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The Curse of Tenth Grave

(Charley Davidson #10)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  15,811 ratings  ·  1,506 reviews
As a part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life:
Why can I see dead people?
Who is the hot supernatural entity following me?
How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up?

But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Kaki The Thirteenth book in the series proves to be the final in this Charlie Davidson Grave series. I'm not there yet still working on the Eleventh Grave …moreThe Thirteenth book in the series proves to be the final in this Charlie Davidson Grave series. I'm not there yet still working on the Eleventh Grave in Moonlight. Not sure I want it to end I have enjoyed reading the series.(less)

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Wow, that ending!

... but I digress. Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

This was my reaction after finishing Ninth Grave:

Please don't let Reyes turn evil.
Please don't cast Reyes from this dimension.

Please don't let Reyes diiiiie. *Brokenhearted sobbing* :-(


Thinking back to the first book, Charley has really come a long way. Gone are the (comparatively) easy days of tracking missing people and chasing the bad guys. Not that she isn't still tracking missing people or hunting baddies, but
Yay!!! Reyes and Charley are BACK!!!


Man, I just love this series! I can't get enough of it! Mystery + action + hilarious scenes + badass characters, what's not to love, right? I know some say that the plot is always the same with Charley solving crimes but she's a private investigator's kinda her job, people! I love that in each book we get that and more. Sure, crime solving is fun but the best part is for sure seeing more of Reyes, at least that's how it's for me. He's just so perfect
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OH GOD! Reyes is the ultimate book boyfriend. I can't think of anyone more extraordinary than him. He loves Charlie so much, he adores her and his feelings grow stronger book after book. He's so amazing, I wanna cry.

"What other secrets are you hiding behind those sparkling eyes?”

He grinned. “You have my heart. That’s where I hide all my secrets.”

“Then I guess I don’t have the key.”

“Are you kidding? You forged the key."

This book was soo awesome, like every other Charlie Davidson book. Full of
Marta Cox
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Ok I've thought over night about this review and I will make an attempt to get my thoughts out and on paper. You see my problem is I really like this series but I don't always love it, if you get my meaning. Charley and Reyes seem to have gone through so much and if you haven't read previous books then please don't read further as spoilers are most definitely coming here!
Ok first up we mix a grim reaper with the son of Satan and if that wasn't twisted enough the author throws in demons (which O
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, arc, favorites
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Why this book?

I'm obsessed with this series

What I thought

Like I said i'm obsessed with this series so when I saw this on Netgalley I squealed like a crazy woman; and I was not disappointed. Charley,Charley,Charley Have I mentioned how much I love you? Of course I have like a million times! This book was hilarious as ever and I can't get enough of Charley and her craziness and I just love Reyes and Cookie too. Darynda Jone
I'm not a ride-or-die kind of girl. I have questions.
Where are we riding to?
Why do I have to die?
Can we get food on the way?

I love Charley. She never ceases to crack me up. But, things have really changed since the beginning of this series. We have gone from a funny story about a girl who sees ghosts and works as a P.I. to a place where there are angels, demons, hellhounds, gods from different worlds and different dimensions. And, it just keeps expanding. I'm expecting some aliens to drop do
Ok, so after a few books where things were *really* different, this book is starting to feel like things are getting back to normal.


There's a bit of transition going on as everyone adjusts to new roles and dynamics, but I'm happy to feel like things are getting back to the old vibe. Yay!
Krystin Rachel
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“I’m married to a billionaire, like in all those books I read where the super rich guy falls in love with the poor chick who may not have much in the way of money but is wealthy in vivacity and sprightliness, and is really into bondage?”

Opening Hook: The ghost whose body is buried in the backyard.
Main Character: The only god I'd worship.
Plot Reaper-ness: Three cases and an exorcism.

What is there to say about this series that I haven't said nine previous times already?
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 - 4.5 ★'s

Charley's back in town and back to business but...there's been a few changes. Reyes has been busy to say the least. Unfortunately, things are a little uneasy between the two of them and as usual, Charley starts grasping straws.

It might just be me but even though Charley still acts like she has ADD, she seemed more focus and she was able to figure things out quicker. It certainly helps that she's more in control of her powers and finding out what else she is capable of.

All things "B
Let me warn you before you open the book. This 10th book in the series will pick you up throw you smack dab against the wall, your lust will ignite into black flames, you'll hover in denial-ville, and you'll beg for more. Yes, once again, Ms. Jones, has feed her Charlie Davidson addicts well, 5 star meal ! I am still starving, and want more.
What a ride. I was left with drool dripping down my chin after those last few chapters finished with me. The book was an edge of the knife ride from the fir
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
I hate it when mommy and daddy fight. It’s been a few weeks since Charley and the gang have returned home and something just doesn’t feel right between Charley and Reyes. I gotta say… Yes, Charley is still a child trapped in a woman’s body so to speak, but there is a fragility to her that is beginning to show itself. The events with Beep in the last two books have really began to take a toll. Laughter is the main emotion I have when reading a Charley Davidson book, however I felt a melancholy sa ...more
Andreea Pop
It has already been established that Reyes is the epitome of AMAZING. But I need to shout something to the world: I FREAKING LOVE OSH.
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
It’s always so good to be back with our Charley. Even after ten books, she’s still such a breath of fresh air and she always makes us laugh. There’s been a lot of heartbreak in her life lately, but she always manages to stay upbeat and spread sarcasm wherever she turns. It could be the ADD, or maybe she’s just certifiably insane. Either way, it works for her, and it definitely works for us.

