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All The World's An Undead Stage

(Offbeat Crimes #6)

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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Old actors never die shouldn't be literally true.

Carrington Loveless III, skim-blood vampire and senior officer of Philly's paranormal police department, has long suspected that someone's targeting his squad. The increasingly bizarre and dangerous entities invading their city can't be a coincidence. So when a walking corpse spouting Oscar Wilde attacks one of his officers,
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ebook, 200 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Pride Publishing
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

I LOVE the Offbeat Crimes series by the very talented Angel Martinez, but I don't think that this one was the strongest in the series.

First of all, it's a huge pet peeve of mine when covers don't reflect the way that the character's look, and Ras is a scrawny, nerdy guy (a sexy librarian!), not that muscled dude on the cover. Gah! Details...

I found the book to be entertaining, but a lot of that was visiting with my favorite paranormal squad of quirky, queer characters. It took me nea
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Ami
3.5 stars

Had to agree with my friend, Irene, who thought that this final book of the Offbeat Crimes universe to be rather anticlimactic. I figured out the villain the moment that Audacity (the kitten) did.

The whole book was boggled with Carr's insecure feeling towards Ras (he couldn't say he loved Ras yet) or his dislike towards Captain Valbuena or the precinct learning about magic.

When the villain revealed everything, it wasn't as epic as I expected.

I gave props for Audacity (which was an EXCE
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Relly
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great series

4 ⭐

Another enjoyable addition to this series. I love the characters in this series they are so unique, yes they are werewolf, vampire etc. but the authors take on this was really well done.
I like Carrington and enjoyed seeing things from his point of view. While I picked the baddie it didn’t take away from the story for me. If this is the last one, I’m happy with the resolution but I wouldn’t mind seeing more of these characters
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Lisa The Novel Approach
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a reader connects with a series and waits with great longing for the next book to be released. Sometimes a reader enjoys a series so very much that when that next installment hits their kindle, they drop everything else to settle down and begin another adventure. Sometimes when a reader knows a series may very well be ending, they savor the final novel and think to themselves, now I must reread this entire collection from the beginning again. And sometimes a series is just so marvelous ...more
Lori S.
I like that the characters are moving forward, as is the series. Great fun read.
Ulysses Dietz
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All the World’s and Undead Stage (Offbeat Crimes #6)
By Angel Martinez
Price Publishing, 2018
Five stars

In a world where the paranormal is normal, what do you do with the misfits? You put them all together in Philadelphia and hope they don’t cause trouble.

This, I think, is the best of this very fun series so far. Our increasingly good friends at the Philadelphia Seventy-Seventh Precinct seem to have the walking dead on their hands. Carrington Loveless, now the senior duty officer for the seventy-s
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Elena
The bad guy’s identity wasn’t much of a surprise, it was pretty obvious around the time (view spoiler) and I was perplexed when Carr didn’t put two and two together immediately, but still. Seeing how it all played out, with the primary and secondary characters coming all together for the big finale, was entertaining enough.

I won’t deny that I expected something more from Ras and Carr’s second book, the relationship development jus
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Lada
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
A rather anticlimactic ending of the series. Audacity herself raised the rating to 3*. I also got annoyed with Carr's inconsistency when calling Wolf.
Serena Yates
The sixth book in this very imaginative series of thriller/mysteries set in the world of Angel Martinez’s ‘Offbeat Crime’ series starring Philadelphia’s 77th Precinct, focuses on Carrington and Erasmus, just like book three. Only this time they are already in a relationship, are struggling with as-yet-unuttered feelings, and need to stay on their toes in the face of yet another mysterious series of attacks aimed at what is officially Carrington’s squad. Despite the fact that they are finally per ...more
llv
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3.5 stars
On the one hand, I really enjoyed this installment of the Offbeat Crimes series. I loved both Carrington and Erasmus just as much this time as I did the first time. I loved all the other characters, especially Hunter, LJ and Audacity the kitten/wolf cub. Some might find the cuteness factor to be a bit over the top, but I for one really loved it. On the other hand, the story was way too predictable for me. I figured out who the main baddy was, and I even figured out how they were
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Shandra
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, m-m, bingo-2018
Clever & Creative Curiosities!

