Tombs of Endearment (A Pepper Martin Mystery, #3)
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Tombs of Endearment (Pepper Martin #3)

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But thanks to her ability to chat with the dead, Pepper's got a front row seat perfect for swooning over the sexy 60s star. Damon is convinced that a former bandmate murdered him, and he wants Pepper to investigate.

But when Pepper goes behind the music, she finds that bandmate
murdered, and the rest of the rockers running for their lives. If
she doesn't snare the killer, Dam...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published September 25th 2007)
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Karen
Oh, Pepper Martin, how glad I am I don’t know you in real life. Sure, by book #3 you’ve developed (somewhat) as a character. But, you see, I don’t really like you much. I understand it was important to establish your back story in the first couple of books: an ex rich girl who now is slumming it working in a cemetery. But now that I’m being battered over the head with your wardrobe of glittery shoes I am really sick of your snobby attitude. I can’t figure out what Quinn or Dan would see in you....more
Marsha
Okay, here's the thing. I've really been enjoying the Pepper Martin series and here I am finishing book three and hardly any progress has been made towards moving the plot forward and I am coming to realize that even though Pepper is twenty four she can't seem to help herself from being attracted to any male in her age range. I want to scream, "Get a grip!"

At the ending of book two Pepper got a glimpse of the dead rock star, Damon Curtis. She knew he would be contacting her for help and she trie...more
Jennifer
This is the third installment in the Pepper Martin Mystery series and once again an enjoyable read.

In this book our feisty cemetery tour guide has to help rock legend Damon Curtis. Now - the back of the book claims that Damon is convinced that his band mate murdered him and that Pepper's mission is to prove that - but they have that kind of wrong. I hate it when backs of books misdirect the reader! And I am happy I didn't read the back of the book before I started or I would have been waiting f...more
Amanda
Pepper first notices Damon at the end of The Chick And The Dead, which took place in early summer. It's now just before Halloween and she has been attempting to ignore him for all that time, despite him managing to pull a few tricks that neither of the previous ghosts she has reluctantly helped has been able to do. When she finally does speak to him, it's to tell him to leave her alone. If she'd just run from one case straight into the next one I'd probably get frustrated with her, and [although...more
Lynda Tatad
Tombs of Endearment is the 3rd book by Casey Daniels featuring Pepper Martin, cemetery tour guide, and part time private investigator for the dead. It seems after falling and hitting her head on a tombstone at the cemetery, she can see ghosts, and the ghosts she sees have some unfinished business they want her help in dealing with the unfinished business. Unfortunately, her life has been in danger the last couple times she helped these ghosts. All of this has taken place in Cleveland.

Now, she ha...more
Babs
This was a bit of a disappointment, thought it still was an enjoyable read. The lead character, Pepper Martin, starts out okay, but quickly seems to devolve into a scattered, impulsive, directionless young woman. I truly admire her trying to put her life back together after her fiancé dumps her, and in a job many would think a step down or at least a “settling” for what you can get – tour guide in a cemetery.

I guess part of the dissatisfaction is arises from the question why did she chose this...more
Chibineko
I've really enjoyed the previous two books in the series, but I'd be lying if I said that I was starting to get a little antsy. Not only has Pepper still not made any real moves towards either of her two hotties (ok, so one is unpredictable) but she also hasn't learned anything about her powers or the warnings that Dan keeps harping about. Hopefully this book's promise of changes to the series will be fulfilled in the next book.

The book picks up right on the heels of the second book, with Pepper...more
Jenia
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faeriemyst
Another fun Pepper Martin mystery that's as good as the first and better than the second in the series. Again, the ghost is the best character, this time a 60s rocker who possibly died of an overdose forty years ago. I couldn't help but think he was a Jim Morrison prototype, especially with some of the lyrics.

