Tuesday, February 14, 2012

First Chapter, First Paragraph - Dead and Kicking

Title: Dead and Kicking
Author: Wendy Roberts
Publisher: Obsidian, Pg 280
Publication Date:
December 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Paperbackswap.com
Series: Ghost Dusters Mystery #3

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

Chapter 1

The cemetery smelled of freshly mowed grass. Today Sadie would’ve preferred the pungent stench of body decomposition. She shifted uneasily from one foot to the other and skipped her gaze over the cluster of family and friends to glance upward at the gunmetal sky. She looked anywhere but at the casket just ahead that rested on straps, waiting to be lowered into the gaping hole beneath.

The priest’s voice droned on about how the human body was merely a shell.

Tell me about it, Sadie thought, swallowing a thick lump of emotion.

Book Description:
Sadie Novak cleans up crime scenes for a living and is also blessed-or cursed- with the gift of second sight. This time she's digging out the home of a compulsive hoarder. She discovers unexpected things, including an angry ghost who wants her to go away. And there are even more secrets beneath the surface that someone will kill to keep buried...


Vicki said...

Love a good cozy, and this one sounds different than what I've read so far. Love the cover! I'd keep reading!
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

It sounds like it might be a fun cozy. Hope u enjoy it.