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Posted on December 14, 2018 at 2:33 PM by Lindsey Kult
Junior Fiction, Holiday, Adventure, Animal
Junior Fiction, JF EDWARDS
A coastal town in Massachusetts called Oceanport.
Obviously the main character of the story is Santa Paws (also named Nicholas). He’s a stray puppy whose mother and siblings were caught by Animal Control and adopted to loving families. Sadly, Santa Paws doesn’t realize this and is a scared street dog for the first book. He has a knack for finding people who need help. He is eventually “caught” by the Callahan family, but the whole town views him as a mascot.
Gregory Callahan is the youngest Callahan. He’s in Middle School at the beginning of the series. Gregory is Santa Paws’ main human since he was the one who wanted to help Santa Paws the most. He likes sports and loves his family - especially his older sister Patty, even if they do fight occasionally.
Patty Callahan is Gregory’s older sister. She’s in the Junior High School at the start of the series and is mainly concerned about whether something is cool or uncool. She’s also very smart and hopes to become a police officer when she grows up.
Mrs. Callahan is Gregory and Patty’s mom. She’s a high school science teacher. She loves her family very much and usually struggles to keep Patty in warm clothes - being warm is not fashionable so is very uncool.
Mr. Callahan is an eccentric author. He loves to listen to Frank Sinatra and dress up in costumes while writing. He also loves his family, but is easily distracted while writing.
Uncle Steve is Gregory and Patty’s uncle. He’s a war veteran and a police officer in town. He is very serious on the job, but goofy when around his family. He and his wife had a baby around the time the Callahans brought Santa Paws home.
There are dozens of townspeople who are grateful to Santa Paws and the Callahans, but most of them are not reoccurring characters.
Posted on October 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM by Lindsey Kult
Posted on August 22, 2018 at 2:32 PM by Lindsey Kult
Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Location in Library:
Adult Fiction, AF JONES
Meet the Character:
We hope that you don't have to meet the main character of this series anytime soon, as Charley is the Grim Reaper! Spirits who are lingering around have to pass through her to get into heaven. If they are unwilling, she can use force to help them along. In addition to this very important job, she's also a private investigator in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Coming from a family of police officers, she is great at this - but it helps that she can use the spirits of the dead to aide her investigation!
Her most useful "aides" are Angel and Rocket. Angel was killed at the age of 13 during a drive-by shooting. He's Charley's most reliable investigator and is protective over her.
Rocket is a departed who died in a mental asylum in the 1950's. He is a clairvoyant and knows the exact moment someone has passed and keeps track by charging the names in the walls of the asylum.
Among the living Cookie and Uncle Bob help Charley close cases. Cookie is Charley's best friend, sole employee, and neighbor. She is always willing to go with Charley's outrageous ideas and completely trusts her boss. Her 12 year-old daughter, Amber, is like the niece Charley never had.
Uncle Bob or Ubie is, well, Charley's uncle! He's a detective with the Albuquerque Police Department. Charley has helped his career by asking the departed for information on crimes and passing their information on to Ubie. Having a high ranking ally in the police department allows Charley to get around the law in very illegal ways.
Garrett Swopes is another Private Investigator who loves or hates Charley depending on his mood. He's good at what he does and is Ubie's go-to skip tracer.
Reyes Farrow is the literal son of Satan and has similar powers to Charley. They're drawn to each other peanut butter and jelly, but with a lot more heat! He was wrongly convicted for his "father's" murder and spent 10 years in prison for it.
Number in the Series:
There are 13 books in this series and it is rumored that book 13 will be the last one. It comes out in January 2019.
With the series wrapping up in January 2019, this is the perfect time to reread the whole series! However, these books are not for everyone. They have plenty of action and comedic relief, but also have more sexual situations and swearing than many of our patrons enjoy. You also must suspend your beliefs for these books - this series is about the Grim Reaper!