Angel Martinez has a knack for crafting a uniquely quirky look into a paranormal universe. While her Offbeat Crimes series is technically urban fantasy, I don't think anyone would be able to pinpoint another series with the same level of casual flippancy. I love how she integrates all of these different species of characters or characters with seemingly insane abilities into the story in such a way as to make the reader feel this is simply how the 77th Precinct
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Anne Barwell
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This series has been on my radar for some time, and it didn’t disappoint. Although I started with the latest book—and am planning to go back to the beginning and work my way forward—it didn’t detract. Given the number of characters, it did take me a while to work out who was who, but I think the author does a great job in explaining everything for new readers without it becoming an info dump.

I love the world building in this story,
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Vivian
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: borrowed, romance-pn
Well... I think it was too long in between books for me, I skipped a couple, and it seemed more corny than punny. This episode just fizzled out and the humor felt like it tried too hard. Meh.
Yvonne
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this last book in the series and I would very happily read more about the intrepid officers, consultants, and familiars of the 77th precinct. Once again the kitten exhibits superior police skills and now adds SWAT prowess as well. Happy ever afters are implied for all, except the fish.
Hollis Shiloh
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I took my time reading this because I didn't want the series to end! I really enjoyed this series...
Amazonaute
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was okay. Cuteness overload.
Carrie
I've been putting off reading this because I didn't want the series to be over, but I made myself because there's so many characters and I wanted everything fresh in my head. I'm pleased I made a cheat-sheet for myself of all the characters and their "talents." Came in handy because the story just kind of throws you in the middle and assumes you have all the characters straight. I had completely forgotten about the newbies Eva (stupid auras) and Jeremy (poorly controlled levitation).

Overall it
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Dixiecowgirl
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous story! i am in love with the Seventy-Seventh Precinct! i am so impressed with the wonderful world-building, the amazing details that make this a unique and very interesting place, filled with wonderful characters. Each character is three dimensional and touchable with feeling and depth. The characters interact with quirky humor and nerdy banter that had me cracking up and laughing out loud. The unity, respect and trust that the precinct now has was hard earned and it is enjoyable to wit ...more
J E
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to miss this series

I've been putting off reading All The World... not because i didn't want to read it but due to falling a bit in love with the motley assortment of characters who populate the 77th Precinct. I wasn't ready to say goodbye.
And for a while, reading this epic conclusion to the Offbeat Crimes series, Angel had me worried that I might be (quite literally) doing that.
This series of stories has it all, from humour and love, as the respective characters find their mates and t
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Melanie
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

For the full review visit https://wp.me/p220KL-cPd

From that review: " As I said before, I'm sort of running out of superlatives here.  Angel Martinez and this series, Offbeat Crimes, has given us wildly imaginative and perfectly wonderful in every way characters, over the top creatures like ginormous pills bugs from space and lethal flying verse spitting books, an overall arc and villain to literally die for.  Of course, some of
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Glakritz
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5*****Stars

Book: All the Worlds an Off Beat Stage
Series: Book 6 Off Beat Crimes
Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Paranormal/Mystery
Pages: 200
Release: Jan 2, 2018
Rated: Mature

Reading “All The Worlds an Off Beat Stage” was done with interest and sadness I fear I heard this is the last book in this charming, funny and offbeat story, of the group of so called misfits, the police department threw together. This band, were off beat!!!! .Each one though growing into their own, thr
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Tori Thompson
3 heart review for Love Bytes Reviews.

A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted at Love Bytes Reviews, please visit www.lovebytesreviews.com to see this and many more reviews, interviews, and giveaways!

