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Death by Denim (Death By Mysteries #3)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  1,274 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Aphra Connolly is being chased by some very dangerous people. She knows her survival depends upon staying far away from love interest Seth, and listening to her mom?s lectures on the finer points of anonymity and survival. But how is a girl supposed to live under the radar and not think about her boyfriend when she?s in Paris?the most romantic city in the world? When her m...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published May 14th 2009 by Speak
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Lauren Chappell
If you like action, thriller, or spy novels you will really like Death by Denim. The characters and plot were really thought out and it was a great end to the Death by Mystery series. The high action plot gives a magnificient ending to the series. Aphra's personality and determination are a huge factor in the plot. She goes after the Mole (someone who has been targeting and trying to ruin her family's lives for years) to try to end the pain and hiding he has put her family through for years. She...more
Aphra Connolly’s life can never be normal again, not since she discovered the true nature of her mother’s work and unwittingly landed herself on the hit list of a very dangerous man known as The Mold. So, she and her mom have been flying under the radar and hiding out in France, but despite their careful precautions, they are still not safe. When they discover they’re being followed, they’re on the run once more, but they don’t get very far once Aphra’s mother’s Parisian contact is found drowned...more
Jessica (Sugar Coated Book Reviews)
I always had problems with the fact that the titles of these books were so loosely connected. The title for this book related to the plotline a lot more regardless if the reader really caught on or not.

Aphra is on the run. Well, sort of. The Mole is searching for them. She's gone incognito with her mother in France under a different name. Their cover is blown and they have to flee France and go to Natalie's contact. Natalie's contact comes up dead, gagged by strips of denim. The denim came from...more
Equasya Samuels
This book is about a young girl named Aphra Connolly. She has been hiding for the past year due to a dangerous situation associated with her mom. Her mother is hinding from a man called the Mole. Aphra's boyfriend, Seth, is also hiding from the Mole with his parents. Even though Aphra desires to spend time with Seth, she wouldn't dare do anything that dangerous. Revealing their locations would put their life in deeper jeopardy than it already is. If you like books with action and love, I definit...more
I'm very partial to mysteries and there are too few new YA mystery series. But let me tell ya, Linda Gerber's "Death By" series is everything that I love in a YA mystery! This is the third title in the series and it takes place in Paris where Aphra and her mother's cover have been blown and moves on to Italy. I found myself holding my breath as I turned the pages while Aphra tried to escape the bad guys and find her boyfriend too. I want more, more, more, please!
This book was just a good as the other two in the series. However, I was a little disappointed by how it ended. I thought there would be more between Aphra and Seth. May be she's planning on continuing the series and wants to save that stuff for the next book?
I picked this book on sale and never knew that this is a trilogy and not a stand alone. I corrected my self by checking it at Goodreads and yes it has a previous 2 books which are Death by Bikini and Death by Latte. I got hooked on the book and wanted to get the other books as well because there is a lack of knowledge for me on why The Mole is chasing them in the first place and why in the world Aphra and her mother always needs to change their address and their family being followed. I also wan...more
3.5 stars

I liked this one the best of the series. It's fun. I still don't care about Seth though. In fact, there's another character Aphra interacts with that is developed better than Seth and I thought as far as love interests go, she should go for him instead, but she doesn't. I read all three books in the series within a week and I felt like it was one book really. I was satisfied with the ending (other than the love interest...). I would recommend this to preteen or teen girls that want a qu...more
Maelstrom Reviews
Jan 05, 2009 Maelstrom Reviews rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery Fans
Recommended to Maelstrom by: ARC
Shelves: maelstrom, aella-owns
Ack! A new review from the Maelstrom. See it here:

I don’t think that I will ever get tired of this series. So forgive me for sounding a little bit repetitive as I review the third title in the Death By books.


