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Along Came A Demon (Whisperings #1)

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I'm told the dead are all around us. I wouldn't know about that. I see only the violently slain. They could be victims of hit-and-run, innocents caught in cross-fire, the murdered. I've come to terms with that. In fact, I've made a career out of it. They whisper to me and they never, ever, forget the face of their killer. They aren't the only supernatural things I see. No, ...more
Paperback, 2nd edition, 204 pages
Published November 13th 2009 by Createspace (first published March 11th 2009)
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Peggy
Apr 23, 2013 Peggy rated it really liked it
Oddly enough I found this more enjoyable than I thought. The combination of a person who communicates with the spirits of people who died difficult deaths with a police officer who is from another world made for an interesting story line. At the end of the book the 2 main characters are contemplating starting their own investigative firm.
There are plenty of interesting support characters to add flavor to the story while not distracting from it.
Laura
Nov 23, 2015 Laura rated it liked it
This was mostly just okay for me. Not exceptionally good, but good enough. Not exceptionally bad either.

Tiff sees and speaks with the dead. She also sees "demons" for what they truly are - not hidden behind glamour which makes them seem more human-like (well "utterly perfect" human-like.) Turns out the demons are not really demons but a different race all together, sort of a cross between fae and demons is probably the best way I can think of to describe them.

Tiff uses her skills of speaking t
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Carol Kerry-green
Jul 28, 2011 Carol Kerry-green rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, mystery, 2011
Brilliant, I loved this straight away, Tiff Banks (don't dare to call her Tiffany) shares her home with two roommates, Mel and Jack, except their both ghosts, violently slain by the previous owner of Tiff's home they remain in the house and become Tiff's 'family'. Tiff can see and talk to the ghosts of the violently slain, whether murdered or killed in automobile crashes etc. Her skill has led her to become a consultant for the local Police Department who were skeptics at first but as her inform ...more
Melindeeloo
2 stars = okay - I ended up pretty neutral in my reaction to Along Came A Demon. There are a lot of familiar pieces stitched together in this story. The basics are: the heroine can see and talk to ghosts, she is a consultant to the local police department, she has two dead housemates, and the ghost of a murdered woman turns up on her lawn asking for help. In addition to seeing ghosts, she also sees 'demons' - who seem very fae-like with their glamor and aversion to iron filings.

In and of itself
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Lisa Cox
Feb 01, 2013 Lisa Cox rated it it was amazing
I am almost embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed this book. It is not at all in a genre I usually visit. I picked up a copy of Indie Chicks: 25 Women 25 Personal Stories when it was offered for free, and after reading the first few chapters of Along Came a Demon, I *had* to buy it. I kept imagining the actress Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) playing Tiff.

The writing is fresh, fun, a little gritty, and the main character is tough, believable, and almost instantly sympathetic. I love the writin
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Sharon
Apr 18, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
is book one of the Whisperings Paranormal Mystery Series.

Need I mention he’s handsome? He’s one of those men to whom every woman’s eyes are drawn when he walks into the room, and they see him as a human male. I see him as he is. His copper and gold streaked hair reaches his shoulder blades when unbound, and when he’s excited it swirls and emits sparks, as if full of electricity. His eyes are deep copper-brown, like new pennies, and glint when he moves. He has a demon’s angular face and high che
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Marianne
Tiff can see the dead, the violently slain, she can also sense the Otherworldly, whom she calls demons. All mesmerizingly beautiful, able to seduce at will, and deadly. Due to her gift, she is a consultant for the PD. So when Tiff discovers a dead woman outside her home, who claims to have a missing son that nobody remembers, she vows to help out. The only problem: demons are out for the same boy, and she gets partnered up with the most gorgeous detective... Unfortunately also a demon, who won't ...more
So, I Read This Book Today
Oct 02, 2014 So, I Read This Book Today rated it it was amazing
But, soft: behold! lo where it comes again!
I’ll cross it, though it blast me. – Stay, illusion!
If thou hast any sound, or use a voice.
Speak to me. – Hamlet 1.1

Why, what care I ? If thou canst nod, speak too, -
If charnel-houses, and our graves, must send
Those that we bury, back, our monuments
Shall be the maws of kites. – (Macbeth, 3.4)

There is no ghost clause in that lease. – David Simmons


I know it is silly, but when I find an author I wasn’t previously aware of who really catches my interest and
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Moondance
"There's a naked woman in the garden," Jack said.

