They say you can't get to Heaven without passing through
the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. And no one gets into Eternal
Rest without passing muster with Elvis-the basset hound
who's convinced he's the reincarnation of the King of Rock
`n' Roll. Brewing up a big ol' pitcher of Mississippi
mystery, Peggy Webb's delightful new series is as
intoxicating as the Delta breeze.
Valentine Jones spends her days fixing up the hairdos of the
dead, but when the corpse of local, prominent physician Dr.
Leonard Laton goes missing, it's bad for business. So Callie
and her oversexed cousin Lovie (Eternal Rest's resident wake
caterer) have no choice but to go in hot pursuit of the
recently embalmed, last seen bound for Vegas by way of
Now Elvis may be nothin' but a hound
dog, but he knows a mystery when he smells one. But keeping
his human mom from wandering off the trail isn't easy when
she's back in the arms of her on-again, off-again ex, Jack.
Not to mention the angry mourners squabbling over the estate
of the late doctor inside the not-so-restful halls of
Eternal Rest. Or the French poodle sniffing around for a
hunk of Elvis' burning love.
In Vegas, Callie and
Lovie hit the jackpot when they find the dearly departed
inside a freezer owned by his showgirl mistress, Bubble
Malone. But they're luck runs out when Bubble decides to
join her man in the afterlife. With the poisonous Laton
family tree providing plenty of rotten suspects, Callie's
determined to crack this case-with a little help from that
irresistible piece of man she used to call her husband-and
have a killer singing "Jailhouse Rock" in time for her next