Tomb with a View (Pepper Martin Series #6)

Tomb with a View (Pepper Martin Series #6)

by Casey Daniels

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Overview

Cemeteries come alive for amateur sleuth/reluctant medium Pepper Martin.

Cleveland's Garden View Cemetery is hosting a James A. Garfield commemoration. For tour guide and reluctant medium Pepper Martin this means that's he'll surely be hearing from the dead president himself. And when she's assigned to help plan the event with know-it-all volunteer and Garfield fanatic Marjorie Klinker, she'll wish Marjorie were dead...too bad someone beats Pepper to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425235515
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Series: Pepper Martin Series , #6
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 393,093
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(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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Tomb with a View (Pepper Martin Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
karenwalksthedogs More than 1 year ago
This is the sixth installment of the Pepper Martin series. Pepper works as a cemetary guide and amature detective with an inside track, she is able to see and talk with ghosts. Pepper is heartbroken at the recent break up with her police detective boyfriend, Quinn. He refused to believe Pepper when she finally worked up the courage to tell him that she could speak with dead people. Adding to the misery of her recent break up, Pepper's boss informes her that she will be working on a commemoration for Pressident Garfield with Marjorie, a know it all who delights in informing others of their ignorance and who, unfortunately, really does know everything there is to know about President Garfield. To top it off, Pepper has a creepy stalker leaving her mysterious roses and eerie notes. Could Pepper's life get much worse? You bet it can! Pepper finds Marjorie's body in the tomb of the very President she most admired. Quinn shows up with the police to investigate the murder and Pepper is soon on the case, if only to prove to Quinn that she can solve Marjorie's murder first. Pepper's investigation has caused several men to become interested in her. Only one of them is a ghost, but some of the live ones might not be what they seem. Soon Pepper's life is filled with mysterious nephews, wacky neighbors, teachers, Garfiels fanatics, cemetary volunteers, and that persistant stalker. With the help of the ghost of President Garfield and a reappearing FBI agent, Pepper will soon get everything sorted out. However, can she come up with the solution before Quinn and can she do it before the murderer finds her?
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have long been a fan of Casey Daniel's Pepper Martin series. The books are always worth reading and I am happy to say this newest installment "Tomb With A View" is my favorite so far. Honestly, I haven't enjoyed one as much since the first book "Don of the Dead" or "Tombs of Endearment", book #3. Pepper is one of the most likeable female characters in any series I read. She is fashionable, but not so over the top that all we hear about is Gucci or Prada. She is tenderhearted and sassy at the same time. And the girl sure can snark with the best of them. She wants to do the right thing even when she really doesn't like what that means in certain situations. Here, one of the most annoying volunteers at the cemetary is found murdered in President Garfield's tomb. Marjorie Klinker wasn't justa a know it all volunteer but also a huge collector of all things Garfield (the President, not the cat, points out Pepper in the book) but she also claims to be a decendent of Garfield from an affair he once had. Of course, Pepper can't resist investigating especially when she has help from the President himself. The stronger and more fun the ghosts in each book are, then stronger the particular installment. James A Garfield is one of the best ghostly characters to date. He is a stuffy old president who has a great backstory to tell, both historically accurate one and 'fictionalized for fabulousness' version created by Ms. Daniels. I wanted to immediately wiki him and learn more about the short-lived president after I finished reading the book. I like that Pepper has relationships and I really ejoy the fact that they are never bigger than the plot and the sex, when there is sex, is understated. This particular mystery had several reveals and a couple I guessed correctly at but it never lessened the fun. I can't wait to read the next book "A Hard Day's Fright" coming in April. I always forget how much pure fun this series is until a new one is released.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pepper is not happy. For one thing, she is manless since she broke up with Quinn, her policeman beau. And now she has been assigned to work on the Garfield, as in President Garfield, commemoration with the most annoying volunteer the cemetery has, Marjorie Klinker. But when Marjorie turns up murdered in the Garfield memorial, Pepper knows she must solve the mystery. And this time she is getting presidental help.I love this series. Pepper is lots of fun and the mysteries are pretty good. I do recommend reading them in series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read in the series. I feel sorry about Pepper and Quinn not being together. Have to read on and see how that goes...........................................................................................................
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get a kick out of Pepper and her "friends". Wish Ms. Daniels would continue the series.
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I've enjoyed this series. Characters are engaging.
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bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
Mobi/Paranormal Mystery: I think I skipped a book along the way because I apparently missed some aspects of Pepper's crazy life. I've like her since the beginning of the series. She is a fashion diva trapped in a polo shirt while solving crimes in the greater, spookier, Cincinnati area. In this one, you learn from the beginning that one of Pepper's co-workers has been murdered. She is an obnoxious woman who Pepper can't stand, but Pepper, being Pepper, can't help herself. She is bound and determined to outwit Quinn and find the murderer first. Pepper does get some help along the way: from President Garfield. Pepper hit her head, in the first book, and can talk to dead people. There were a lot of pluses to the book. The mystery kept you guessing and the book kept pace and there were no dull moments. Pepper is lovable, as well as the secondary characters. However, the plot was way out there. The local police and FBI procedures were way off. If I was the murderer, I'd just shut my mouth. All the evidence was circumstantial until the the murderer confessed. The murderer should have just walked away from the situation. There is also the situation with Pepper's stalker. It was a ridiculous premise, but is finally wrapped up in this book.
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Carl80 More than 1 year ago
Pair one of our less interesting presidents, James A. Garfield, with a cute slender, sexually aware, private detective, cum medium, and what do you get? You get this delightful cozy mystery, one of several in Casey Daniel's series of Pepper Martin adventures. But be warned. If you don't like a bad pun or two, several tongue-in-cheek jokes and a huge riff on one of the presidents of these United States, this delightful novel isn't your cup of tea. On the other hand, if your humor runs to the mildly risqué, you don't mind a self-aware sexy cemetery tour guide(!) who happens to be reluctantly channeling the dead President, and you enjoy fast-paced well-conceived criminally artful plots, this latest adventure of Pepper Martin is definitely a winner. Around every prominent figure in history there swirls scandal and scandal attracts the greedy. If this author is to be believed, an incredibly audacious land swap plan was under way when anarchist Charles Guiteau fired the bullet that cut short what might have been a sterling presidential career. That's all in the past. What's here and now, is a well-managed, funny, and twisty story peopled with interesting characters, not the least of whom is well-named, Pepper Martin.
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