Pepper was thankfully brighter in this book and figured things out at a good pace. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to figure out whodunnit early on in this series, for lack of suspects, b...more
Bonnie McHenry
Definatley not one of the best Pepper stories! Ok, the things I did like~1. The addition of the ghosthunters at the cemetary. I hope they become more involved in other stories. 2. The Quinn and Dan characters always make for an interesting romantic triangle. 3. Meeting and finalizing her relationship with her ex-fiance, Joel. 4. Flashbacks to the past ghosts she helped. Now, to the things I didn't like about the book~1. How Pepper fell in love with Damon so darn quickly, a little on the corny si...more
Kristen
If you love cozies with a twist, you'll love the third installment in the Pepper Martin paranormal cozy series, Tombs of Endearment. Right after Pepper solved her second ghost's murder, she's due for a rest, that winter in Cleveland. But she ended up with unrest, when dreamy Damon Curtis's ghosts approaches her. He was the lead singer of a band in the 60s, who was murdered. So it's up to Pepper to find out who wanted him dead, including his agent and former band members, and a crazy groupie name...more
Betty-Braden
I have been reading the Pepper Martin series for a couple of days now. I read the first one with no big pleasure. The premise is good, but the writing came across stale and the story seemed one dimensional. Read the second one- it had sporadic plot development and inconsistent shallow characters. Read the third- I didn't love it either. SO why would I keep reading? Why even give the fourth one a try you my ask? Well, there is a twofold answer. 1) I have a serious problem starting a series and no...more
Dharia Scarab
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta...more
Mandy
I really like this book, it was very interesting and different from other dead-seeing people books. I was hooked ftom the beginning abd I am definitely going to keep reading about Pepper. However, since I do like a little romance in the book, and I feel like the previous two does not have it, I am going to continue reading and not read the previous two.
I love Damon's character and the fact that his story ended on a happy note. I love that Pepper and Damon fell in love and he helped her to feel...more
Paris
I really enjoy fluffy mystery novels like these. Ones where the protagonist is light, fun and interesting, she isn’t perfect, but she’s also not TSTL. I especially enjoy them when the mystery isn’t too easy to figure out. The books in the Pepper Martin series are fun, perfect summer reading with just the right amount of love interest, intrigue and mystery. As much as I love books like this, I don’t think I would ever own them unless given to me as a prize in a contest or as a present. But I defi...more
Julie H.
At first blush, this one appeared to involve a welcome variation on the "I see dead people and help solve how they were killed" theme. Pepper's new client is the ghost of a Jim Morrisonesque rock star who od'd in 1971. In a new twist, he is being exploited by a band member who channels him and is exploiting the ghost's musical gifts. Of course it ended up being both more and a good deal less complicated than that. The character development is fabulous, you learn what Pepper's real name is, and s...more
Amanda
Out of the three novels in this series this one has to be my favorite. I really loved the dynamic between Pepper and her ghost of the month (so to speak.) And then the added twist that she is attracted to Damon is a fun little side plot. The downside to all these books is the fact that I pretty much figure out who is the culprit in the urder mystery pretty quickly, but it is still fun to see how Pepper gets there. And to have the added dynamic of the return of both (real) men in her life, Quinn...more
Poeticdemise
I could not finish this book. This is shallow, vapid chick-lit written by and for the shallow 'fashionista' masses. Poor writing, poor plot, and no redeeming features to make this worth my time.
0/5 stars.
Filipa
Casey Daniels is actually making me read these books non-stop. I can't wait to see what the foourth book brings. Quinn and Dan are driving me crazyyyy with their mysterious personalities.
Vickie
Pepper is a go-getter. She's talking to dead people, leading tours of the cemetery, talking to dead people, helping the dead rock star....
I do enjoy this series. The titles are so 'punny' which I always love and Pepper is so cool. I wish I had her taste in clothes and ability to accessorize. But I definitely wish I had her go-get-'em 'tude. She really has to make a go of it after the rug gets pulled out from under here (see DON OF THE DEAD for the reason why) and she takes ghost bull by the horn...more
Deb
Total fluff read. Much like reading a comic book but sometimes you just want that sort of thing.
Holly Booms Walsh
I do not know why I keep reading these Pepper Martin books - they are far more in the chick lit vein than serious paranormal fiction, which I normally am annoyed with. I think I like these in spite of Pepper herself. This third book in the series has a great ghost - a Jim Morrison-type rock god that needs some cleanup of issues with his past associates. The characters are funny and kept this light mystery rollicking along. The most annoying part is that the fourth book seems to mean that Elvis i...more
Stephanie Bolen
Really cute, I like this series, very easy read and funny.
Amelia-Irene
Pepper works in a cementary and due to a blow to the head, now visits with ghosts - not all ghosts - usually ghosts of folks that have been murdered. Damon Curtis was killed in the 70's, but now he needs Pepper's help to get one of his former band members to stop channeling him for the music that he still "writes". In the process, they find a person who has just been murdered - seconds before he dies. Will they find the true killer, or will he get away with another murder??
Jan
This time Pepper is working for the ghost of Damon,a sexy rock star who OD'd in the 60's. He is being held on earth by one of his old band mates, Vinnie, who is channeling him for songs. If Pepper can make Vinnie stop with the black magic, Damon can move on. Afterall, it isn't as if he was murdered, or was he???

I really enjoy these mysteries. They are chick lit but they are more. There is action and character development along with plenty of shoes.
Tresa da BookNerdette
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Windy
This one I didn't like quite as much as the first two in the series. I wasn't gellin with the whole burnt out rock star theme or Pepper "instantly" (no build up here) falling for a dead rocker from the 60's no matter how superficial she is. Despite the flaws I found in this one I will be checking out the next in the series. I am very interested to see what the next mystery will bring and how Pepper plans to juggle Quinn and Dan.
Kim
Feb 09, 2008 Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse.
I've enjoyed all three of the Pepper Martin books I've read, but I must say, this is my favorite. I found myself pulled in by Pepper's new and different point of view towards the unfortunate Vince, her ghostly victim in this book. At the same time, Pepper's penchant for Jimmy Choo shoes and her smart mouth make her quite the entertaining, albeit sometimes unwilling, heroine.
Wendy
Well Pepper is just as ditzy as I remember her from previous books and on top of that she now has an out of control libido. She seems to have the hots for every guy she meets, including the dead ones. Sigh.

Overall this was an okay mystery. I am not a fan of Pepper Martin, but I am going to continue with the series in the hopes that maybe she grows on me.
Susan
Graceland cemetary in Chicago will have NOTHING to do with Elvis. Trust me.

I wanted her to confront Simone at her office, but Pepper's solution was actually better.

I thought Vinnie Pal was gone, but they were able to contact him anyway.

Oh, well. On to book 4. Whenever.
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A pseudonym used by Connie Laux, A.K.A Miranda Bliss and Kylie Logan.

A couple years ago I applied for a part-time job as a tour guide at a historic cemetery not far from where I live. Why? Well, aside from the fact that the job would force me to step away from my computer and remind me that there was a life beyond writing (even in a place where just about everybody was dead), I love cemeteries.

No,...more
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