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Dead Eye

(Tiger's Eye Mystery #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,085 ratings  ·  339 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.

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Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published February 27th 2017 (first published December 29th 2015)
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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  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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,
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
Marta Cox
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sherry Fundin
With such a great cover and destination, I could not pass on this wonderful paranormal mystery that spotlights a shapeshifter, a tiger to be precise, an I can see how you die pawnshop owner, and an orphan girl, as the danger draws closer the mystery draws them together and I can hardly wait to read more from Alyssa Day.

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Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wouldn’t mind having Jack around because “sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.” I enjoyed the story and recommend the book.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Laura Thomas
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So cute and fun. This must be a character from Day's other series. But it didn't matter that I hadn't read them. The story is pretty quick to read as it is fairly short. I enjoyed the characters and wished there was more there.
Lots of action, a fast conclusion and I would love to get the next one! Great for reading in between heavier fare, or if you like paranormal cozy mysteries.
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
Bethany Frost
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Vanessa Sparkes
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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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Sadie Forsythe
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it

I thought this was amusing, but a little light on content. I liked the characters but didn't think the romantic subplot was developed well enough. (Day seemed to be hinting at something interesting that never came to anything.) The plot stood alone, but I definitely felt the fact that it is a spin-off series. There were just too many references to past events the reader has no access to if they've not read the other series. The mystery was neatly set up, but the villain was dispatched with sh
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book, which I didn't, I LOVED it!! I also wasn't expecting the story to be told from Tess's point of view. From the synopsis I was expecting the story to be told from Luke's POV. NO worries though, the story was narrated very well and I loved Tess. Luke was a fun character and their interactions were amusing and a bit smoldering as well. There wasn't a romance between these characters per se but let's leave it at there are some delicious possibilities. O ...more
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
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.
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think this was more UF than PNR. Not much on the romance side at all. And just one kiss throughout the whole book. Patience was what I was telling myself. This was a fun book to read anyway. I really enjoyed it. I will for sure be going back for the other books in this series.
Decent book for a free mystery on Amazon Prime. Jack was my favorite characters but I didn't particularly like Tess. I don't usually read murder mysteries so I was surprised when I figured it out. But it was still entertaining and ended well. I don't have a desire to continue the series though.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good
I liked this but didn't love it. It's not even a slow burn, it is a magical mystery book, with NO romance. The writing is fantastic, with genuinely amusing characters, great plot and lots of magical moments within the mystery that gets resolved. It's not sweet but it's not too dark either, the writer made it all so entertaining. No romance other than an attempt that was a drunken, sweet rant.
3.5 stars. I liked this a lot and it worked well as a stand alone. I hope the rest are in KU.
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A funny, exciting, and suspenseful romance and mystery featuring a woman with a paranormal ability and a tiger shifter.
Jul 03, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5* - I liked it

Light - weight, lighthearted, entertaining read which made me laugh on more than one occasion. Will definitely read more.
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
Review was originally posted on The Writer's Inkwell

Dead Eye is a fun paranormal mystery. As a reader, it reminded me of the Southern Vampire Mysteries that were eventually turned into the HBO series, True Blood. But the similarities lie in the fact it’s a fictional universe that has a large variety of paranormal creatures that are “out of the coffin.”

This book incorporates the quirky characters and situations that I love in cozy mysteries and adds a paranormal twist that elevates the storyline
Jeanie Jackson
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
So I started this and thought it was okay but they kept talking about things that happened previously. It was the first book in the series so I went back and looked at the author and realized this was a spin-off from her previous books. I think I could have done with less of a connection as a new reader. Perhaps people who have read the previous Warriors of Poseidon like that connection but it was just confusing and made me feel like I was missing something.

I actually went back and got the first
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Alyssa Day is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with more than a million books sold, including the Vampire Motorcycle Club, Warriors of Poseidon and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries paranormal mystery series. Throughout her seventeen-year writing career, she has won many awards for her fiction, which include Romance Writers of America’s pres ...more

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