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Jones, Darynda

Overview
Works: 80 works in 472 publications in 11 languages and 23,544 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3610.O6236, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Darynda Jones
First grave on the right by Darynda Jones( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using her ability to see ghosts in her work as a private investigator, Charley Davidson begins experiencing intense sensual dreams about a mysterious entity that has been following her throughout her life
Second grave on the left by Darynda Jones( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charley is rudely awakened int he middle of the night by her best friend, who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can't help but wonder what Cookie's up to. Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier. Mimi left a clue, a woman's name. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow, the Son of Satan, has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley
Third grave dead ahead by Darynda Jones( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?"--
Fifth grave past the light by Darynda Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resolving to avoid son of Satan and new next-door neighbor Reyes Farrow, Charley Davidson is forced to ask for Reyes's help when she is approached by desperate ghosts and her sister is targeted by a serial killer
Sixth grave on the edge by Darynda Jones( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanting to learn more about Reyes Farrow's past after accepting his proposal, grim reaper Charley Davidson investigates his childhood abduction at the same time she is threatened by a crime syndicate to hunt down a witness who is testifying against a mob boss
Fourth grave beneath my feet by Darynda Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley's last case went so awry, she's taking time off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. When a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she's insane. In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, is out of prison and out of Charley's life. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life
Seventh grave and no body : a novel by Darynda Jones( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiance who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life. But all of that combined barely scratches the surface of her problems. Recent developments--and a few distressing prophesies--have forced her to become a responsible adult. Exactly the kind of adult she's never aspired to be. To conquer such a monumental task, she's decided to start small. Really small. She gets a pet. But how can she save the world against the forces of evil when she can't even keep a goldfish alive? A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. We're doomed."--
Eighth grave after dark by Darynda Jones( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums. Charley's been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can't traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn't know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he's near, but naturally he swears he's fine. While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they've accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don't last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life
The dirt on ninth grave by Darynda Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small village in New York Charley Davidson is living as 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"--
Eleventh grave in moonlight by Darynda Jones( Book )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah ... demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. In this eleventh installment, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, maybe Charley can find a way to have her happily ever after after all"--
The curse of tenth grave by Darynda Jones( Book )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension. But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers? Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well
The trouble with twelfth grave by Darynda Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings--some corporeal, some not so much--as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up. Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture--the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford--out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes: Can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?
First grave on the right by Darynda Jones( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley has the ability to see and talk to dead people. Her job is to convince these 'specters' to walk toward the light and go to the 'other side.' But when people are murdered or die badly, she finds herself wanting to avenge them and struggles to not get involved. To complicate matters, Charley has been having realistic, passionate dreams about an entity she encountered in the past. However, it soon seems like he may not be dead and that their hot rendezvous actually may not have been dreams
Second grave on the left by Darynda Jones( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charley is rudely awakened int he middle of the night by her best friend, who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can't help but wonder what Cookie's up to. Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier. Mimi left a clue, a woman's name. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow, the Son of Satan, has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley
Sixth grave on the edge : [a novel] by Darynda Jones( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Charley is set to investigate her fiance, Reyes Farrow, another case is dropped on her, one with dangerous possibilities. A major player in the mob world is about to go to trial, and his cohorts want Charley to find a witness who is planning on testifying against him. She has 48 hours to find the witness, or else her closest friends and family will begin to disappear. She also has her hands full with several other cases, but thankfully she's used to multi-tasking, and up to the challenge
The curse of tenth grave : a novel by Darynda Jones( Recording )

18 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part time PI and full time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life. Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? How do I trap not one god, but three? was never among them. Until now. Since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension. One of them, however, stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers?
Third grave dead ahead by Darynda Jones( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley Davidson is drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?
Death and the girl next door by Darynda Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorelei struggles to avoid the unhealthy attentions of stalker Cameron Lusk, who clashes with alluring newcomer Jared and who Lorelei suspects may know the truth about her parents' disappearance
Fifth grave past the light by Darynda Jones( Recording )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. Since he is her main suspect in an arson case, she has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth
The dirt on ninth grave by Darynda Jones( Recording )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in New York, Charley Davidson is living as 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. 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
 
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Alternative Names
Darynda Jones Amerikaans schrijfster

Darynda Jones écrivaine américaine

Darynda Jones escritora estadounidense

Даринда Джоунс

デリンダ・ジョーンズ

Languages
English (257)

French (11)

Spanish (11)

Dutch (5)

Polish (4)

Czech (4)

German (2)

Turkish (2)

Hungarian (2)

Russian (1)

Italian (1)