Dead Case in Deadwood
Violet "Spooky" Parker stumbles upon a body-part theft ring at the local funeral parlor and suspects her caustic coworker has a hand in it or maybe a foot.
Can Violet discover what's in the crates the crooks...more
There are books that are a lot like this series and in nearly every case I liked them for one or two books before the glow faded. But these books ...more
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Wow. Deadwood fans, you're going to be amazed!
The Deadwood Mystery series is one of my favorite series. When it comes to mysteries, it is my favorite. Every time I pick up an instalment in this series, I know I'm in for a treat. You get pulled in pretty quickly and Ann takes you for a ride where you'll be guessing the outcome until the very end. I love it.
The characters are some of my favorite cast of characters. Old man Harvey is completely original. He may be sour and a womaniser, but he's got ...more
Violet! What the hell, Violet?! Get a grip, girl. You are a piece of sh*t. An immature, aggravating, demanding, selfish, whiny ...more
In Dead Case in Deadwood the story is fun and there are several sub-plots which make the book an entertaining read. The dialogues (especially those with Harvey involved) are seriously funny and Ann Charles doesn't go over the top with the paranormal part of the story which is nice.
I have to say that what I particularly enjoyed in this instalment is the developm ...more
Notice the cover..C.S. Kunkle illustrated. Again, for those who have been living under a rock, the cover is everything. I actually bought Ann's first book in the series because of the fantastic cover. I loved it! I can't begin to tell you how many books I have turned down due to the hideous covers..spend the money if ,unlike Ann, you don't have a professional artist in your family. Who probably charged her- but let's hope she got ...more
Still, a very good story, and the character development in this book was much stronger than the first two books: Doc and Violet actually have conversations in this book (although, thank goodness, not too many) and the shit hits the fan in a relationship or two. Cooper intrigues the hell out ...more
The character development is fantastic. The plot was good. I would actually rate this book 3.75 stars. I liked it but not quite as much as I did the first one.
It's fun, witty, a wee bit sexy, there is intrigue, parenting, real estate selling...and romance.
How fun could that be?
Violet's client in this book looks like Abe Lincoln and wants to buy a haunted hotel, because he is a Ghost Whisper.
Not sure why I got this book after not really liking Violet in the first book. Like her even less now. She has two kids, but is constantly doing stuff that could land her in jail, jeopardizes her job and her life. She keeps things going with Doc, but doesn't respect her friend enough to tell her what's up. She'd rather use her to go sleuthing. When I think someone is doing something illegal , I don't jump in their face and start accusing them off stuff. Not sure if she did ...more
These books have me so hooked it's ridiculous. Ann Charles has upped the creepy factor in Dead Case in Deadwood. I now question every little noise I here in my house late at night when everyone is asleep except me. More than the creepiness is the humor. This is one of those books that will get you odd looks for bursting into spontaneous laughter, whether you are with family or in public. And the chemistry between Violet and Doc sizzles even more. Add in all of the secondary ...more
This would have been a good book if it didn't have all that jealousy in it. It was a serious problem for the story flow. It completely overshadowed the plot. The amount of jealousy was such a detractor that I will not be reading any more of this series.
Needless to say this is a huge coup, so huge that Violet's colleague Ray immediately asks their boss Jane if he can take over. Since Violet can't stand Ray, she digs in her heels and reminds everyone that Cornelius specifically requested her for the job. Baring that in mind, Jane h ...more
Nearly Departed in Deadwood, the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner and a 2011 RWA Golden Heart Award Winner.
*USA Today Best Selling Author,
*Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author
*Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling Author
*Winner Suspense Magazine Best of 2012, 2015. 2016
*Winner of Paranormal Grand Prize from Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media,
*Winner of Southern Writers Best Co ...more