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This is a collection of loose stories about the death of ghost Rose Marshall. Rose might have died in 1952 but she has been hitchhiking the roads of America ever since. She has been immortalised in urban legends as ‘the girl in the diner’, ‘the phantom prom date’ and ‘the girl in the green silk gown’ but each of these stories only captures one facet of her personality.
Take a deep breath before you read this because the plot is kind of crazy. Esther Diamond is in a snit because NYPD Detective Connor Lopez slept with her but didn’t call later, busted the mafia linked restaurant where she worked as a singing waitress and then got her arrested for slapping a police officer. She manages to find an acting job in an indie movie which is plagued with bad luck. Someone is dishing out cursed Chinese fortune cookies and Lopez is one of the targets.
Lawyer Brooke Parker is being hunted by none other than Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan. He wants to catch a dirty politician making deals and as the general counsel for Sterling Restaurants, she can give him access to the senator’s table. Brooke knows it is smart to accommodate his request but she didn’t anticipate falling for him. I like James’ novels but many of her heroines and heroes are remarkably similar. They are all married to a high stress job that leaves them little time to find love. The women are intelligent, beautiful and feisty while the men can’t […]
I love hanging out with Angel Crawford and although this book isn’t as emotional or gripping as the last two novels were, I still had a great time. A zombie movie is being filmed in town and when Angel shows up on set, her psycho zombie baby Philip pops up. Shadowy evil organisation Saberton is also back doing evil things in the shadows. Angel continues to reinvent herself and display more and more maturity. I think she has pretty much shaken the ‘white trash’ moniker given her work ethic, attitude towards life and the fact she is now in […]
Our favourite zombie gal has to deal with zombie hunters (eek) and the zombie mafia this time round but it is her personal development that really kept my attention. This book follows on fairly closely on the heels of the first. Angel Crawford went through a massive transformation – literally and figuratively – in book one My Life as a White Trash Zombie but that was nothing compared to this book. Life should be good for Angel as she is doing well at the coroner’s office, has a boyfriend and her father is trying to get off the grog. For […]
Angel Crawford is not your typical heroine – she dropped out of high school, is addicted to pills and is on probation for possessing stolen goods. She and her alcoholic dad live in squalor and she has a loser boyfriend, of sorts. In short, she is white trash. All this changes however when she wakes up in hospital after overdosing on drugs. Her memory may be distinctly fuzzy but she does remember being involved in a car crash. She receives a letter which tells her she has been given a new job as a driver for the coroner’s office […]