This story focuses on Carrington the vampire, and Erasmus the librarian, who we first met in book three of this series. But this is really the wrap up to the big picture story about a bad guy after the Seventy-Seventh Precinct. We’ve been
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Suze
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The end of the line......but only for now hopefully!
Whilst not the strongest of the books, it does wrap up the series so far rather nicely, so earning a highish rating.
Ras and Carr learn to work together better in all aspects of their lives, even though neither like the idea of Ras in police work! Whilst they are the main characters here again, all get a good outing and we learn more about some of the ones that have not been main story arcs.
The evil master mind comes to the fore (for readers) qu
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Amy Aelleah
And now we know how terrible it would be to be a sex repulsed asexual in a story that needs a virgin sacrifice. (lol. Couldn't resist that one.)

Carr and Ras are definitely my favorite couple (though for the story and other added bits, I prefer Kyle and Kash's story) and I finally can say it, even though I suspected from book four. The secondary characters are great (with my personal favorites there being Manda, Krisk and Vance) and I just love the group as a whole. The overarching plot that was
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Elle
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this.

Hell if I’m going to sit by and wonder if I’m going to be a fish by morning.”

This quote pretty well sums up this series. It's been a wacky, but wonderful ride. I'm going to assume that this book wraps it all up, but I must admit that I'd love another book, to find out what happens to Jeff, Krisk and Audacity. I have loved all of these characters, and it was nice to see some of them get their HEAs. Carrington and Ras where wonderful together, Kyle and Kash perfect, hopefully, Vance and
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Mishiko Shinsei
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously, I just LOVE the characters of this universe and would read ANYTHING they're in. This book made me go back and re-read 'Skim Blood and Savage Verse' just to re-introduce myself to Ras and Carr, because it made me fall in love with them all over again. While i REALLY loved the story and the twist at the end, I have to admit that I read (and will probably re-read) this series for the EXCELLENT characters; even LJ, Tim, Edgar, Audacity and Hunter!
Lindsay
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Research, vampires and danger oh my!

What a wonderful book, I adore all of the Offbeat crimes team but I do have a soft spot for Carrington and Erasmus they have such a wonderful relationship and they are both clever men.
This is the culmination of all the strange things that have happened to the crime unit as they find out whose been causing them all these issues.
Great ending live this series so much
Jen
I would say 3.5 stars for me as well. I grabbed the next book in the series, excited to find out who this one was about, only to discover that we’re back to Carr and Ras. Not my favorite characters. Oh, well.

I skimmed past the new kink, as it’s not my thing. A lot of this one is about Carr and his relationship issues.

The Who-dunnit was a bit obvious, but I did enjoy the big ending.

All-in-all I do like this series because it’s very imaginative. This one was a bit slow for me.
Kragthang
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-paranormal
Oh, I loved this series so much. But this was probably the best book of all. Great conclusion <3 I had a feeling about the necromancer rather early on, still some unexpected things came up. So the story remained interesting until the end. Also liked how the relationship between Carr and Ras was intertwined with the case.
And thank you, thank you, thank you for making Jeff Ace. Really appreciate an Ace character here and there, even if mentioned in passing.
Sev
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Please, oh please tell me this is NOT the end of this series! Yes, it appears as though the plot of the mysterious magical bad guy is resolved (I suspected his identity very early on in the book and yes, I was right.) but there is so much more about this world, not to mention my favorite characters, I want to know.

And if I can say it without spoiling anything: Hooray for Audacity!
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Angel Martinez currently lives part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head. She has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.

Angel's alter ego writes the all-ages science fiction - Sandra Stixrude.

Other books in the series

Offbeat Crimes (6 books)
  • Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters (Offbeat Crimes, #1)
  • The Pill Bugs of Time (Offbeat Crimes, #2)
  • Skim Blood and Savage Verse (Offbeat Crimes, #3)
  • Feral Dust Bunnies (Offbeat Crimes, #4)
  • Jackalopes & Woofen-Poofs (Offbeat Crimes, #5)