Dead Case in Deadwood (Deadwood #3)
Real estate agent, Violet "Spooky" Parker stumbles upon a body-part theft ring at the local funeral parlor and suspects her caustic coworker has a hand in it--or maybe a foot. Can Violet discover what's in the crates the crooks ...more
Wow. Deadwood fans, you're going to be amazed!
The Deadwood Mystery series is one of my favorite series. When it comes to mysteries, it is my favorite. Every time I pick up an instalment in this series, I know I'm in for a treat. You get pulled in pretty quickly and Ann takes you for a ride where you'll be guessing the outcome until the very end. I love it.
The characters are some of my favorite cast of characters. Old man Harvey is completely original. He may be sour and a womaniser, but he's got ...more
Next, FO ...more
Still, a very good story, and the character development in this book was much stronger than the first two books: Doc and Violet actually have conversations in this book (although, thank goodness, not too many) and the shit hits the fan in a relationship or two. Cooper intrigues the hell out ...more
Notice the cover..C.S. Kunkle illustrated. Again, for those who have been living under a rock, the cover is everything. I actually bought Ann's first book in the series because of the fantastic cover. I loved it! I can't begin to tell you how many books I have turned down due to the hideous covers..spend the money if ,unlike Ann, you don't have a professional artist in your family. Who probably charged her- but let's hope she got ...more
The paranormal crap is getting to be too much. I was fine with Doc and his visions and even weirdo Cornelius but Vi ...more
The character development is fantastic. The plot was good. I would actually rate this book 3.75 stars. I liked it but not quite as much as I did the first one.
- violet been so ridiculous when it came to telling Nat!
-also, the crazy tempo of her life the timeline needs to be spaced out more to make it a little more believable. I realise paranormal activity is not always believable or the most practical thing to write about but to have so much slamming in on her life just made it all the more far fetched plus those poor kids barely saw their mother.
- again, if she had of just t ...more
I really like,story line, characters, dialog, descriptions of surroundings, but, I find the gratuitous , explicit sex, abhorrent. I'm just not into bodice ripping scenes taking place every fifth page. That aside, every thing else is. an enjoyable bumpy ride. The ending left quite a few loose strings. Why did Jane go to the pit? why did the author make the ending dependent upon reading the next book? I've mixed feelings. Do I get the next book and skip the explicit sex scenes, or do ...more
Like the others, I enjoyed this book and appreciated that the series sticks with Violet's antics. Some things started to really bug me here, more than the other books:
1) Violet and Doc's relationship could be frustrating, mostly because for every spat they had and Doc would walk away angry, I had a huge anxiety attack that he wouldn't c ...more
Needless to say this is a huge coup, so huge that Violet's colleague Ray immediately asks their boss Jane if he can take over. Since Violet can't stand Ray, she digs in her heels and reminds everyone that Cornelius specifically requested her for the job. Baring that in mind, Jane h ...more
There seems to be three different storie ...more
In this book, Violet takes on a strange Abraham Lincoln-looking client looking to purchase one of Deadwood’s old haunted hotels (at this point, I’m pretty sure every place in Deadwood is haunted), her coworker and king d-bag, Ray, is acting overly suspicious and amps up his efforts to get Violet fired.
Meanwhile, the police discover a human torso next to a cell phone containing texts to ...more
This series is about Violet and a crazy cast of characters in the crazy little town of Deadwood. Yep- there's a lot of crazy going on! Such GREAT characters that feel so real, with twists, turns, mystery, romance, suspense, a little paranormal added to the mix....And lots of humor sprinkled generously throughout - hilarious laugh-out-l ...more
Ann Charles has the "touch" when it comes to delivering the perfect blend of snarky realistic humor and fun. I fell in love with Violet and her twin 10 year-olds Layne and Addie with the first book in the series(well Addy and Layne if Addie has anything to say since she is 10 minutes older than Layne). I had picked it up on a lark when it was first released and ended up reading it instead of working on my classwork. It was well worth getting up at early to finish my work just to sit there and la...more
Original Review 4/28/13: OMG!!! Just when I thought the series couldn't get any better Ann Charles brings it in this next book! I love ...more
This third book in the series is well written. It contains many mysteries that play out well in the end. The conglomeration of characters makes one wonder if some of them are real, for instan ...more
In Dead Case in Deadwood the story is fun and there are several sub-plots which make the book an entertaining read. The dialogues (especially those with Harvey involved) are seriously funny and Ann Charles doesn't go over the top with the paranormal part of the story which is nice.
I have to say that what I particularly enjoyed in this instalment is the developm ...more
First, my complaints. I am getting a little tired of the secrecy surrounding Doc and Violet's romance. Although there is some resolution to this by the end of the story, there was far too much of them trying to decide how they felt about each other, and if they should be "boyfriend" and "girlfriend". I am also getting tired of Violet doubting the existence of ghosts. Three books into the series, and she has encountered ghosts each time. Doc can sense gh ...more
She's dealt with weird clients in the past, okay dealt with might not be the right expression, but this one is a whole new ball game. He looks like Abe Lincoln, and thinks he's a ghost whisperer.
Along with her best bud, Violet digs in to the mystery at the funeral home. She finds more ...more
Nearly Departed in Deadwood, the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner and a 2011 RWA Golden Heart Award Winner.
You'll laugh. You'll cringe. You'll want more.