Sixth Grave On The Edge
Charley Davidson 6
St. Martin's Press
May 20, 2014
Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it's time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn't come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she's used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.
Cookie: Thank you for having us!
Cookie, how would you describe your relationship with Charley?
Cookie: In a word, turbulent. Not so much our relationship, but our lives because of it. Our relationship is . . . well, I feel like Charley is more a sister than a friend or employer. We just clicked the first time we met, you know? And the more I get to know her, the more impressed I am.
Amber, you and Charley seem to have gotten closer. What would you say are Charley’s most endearing qualities?
Amber: She’s like a crazy aunt I can tell anything to. And she talks to dead people all the time. I crack up when she uses her phone so the alive people don’t know she’s talking to the dead people. Also, she named her boobies.
Cookie and Amber, both of you have been witness to some bizarre and unexplainable things since Charley moved into the Causeway. When did you first notice that Charley was different?
Cookie: Well, I noticed it pretty early. I had to drag the truth out of her, and it took some getting used to, but she’s growing on me.
Amber: I noticed right off when she was outside our apartment while we were moving in, talking to a light bulb. Not many people do that.
Cookie and Amber it seems you have a new neighbor. How has that change been? Cookie do you borrow much sugar?
Cookie: Oh, well, ahem, it’s been nice. (Looks at Amber. They both nod.)
Amber: Nice. Yeah. I saw his penis. It was an accident.
I’m sure it was. Cookie, you’re turning a little red. Are you okay?
Cookie: Just fine. Thanks.
Okay, well rumor has it that you are a huge Ubie fan. Have you developed feelings for him and if so when where does your relationship stand? Is he helping you hone your shooting skills.
Cookie: (Blushes harder.) Yes, Robert and I are becoming very good friends.
Amber: I caught them making out on the couch.
Cookie: We were talking, sweetheart.
Amber: With is tongue down your throat? And then his hands were on your—
Amber! Um, Amber, you’ve been seen with a very handsome young man yourself lately. Is he your boyfriend? We’ve been told you are learning to sign as well. Is there any particular reason why you have decided to learn the language?
Amber: (Squirms.) Yeah. Quentin. But we're not like boyfriend and girlfriend. Just friends. For now. Mostly because mom says so. And I’m learning ASL so I can talk to him. Otherwise we have to text back and forth or write notes. Signing is a lot easier, but I don’t know it all yet. Quentin says I’m a fast learner though.
I’m sure you are. Thank you so much Cookie and Amber for stopping by and answering my questions.
Cookie: Thank you for having us.
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.