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    J. J. Cook is a pseudonym for a married couple who writes mysteries, mostly set in the South, with a touch of paranormal and romance. Playing with Fire is the second Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade novel.
    Welcome to Sweet Pepper, Tennessee. Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, it’s home to the hottest and sweetest peppers in the worldas well as at least one ghost and a hotbed of secrets


    Fire Chief Stella Griffin is working to solve the mysterious death of her predecessor, Eric Gamlynwho also haunts her cabin. Yet the more she learns, the more burning questions she must answer. Just as Stella thinks she has a lead from Deputy Chum, someone snuffs her hopesand the lawman.

    Adding fuel to the fire, Stella’s parents soon arrivewith her ex-boyfriendhoping to persuade her to return to Chicago. Now Stella is torn between the life she left behind and uncovering what happened to her ghostly friend. But she’d better think fast or more than her investigation could go up in flames


    ISBN 9780425252451
    Genre FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
    Format Paperback
    Pages 295
    Publisher Date 2014-01-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Berkley Pub Group
    Copyright Year 2014
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Cook, J. J.
    Country of Origin United States

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      Playing with Fire by JJ Cook Stella Griffin has been in Sweet Pepper for 10 months as temporary Fire Chief. Her three month leave from the fire department in Chicago has long been up. It’s time for her to make a decision to either stay or head back to her life in Chicago. Her parents Sean and Barbara along with her ex boyfriend Doug show up to convince her its time to go come home. Stella is reluctant to leave without solving the forty year old cold case of the murder of Fire Chief Eric. Eric is the resident ghost of the cabin she is living in. He was thought to have died in a fire at the silo but his remains turned up in the wall of the fire station. Who is in Eric’s coffin? With the help of Eric’s friend retired chief of police Walt Fenway they look into the murder. Eric may be a ghost but the pranks he plays on Doug are hilarious. I loved his escapades. The author JJ Cook does an outstand job of bringing the characters to life. They have such personality. She did a great job of incorporating Hero, the fire brigade’s adopted Dalmatian puppy from the novella Hero‘s Journey into this book. Playing with Fire earns five stars from me and I hope there is another to soon follow.

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