Thursday, September 11, 2014

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Published: May 14th, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 387
Copy: Library
Summary: Goodreads

Daisy Goodnight can speak to the dead. It’s not the result of a head injury or some near-death experience. She was just born that way. And she’s really good at it. Good enough to help the police solve the occasional homicide.

But helping the local authorities clear cold cases is one thing. Being whisked out of chemistry class by the FBI and flown to the scene of a murder/kidnapping in Minnesota? That’s the real deal.

Before the promotion can go to Daisy’s head, she’s up to her neck in trouble. The spirits are talking, and they’re terrified. There’s a real living girl in danger. And when Daisy is kidnapped by a crime boss with no scruples about using magic—and Daisy—to get what he wants, it looks like hers is the next soul on the line.

I am a huge fan of Ms Clement Moore, and so far haven't found a book of hers I didn't enjoy.  One of the best things about her books, for me anyway, is the humour.  She makes me laugh out loud, and I just love that.  Not so much when I'm reading on public transport though, people give you really strange looks when you start laughing to yourself!

Daisy Goodnight is one of the Goodnight clan that we have been introduced to in previous books - Texas Gothic anyone?  She is tall, lovely and can speak to the dead.  She also has a very sharp wit and is not afraid to poke fun at herself and sexy FBI agents.  

Daisy gets herself into a pickle or two, there are several hot guys, a nasty bad guy, lots of romance and hilarity and the characters are just downright good fun. 

As The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, May 2013 says:
“You can’t really beat a story that has hijinks, romance, and a culminating scene in which the heroine defeats the bad guys by animating the bones of Sue the T-rex, can you?”

Yes, Daisy really does do that and it is hilarious.  Spirit and Dust is ghostly murder with a touch of romance and a liberal dose of humour. So much fun. If you're looking for a quick read to make you smile, find Spirit and Dust, quickly.

1 comment:

  1. Great review :) I remember reading Texas Gothic and really enjoying it. I didn't know there was a sequel/companion novel! Also, sexy FBI agents sounds right up my alley...