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Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)

4.41  ·  Rating Details ·  13,690 Ratings  ·  1,359 Reviews
Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more sh ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by St. Martin's Press
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Not sure what to think of this instalment, there were parts I loathed with a burning passion and there were also parts I really enjoyed. The main thing I hated about Seventh Grave was Charley, she was beyond insufferable, I actually felt a tiny bit sorry for Reyes for having to put up with her (and I bloody hate that guy). What I loved were the side characters, the little hell-related mysteries that were going on and the Charley Davidson world in general. Also, it was quite a fast and ea


Holy shit! This means that the world won't end with book six! Ahhhhh, this is so exciting! We get to experience perfection for a while longer! And holy molly, that title! Seventh Grave and no body.... it sounds so freaky! I can already picture everyone running around, trying to escape....


kicking some major demon and evil human butt...


and discovering life-altering secrets that will rock their world...


And of course there will be more Charley and Reyes! *sighs happily* This couple is going to be th
Feb 12, 2016 Jilly rated it it was amazing
Yay! Charley isn't all depressed and PTSDish in this book. I like happy crazy Charley! I like how she names everything. BEEP!!! How fricken cute is Beep?!!!!

So, in this book, we are mainly dealing with hellhounds. There are 12 and they are trying to kill Charley. Also, they are invisible, huge, with sharp claws and teeth, and inhumanly fast. Very scary stuff!

We also have Charley's annoying old friend haunting her in ghost form. She never shuts up and complains to Charley day and night about bein
Oct 24, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-faves
This needs to be out. What is with all these insane endings that I feel the need to go out, find me a Dealer and trade my soul just to have a copy of this book...Just kidding I wouldn't that. ...... This is going to be a long wait isn't it?
Jan 02, 2016 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars

Another great installment and I'm loving Reyes more and more with every book. The only drawback to me is Charley constantly rushing off to danger with no backup. Her reckless behavior was annoying, and she has more to think of than just herself now. Other than that, I was cracking up as usual!

The audio versions of this series are flat out amazing! Lorelei King delivers Darynda Jones' humor with impeccable timing!
Robin (Bridge Four)
Charley often reminds me of the Dogs on UP
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She is so ADHD that it she often goes on a tangent and can’t seem to take anything seriously. I love that about her! Her off the wall remarks are quick and quippy and quirky probably other Q words too.
She stopped riffling and leveled one of her infamous glowers on me. It rivaled my own infamous death stare and was a thing to behold, especially when her top lip twitched, as it did now. I’d have to add that to my death stare. I could twitch. No, wait, I
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
Charley's up to her usual antics and bouts of craziness but this time, she has an unofficial bodyguard following her every move whether she likes it not. Good thing she likes him!

Finally, finally, Charley is getting some Reaper education and making strides with her abilities. It's been a long time coming. And people are starting to be forthright with her and that's a big help.

Believe it or not, she actually gets some answers out of Reyes as well. And he's even pushing her to work on her powers.
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

*** Review may contain spoilers for previous installments in series. ***

Charley Davidson is back for her seventh round of cray-cray situations, murder n' mayhem, and grim reaper pandemonium, only this time her snark is the sole weapon in her arsenal because she has to do it all sans caffeine. Fortunately for her, she has a strong crew of secondary characters at her back, and in this installment she's going to need every single one of them! This audiobook was emotionally
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
This being the seventh installment in the Charley Davidson series, there really isn’t much left to say that hasn’t been said already. Fans of the series already know what they’re signing up for, and those of you who have yet to meet Charley and Reyes… who are you and what are you even doing here, folks?

When First Grave on the Left (or Right, I can never remember that) first came out, I didn’t think Darynda’s wonderful sense of humor would last. Sometimes things that are funny in the beginning en
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
Yayyy! I won the audio book on Hot Listens and I've never listened to audio books before, so this should be fun :D!


This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

“Charley Davidson, Private Investigator, Because No One Is Better At Investigating Your Privates.”

