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Better off Dead in Deadwood

Deadwood, Book 4
Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
Series: Deadwood Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (217 ratings)

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Get ready for more laughs, sizzle, and sleuthing in this fourth Deadwood mystery from author Ann Charles!

One dead body, one century-old haunted opera house, one zombie musical... one pissed-off detective - will Violet "Spooky" Parker keep her tail out of trouble, or will she end up as one of Deadwood's walking dead?

©2013 Ann Charles (P)2015 Made for Success, Inc.

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Liked it but didn't love it...

I feel like violet is just desperate. She keeps saying she don't need anybody but her actions are different. I don't like how dectective cooper is treating her whether he's frustrated or not. I would have already went above his head and kicked his ass after he grabbed my arm. I honestly thought the story was gonna go in the direction of doc wasn't sure about him being a stepdad figure and breaking it off with violet. Then cooper comes in and confesses his dying love for violet. Since it doesn't seem it's going that way I think coop and violet need to work together and not separate and coop making threats to a woman, that's just not tough2to me. And can we please make violet believe in ghost now for Petes sake!!!!!!!!

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definitely problematic

First thing, there were multiple mispronunciations. Second, Cooper has turned into a petulant, whiny bully. The character is occasionally funny; he is dry and without a sense of humor. This brings me to the overall immaturity of many characters; the cops stoop to name calling and Violet's obnoxious coworker Ray is getting to be a very tiring character. The banter and sex scenes between Doc and Violet are really awful to have to listen to. I have to wonder why a grown woman would tolerate such toxic people around her. She doesn't have to engage with Ray, and why would she even talk to a sister who is toxic, let alone let her near her children (it stands to reason that anyone who uses them for shoplifting should be off limits).
The set-up for the next book seems to involve Violet's ex and very possibly her horrible sister. There is still the mystery of the book and the demon-like creatures.

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Fun and Intriguing

This is a great series and I thoroughly enjoy it. I can't wait for the next book to see where the story goes.

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Love love love this series

Ann Charles has a life time fan with this series! I can't get enough! Can't wait to see what Vi and Harvey get into next!!

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another great oerformance ance story thank you.

Thank you for the entertainment and especially the wit. Can't wait for the next installment in violet's life.

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One of my favs!

I love this series. Great series! Great narration! Can't wait for more and hope they come soon!

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  • jennine.
  • 12-09-18

Fast paced and full on action.

This was 14 hours of non stop action, this woman just doesn't have an off button. With a cop dragging her arse into jail , if he isn't harrasing her every time she turns a corner with 20 questions 5 times over. Then the bestie has deserted her and an old fella is sleeping on the couch. The twins are trying to set her up and her new boss thinks she's a fashion model. Ghostly action, murder and a threatening note to muddy the waters. Fully enjoyable and recommended. Only one complaint was a real bad word that has no place in a book that otherwise young adults could read, hopefully the author will edit it out. My husband was walking past at that moment ( l had it on speaker phone) and said Don't let your mother listen to that book.
The narrator did a great job of all those voices, portraying the emotions and different nuances beautifully. Pleasure to listen to.