Hope's friend Robyn (human) is recently widowed. Her husband's ghost has hooked up with Finn, the detective-necromancer. A celebutante has been murdered and Robyn is on the run from the murderer and also from the police who, at minimum, want to talk to her. The murderer is a clairvoyant, member of a Romany group called the kumpania. The politics of the kumpania make the Cabal look almost normal. Almost. Oh, did I mention? All happening in L.A., so the Nasts are front and center. Suzanna shows up briefly, as does her mother -- in angel attire, complete with sword.
Should you start the series with this entry? Probably not. But it does continue to entertain.