I had high hopes for the 7th installment in Charley Davidson series, especially after that glorious ending of the previous book and I was super-excited when I won the audio book on Hot Listens Blog.

My expectations about this
Douglas Meeks
Oct 19, 2014 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing
Where to start with this one as much new stuff is injected and questions unanswered as ones from last book that were answered. This seems to be heading for a big finale someplace in the next few books so it is almost becoming a very involved serialized story and kinda has a big finale getting lined up out there in a future book.

WARNING!!!!! If you have NOT read Sixth Grave on the Edge then STOP reading, this will be a spoiler that you don't want to read.

Now that I have your attention I should me
Dana Alma
Oct 28, 2014 Dana Alma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-series
Darynda Jones can lead me into temptation any day of the week! Seventh Grave delivers an assortment of memorable and vivid characters, the kind that keep speaking to you long after the book has ended. Charley and her entourage will surprise readers with witty banter and the unknown. Seventh Grave and No Body is never predictable, there's not one dull moment to be found in Charley's world. If you are a reader with a love for plot twists, Darynda Jones delivers time and time again. The main charac ...more
Liz* Fashionably Late
I already know I'm going to hell.
At this point, it's really go big or go home.

It takes no effort from me to read Charley Davidson's books. I've learnt not to ask much of them. Whenever I'm in a bad mood or some shit happens in my life (this is such a lame thing to say, I know) I just read these books and next thing I know I'm laughing my ass off. They're like crack, honestly.

"I'm like crack. People don't want to like me, but once they get a taste, they always come back for more."

missEvi [can't commit to a book]

I find it easy to like a fictional character. If the heroine is confident, smart and funny I would, most of the times, like her. Let’s not talk about heroes, because I am a book-slut Loving her is another deal. She has to have that extra something, that I can not actually explain even if I try. I want chemistry. That’s the case with Charley. What can I say? We click. At least we clicked until the sixth book. I can safely say, that our love is being tested. Not because our chemistry is over but b

Another knockout from Jones! I love this series so much, and this one didn't disappoint!

I do feel like this one focused more on the paranormal war that's coming, and less on the mystery. I actually found the mystery aspect to be lacking a little. The empty-grave-mystery can hardly be considered one, and the suicide-note-mystery didn't have the sort of build up other mysteries had in previous books.

However, I think that the other stuff made up for it... namely the whole Jessica situation, as wel
The Holy Terror
2.666 stars

I understand now why people were rating this one lower than the rest. WAY too much going on even though it felt like NOTHING was going on, a ridiculous amount of repetition (say "affianced," ONE more time, Charley), and I felt beaten over the head with "I need to protect you more than ever, don't go off without me, Charley" from Reyes while wanting to beat IN Charley's head every time she jumped at the chance to go off by her own and put herself in danger.

✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
I wasn’t supposed to read this book, I didn’t want to read it. The last instalment in this series disappointed me so much I wasn’t even going to bother with Seventh Grave. BUT curiosity got the best of me and I just couldn’t resist it, I just HAD to find out whether I should give up on Charley, Reyes and the rest of the clique.

Well, I am SO GLAD I didn’t give up on them! This has to be the best instalment in the series so far. It’s absolutely hilarious (with one ROFL line after another), exciti
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Shit Just Got Real in Seventh Grave and No Body. Charley is hunted by demons, stalked by the Vatican, solving suicide mysteries and by God; she is now a recovering caffeine-aholic while keeping her snark. All that, and she still manages to keep a man like Reyes. Charley Davidson is my hero.

Charley gets stronger and stronger in each installment of this series but in this book, she improved not only in strength but her skills. I think she’s getting the hang of things when she’s not thinking so ha
Mar 02, 2016 Jamila rated it really liked it
What the what? Whyyyyyyy? And duff? Whyyy? But the dad WHYYYYYY????
Also Osho is awesome
Nov 20, 2014 Desinka rated it liked it
This was a fun installment from a series that I've always enjoyed but has never been a favourite. I felt it was less exciting than the previous book or two and I almost completely lost interest around the middle. Then the action picked up a bit and the book was almost back to the normal 4-star level.

