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Dead Wrong

(Blackmoore Sisters #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  6,699 ratings  ·  615 reviews
There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface. Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike.... Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew ...more
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published May 2nd 2013
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Oct 03, 2016 rated it liked it
3 stars to Leighann Dobbs's Dead Wrong, her debut novel in the Blackmoore Sisters Mystery series. I selected this book as it was a free electronic iBooks read on my Apple iPad and because I had read another debut novel in a different series by the author. It's a fun, short read, contains a direct path to the resolution and begins to drop a few hints about potential magical ways that run through the town and in the Blackmoore family.

Four sisters, living in huge cliff-side Victorian home
Oct 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
This isn't a good book. The plot is ridiculous and doesn't make sense. There is weirdness with the cat that is never explained. And insta-love. Really, I tried to like it but just didn't. The characters are ridiculous. If you have this book, I hope you got it for free.

There are so many good cozies out there to read. Stay away from this one. The best thing I can say about it was it was short.

P.S. They aren't witches, and this isn't paranormal. Again, this isn't a good book.
For some reason (perhaps the cover) I thought this was going to be a book about witches. It's not really and to be honest it's not all that much of a fantasy book despite being shelved as fantasy.

It's not bad. A cute cozy mystery about a group of sisters, one of whom has been accused of a murder by the corrupt chief of police. It mostly works but really needs a single protagonist. This book occasionally switched from one sister to the other which made it feel a little disjointed.

But overall it
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gelezen-2019, mystery
4 stars - English Ebook -
Quote from the book : where was that necklace? With the killer?
Four sisters in an old house. One is accuised of murder. All stick together to get to the truth. Nice cozy mistery. 🌷🌷🌷
Alice Liu
I feel like I just read a middle school book for adults. I am also reluctant to call Dead Wrong a cozy mystery. Cozies feature amateur female sleuths who solve crimes through ingenuity, and that is far from the case here. Instead, the Blackmoore sisters solve a murder through huge, illogical plot holes. When it looks like Morgan Blackmoore is being railroaded for a murder she didn't commit by the corrupt police chief, she and her sisters are given access to the murder scene and allowed to remove ...more
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm almost embarrassed to say I read this absurd book, but it was free on iBooks, and I had a lot of waiting around to do, with nothing but my phone for entertainment. So I was sort of trapped and desperate.

Where do I start? No clue about police procedure? Characters that do and say stupid things? More focus on boring people's inane thoughts than the facts of the mystery? All wrapped up in copy that appears never to have met an editor.

I used to think self-publishing was a democratic developmen
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this quick read of a book. A sort of mystery with a bit of romance & spookiness thrown in via the cat Belladonna. The book isn't any great literary feat, but it's fair to say it hasn't been written with that in mind. Just a well written, thoroughly enjoyable read to while away a few hours. I look forward to reading more books in the series. ...more
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Rated 3.5

This was a good start to the Blackmore Sisters series. I can't wait to see what's going to happen next and did Morgan really see Luke? The mystery continues. I wonder what's going to happen next with the sisters and will they find out what's really going on with Overton and why does he have such a hard for the sisters?
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Morgan Blackmore is wrongfully accused of murder, she and her sister investigate.

Dobb's writing is delightfully whimsical. She includes plenty of twists in the mystery plot and there's even a touch of romance. The characters are well-fleshed out, relatable and interesting.
N.N. Light
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Dead Wrong is a light magical mystery with not a lot of depth. While I usually like to read these during the month of October (all things witchy), this one fell flat. The author revealed too much too soon. Characters weren't fleshed out either. If you're looking for a light read without much to it, pick up Dead Wrong.

My Rating: 3 stars

Reviewed by: Mrs. N
Apr 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery
I went into this book not expecting much. I thought I would enjoy it, but I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular. I just wanted a light, fun, cozy mystery. Unfortunately, my expectations were too high. I almost DNF’ed Dead Wrong, but in the end, I decided to stick it out. The plot was just way too simplistic. The character’s all had developed physical characteristics, but otherwise, all of the Blackmoore sisters seemed interchangeable. Character development was just almost non-existent. I knew ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Dead Wrong was a freebie Kindle download that has been sitting on my Kindle for a while. It seemed very short, not sure of the pages but it was a super fast read. The story centers around a set of sisters who run a few “new agey” style businesses – a natural remedies shop, a yoga studio, and a crystal/jewelry shop. The sisters live together in the family home and are barely scraping by when one of them is accused of murder. They band together to prove Morgan’s innocence by finding the real kille ...more
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed with this book. I enjoyed this author's book "Ghostly Paws", but this one fell far below the bar set by that one. It was very straightforward, no twists, nothing surprising at all. The first time the character who "done it" was introduced, I knew it had to be him/her. I could even tell you how and why. Maybe I've read too many mysteries, but I found it flat and boring. Throw in the many grammatical errors (misuse of apostrophes, use of 'her' as the subject and 'she' as th ...more
Sarah (sarahlostbutfound )
3,5 stars to the nice mystery.A perfect cosy read for rainy January days.
Thom Swennes
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: free-e-book
A one word description of this story would be vanilla. Set in the small township of Noquitt, Maine, it is the story of four sisters and a double homicide. The Blackmoore sisters, Morgan, Fiona, Celeste and Jolene (listed from oldest to youngest) are happy in this community that their family had been part of for untold generations. Morgan and Fiona shared a shop in the village called “Sticks and Stones”, a very appropriate name for their lines of work. Morgan was a Doctor of Pharmacology with a M ...more
Ankit Garg
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Dead Wrong, the first book under the Blackmoore Sisters Mystery series of cozy mysteries, is a short read. The author has used 'dead simple' words (see what I did there?) across the book, which is a welcome move since it makes the book very easy to read and understand. These are the only two things I liked about the book.

