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The Dirt on Ninth Grave

(Charley Davidson #9)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  17,750 ratings  ·  1,901 reviews
I see dead people. No wait. I take that back. I see people I want dead.

Charley Davidson is living in New York City as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a bit taken aback. Strangers who enter the diner where she works seem to know things about her…Then she is co
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published January 12th 2016 by St. Martin's Press
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Samie Kauchis Beep gets sent away someplace safe... Away from Charley and Reyes. I'll say no more than that. You'll have to read Eighth Grave. :)…moreBeep gets sent away someplace safe... Away from Charley and Reyes. I'll say no more than that. You'll have to read Eighth Grave. :)(less)
Michelle Garnica Actually I originally got this book not knowing it was part of a series, I only found out 1/3 of the way in. But I think it gives it a better experien…moreActually I originally got this book not knowing it was part of a series, I only found out 1/3 of the way in. But I think it gives it a better experience because now you are in the same spot as Jane (Charley) without a clue of who she really is and are finding out things at the same time she is. I'm enjoying it thus far and will probably go to book #1 once I'm finish .(less)

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Robin (Bridge Four)
3.5 Welcome back Reyes stars
Je t’ai aimée pendant mille et un. –R.
I’ve loved you for a thousand and one. –R.

Have you ever been reading a long running series and thought…’This might be it. This might be when I need to break up with you. Maybe it’s me, but no…I think it is probably you.’ I felt that way after Eighth Grave After Dark. The entire baby drama and some of the silliness that happened (I fell into a well and had a baby) and uber lovey dovey Reyes *barf* and plot hole issues
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

The pacing of this series has been gaining speed with every new installment, so although I did find myself wishing that Darynda Jones would just get on with it already, overall I enjoyed the breather that THE DIRT ON NINTH GRADE provided. Also, what reader hasn’t wished for the power to turn back the clock, and re-discover their favourite characters all over again? This book allowed fans to do exactly that, well until the ending catapulted us into an oh-shit free fall th
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Oh, she's back, baby! Kind of... well, she doesn't know who she is, or what she is, but she is still Charley to the core.

"you're not what you think you are," he said.

"Yes, I know what I am."

"You - you do?"

"I'm a time traveler...What are you?"

"I'm part of an interdimensional time investigation unit."

"Shut the fuck up. Are you for real?"

"No," he said with a snort.

So close. Well, not really. But, she knows she sees dead people. She knows she loves coffee and a fellow waitress that is named Cook
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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I really loved the first book but I didn't like this one :-(

I read the first book and I loved it. I loved Charley and her snark and all of her friends and most definitely Reyes! I do own some of the other books, but I haven't read them as yet. This one book is not going to change me from going back and reading the prior books since I did love the first one.

Charley has amnesia and going by the name of Janey Doerr. Something terrible happened in the
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
After that crazy ending from the last book, I couldn't wait for this one! Reyes and Charley had an amazing event occur but the situation had to be handled a different way. No one was prepared for how Charley would react...or where she would end up! affects everyone differently and for Charley, that meant losing her memory. She thinks she's all alone in a new town without a penny to her name. Luckily, her love ones would never let that happen...especially Reyes! was so hard to
Pang ((♥ Book Paradise ♥))
"Je t'ai aimée pendant mille et un." -R.

Guess what he said? :D (view spoiler) *swoooon*

3.5 Stars.. This might be my least favorite of this series, but I still love Reyes and Charley to piece.. I can't bring myself to give high stars for the story because it is not much interesting to me. ( The fun part? like it come at near very end! ) But still, I also can't help myself to give 0.5 stars, just because
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felling silent for now, waiting for # 10

Charlie, was so lost in this book, but still held her sense of humor and care for others. In the last book she lost so much, it is amazing that she is still alive. She feels alone but the strangers around her are not who she thinks they are. She is never truly alone. My heart broke for her, Reyes, Cookie and her family. Charlie is one of my favorite characters it's hard watching her suffer. it had to be done, she had to walk through the dark to
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

If there's one thing Darynda Jones knows better than pretty much everyone else, it's how to keep a series fresh and exciting through more pages than one can count. Charley Davidson never gets old (no, really, she's more or less immortal), she never gets tired (supernatural beinh, duh), and she never gets bored… or boring, for that matter. There are very few series I love more at this point and I don't see that changing any time soon.

