STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Christopher Moore, author of amongst other books, Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, has entered into another world, this time of dead souls.
This sequel to A Dirty Job is set in San Francisco, where the souls of the dead are "mysteriously disappearing," and Charlie Asher, trapped in a knee-high meat puppet body, is trying to retrieve them. His 7-year-old daughter, Sophie, is the only power keeping the Forces of Darkness from overrunning the universe. If these two aren't unusual enough, meet Mike Sullivan, who is a Golden Gate Bridge painter who talks to ghosts, and Lily Darquewillow Elventhing Severo, a part time hotline suicide counselor. (Having worked at Headquarters I fell out of my chair at this depiction of suicide intervention).
A must read, particularly for those who like otherworldly adventures. I still wonder what it would be like to meet Christopher Moore in person–his books make me laugh. Recommended by Julie