returns in a new ghostly mystery when she is contacted by the ghosts of Eliot Ness and Al Capone . . .
Pepper Martin, now Community Relations Director of Garden View Cemetery, is contacted by the ghost of Eliot Ness, one of Cleveland’s most famous dearly departed. According to Ness, the ashes scattered at the ceremony twenty years earlier weren’t his. His were stolen prior to the ceremony by a Ness groupie, and he cannot rest until those ashes are found. Luckily, Pepper has an idea where they may be.
Knowing she’ll have no peace until she does what the ghost wants, Pepper travels across town to retrieve the ashes. When she gets there, though, she finds more – and less – than she bargained for. There is a dead body in the house . . . and Eliot Ness’s ashes have vanished.
Pepper sets out to solve the murder of the man in the house where the ashes were supposed to be. But when a mysterious package arrives for Pepper, containing the spirit of Al Capone, and her boyfriend Quinn begins acting strange, things go from bad to worse . . .
I enjoyed the latest adventures featuring Pepper Martin. Elliot Ness and Al Capone make an appearance and I liked how the author showcased their portrayal as the story moved towards a climatic conclusion. This drama was fast-paced quickly becoming a page-turner as I had to know what happened next. Pepper, her mom Barb and Quinn played pivotal roles in how the narrative was told keeping me involved in all the action and that surprising twist at the end, that I did not see coming. A great read and I’m eager to see what exciting new adventures await Pepper and her friends.
FTC Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.