No idea why, but marriage and talk of babies make heroines and heroes mushy beyond recognition and plot developments too cheesy for my liking. So half a star is down for that.

Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Nov 28, 2015 Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
Even though this felt slightly darker than the other books in the series to date, this is still by far in my top five PNR series out there. So stinking fun with just the right amount of mystery, humor, action, and romance to really get the heart pumping and me eagerly turning the pages.
Aly's Bookish Wonderland
Jul 11, 2015 Aly's Bookish Wonderland rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adult
Damn, things are getting REAL. I'm actually teary-eyed.
Robin (Bridge Four)
4.5 I might need some ritalin Stars

************No Spoilers***********

Charley often reminds me of the Dogs on UP
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She is so ADHD that it she often goes on a tangent and can’t seem to take anything seriously. I love that about her! Her off the wall remarks are quick and quippy and quirky probably other Q words too.
She stopped riffling and leveled one of her infamous glowers on me. It rivaled my own infamous death stare and was a thing to behold, especially when her top lip twitched, as it did now
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

"If I'm upset, hold me and tell me how beautiful I am. If I growl, retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate."

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) once again shows how crazy Darynda Jones really is and how far she is willing to take her heroine. I mean, not only do we have to deal with a pregnant Charley who decides to stop drinking her drug of choice; coffee. But, we also get 12 hellhounds hot on Charley's heels, a missing fathe
Okay, I'm not going to keep this short because it appears I say pretty much the exact same thing in every single review... Just much I freaking adore this series How brilliantly funny it is. How deeply in love with Reyes I am. How fantastically crazy Charley is and how the storylines are always incredible...
So yeah, you get the gist... Haha

Quotes I loved:

'I walked forward and stopped at the edge of the bed. "You. Reading. This is probably the sexiest thing I've ever seen a man do."
His mouth wi
Nov 10, 2014 Yanet rated it it was amazing
Thank you for not making us wait a year for this book. You are the best!!
3 1/2 stars This was a tough book to rate. I loved some things and was irritated by others.

*WARNING* If you have not read Sixth Grave on the Edge, there will be spoilers ahead.

It’s getting to the point where something big needs to be revealed. Little clues keep being dropped about the twelve and Mr. Wong amongst other things. There is no way to know where it is all going yet. This series is damn good, but some issues need to be resolved to spice things up. All of this needs to lead up to a jaw d
Oct 24, 2014 Lizzy rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance, funny
4.5 stars for another great Charlie Davidson story. Charlie is just so awesomely quirky that I can’t help but get swept away into her world. This book moved the over-arching story forward just a little bit, but also teased readers about many of the series’ ongoing mysteries (view spoiler) while opening the door to even more new questions: (view spoiler) ...more
Claire (_Book Huntress)
I love Charley and Reyes- please let the cliff hanger from the last book have a happy part in this book and not be doomed!...

4+ well deserved Stars- Loved it
Some authors struggle with keeping fans interested after 7 books in a series but not Darynda Jones.
They get better and better and you never get tired of listening to Charleys sass and inner monologue and you never tire of picturing Reyes in your head(yummy)lol

Great story line- follows on from where the last book left us and
Maria Dimitrova
Apr 01, 2016 Maria Dimitrova rated it really liked it
I love Charley and I love Reyes! And Cookie, Ubie, Amber, Angel, Rocket, SS and Artemis. Oh and Osh (finally we have a name for the Daeva!). And we're finally getting to the interesting part of the series. Let's go to war!
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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davids ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Charley Davidson (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)
  • Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)
  • Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3)
  • Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4)
  • Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5)
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, #6)
  • Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8)
  • The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9)
  • The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10)
  • Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11)

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“If I’m upset, hold me and tell me how beautiful I am.

If I growl, retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate.

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