This is a murder mystery series where the main character is a funeral director, with a private eye license. His partner/sidekick is a crusty old retired cop who wears plaid pants and coke-bottle glasses, but is tough as nails. The mystery begins when a casket is exhumed for cremation, and a woman's severed head is found in someone else's casket. The story is humorous and offbeat, taking us from midnight mausoleum raids to a "war" of medieval knights/reenactors. I'm giving it 4 stars because the story sometimes seemed a little chaotic, and the main character seems a little too flaky to be convincing as a real funeral director. But this was an enjoyable read and I plan to seek out other books in this series.