Charley is working on one of those cases only she could possibly solve. Emery Adams is dead, her fiancé ac
Mindy Lou's Book Review
2nd Read and a Revised review: So I won the paperback a year ago with the Goodreads Giveaways. When I read this book, I had not read any of the previous books in the series. I loved it and spent the last year buying up the remainder of the books so that I could go back and start at book one. That's what I'm doing now. I just read this for the 2nd time and I'm changing my rating from 4 to 5 stars. This book was so much more after knowing all that happened before. This series really has been prett ...more
Pang ((♥ Book Paradise ♥))
4.5 Stars! So much better than the previous one. Damn the backstory of Reyes and Charley keep interesting and interesting in every book I read as much as their relationship in the previous life Universe? Dimension? or god knowwww whatever!


A lot of questions were answered which I'm glad. Knowing how uber-evil like Reyaziel love his *Dutch* is just oh so romantic and interesting! Ok I say it again. hahaha (view spoiler)
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is one of my most favorite urban fantasy series. It has a little bit of everything and a whole lot of heat. With a cast full of characters that are every bit as memorable as they are lovable.

Charley and Reyes are one of my most favorite couples in the genre. Even though they started from a shaking past and have many issues and obstacles in their way, they always stick together and are there for one another. This book though was just a bit different.

Charley and Reyes have secrets. Oh boy d
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

‘The fact that there’s a Highway to Hell and only a Stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.’

Hallelujah, Charley’s back!! Okay, it hasn’t been that long, The Dirt on Ninth Grave just came out this past January but it sure feels like it’s been forever. The ninth installment was a bit of a filler novel, with Charley having to work to regain her memories and it took damn near the entire book to get th
MissBecka Gee
Okay, it seems the series is back on track to being awesome!

"I was ready to take on the world...until I saw something sparkly."
This line resonates with me.
1.5 stars

Charley again showed how rubbish she was at being a PI. She had the subtlety of a drunk elephant and the maturity of a spoilt child. Like the way she reacted to the viral video of herself, her powers were exposed to the internet and instead of being worried about all the attention she'd receive or the nutters she'd attract she instead laughed her head off and found the whole thing hilarious. Why would she laugh about that when it could hurt her and her loved ones? As well as it potentia
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love when we get answers and my mind snaps the puzzle pieces into place. The Curse of Tenth Grave does just that. So many answers! Jones reveals the significance to the names Angel writes. Total Mindgasm!

Jones does a wonderful job of refreshing our memories about the climatic events that occurred at the end of Dirt on Ninth Grave. Not that this reader needed refreshing, my jaw was still hanging open catching flies but it was lovely just the same.

Charley learned troubling things about Reyes and
I think I'm just over this series already. So much of it feels like filler packed around the 2% that actually deals with the larger paranormal war stuff. I wish I could say that this was an anomaly but the truth is that the last several books have been extremely thin on plot, with the author just making stuff up and doing it badly because there are never clues planted in previous books; it's just crap made up on the fly and the result is a mythology that feels cobbled together and held in place ...more
Diane Matlick
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Keep them coming! Best series out there
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Alright. So the last review I wrote for this was actually meant for book 9. Too many graves in the title. How was I to tell? Suffice it to say that I read it now... and the review from the last one pretty much stands for this one as well. They could cut the sex out of this book entirely and I'd miss not a single thing. And honestly, I kinda feel the same way about Reyes. Since sex is his entire purpose in these books, anyway. I'm not some stick-in-the-mud conservative hoity-toity who only allows ...more
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This novel may be my favorite of the whole bunch.

Of course, that might just be because of the whole New York purgatory bit. Am I the only one who thinks that getting out of there, getting back to Albuquerque felt SO RIGHT?

It was okay, but this one was awesome. Now we've unlocked some OP powers, some really fantastical and magical booty-calls, and we get many cool new reveals of cosmic proportions. Even the temporary plot feels more interesting when propped up against the big stuff.

:) Okay, I'
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

This series took a bit of a detour with the last installment, but Charley is back in this thick of things in THE CURSE OF THE TENTH GRAVE. Her stint in amnesialand did serve a purpose which became clear in this latest book as did a number of other elements that have been kicking around in the background. Par for the course, there’s a murder to solve, a curse to unravel, a blackmailer to thwart, and a world to save.

Davidson begins to set a plan into motion using all of the
Maria Dimitrova
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Blodeuedd Finland
I can write an early review since...well the same things that happened before happened again.

Charley is over her amnesia. She knows things about Reyes...and will learn more. Seriously, it just keeps on getting more and more confusing. Also I would like to see them use those powers they have. Wouldn't that be cool. They are supposedly so powerful..

I lost the thread. Right. Charley is on a case. But there are bigger things happening too, obviously. Everyone is after Beep. And that still breaks me,
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Really liked this installment and that most if not all our questions are answered. Loved this book far more than the previous installment. It will be interesting to see where this series goes.
The Curse of Tenth Grave makes everything that has happened prior to this book seem like a day in the park. Now that Charley and Reyes have Beep, the stakes are even higher as more and more of Lucifer's army are hellbent on taking out the Daughter of Light. As the series progresses, the tone has changed, taking the once-bright and fun characters on a darker and darker path. The pivotal characters have so much more to lose at this point in time and I'm incredibly happy to see that the characters' ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kate
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

**Warning! Spoilers for the previous books ahead!**

THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE is another exciting installment in the Charley Davidson series. Though the story and Charley's history are getting increasingly complex, I still enjoyed the story, drama and action that come along with Charley. This is not a series I'd recommend getting into in the middle, and THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE only proves my point, with pieces of the plot relying on information from pre
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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, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. Sh ...more

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Charley Davidson (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • 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)
  • Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7)
  • Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8)
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“What other secrets are you hiding behind those sparkling eyes?"
He grinned. “You have my heart. That’s where I hide all my secrets.”
“Then I guess I don’t have the key.”
“Are you kidding? You forged the key.”
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