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

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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)
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Jackie
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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
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Majanka
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
Glenda Bixler
Aug 14, 2008 Glenda Bixler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Tom Dye
Oct 20, 2011 Tom Dye rated it it was amazing
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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
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Hazel
Jun 27, 2012 Hazel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Krazybooklady
Nov 06, 2011 Krazybooklady rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Robin Riley
Dec 17, 2011 Robin Riley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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I love a good ghost story. So that's what I write.

I've been known to stay in haunted hotels I've heard about on TV. I like to read mysteries, paranormal novels, and metaphysical books.

I'm a lifelong southern Californian who grew up with TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In between Corvette outings with my husband and trips to Vegas, I write paranormal mysteries with g
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