The story feels incomplete. There are things which are left unaddressed, leaving a void in the reader's mind. Moreover, the cover is misleading.

Verdict: Pick only if you are loo
Erin Wolak
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was definitely one of those books that you kind of just read to get it off your tablet, or if you're waiting for a book you've requested from the library to get in. The whole thing was extremely predictable and boring. In a matter of hours I was able to finish this book. Not because it was interesting but because it was that easy to read. There was no wanting to prolong the ending because you want to savor every second, there was much longer until I'm done. ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Black Moore Girls live in a small Town where everyone knows everyone and about their personal lives.When Prudence a long time enemy of the Black Moore Sister's is found Dead, All signs point to Morgan who had a confrontation with Prudence in the Town Coffee Shop the morning of the murder. Fiona and her other Sisters are determined to prove Morgan didn't kill Prudence and to find out the truth about who did? ...more
Sandra Nedopričljivica
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Finally, I ripped off Gillian Larkin's novels and gave a chance to another cozy story. I chose Leighann and her Blackmoore sisters and I liked it: it was funny, romantic and mysterious. It wasn't boring at all so I'm looking forward to other Leighann's novels. ...more
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I appreciate a clean read.
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun and quick read! I've had this on my Kindle for a long time now and was happy to get an excuse to finally read it, excuse being another online book club discussion for this weekend.

The four Blackmoore Sisters lived in Noquitt, Maine in a huge old mansion. Celeste worked at a yoga studio in town, Jolene had recently graduated and was still deciding what she wanted to do (and she did think of something as the story ended). Fiona was a gemologist and Morgan was a pharmacologis
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun first in series!!
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook, cozy-mystery
This book wasn't anything special to me but it was a nice lite read. ...more
Ted Tayler
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Nothing wrong at all; it's dead right"

I see this is the start of a series; well, it was pretty impressive stuff. All four sisters had a role to play. There was a murder early on and the local police chief was desperate to pin it on Morgan Blackmore. With the evidence stacking up against her it was left to her, her sisters, a few true friends, and a new hunky policeman to find the true killer. Not much of a series if we see one of the main characters banged up in Book One is it, so no spoiler th
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first in a new series and I can't wait to read the others! The story is well developed with the author building the foundation for the other books in the series. The characters are well developed and written. I enjoyed the family cats' antics. I would recommend this book. ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This is a cozy mystery about a family of sisters, struggling with coming up with money to pay their taxes. They live in a huge house that has been in the family for generations and 2 of the sisters own a new-age shop. Unfortunately, one of the sisters is accused of murder. The sisters must band together since the chief of police doesn't seem interested in finding other suspects. Luckily a new transfer to town, a former detective from Boston, doesn't think the chief is doing his due dili
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 02019
I really still want to like this book. The characters are generally good... aside from random TSTL moment thrown in that seem to be there just to liven up the plot. The plot idea is good, but a bit sketchy over all. The characters are generally smart, but miss the blinding neon flashing signs on every page that tell everyone exactly what's going on at every turn. So, yeah, I love the idea of the story and the characters, and the loose threads that have been left over to follow through the series ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs is the first book in the the Blackmoore Sisters Cozy mystery series. After a confrontation with Prudence Littlemore at the cafe, Morgan Blackmoore is accused of her murder when Prudence's body is discovered shortly afterwards. A nice introduction to the series where we meet the four sisters, who all are different even with different hair colour. There is a mysterious attic and a cat Belladonna who seems to appear just at the right moments. An enjoyable relaxing short ...more
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: us-cosy
I was looking for a light cosy mystery with a paranormal element and this one looked like a good place to start. It had a promising beginning with the cat seemingly pointing out clues and treasure but then the story didn't really develop along those lines so I'm still looking for a good cosy involving witches, cats and perhaps a shop if anyone has any suggestions. ...more
Joann Herley
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Dead Wrong was a fun short and sweet read. There is a murder, a very odd cat, a shady police chief, a handsome police investigator, and four sisters willing to help solve the crime. It was a little predictable but still enjoyable.
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USA Today bestselling author, Leighann Dobbs, discovered her passion for writing after a twenty year career as a software engineer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Bruce, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty.

Her book "Dead Wrong" won the "Best Mystery Romance" award at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention.

Her book "Ghostly Paws" was the 2015 Chanticleer Mystery

Other books in the series

Blackmoore Sisters (9 books)
  • Dead & Buried (Blackmoore Sisters, #2)
  • Dead Tide (Blackmoore Sisters, #3)
  • Buried Secrets (Blackmoore Sisters Mystery, #4)
  • Deadly Intentions (Blackmoore Sisters Mystery, #5)
  • A Grave Mistake (Blackmoore Sisters Mystery, #6)
  • Spell Found (Blackmoore Sisters Mystery, #7)
  • Fatal Fortune (Blackmoore Sisters Mystery #8)
  • Hidden Secrets (Blackmoore Sisters Mystery #9)

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