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Dead Eye

(Tiger's Eye Mystery #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,100 ratings  ·  204 reviews
For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by SilverHart Publishing
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Dead Eye is a light-hearted paranormal romance from a gem of an author, Alyssa Day.

Jack, a tiger shifter, just found out that his uncle died while he was away serving in a secret ops unit. When he returns he discovers that he inherited his uncle's estate and that he is now the co-owner of a pawn shop with a spunky young woman from his past, Tess. Soon after arriving at the pawn shop a dead body shows up at the pawn shop's door. The body was murdered in the same manner his uncle was murdered…whic
Jacob Proffitt
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chaste, urban-fantasy
This was a fun, but light, read. I had a bit of a rocky start in the beginning, as it felt like Tess was stuck on overdrive—like every reaction was jumped up a bit and just a touch too intense. I'm not sure if the book mellowed or if I did, but it settled in before too long and before I got annoyed.

Tess was easy to like. I particularly liked how straight-forward she is and how willing to do what she thinks is right even in the face of danger. She has an interesting paranormal ability and her pre
Marta Cox
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
I absolutely adored this offering from an author who I normally associate with steamy paranormal romance. Having devoured her Warriors of Poseidon series I had no hesitation in snatching this book up even though the cover and indeed the synopsis promised something very different. Definitely a more quirky setting that in many ways reminded me of Midnight Texas but there's a huge connection to her previous work and believe it or not it's tiger shaped!
Tess has inherited half a very exotic pawn shop
Laura the Highland Hussy
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Review posted on Got Fiction?

When Alyssa Day ended her Warriors of Poseidon series, many of us wondered, But what about Jack? (for those who are new to this author, Jack is a tiger shifter who worked with the Atlanteans to overthrow the vampire threat in the last series).

The rumor mill batted a few ideas around, but the predominant one was that Jack would be getting his own series! I'd heard it would be a PI series, where Jack, the hard-bitten detective, back from fighting in the resistance,
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jack Shepherd is a weretiger. He has just inherited half ownership of a pawn shop in Dead End Florida. Being a former soldier, jack has no interest in a pawn shop. He just wants to go there, get rid of his half, and move on. When he meets the other owner Tess and finds out that his uncle didn't die of natural causes, his plans change. Now he has to find the murderer. I really liked this book. The town and characters are interesting. It is a fun read. I received a copy from Net Galley.
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
A TIGER, AN alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop.

A catchy opener, don't you think? *smile*

This is only the second Alyssa Day book that I have read (the first one being The Cursed); I know that she has written that "Warrior of Poseidon" series, but I also thought it would be hard to catch up with so many books. So I prefer to wait for a different series. I enjoyed The Cursed and I wanted to give this one a try as well, due to the cover that suggested a lighter paranormal / mystery s
Laura Thomas
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
Jack Shepherd returns from a military mission to find that his uncle has died and he’s now co-owner of his pawn shop and private investigation agency. Before he can even get his head around the idea that he’ll be sharing ownership with Tess, a fiery woman from his past, a dead body is literally thrown on their doorstep. His were tiger growl vibrates the rafters when he discovers his uncle didn’t just die. He was murdered in the same brutal manner. There’s a mystery to be solved and time’s a wast ...more
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jack is finally here!!! I read this book in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. Jack is the tiger shifter we have all grown to know and love from the Warriors of Poseidon series and he is finally back with his own series. He returns to his hometown of Dead End after his Uncle was murdered outside of his pawnshop. His Uncle Jeremiah left Jack everything including half ownership of the pawnshop, the other half he left to Tess Callahan, a girl who loved him like a father and had been helping to ru ...more
Bethany Frost
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Vanessa Sparkes
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Romantic without being too "slutty", it keeps you guessing in a funny and intriguing way. A wonderful start to a new series by an accomplished author that is always a joy to read. Already looking forward to the rest of the series.
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kobo, re-reading
A cute , quick and fun read. Surprisingly not from Jack's pov.

Gave an extra star cause tiger shifter. :p

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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Tess has lived in Dead End her whole life. Although the town is no stranger to the weird and unexplained, she’s a bit of an oddball; able to see a person’s death when coming into contact with another. She runs a pawn shop, which she is now partial owner, and genuinely loves her job.

Jack, a tiger shifter, has been away for ten years, leading the human resistance against vampires and working side by side with the Atlanteans. He recently discovered his uncle (and only family member), Jeremiah, was
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, e-books
This book is very similar to the Sookie Stackhouse series, both in the design of the cover and the supernatural being a major part of the story. Given that, this book does have it's own good points and will appeal to anyone that enjoys both supernatural and mysteries.

I was given an ecopy by the publisher through NetGalley.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A funny, exciting, and suspenseful romance and mystery featuring a woman with a paranormal ability and a tiger shifter.
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It was hilarious when it was all action and even then it had a humor to it! I can't wait to read the next book.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Jeanie Jackson
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had so many interruptions reading this book but still managed to keep up and Love it! I first discovered Alyssa Day with Traveling Eye, the Christmas short story featuring Jack's journey home, and became an immediate fan so I feel badly about taking so long getting to this book. From the really humorous beginning tension mounts throughout the novel. There are still witty moments to help keep the intensity in check until near the end. I really liked Tess and drooled over tiger shifter Jack. Whi ...more
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jack Shepard, tiger shapeshifter and Tess Callaghan the woman who sees visions of people's deaths when she touches them, they sound like a match made in heaven right??

