cover image Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

Darynda Jones. St. Martin’s, $26.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-14941-1

In bestseller Jones’s ebullient 13th and final paranormal mystery featuring PI grim reaper Charlotte “Charley” Davidson (after 2017’s The Trouble with Twelfth Grave), Charley returns to Earth following her banishment by God to find that 100 years have passed for her, though only 10 days have passed on Earth, and the alternate dimension that she and her husband, Reyes Farrow (aka Son of Satan), accidentally opened has covered Albuquerque, N.Mex., and is quickly spreading. Under it are countless demons that humans can’t see, but who are making them sick. While trying to close the dimension, Charlie must also deal with the spirits of those who have died, and put her detective skills to work locating kidnapping victims. Fortunately, none of this interferes with her sexy alone time with Reyes. Series fans will miss Jones’s snarky humor as they say goodbye to Charley, Reyes, and the host of memorable supporting characters they’ve come to love over the years. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM. (Jan.)