The Secret of Lucianne Dove
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Secret of Lucianne Dove (Mickey McCoy Paranormal Mystery #1)

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Veteran newsman, Mickey McCoy, is racked with guilt and bitter because of an event in his past. But all that may change when he’s sent to Virginia City, Nevada and crosses paths with the spirit of Lucianne Dove, a young prostitute hanged in 1881 for a murder she didn't commit. The two of them share a connection like no other he’s ever felt and Mickey is certain she needs h...more
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published July 11th 2011 (first published January 26th 2008)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 49)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Book Synopsis
Crusty veteran newspaper reporter Mickey McCoy doesn't realize just how strong his sixth-sense powers are until he comes to Virginia City and crosses paths with the spirit of nineteenth century mining town whore, Lucianne Dove. Driven by a need to heal his own pain, he realizes he has a kinship with this woman from another era who is calling on him for help. If he can figure out what she wants and fulfill her need, he will not only change the legacy of her life, but will change the
The Secret of Lucianne Dove is a paranormal novel with a very nice blend of romance, mystery and history. I think this novel is probably the first one I have read in a very long time where one of the main characters is "past retirement age." I was sort of surprised because I didn't realize it before I started reading. It actually was a refreshing change from the typical leading man.

Roberta L. Smith does an excellent job of capturing your attention right from the first chapter and keeping it thro...more
Tom Dye
The Secret of Lucianne Dove has everything I enjoy in a book: Mystery, history, time-travel, and more. I loved it! It was amazing!
He'd been having dreams again. The sort that woke him up because they were so vivid. When they were that vivid they usually meant something.

So when newspaper reporter Mickey McCoy and his flippant sidekick photographer Freddie Green are sent on an overnight trip to Virginia City to cover the International Camel and Ostrich races, they uncover far more than just the...more
After I read The Secret of Lucianne Dove, I decided to take a few days off and drive from So. California to the town of Virginia City, Nevada where the story takes place. I vaguely remembered the old mining town and the Bucket of Blood Saloon from a visit years before.

When I reached the town, I drove up and down Union, Taylor, and Mill Streets, and then crisscrossed them with all of the north and south alphabet streets. I looked at the small old homes setting on or near the streets, as the book...more
Glenda Bixler
Aug 14, 2008 Glenda Bixler rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody
Shelves: reviewed-books
Sometimes an author presents exactly what you want to read—the book has a beautiful, enticing cover; a little mystery; a ghost or two; strong, endearing characters, a storyline that keeps you turning pages; excellent writing; and an ending that ties up all the little issues that sometimes are left hanging! Quite simply, I found all this and loved The Secret of Lucianne Dove by first-time novelist, Roberta L. Smith!

The book opens in 1881 when Lucianne Dove is being hanged—for a murder she did not...more
The Secret of Lucianne Dove starts with a flashback to Virginia City several centuries ago, and to the trial and hanging of a local woman named Lucianne Dove. As Lucianne faces her punishment, death, she leaves one last message for the crowd, which leaves most of the reporters puzzled. The message is for Janie to get in touch with her little sister. It’s a puzzling message that makes absolutely no sense, since the only Janie who Lucianne could be talking about had a little sister who died years...more
Robin Riley
I was a little hesitant to read this book because it's not my normal genre but once I started to read it I couldn't put it down. It's a paranormal with a twist. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would read this book again.
Grok Testuser
Grok Testuser is currently reading it
Dec 10, 2013
Carol Elizabeth
Carol Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2013
Sita marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2013
Joanna added it
Mar 05, 2013
M added it
Apr 22, 2013
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2013
Sitahiri marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2013
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2013
Tom Noble
Tom Noble marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2013
Angelique marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2013
Paula Ronkin
Paula Ronkin marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2013
Saifuddin Merchant
Saifuddin Merchant marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2013
Tanja marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2013
Moonblink39 marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2013
Heather marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2013
king doliente
king doliente marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2013
Liz Stevens
Liz Stevens marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2013
Divya Mohan
Divya Mohan marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2013
Claudia marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2013
Jo-lan marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
I like serendipity, synchronicity, and things that are strange. I love good ghost stories. I've been known to stay in haunted hotels I've heard about on TV. I read slowly and write quickly then rewrite later. I like to read mysteries, paranormal novels, and books about spiritual law. I'm not big on reading Young Adult fiction. I watch Oddities, Pawn Stars, Mad Men, White Collar, The Voice. Oh, and...more
More about Roberta L. Smith...
The Accordo Distorted - five imaginative tales on the dark side Chapel Playhouse A Year in the Life of a Civil War Soldier: the 1864 Diary of Frank Steinbaugh Skyglow Undercover

Share This Book