Jack has come back to Dead End after finding out his Uncle Jeremiah is dead, what Jack didn't know until he arrived back in Dead End was his uncle had actually been murdered, then within minutes another dead body shows up at the back door of his uncles pawn shop, seriously what else could go
Jeremiah left the pawn shop
This book was a nice surprise. Judging by the blurb I thought I was getting a man's point of view, but this novel is written entirely from Tess's perspective. Sookie fans should love this since the Southern Vampire Mysteries were so obviously the inspiration for Dead Eye. Tess is a women somewhere in her mid-twenties, who lost her parents at a young age, never left her southern hometown for college due to a supernatural "disability", and has developed a close relationship with her long-time boss ...more
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x2016
I honestly don't remember too much about Jack from the Warriors of Poseidon series but I still liked Dead Eye (A Tiger's Eye Mystery Book 1). This was a lightweight PNR mystery with just the barest promise of romance somewhere down the line but I am looking forward to more of Jack -who isn't the main character btw. I really liked the new leading lady, Tess, and her pawn shop. It was also kind of neat to see a teeny bit of Alejandro (back from the series and his book Alejandro's Sorceress) again. ...more
Amy Bryant
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very entertaining and enjoyable read. The characters were well thought out and quite engaging. The paranormal aspects of the book were very thought provoking and I was left spell bound. I really enjoyed the characters in the book and was quite taken in by their individual quips and antics. I would highly recommend this book to the paranormal lovers. If you aren't or haven't been into paranormal type books, this book would still be an enjoyable read and it may even make a follower out of you. I ...more
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought I would never read Jack Shepherd's story, but here it is and what a story!

Jack comes back to Dead End to find out that his Uncle was murdered. Between him and Tess are going to find out who is killing in Dead End. Alyssa Day has outdone herself again by bring a new series. Can't wait for the next book
Funny and addicting. Great read!!!

Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 I really enjoyed this first story in what I hope will be a long series and not just one or two books. Loved how Tess can't park her car or sing. I have been told by my own mom not to sing please. And I pull into parking spaces 99.9% of the time since I can't back in. Loved being back with Jack from the Atlantis Warrior series.
Brenda Silveira
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. It was funny, sexy. It got you from the first page. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Gail Koger
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun read

I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced with great characters. I highly recommend this book. You won't be disappointed
3.5 stars
Elena Linville
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-ok
I liked this book surprisingly more than I expected, even though the story isn't particularly original and neither is the world. We have typical vampires, werepeople of various kind, witches and other supernatural creatures briefly mentioned. I think one of the characters mentions having a gorgon for sister-in-law, and another brief mention of a banshee.

The world building itself is rather confusing. It's implied that their existence is known to the general public, but the book stays vague as to
“A tiger, an alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop…”

Dead Eye is a light paranormal cozy mystery by Alyssa Day. It’s set in Dead End, Florida in the heart of the Florida Everglades teeming with alligators. It marks the engaging debut of her new Tiger’s Eye Mystery series. From what I understand, the hero of this tale was first introduced in the author’s Warriors of Poseidon series. He was obviously a hit and fans clamored for him to have his own series. Ta-da! Here it is!

This story f
Ije the Devourer of Books
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
'“Sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth”

Sometimes when Tessa touches people she can see the truth. She can see how they will die. What she sees isn't always a terrible death, but the physical impact of this gift can be too much even for Tessa. Tessa manages this 'talent' by living a very quiet life in the town of Dead End where she works in the local pawn shop with her boss Jeremiah, at least things were quiet until Jeremiah was shot dead and his body left on the back doorstep of the
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well this is the first book by Alyssa Day that I have read and I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed.  

I was sad when the Sookie Stackhouse series by: Charlene Harris ended.  They were such good books and had such amazing and entertaining characters.  I loved how there was always a mystery and danger lurking around every corner.  Well that is how these books are.  They have that Sookie vibe that I have been missing and I am so glad I found these books.

In this first book we are introduced
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“A tiger, an alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop.”

You know any book that starts out with that as an opening line is going to be great! This book belongs to the peculiar genre that’s best known for Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series – cozy paranormal mysteries with a dash of romance. Since I love all things paranormal, romance, and cozy mysteries, this was right up my alley.

It was only after I started reading this that I discovered it ties in with a previous 8 book series. It
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Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of RITA award-winning author Alesia Holliday. She is a multiple finalist in the prestigious RITA awards for excellence in romance fiction and has won several awards for her novels.

ATLANTIS RISING was the first of Alyssa's Warriors of Poseidon novels for Berkley Publishing, and was featured on the cover of the March, 2007, issue of Roman

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Tiger's Eye Mystery (4 books)
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