Review of Graveyard Shift

Graveyard Shift

Pepper Martin series, Book #10

Casey Daniels

5 Stars


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… (Goodreads)


Graveyard Shift is the tenth book in The Pepper Martin series.  I enjoy them as much now as I did when I read the first book.

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Pepper is a kind hearted person, although she would never admit that to anyone.  She wants to help the ghosts that need her, she wants to make Ella proud and she wants to be a good girlfriend for Quinn.  That is a lot for anyone to be able to handle.  But if anyone can do it, Pepper can.  And she will do it all fashionably dressed.  I enjoy watching the relationships that develop between Pepper and whichever ghosts she happens to be helping.  She always tries to do whatever they need to be able pass on, although sometimes she needs a little bit of encouragement before she agrees.  

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing.  Through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all the action taking place around me.  She is also very talented in creating suspense with the written word.  There were enough twists and turns to keep me at the edge of my seat while I was reading this book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy.  And if you like a little paranormal with your cozy, this is a must read book and series.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.   I would like to thank NetGalley and Severn House for the opportunity to read and review this book.