Tiff(never Tiffany) Banks sees ghosts of people that died a violent death. Jack and Mel are her resident ghosts as their bodies are buried in her basement. When a wet, nude ghost shows up in her backyard, Tiffany takes on the task of finding a six year old boy. Tiff works with the Clarion police on occasion and asks the captain for his assistance. Much to her surprise, he pairs her with Royal, a demon that only she can see.

Interesting take on talk
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Arushi
Mar 31, 2014 Arushi rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, crime
This book is pretty much perfect as a light read. There is a good plot, there are interesting side characters, the protagonist is snarky without being annoying and can totally hold her own, and the male lead is the right combination of hot, teasing and useful.

Tiff can talk to dead people, but only those who died violently. Its something that has led to her working as a consultant for the PD in her small hometown of Clarion. Then a dead woman walks into her backyard and she has to help find out
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Al
Jun 05, 2011 Al rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, read-2011
In the last year or two I’ve probably read more books with some kind of paranormal twist than I had all the remaining years of my life combined. I’ve been amazed to discover the number of ways authors have to give a novel a paranormal twist. "Along Came a Demon is among my favorites." I was happy discovering they aren’t all glittery vampires.

As I evaluate the reasons "Along Came a Demon" was an enjoyable read for me several things come to mind. Part of it is the mystery portion. Ignore the para
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Tayinnawin
Apr 30, 2013 Tayinnawin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People weary of YA/Teen Paranormal Series
ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS OR REPEAT OF THE BOOK DESCRIPTION.

I prefer to review the experience of reading the book and comment on the character development and writing style of the author rather than rehash what the book description already provides.

I enjoyed this book a lot. The writing style was quite easy to visualize. I eased into the story, following along like a movie in my head. The development of the main character is done quite well; you are given a good glimpse of who/what she is, while a
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Valerie Long
Jul 18, 2010 Valerie Long rated it it was amazing
The protagonist and storyteller, Tiff, is not just a tough and fearless, but an extraordinary woman: she can see and hear the violently slain. This would be enough substance for more than one book, but it’s just the beginning. As strong women go, she has some trouble with her love life, and she seems to tend to collect unusual friendships.
The story starts as an easy read with some funny and surprising ideas, but quickly takes up speed and tension becoming an edge-of-the-seat thriller that refuse
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Camela Thompson
Jun 05, 2016 Camela Thompson rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It's very well written and the pacing kept me engaged enough to finish it in a day. The female protagonist is strong even when she needs a little help. I would definitely recommend.
Jacqui
Aug 31, 2015 Jacqui rated it really liked it
I've always enjoyed a good paranormal adventure, so when this story was offered I grabbed at the opportunity.
Tiffany sees ghosts. And not just any ghosts. Only those that have been violently killed. This can really put a damper on life-especially when it comes to a love life. So when a new ghost appears to her naked and wet in her garden, unable to recall who killed her and desperately seeking her son, Tiff must rise to the occasion. As a consultant to the police, Tiff is now able to use her con
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Jeanette Hammond
A psychic and a demon

Along Came A Demon is an incredible book about Tiffany ( only don't call her that - she hates it) who can see and talk to the dead. She has a pair of roommates who the previous owner of the house killed and buried in the basement. They are quite the little family. Lindy shows up in Tiff's yard - dead - speaking of her son Lawrence and wanting Tiff to find him. When Tiff goes to the apt, there are no pictures of Lawrence or Lindy, which she finds so strange. Tiff works with t
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⊱ Irena ⊰
2.5
Tiff sees the dead as if they are there, she talks to them, they tell her how they died and she occasionally helps the police. There isn't a disastrous event in her past that gave her the gift. It just happened one day. I assume the explanation and more information about her parents would be revealed in the rest of the books in the series. That's not the only thing she can see. She can see supernatural beings. Some of them she calls demons and so far they are the only supernatural beings that
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»jαу
Dec 08, 2015 »jαу rated it liked it
Tiff Banks is able to see and speak to the dead, but only those who have been violently killed. The police department lets her work on some cases for them; however, they only believe that she is a psychic. They aren't fully aware that she is actually able to see/speak to certain ghosts. When a naked ghost woman shows up on her lawn looking for her son Lawrence, Tiff goes to the PD to ask about the boy. According to neighbors and the remnants on the house, the lady never had any children. Tiff en ...more
Andy
Nov 01, 2015 Andy rated it really liked it
This book surprised me. Obviously it intrigued me when I read its synopsis or else I would not have bought it to read but I was prepared for something less well crafted. Do not get me wrong, it is not flawless but it is well written. Most of what I have been reading is nearer to slapstick rom-com territory it seems lately. This book has none of that frilliness. It does have humor, though it is clear from the beginning Tiff's world is a darker place. I was all right with that, darker was just wha ...more
Jagged
Sep 03, 2015 Jagged rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
Well, this had potential. Lots of potential.
That was before the "demons" were shiny and metallic. After that, I found that I just couldn't take this seriously.
Not to mention Tiffany's flip-floppy character development.

