Supernatural Born Killers is subtitled A Pepper Martin Mystery, with the author listed as Casey Daniels.
It’s good, it’s fun, it’s light – and it could have been written by a not-quite-as-bright-and-original clone of Janet Evanovich. It’s nearly a copy of Janet’s latest series starring Lizzie and Diesel.
“Pepper is a delight,” according to MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author. So Pepper is community relations manager for a cemetery – just promoted into the job, and not feeling too competent. She also sees and talks to dead people / ghosts. She’s got a sexy cop boyfriend, an interesting mom and dad and boss – and has become a magnet for a donor who believes he is Superman. There’s also a dead cop who shows up and talks a lot – as well as leaving puddles everywhere.
It actually is fun, except for the copycat thing. And in the Acknowledgments, there’s a Thanks to ‘the world’s greatest brainstorming group’, wherein is listed Diane Mott Davidson, the originator of the mysteries + recipes genre, and 3 other names that I bet are all authors as well. I’m picturing them sitting around on a rainy Cleveland afternoon, seeing who can come up with the most outrageous idea for the next challenge our heroine will face.
And in the meantime, paperback mysteries seem to have gone from $6.99 to $7.99 – with a few, as I was shopping, at $8.99.