At the end of the first book, Charlie Asher (beta male death merchant) finds himself without a body. No worries, his new girlfriend has a solution...of sorts. This book finds the death merchants in a state of unusual inactivity. It seems the need to collect souls died with the Morrigan in the first book. You know that's not going to hold for long though. With his characteristic whimsy and goofiness, Christopher Moore turns phrases that will make you laugh out loud. While I confess that I liked the first book better, I still really enjoyed this one and hope that someday Christopher Moore hires me to be his proofreader so that I get to read all his stuff without the irritating wait for it to hit the shelves.