The Remains of the Dead (Ghost Dusters Mysteries, No. 1) by Wendy Roberts
After picking up a few books and putting them back down, I knew this one was going to keep me enthralled after the first few pages! And I was right :)
Everything about this book works great! The characters are terrific - Sadie and Zack are the main characters - Sadie owns a cleaning service that specializes in post-death cleanup (ok - how wonderfully vivid is THAT??!!) and Zack works for her. As an added bonus, Sadie often sees the ghost of the departed.
The mystery in this first book in the series is rock solid. A few red herrings, some intrigue, some danger - and it all adds up to a great story.
PLUS - a special thanks to the author for responding to my email! I just had to let her know how much I was enjoying her book, and she was kind enough to answer!
I'm reading the 2nd book in this series now, and I'm hoping there's a 3rd one in the works!