A Hard Day's Fright (Pepper Martin Series #7)

A Hard Day's Fright (Pepper Martin Series #7)

by Casey Daniels

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Overview

What happened to a teenager named Lucy one night in 1966 after a Beatles concert? She rushed the stage, kissed Paul, started home with her friends, and was never seen again-until cemetery guide and unintentional PI to the dead Pepper Martin sees her as a ghost. Lucy's spirit can't rest in peace until her body is found and buried. But how will Pepper track down a missing corpse after forty-five years?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425240564
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Pepper Martin Series , #7
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 447,573
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Casey Daniels once applied for a job as a tour guide in a cemetery. She didn’t get the job, but she did get the idea for the Pepper Martin Mysteries. Casey learned to love mysteries early, thanks to her father, a Cleveland police detective who enjoyed Sherlock Holmes stories and spent his days off searching for stolen cars, with Casey along for the ride. Later, she read her way through every mystery on the library shelves. Casey has a degree in English and a background in journalism and teaching. She lives in northeast Ohio.

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A Hard Day's Fright (Pepper Martin Series #7) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In 1966, Emma, Pepper's future boss and good friend, went to a Beatle's concert with her good friend Lucy and some of Lucy's other friends. That was the last time Emma saw Lucy. But Pepper has seen Lucy, in the almost flesh, and has promised to find Lucy's body so she can rest. The only way to do that is to figure out who the killer is.I love this series. This story was very good with lots of twists and turns and we get to see more of Emma in this one. She is a fun character. I had figured out most of the mystery there was still a bit of a surprise for me at the end. I like the touch of chick lit too.
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pepper Martin mystery series has had me hooked since DON OF THE DEAD. The titles are fab, matching each book's premise. The covers are excellent with Pepper, never full face or looking away from the reader, posing among the tombstones.Pepper has become quite good at detecting for the dead after solving the last six ghosts' issues. She knows research and hoofin' it around to get answers. She still likes to look stylish doing so and she still isn't overly adoring of her job, but she does love her boss, Ella, and now Ella needs her help. There's a ghost who needs rest, Ella's daughter who needs a mentor and a murderer who needs to be caught. And Pepper is just the right woman for the job whether she wants to be or not.Five ghost talkin' in style beans......
SandyLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another installment in the delightful Pepper Martin series. Pepper is a tour guide at a local cemetery. In the first book she had tripped and hit her head on a tombstone. Since that event she started to see dead people, mainly those who wanted her help to find out who killed them or clear their name of something they were accused of before dying. In A HARD DAY¿S FRIGHT, Lucy Pasternak takes a seat on the train next to Pepper. The last time Lucy was seen alive was in 1966 when she was returning from a Beatles concert. Lucy not only wants Pepper to find out who killed her, but she also wants her to find her body. All any of her classmates or family know is that she disappeared. Pepper has a lot of suspects to choose from and she is assisted by a wannabe detective, Ariel, who is Ella¿s fifteen-year-old daughter. The angst in Ella¿s life is only compounded by the fact that Lucy was Ella¿s best friend and she feels guilty that she hadn¿t gotten off the train with Lucy that fateful day. Pepper is smart and sassy with witty dialogue. Her ex-boyfriend cop, Quinn, had found it impossible to believe Pepper¿s claim that she could speak to the dead which is what broke them up several books ago. But at the end of this installment he starts to change his mind. A quick read which has a down side because now I have to wait another year for the next one.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Pepper Martin is one of the most fun slueths in fiction, with her eye for fashion, sarcastic humor, and heart of gold. In the seventh novel, "A Hard Day's Fright" it wouldn't be unusual for the mysteries and the characters to be getting stale but I am pleased to say that is not the case. In this book, Pepper is visited by a ghost named Lucy who disappeared in the sixties right after attending a Beatles concert in which she ran on stage and planted one on Paul. Lucy doesn't seem too worried about who killed her but she would like her body found so that she can rest in peace, becasue right now she is trapped on the train (rapid) she and her friends rode on right before her disappearence. Ella is one of my favorite supporting characters. She is Pepper's boss and now one of her dearest friends. Ella's rebellious daughter Ariel plays a part in this installment as she works her way into Pepper's investigation. I also enjoyed visiting with some of the other characters from previous books. There is an unexpected plot twist involving one of these characters taht I never saw coming and I am sure that is going to be used as 'fodder' for future books. This mystery was the lightheared fun we have come to expect from a Pepper Martin mystery but I must admit that I pretty much had the 'mystery' solved early on...that includes who was the murdered and also where the body would later be found. Still that never for a moment detracted from my sheer enjoyment of this book. The series is one that a definitely forget how much I enjoy until I read the new books as they are released. There is already a name and tentative date for the next installment, "Wild wild Death", and I can't wait. If you like cozy mysteries or ghostly tales this is a series that you shouldn't miss. There is occassionally romance in the books but it is never detailed and always takes the backseat to the mystery plotline.
StarrReina on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿A Hard Day¿s Fright¿ by Casey Daniels:Pepper Martin works in a cemetery, so why not talk to ghosts and solve murders for them? It¿s a perfect fit for her, even if she sometimes doesn¿t want to do it.In this witty, enjoyable novel, Pepper is visited by a ghost from the 60s. Forty five years after her death, Lucy Pasternak asks Pepper to find her body so she can rest. It turns out Lucy was none other than the best friend of Pepper¿s coworker and good friend Ella. That¿s helpful, but not enough because Ella wasn¿t present when Lucy was killed. And Lucy¿s body was never found, so many, including Ella, assumed Lucy just ran away.Thrown into the mix is Ella¿s wild teenager Ariel, who mimics her by dressing, acting and investigating like Pepper does. Ariel shadows her and even tries to look into things on her own and Pepper has to now look out for her as well.Will Pepper actually be able to put this soul to rest after so many years? This amusing book will keep you turning the pages to find out if Pepper (and Ariel?) can do it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book but a little predictable. Still, I enjoyed it very much. A little over 200 pages on my tablet. ............................. ..........................................................................
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