We’ve reached a long awaited culmination in Eighth Grave a
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


I'm in love! Seriously, people, I'm gonna become Darynda Jones freaking stalker, because her books are to die for!!! I've waited so long for the new Reyes and Charley's book, it's not even funny. But now that I finally got to read this amazing and awesome story, it's all is forgiven and forgotten. That is of course only for the next few days. Then I'm going to star feeling all grouchy and miserable, because the wait for the next bo
Jul 17, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars.

The Charley Davidson
series is one of my favorite urban fantasy/paranormal romances out there. Darynda Jones’ humor had me laughing out loud most of the book! She writes Charley with a sort of slapstick humor and her sidekick, Cookie is on the same hilarious, A.D.D. wavelength! The run of comedy has me snorting and giggling, enough to get some odd glances from anyone around, (something to keep in mind if you read in public) and so sometimes when things get very dire it’s almost a sh
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i am not humanly capable of waiting this long.... after that power packed finale of the 8th book.. dear god, save me.
oh i love ms jones.
this new arc to the series has me up in knots. this is going to be so very very awesome...
i have never read a story so beautifully evolved as charley davidson.
i can't wait to meet the royal baby again in this one..
or ... see the love story unfold all over again...
and .. most importantly... this might be a little far away in the future still.. i can't wait to

-Another filler book, there was no need for the Charley getting amnesia plot, it didn't serve any purpose, all it did was drag things out.

-Charley's amnesia was plain boring to read, her trying to figure out who she was and who Cookie/Reyes/etc were and generally being clueless was beyond tiresome. It might have been interesting if I was as clueless as she was as that would have added mystery, but I already knew everything so Charley clumsily wondering what was going on was nothing but
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
With no memory and no real life outside of work, Jane struggles to understand this world and the other that no one else seems to see. She feels a sense of deep loss and as if she tries hard enough she can get a glimmer of what she seems to have lost. Jane also has a drive/compulsion to help people. Something within that makes her want to lend a helping had and fix a wrong.

You can read the blurb for a more, but my review from this point on is going to be soley based on my emotions after reading T
I have mixed feelings about this volume. The premise here is that Charley has landed across the country in New York state with amnesia. Her tight-knit group of friends/family determine that they need to surround her to keep her safe, but that it's of the utmost importance that she finds her memories on her own.


I found it a bit confusing at times, and there were just some aspects I just could not suspend disbelief over. Yes, I am perfectly capable of accepting the fact that Charley is the grim r
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I struggled a bit with how the gang kept Charlie in the dark in this book. I won't mention anymore due to spoilers but I wish they had handled her dilemma differently. Despite that, I still very much enjoyed this book and I liked how Charley came back to herself even if it was sad.

While Charley wasn't herself, a part of her still was. She got herself in all kinds of trouble trying to help people and still solved cases that were pretty exciting. There seemed to be a lot in this book.

-a store own
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, paranormal
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

I can honestly say that I love Charley!!!

She’s hilarious! Her inner musing make me laugh out loud in the most inappropriate moments!

She’s the only heroine that I can forgive even if she’s doing stupid things!

Anyhow, this book follows closely the last book in the series: Eighth Grave After Dark where we have left Charley in from of a diner with any clue of who she is.

Are you ready for this? LOL

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… psssttt… don’t read the spoil
MissBecka Gee
That's what I'm talkin' about!!!
Snarky, silly, funny and sexy...all the things I love about this series!
Next book please :)
Krystin Rachel
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Opening Hook: Amnesia is a bitch
Main Character: Classic Charley, but Jane Doe
Plot Twisty-ness: Signature Charley adventures

I took a break from this series in order to catch up on some books that I owed reviews on, but since I was given the final book in the series through Netgalley, I’m back on the Charley Davidson bike, as it were. And I’m going to ride this son-of-a-bitch right to the finish line.

