The Dirt On Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones ~ Live & Review

The Dirt On The Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
Published by St Martin's Press Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance




In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.





*Note: I have not read anything but book 8 and 9*

Even though I had not read the whole series I went ahead and read book 8 and 9 that the publisher sent me. I did feel a little lost but not so much that I couldn’t enjoy the books.

These books were full of great humor and one liners that kept me chuckling the whole time. Some placement of the funny one liners were done are the perfect moment to help lighten a serious moment. I think that was great way to handle some of those parts.

This series is urban fantasy/PNR and a smidge contemporary romance. A great mix of things going on here that kinda surprised me.

I wasn’t completely in love with the book but I did enjoy it and I don’t regret reading it. I don’t usually compare two authors or their books but to give you an idea of this book I will. I would consider this the Stephanie Plum (by Janet Evanovich) series of the Paranormal Romance genre.

Give it a shot. Just because it wasn’t for me doesn’t mean you should pass this up.

~3 Stars


About The Author:

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. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at



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