Aphra is back. Erm… Again. And hiding out in France with fake papers. Seth Mulo, her secret lurrrver, is off and away at a separate, mysterious location. All is well aside from their being apart. Until Aphra and Natalie (A...more
Alexa Desocio
A so-so end to an excellent series. I was expecting a little more from "Death by Denim," considering that it was supposed to be the thrilling end to the exciting Death by... series. This final installment was lack-luster and kind of boring. Not to say that there was a lack of action, but rather, the action was predictable (for the most part) and very anti-climactic. I was really hoping for a much more creative and intriguing resolution to the three-book long battle against the mole, i was extrme...more
Okay, so you should read DEATH BY BIKINI and DEATH BY LATTE first. It is a mystery series and this is the one that reveals the Mole's identity. In Paris!

But seriously, this series is cheap and pocket-sized. You can toss all three in most purses and have something to read in the bus/car/plane. And believe me, these books will make the trip far more exciting. (Especially if you're driving through Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. If you live in those states, please tell me what you do for...more
Ruty  B
Warning: the review could contain some spoilers for book 1 & book 2

Death by Denim is the perfect finale for a great mystery-romance-thriller series. Now in Paris, Aphra and her mother are still running from the bad guys. When she finds out that her location has been discovered, the chasing begins again.

Aphra is definitely the main character in this book. She is a grown up lady, brave and tough. A young agent (without being one officialy) who will try to bring down the evil man and his organi...more
Aphra Connolly is being chased again. Except now she is hiding out in Paris with her mom. But while Aphra's mom is trying to teach her tricks on how to stay alive and most importantly keep out of trouble. Aphra isn't too interested in that though, all she can think about is Seth and how much she wished that she knew where he was. But sooner, instead if later Aphra's moms tricks seem very handy when Aphra and Natalie discover a contact floating in a river with denim gags and binds. Now once Aphr...more
Dimitra H.
Death by Denim
Linda Gerber
224 pages
Realistic Fiction

Aphra Connolly is being chased by some very dangerous people. She knows her survival depends upon staying far away from love interest Seth, and listening to her mom's lectures on her points survival. But how is a girl supposed to live under the radar and not think about her boyfriend when she's in Paris...the most romantic city in the world? When her mom's link in Paris is found floating in the Seine with a deadly message stuffed in his mouth,...more
Andrea G
Death By Denim By Linda Gerber
Mystery book
There are 211 pages in this book.

This book is called "Death By Denim." It is filled with action and adventure! The main characters are Aphra, Aphra's mother, Leveque, and the Mole. In this book Aphra and her mom are hiding from the CIA and Mole. This is because they were trying to help protect the Mulo's, who were involved in a crime that they should not have been blamed for. The Mulo's later break out of jail and are now wanted by the CIA and Mole. Aph...more
Tess Upton
The last book of the "Death By series":
In this book Aphra experiences having to learn a whole new language and move to a totally different country with her mom, where they think that they are safe.. This book may be good for someone who has experienced having to stay away from the one you love the most, for your own good (as did Aphra). Also for someone who loves a mystery story, with deaths, romance, and action with tons of suspenseful moments.
As I have stated before in my other reviews of t...more
The third book, (the last in the series?). You know how most series get boring and messy in the end? Not this one. This was a great series from beginning to end, the amount of suspense just increased by ever book. I lived along with the main characters Aphra and Seth, feeling all the emotion and pain that they had gone through. Not only was the series unique, but they also had a strong sense of reality to them. Even though all the things that happened in the book were extreme for real life, they...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Aphra Connolly is back and being chased by some very dangerous people. What makes it even worse is that Aphra has to completely forget about her boyfriend, Seth, to keep him out of trouble too - but that's extremely hard for a girl when she's in Paris, the most romantic city in the world.

Aphra quickly comes to realize that she really cannot mess around when her mother's contact in Paris turns up floating in the Seine with a deadly message stuffed into his mo...more
I don't usually read the kind of books that reviewers classify as "Chick Lit" but this series astounded me in how interesting, action-packed, and fun Chick Lit could be!

Aphra Connelly is now officially on the run with her mother, and suddenly she understands who exactly it is she's up against.

A quick, exciting read Death by Denim picks up a few months after where the previous book left off and kept all of the surviving characters in the game.