The plot was not exactly fulfilled. Everything that happens is very convenient, especially where Tiffany is concerned.
I just didn't care for the execution, the sloppy romance, or the overall writing.

An editor would have taken this book to much better heights. Even having someone r
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Marie Willis
Jan 10, 2014 Marie Willis rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I love, love, love this book! I can't believe this was a free download on the Kindle app. Seriously rocked my socks off. Just recommended it to everyone who 'likes fantasy' on Goodreads. :D
Sumayyah
Jul 29, 2015 Sumayyah rated it really liked it
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Tiffany sees the spirits of people who died violent deaths, such as murders, and uses that skill to consult for the police. When a naked, dripping wet woman appears in her yard, Tiffany naturally goes to investigate. She sees a faster than human blur instead of the face of the woman's killer. A demon. On the hunt for demons and a missing little boy with her trusty Ruger pistol, Tiffany finds herself hunted, seduced, and dragged into the depths of the Otherworld and its i
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Nanci de Suffren
Jul 09, 2011 Nanci de Suffren rated it it was amazing
I know this is paranormal and thus hardly intellectual stuff but I read for the fun of it and this book made me laugh out loud and smile at the heroine and her unlikely hero. The cast of characters, including the unique roommates creates an interesting environment for the story. For those who enjoy things that go "bump in the night" I highly recommend this for their light reading moments. It is a really fun book.
Jessica Gomez
Hmmm...

Okay, I am a little confused after reading this book. My thoughts and emotions are a bit all over. I enjoyed the story line of Tiff, a girl who one day just started seeing dead people. She can communicate with them and find out how they died. Then a case comes along of a little boy who goes missing, who follows a long string of little boys that go missing.

During that time, Tiff works for the Police department, and they pair her up with a detective who turned out to be a Demon. Royal, seem
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Paul
Dec 27, 2013 Paul rated it liked it
Realistically, it was not terrible but it is a tired story of the supernatural detective. It hits on every single cliche. The biggest failure is that there was nothing to make the reader able to connect with the characters. The plot was as unoriginal as most supernatural novels now
Karekon
Jan 31, 2012 Karekon rated it it was ok
Shelves: demons
Started out interesting then turned dull, anyone else incredibly tired of the "I CANT RESIST HIM" romances in books? :|
I just ended up skimming through the rest of it just to see what happened at the end ..and it was a soap opera cliché..

Also considering the main characters eyecatching features, how come NO ONE REACTS TO IT?
Kristie Cook
Mar 09, 2010 Kristie Cook rated it it was amazing
This book was such a fun read. I enjoyed getting to know the characters as they solved an interesting mystery that takes the reader down an unexpected and otherworldly path. It's relatively short and a quick read, making it a great introduction into Linda Welch's new series.
H.P. Mallory
Sep 02, 2010 H.P. Mallory rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It was very well written and kept my interest the entire time. The plot was unpredictable and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Linda Welch is a very good author and I definitely intend to keep an eye out for future works of hers!
Sandra
Jun 29, 2014 Sandra rated it liked it
Standard PNR/UF but enjoyable nonetheless. It is standard stuff for a reason. I like Tiff and while there was insta-lust it wasn't insta-love (which I hate) and Tiff didn't act on it til after she had come to trust Royal. One thing that really bugged me though was how she had to hide her 'true' power which was holding conversations with murdered people from her police contact who thought she was psychic and accepted that she got messages from the dead and then acted on the info she gave him. WTF ...more
Courtney Lee
Thoroughly enjoyable

Think Ghost Whisperer and Supernatural combined. Tiff Banks sees, and communicates, with the ghosts of people who've been murdered. Royal is her "demon" police partner, and soon to be boyfriend. The storyline was a good one (a ghost comes to Tiff for help finding her son, which leads her to the realization that a supernatural world coexists with hers); it sucked me in. I read this in one sitting, because I couldn't put it down. The only criticism I have is that I felt she fel
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Born in England, Linda ended up in the USA and lived in New Mexico, Idaho and California before settling in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah near a small community called Eden. She lives there with her husband and Scottish terrier, and an awful lot of wildlife. She is the author of the Whisperings paranormal mysteries: Along Came a Demon, The Demon Hunters, Dead Demon Walking, Demon Demon Bu ...more
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