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Better Off Dead (Casey Jones Mysteries #5)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  205 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

Casey Jones is as tough as they come. She's big, blond and shoots to kill with the best of them -- even if she does lack an official P.I. license due to an unfortunate interlude behind bars. It takes a lot to faze her...but there are still some cases that hit her like a piledriver to the gut. This is one of them.

Helen McInnes, the victim of a horrible crime, barely escaped

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Published March 28th 2011 by Smashwords Edition (first published June 1st 2001)
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Carl Brookins
May 19, 2014 Carl Brookins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Casey Jones is a big, rollicking, smartmouth with a wicked sense of humor, and a jaundiced view of the world. Her view of the world applies particularly to personal human relationships. She's a lot like her creator. And she's a lot of fun to hang around. Her adventures are modern, important and well-worth reading about. Unfortunately, too often for this reviewer (and this maybe purely personal taste) Casey has to rely on others to get her out of some really bad scrapes.

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Chris
Nov 01, 2012 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Samantha
Dec 20, 2007 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book by this author that I've read. I wish now I would have started from the beginning so that I would had the background of the characters. I did enjoy how her main character solved the mystery with humor and guts. This book did remind me of the Stephanie Plum series. It's a very quick read and easy to get into. I would recommend it to anyone.
Karetchko
I started reading Katy Munger's books after she did a reading/author event at Durham Technical Community College. Her mysteries are a lot of fun and she's very funny and outspoken in person. She's actually the person who recommended Karin Slaughter's books to me, and through her "tart noir" group, I started reading Lauren Henderson's mysteries as well.
Ken McDouall
Improbable plot elements detract from the story in this Casey Jones installment. Of course, Munger isn't aiming for realism, but the books usually stay inside the threshold of credibility. Casey is still loads of fun in any case.
Tanya
Dec 20, 2012 Tanya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery, Murder Mystery, PI
Another awesome story about Casey Jones! I really do love this mystery series!
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Feb 25, 2013 Johnna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I have to say is "How could he?!?!!!!"
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