"An interesting premise...and a vulnerable but strong protagonist...the character of Death adds an un- expected dimension." -Booklist
"Casey and Death make an oddly entertaining pair."
In one brief moment of fire and wrenching metal, everything important in Casey Maldonado's life was gone. The car manufacturer was generous with its settlement, but it can never be enough. So she packs up, puts her house on the market, and leaves town. Her only companion: Death, who won't take her, but won't leave her alone.
She stops on a whim in Clymer, a small blue-collar town in Ohio. Drawn to the town, Casey learns that HomeMaker, the town's appliance factory and main employer, has moved to Mexico, and the town has been rocked by the suicide of a beloved single mother. But many of the citizens don't believe the verdict of suicide. Death encourages her to investigate, and she uncovers information that points to the factory. Was the victim's death a cover-up? Then Casey begins to receive messages that she should leave well enough alone. She decides she'd be better off back on the road, but the murderer can't let her go with everything she knows....
Judy Clemens lives in an old farmhouse in rural Ohio with her family and four housecats. Embrace the Grim Reaper is first in a new series by the author of the Agatha- and Anthony Award-nominated Stella Crown mysteries.