The ending of #8 was a little bit of a cliffhanger, but more than that it w
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the doozy of the prior book, it's not so surprising that Charley needed to hit the reset button. OR that Darynda had to hit the reset button.

This is a light-ish UF even though we deal with the dead and ghosts wanting to get closure and Satan's son is a big squeeze, etc., but when you tip over into the OP category, there has to be some kind of counterbalance.

As long as I don't come across THIS particular counterbalance *coughamnesiacough* too often in my reading, I let it slide because it I
Marta Cox
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
This series is unfortunately a bit hit or miss for this reader. I love the paranormal elements and the unique pairing that dominates but just sometimes I find myself rolling my eyes. This book follows on from the tragic events that kind of messed with not only readers minds but that of the heroine as well! Charlie has lost her memory and now we catch up with her working in a diner and calling herself Janey. Janey quickly realises that she is not quite like other folks ( I mean seeing dead people ...more
Christy Bailleul
I have taken a pretty long hiatus from the Charley Davidson series. One, I read through #8 so quickly that #9 wasn’t out yet. Two, I needed a little space from the storyline. Charley had lost so much in the last one that my heart really hurt for her. But now I’m back to pick up where I left her.

In The Dirt on Ninth Grave, Charley has retrograde amnesia brought on by her soul-crushing losses. She goes by Janey, works as a waitress and has made a host of “new” friends (her friends and family have
"Jones delights her readers with her trademark charm and wit."

Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
Douglas Meeks
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note: This review might have minor spoilers but not really any more than the synopsis reveals.

I have been waiting for this book for 8 months and it felt like 8 years, the things that happened in the last book just blew my mind and then the ending left me trying to wrap my head around that book so I was waiting for this book to add something approaching normal back to this series …… and it did …. Well sort of normal.

This book is almost like a new series for a good part of the book because Charlie
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
How could I not be on the edge of my seat when starting this after how it all ended in book eight? I was so eager to find out what was going on and how Charley once again, got herself into the situation she did and more than that, how her beloved friends and family, were going to get her out of it.

I have always loved the secondary characters in this series, they are just so fleshed out and lovable but my love for this fantastic bunch grew even more when it became so very obvious how far they we
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Darynda Jones has once again bewitched her readers in this new fun, comely and riveting read in the latest installment of the Charley Davidson Series. The Dirt on the Ninth Grave instantaneously picks off where it last left off in the previous book and I was instantly hooked. And how could I not be when the opening pages start off with "I see dead people."

 photo 4ff98f299dd4107aa532b1d15ef82b_zps0mtw7kzb.gif “I'd realized very soon after waking up that I could see things others couldn'
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Picking up where Eighth Grave After Dark leaves off, Charley has finally given birth to Beep, has already had to part with her, and has learned her true name. As feared, learning her true name causes Charley to lose control of her powers and she loses her memory completely and ends up in an alley in Sleepy Hollow, New York with no idea who she is. Now responding to the name of Jane, Jane Doe, she work
Jen Davis
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I love this series. I love the characters. The wit. The charm. The sexy and smoldering Reyes Farrow. And you can find all of those things in this book. So on one hand, I enjoyed it. I laughed. And I quickly warmed to amnesiac Charley, who –despite her memory loss– is essentially the same loveable person she has been since book 1. The problem is that this book felt like total filler. Other than a couple of revelations at the very end, it’s esse
*Source* Publisher via NetGalley
*Genre* Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

The Dirt on Ninth Grave is the NINTH installment in the Charley Davidson series. After a brutal ending to Eighth Grave After Dark, Jones picks up the story about a month after Charley disappeared, and now we find out that she ended up in Sleepy Hollow, New York with no memories, but the ability to see dead people, and know when someone is lying to her. As the story picks up, Charley aka Janey Doerr, is a
Joy (joyous reads)
At the beginning of 2015, I decided to discover some really good Paranormal/Urban Fantasy series. Charley Davidson, though well known amongst bloggers that I follow, was something I’ve always felt like a series I would not be able to enjoy. But the increasing noise from others about the books could no longer be ignored. In March, I gave in and picked up the first book. It only took one book and the rest, as they say, is history.

*** Warning: Some spoilers up ahead ***

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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)
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  • 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)
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