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. Read more...
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 . . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-11-07
- Reviewer: Staff
In Danielss unimpressive 10th paranormal Pepper Martin mystery (after 2012s Supernatural Born Killers), the Cleveland cemetery community relations manager has to deal with the demands of her boss, Ella Silverman; her lover, cop Quinn Harrison; and the spirit of lawman Eliot Ness. Pepper is able to see and talk with denizens of a very active spirit world, though Ness appears as only a poorly formed swirl of sparkles. Ness, who wants to be whole, asks Pepper to steal his ashes from Dean McClure, the memorabilia collector who has them. The first shock comes when Ella for no good reason attempts to drive her car into Pepper, whos standing by Nesss memorial stone. A greater shock comes with Peppers discovery of McClures murdered body in his home. Then Quinn starts to act strangely, as does Peppers mother, Barb. Pepper finds herself tussling psychically with a very tough spirit and an old enemy of Nesss who has his own plans. Daniels generates few laughs and fewer chills in this routine cozy. Agent: Gail Fortune, Talbot Fortune Agency. (Jan.)