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Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery #5)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  134 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Waitress Wanda Nell Culpepper is barely hitched to her new husband, Jack, before the couple starts digging into an unsolved murder from thirty-one years ago. But a new death puts this cold case on the front burner.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Berkley (first published January 6th 2008)
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Sep 23, 2016 Sabine rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, usa-mississippi
The mystery wasn't a recent murder but one that occurred 31 years ago and was never solved. And this due to the fact that people with influence paid some hush money to make evidence disappear and blame an innocent person.
I did enjoy it and am very sad to have reached the end of this series. I grew very fond of Wanda Lee and family and friends. She was a little over protective but lovingly mother and wife.
Mar 11, 2010 Leeankh rated it really liked it
Overall, I really liked it. I like that they were investigating an unsolved crime because it feels somewhat unrealistic for a small town setting to host so many murders throughout a series. It's especially difficult to suspend my disbelief that one character would find herself connected to every murder, in such a setting. Additionally, the main characters leave town to follow up on some leads and I really liked that. I guess I just need to see some changes of scenery, even in a book series. Mira ...more
Sep 07, 2009 Mary rated it liked it
I saw this book on the shelf; it said 'A Trailer Park Mystery', and I grew up around several trailer parks, so I had to read it! It does the trailer parks proud. This is a light mystery with the 'sleuths' being a newlywed couple who happen to live in a trailer park. The characters were amusing, with lots of names that sound best when you have a Southern accent ('Wanda Nell', 'Mayrene', 'Miss Lyda', 'Elmer Lee'). The mystery was interesting (a 30+ year old murder at the local high school). I enjo ...more
Oct 01, 2010 Gail rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, mystery
This is the 4th "trailer park mystery" by Evans. In it, Wanda Nell is married to her schoolteacher sweetheart and only has one child left at home. Someone tells her about a girl who was found murdered on the high school football field 30 years ago, a murder that was never solved, and Wanda Nell and co. decide the poor girl deserves better than that. Another stroll into the dark and twisted underbelly of a small Southern town...
Jan 29, 2009 Vicky rated it it was ok
I did not like this book as well as the previous ones in this series. It was "Too polite" on the whole an the humor between Mayreen and Wanda Nell was non-existent. I do not like the marriage idea either. Too hokey. I liked Wanda better as a struggling "hero". i don't know if i will read another by this author.
Sep 03, 2012 Tisha rated it liked it
the 5th and final (?) installment of the Trailer Park Mysteries series. This is kind of a cold case storyline. Wanda Nell and Jack are now married. Jack is a true crime writer. He discovers a cold case from 31 years ago and he and Wanda Nell set out to solve it. Wanda Nell is a bit more likable in this story. I did have a time warming up to her.

Jul 31, 2008 Wendy rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this mystery with Wanda Nell and Jack. Sad that this appears to be the last book in the series (even though there is no real ending to the series here).

The mystery was a cold case and for once did not involve anyone in Wanda Nell's family. lol

Enjoyed this cozy series.

Nov 10, 2010 Susan rated it liked it
Wanda Nell and her new husband Jack are happy until Jack decides to write his new book about a girl who was murdered right there in Tullahoma 31 years earlier. Soon both are haunted by the sad story, and decide to take whatever risks are necessary to avenge the unidentified girl.
Jun 05, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
I am sooo sorry that this author ended this series with this book!! I am primed to read several more-alas...I liked the way the story/excitement built up and instead of a Big Finale, ended softly. I wish the author would reconsider, I can come up with some plots!
Janet Windeguth
Jul 27, 2010 Janet Windeguth rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Okay, I’m all caught up with Evans’ series. This last one was published in January of 2009. So I’m hoping Evans is working on a new one and hasn’t called it quits.
Joy F Walker
Jul 24, 2016 Joy F Walker rated it really liked it
I hope there will be more books in this series.
Mar 05, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenge
Another fun trailer park mystery. This one is about a cold case from 31 years ago that Wanda Nell gets involved with solving and I'm a sucker for cold cases.
Jan 31, 2015 Sandy rated it really liked it
I would love to see more from Jimmie Ruth Evans! Hasn't let me down yet, loved everything I from from this author.
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Jul 30, 2008 Cindi (cheesygiraffe) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-read
This one was like an episode of Cold Case Files. very good!
Nov 01, 2011 Kim rated it did not like it
Shelves: funny-mysteries
Just not into it.
Jean Brazil
Mar 20, 2013 Jean Brazil rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Another cute trailer park cozy mystery.
May 12, 2013 Becky rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
This is the only one I have read in this series and I enjoyed it.
Mar 30, 2010 Erin rated it liked it
Okay mystery, too much gay agenda.
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