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Crime, high-stakes poker, and a hidden treasure. Will Shelby survive her most challenging adventure yet? 

Mind reader Shelby Nichols is determined to take charge of her own destiny, but even the best laid plans are no match for the high-stakes crime involving a mob boss and his enemies. A simple visit with a nosy reporter leads her to a story with a strong link to her past that she is unable to resist. 

Uncle Joey is depending on her unique talents to win a poker tournament, and a simple request from Detective Harris may end up costing her life. Now, Shelby is in deep trouble all over again. This time, her only way out is with a lot of help - but will it be enough?

©2021 Colleen Helme (P)2021 Colleen Helme

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I always look forward to new books in this series!

Colleen Helm is one of those authors who consistently writes books you can count on. Always a solid story with everything you look for in a cozy mystery. This is the 15th book in the series and although it can be listened to as a standalone I would suggest listening to the series in order. There are growing relationships and character development so important to the series that would be missed if you were to pick up a book in the middle of the series. If you’re not going to go back and listen to all, at the very least pick up book one (CARROTS.) or you will be totally lost.
Once again Shelby is involved in multiple cases, each one could be deadly if not for her abilities and Ramos. Even with that she still has a close call, or should I say another close call that brings her even closer to the edge then she’s been before, only this time it’s Cocoa to her rescue.
Wendy Tremont King as always does a fabulous job narrating. She is the voice of Shelby and I hope this never changes.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Excellent series!!

Finished all 15 books in 3 weeks. Narration was excellent. Books would make a great tv series.Hope there will be book a 16.

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Another Amazing Book!!!

I can't tell you how much I love this series! Shelby Nichols is so adorable, she's sweet, smart and so loveable! Everyone who meets her feels that way..... unless you're a bad guy! 😆 I'm not sure how Colleen Helme has done it, but as this story shows, everyone loves Shelby! I fell really invested in all the main characters, they're all perfect accessories to Shelby....even her dog!!!! It's great when past characters pop up as well, warms my heart! Wendy Tremont King's narration is beyond fantastic. I hear her voices for the characters even if I'm reading the book vs. listening, they're that spot on!!! Thank you for this wonderful book, and of course, can't wait for the next one!!! ❤❤❤

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loved it

This was a fantastic addition to the Shelby series. A few different mysteries and Shelby was in the thick of it as always on all 3. This one will give you all the feels. I highly, highly recommend.
Narrator does a great job on the voices.

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Wishing I had a dog like Coco in my real life.

Exciting story. Wonderful narration. I have to admit that since his introduction in her last novel, I love the dog the most.

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WOW! What a ride! Almost a "two plus" for one book

Colleen has done it again. At first I was a little disappointed that it was like a remake of other poker books - boy was I in for a surprise. The poker sequence was riveting, and when that was finished you find a whole other story about prospecting for a goldmine. There was also a little blurb thrown in about a murder involving illegal cremations to hide the facts of murder by gun runners. Who could ask for more? There were some old characters who put in appearances and a ton of insinuations about coming storylines. I'm already for book 16.

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I love Shelby Nichols!

Shelby's adventures are always a great read. This time I listened to the shrink and Wendy Tremont King really brought Shelby to life.

I always recommend starting with Carrots if you've never read any if the Shelby Nichols adventures. This series is always a must read for me! Hopefully it is it Silk beer for you as well!

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  • 09-12-21

FANTASTIC

Have read and loved every single Shelby Nicholas adventure, Colleen Helme is an Amazing author who never disappoints. Highly recommend!

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  • Karen Beresford
  • 09-19-21

Just love this series

5 out of 5 Stars.

Great addition to this unique series. If you are following the series, this wont disappointed. For someone intrigued by the title of the book and having a look see, I recommend starting with Book 1 Carrots.

Sit Back and Enjoy.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 09-15-21

Brilliant!

High Stakes Crime is absolutely packed with excitement, mystery, and intrigue! The storyline is brilliant as always and I can’t get enough of the wonderful characters that Wendy Tremont King brings to life perfectly. (I even hear her character voices when I read the books).

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  • Julie
  • 09-10-21

Raising the stakes

Colleen Helme has definitely raised the stakes even higher with this instalment in the Shelby Nichols series. I enjoyed the previous books in the series but somehow she has managed to take it to another level and you will struggle to define the book, think mind reading chaos including Dr Dolitt!e fun, a mob boss and his motorbike riding enforcer, a murder mystery to solve, combined with an Indiana Jones adventure or treasure hunt and rounded up with a Las Vegas poker game where cheating is the name of the game, with so much going on I was hooked until the very last word. But the story isn't the only thing this series has going for it because it is packed full of some amazing characters, it was also great to see a cross over character from another series. I just can't get enough of this series and am eagerly awaiting the next book, to see what is in store for the characters that we all love.
Traveling to Vegas to win a high stakes poker game, where you know what cards everybody is holding, should have been fun for Shelby but a trip to a press conference has her thinking of finding buried treasure in an old mine her grandfather tried to find. This isn't good when the host of the game doesn't want you to win and tries underhanded tricks to make sure she doesn't, a friend is also in trouble in she wins. Can Shelby concentrate long enough to win the jackpot for Uncle Joey? Especially as she wants to spend the money looking for the goldmine but can she trust professor who made the discovery. At the same time the police need her mind reading help in solving a murder in a mortuary. It's all in a day's work for Shelby Nichols.
I really like the narrator. I can't imagine anybody else as the voice for Shelby and the gang because Wendy does such a good job.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.