Dead On Arrival

Monday, December 18, 2006

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Dead On Arrival by Jeffrey S. Savage. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

"Curiosity can be a curse, and just like the proverbial cat, feisty Shandra Covington could soon end up dead.

As a newspaper reporter, Shandra meets unusual people every day. But Pinky Templeton is the first one who has claimed, quite vocally, to be dead! She would just ignore him as another nut case, except life-threatening events are happening to those close to her. And Pinky seems to be involved--although the official records show he did die in 1957. Now that he's gone and died again, Shandra feels she must find out the truth--even if her friend, police officer Bobby Richter, doesn't want to help. After all, how many times can one man die? With Pinky, it's hard to tell."

This is a Shandra Covington mystery and it's quite entertaining. Shandra is a odd heroine. But she's quite endearing. You will find yourself captivated by the interesting mix of characters that are presented. This book is kind of a continuation of the last Shandra Covington mystery "House of Secrets," but you really don't have to read that one first. In fact, even if you have read it, you don't need to remember it at all to enjoy this one. I really could not predict this book at all, and it has a nice twist at the end. I should warn you; you will be left hanging at the end. There will definitely be a sequel because it's just too cruel to leave us with no resolution!