Welcome back! By now, you’re at least more than halfway done with Darynda Jones’s First Grave on the Right, H&H Book Club’s June pick.
Is Charley the most fun heroine, or what? She is constantly snarking, always cracking wise about everything, even when she is in peril for her life and seeing the Big Bad:
“I just call him the Big Bad because Humongous Slithering Creature that Scares the Ever-Lovin’ Piss Outta Me is too long.”
And she’s a good detective, too, although of course since she can see dead people—not to mention talking to them!—she has some help. Because of the mystery, the book is more than just a series of Charley’s one-liners—she’s got some real problems on her hands, and that depth makes the book surprisingly substantive for such a funny read.
Are you loving Charley? What part are you up to? Discuss!