Dead Is a State of Mind ( Dead Is) (Paperback) by Marlene Perez
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About the BookThere's a gorgeous new guy at Nightshade High: Duke Sherrad, a fortune-teller. Even though she's psychic herself, Daisy is skeptical of Duke's powers. But when a teacher who was the subject of one of his predictions ends up dead, she begins to wonder if Duke is the real deal.
Book SynopsisA creepy, campy new mystery series Welcome to Nightshade, California--a small town full of secrets. It's home to the psychic Giordano sisters, who have a way of getting mixed up in mysteries. During their investigations, they run across everything from pom-pom-shaking vampires to shape-shifting boyfriends to a clue-spewing jukebox. With their psychic powers and some sisterly support, they can crack any case! There's a gorgeous new guy at Nightshade High: Duke Sherrad, a fortune-teller claiming to have descended from Gypsies. Even though she's psychic herself, Daisy is skeptical of Duke's powers. But when a teacher who was the subject of one of his predictions ends up dead, she begins to wonder if Duke is the real deal after all. Maybe if Daisy can track down the teacher's killer, she can find out the truth. The only trouble is, all signs point to the murderer being of the furry persuasion. Is Daisy any match for a werewolf? Maybe she is . . . in more ways than she bargained for!
Praise for the Dead Is series
[Perez] delivers a wise-cracking, boy-lusting, determined sleuth of a high school protagonist . . . this quick, lighter-than-air spoof of the undead, cheerleaders and popularity is pure pleasure.--Publishers Weekly
A fun ride from start to finish. Perez's smart and sassy style soars.--Mary E. Pearson, author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles
[A] quick, lively romp. . . . Teens looking for a breezy read will find plenty to like here.--Booklist
This super supernatural murder mystery is sassy, romantic, and spooky-fun!--Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize
Light romance and a paranormal plot are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, making this series a good introduction to the genre for younger readers.--Booklist
Breezy style and comic-book plot. . . . Fun.--Kirkus