Humor and death, a rather odd combination, but it works well with the buddy-comedy storylines of Haunted Ends. This novel not only brings to light the bizarre side of the paranormal, but it also embraces the characters' charisma, i.e. Rocky seeing ghosts and his dark past with Rose, as well as Sam not only being a ghost but living life (and death) as a little person.
The novel also takes place in a city well known for its dark and fascinating history - San Francisco. I've painstakingly researched all of the locations where the stories take place around the city of San Francisco, taking into account of other stories of haunted locations within the city, and attempting to incorporate them into the storylines.