I love how the author can make you think you've pred...more
Aphara Connolly is back and being chased by some very dangerous people. What makes it even worse is Aphra has to completely forget about her boyfriend Seth to keep him out of trouble too, but that’s extremely hard for a girl when she’s in Paris – the most romantic city in the world. Aphra quickly comes to realize that she really cannot mess around when her mother’s contact in Paris turns up floating in the Seine with a deadly message stuffed into his mouth and she sets off to confront the situat...more
Lenore Appelhans
In this third (and final?) installment of the Death by... series, Aphra is once again in danger, only this time, she gets to jetset around France and Italy. Not that she can really enjoy it when she is being used as a pawn in a life-threatening game...

I enjoyed both previous books in this series, so I was very much looking forward to joining Aphra on her latest high-stakes adventure.

The action has really been pumped up this time around. In fact, the pace is so breakneck that the book is over be...more
Ellie K
The theme of this book is that it's easier not to work alone. This was a thrilling end to the series. It was cool that it was in another country. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it seemed like Aphra and her mom were just running the whole book. There wasn't as much mystery and confrontation as in the other books. Other than that, it was really fun to read and see all the pieces slide into place.
Death by Denim
Linda Gerber
207 pages

Death By denim is the 3rd and final book of the trilogy death by.....
Aphra is the main girl in this book, she's got the brains and the heart to go along with her mothers CIA agency. Seth is once again brought up the connection between him and Aphra is even more powerful. Seth and Aphra have done a lot to help Natalie, Aphras mom to help get rid of "the mole" they call him. Finally the mole is dead and all of the Seth's family the Mulos and Aphra and her mom a...more
Apr 06, 2010 Daisy added it
Thinking that they were finally starting over, turns out that Aphra and her mother were wrong. They arrive in France, thinking that they were safe from the Mole, an evil leader. However, knowing that the Mulo's family was far from safety, Aphra and her mother risk their lives trying to destroy the Mole.

Since this is the third sequel to Death by Bikini, a lot has happened since the first book. But rest is assured, in the end, The Mole dies.

This book kind of reminded me of the Callagher Girls ser...more
I loved this series! It’s a shame it’s not very popular because Linda’s writing is beautiful and the storyline was lovely. Her characters were wicked, and they all had such an important role to the story.
It annoys me when I read a book and there is no thought put into the characters names what so ever. This series had reason behind the names, and they were unique and different. I could tell how much effort was put into the making of this book. For instance, Linda decided to name the main charac...more
Note that I am trying my best not to give spoilers for all three books.

Characters: From the beginning of this series I have loved Aphra and Seth's characters. Meeting the new characters that were introduced in this one was also nice. They were described nicely and I got a real good taste of what they were like early on.

Plot: The plot of the Death By... series is very original, and that's why I like them so much. Gerber does a really nice job with mixing the action filled mystery part of the stor...more
Ellz Readz
My thoughts...Wow, this was a fast-paced novel. I could not put it down because the action did not stop, at all. For me, this was a refreshing change. There were no vampires, no werewolves, no supernatural creatures, just bad guys, with guns and bombs. The main characters are in hiding until they realize that they are being hunted by a very dangerous criminal. They don't know who to trust, or if their actions will endanger their friends and loved ones. Gerber left me on the edge of my seat, afra...more
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Alpha and her mother headed off again, trying to gain ground on the people who are out to get them. They land in Paris, France and it seems that, after several months, they’ve lost them entirely. They are so wrong. Her mom’s contact has turned up dead in the Seine with a deadly message gagged in his mouth. Alpha figures the only way to end all this is to end it herself. She doesn’t realize the trouble she has gotten herself into.

This was a great ending to this tril...more
Actual rating: 3.5
The book was great except for the ending. I mean you don't really know if Aphra joins Ryan and his assignments. You also don't know whether or not she and Seth ever see each other again. I have heard of things left open for interpretation but I think this is too open.
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Linda Gerber recently returned to life in the Midwest after four years in Japan where she served as the RA for SCBWI Tokyo. Her books include SASS: Now and Zen, SASS: The Finnish Line, Death by Bikini, Death by Latte, Death by Denim and the upcoming novel, Trance.

She currently lives and writes in Dublin, Ohio, blissfully ignoring her husband, four kids, and one very naughty puppy"

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