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Today’s spotlighted book is:
Nearly Departed In Deadwood
by Ann CharlesPublished by: CorvallisPress Publish Date: January 2011 Series: Deadwood Mystery #1 Genre: Suspense/Mystery/Humor Source: Ebook provided for review My Rating: Book Blurb: The first time I came to Deadwood, I got shot in the ass.–Violet ParkerIrony is having a big ol’ fiesta and Violet Parker is the piñata. Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota, and Violet’s daughter could be next. Short on time and long on worry, she’s desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. But with her jerkoff co-worker trying to get her fired, a secret admirer sending creepy love poems, and a sexy-as-hell stranger hiding skeletons in his closet, Violet just might end up as one of Deadwood’s dearly departed. My Review:
Nearly Departed in Deadwood is a mystery/suspense story infused with humor and snark. The setting is a small town, and the main character, Violet is a struggling single mom, trying to make her first real estate sale. Violet has only a few weeks to make a sale, all while taking care of her kids and fearing a child abductor might grab her daughter. To make matters more interesting, Violet’s daughter is on a mission to see her mom find a man. Violet meets a few men, but finds that she is attracted to her strange neighbor, Doc. Doc needs Violet’s help finding a new house, and they spend time together, but Violet can’t figure him out. Something is different about Doc, and the case about the missing girls hits close to home.
Nearly Departed in Deadwood is a highly enjoyable read with and excellent combination of suspense mixed with humor. Violet has a fairly scattered, unorganized personality which makes her a very fun, easy to relate to character, and I love her antics and those of her kids. Showing houses definitely bring interesting adventures and humorous scenes to the story. I kept wondering what Doc’s deal was, he is mysterious and has very curious tics and tendencies. I also liked the chemistry between Violet and Doc, which developed in a realistic manner (no insta-love here). I enjoyed all the characters in this book, from the co-worker villain, to a creepy boyfriend, to the ornery old man client. The cast and the setting really make this story.
Deadwood is a small town, but there is no lack of action or entertainment. Violet is always busy, and something is always going on. The story is never boring or slow. I have heard comparisons of Violet to Stephanie Plum, I can understand the comparisons, but the characters are definitely quite different. Violet is not a train wreck, she is not incompetent at all, just unlucky at times.
I really liked Nearly Departed in Deadwood. Nearly Departed in Deadwood is in a class by itself, combining mystery, suspense, humor, and even a touch of the paranormal. This book is an original and very fun story that I highly recommend.
Awards for Nearly Departed in Deadwood:
WINNER of the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense
WINNER of the 2011 Romance Writers of America ® Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements!
You can find out more about the author, Ann Charles, and her books at her website: http://www.anncharles.com
Right now, this ebook is only 99 cents, and if you buy it today from AMAZON, you can enter to win a kindle! Here’s how:
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