Shelby Nichols Adventures

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567 ratings

Carrots Publisher's Summary

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

The next thing she knows, she's lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn't suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly 'hears' what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she's bossy and too old to understand them, but that's nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn't want her to know?

As if that isn't enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he's out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone's thoughts can not only hurt her feelings, but get her killed.

©2011 Colleen Helme (P)2013 Colleen Helme
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  • Book 1

    • Carrots

    • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,841
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,687
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,687

    Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story and flawless audio! Get it!

    • By Dr. Geoff on 11-20-13

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 2

    • Fast Money: A Shelby Nichols Adventure

    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601

    A trip to the mall gives Shelby the shock of her life when she finds an extra five million dollars in the bank account Uncle Joey set up for her. She thought he was out of her life for good, but with this fast money, she's not so sure. Now she must decide if she will tell her husband the truth that she can still read people's minds. Including his. How will he feel when he finds out she lied to him? When the Mexican Police tell her that Uncle Joey's been kidnapped and look to her for the ransom, she knows she's in big trouble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, engaging performance, top notch story!

    • By Dr. Geoff on 02-27-14

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 3

    • Lie or Die

    • A Shelby Nichols Adventure, Volume 3
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    Shelby has her hands full managing her new agency where she hopes to put her mind-reading skills to good use. Her first case to track down money stolen from a bank leads her into the lingerie business where nothing is as it appears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic entertainment!

    • By Wayne on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 4

    • Secrets That Kill

    • A Shelby Nichols Adventure, Volume 4
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    As a “favor” to Uncle Joey, Shelby must deliver a letter to his associate in Orlando where she has been vacationing with her family. When things go terribly wrong, Shelby finds herself being pursued by a Florida Kingpin for the information he thinks she stole. On her own and in trouble, Uncle Joey sends Ramos to her rescue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this modern detective series!

    • By Wayne on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 5

    • Trapped by Revenge

    • Shelby Nichols, Book 5
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    With summer, over Shelby is looking forward to having some time to herself while the kids are back in school. A phone call from Uncle Joey ruins her plans, but she manages to take it in stride. After lunch with her friend, she promises to meet with the private investigator who was spying on Uncle Joey, but this simple task turns into a disaster. Not only does she find the P.I. dead, but a slip of paper with her name on it under his lifeless hand implicates her for his murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best noveel so far in a great suspense series!

    • By Wayne on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Deep in Death

    • Shelby Nichols, Volume 6
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    Running "errands" for her mob-boss employer Joey "The Knife" Manetto often ends with Shelby in trouble, making her cautious about continuing her association with him. Instead, she focuses on a new client, who hires Shelby to find her missing mother. What seems like a routine case turns into something more sinister and deadly than she ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am now addicted to this series!

    • By Wayne on 09-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Crossing Danger

    • A Shelby Nichols Adventure
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    Shelby Nichols isn't your average soccer mom turned private investigator. She's more on the quirky side with a little wild thrown in. That's because a near-fatal gunshot wound to the head left her with the ability to read minds. This lands her in all kinds of trouble, and this time is no exception. Helping a reporter, Billie Jo, get the lowdown on a case is just the tip of the iceberg. When her best friend's niece goes missing, Shelby is pulled into a conspiracy that involves the police and the leader of a violent drug ring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shelby Nichols was very normal until...

    • By Wayne on 09-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7.5

    • Devil in a Black Suit

    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Ramos's job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy, until Shelby Nichols, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he's constantly putting his life on the line just to keep her alive. When a government agent from his past shows up wanting a favor, she rekindles a flame they once shared. Ensnared in her scheme, Ramos discovers that there's more to her favor than he realized. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might save his skin...but what about his heart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Ramos Spin-off!! Loved it!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Devious Minds

    • A Shelby Nichols Adventure
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    It's been almost a year since a near-fatal gunshot wound left Shelby Nichols with the ability to read minds. In that time she's faced one problem after another. She's been shot at, framed for murder, and targeted by a serial killer, just to name a few. Now she's trying to help her lawyer husband win a murder trial that will enable him to become a partner in his law firm. Sounds easy, right? But nothing ever goes as planned when it comes to Shelby Nichols.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shelby Nichols gets involved in espionage in Paris

    • By Wayne on 09-30-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Hidden Deception

    • A Shelby Nichols Adventure
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    Just back from Paris, Shelby barely has time to get over her jet lag before she is right back in the thick of things. Uncle Joey, the local mob boss, needs her help to find out what his son is hiding from him. Detective Harris, AKA Dimples, has an unsolved homicide on his hands, along with a missing engagement ring. Shelby's husband, Chris, just got promoted to partner in his law firm, and she has yet to see his new office or meet his new secretary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast paced, fun, suspenseful!

    • By Wayne on 10-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • Laced in Lies

    • A Shelby Nichols Adventure, Book 10
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    A typical day in the life of Shelby Nichols involves cheating husbands, solving the hardest cases for the police, and working for a big time mob-boss, all because of her little secret that she can read minds. It can get complicated, especially considering she has a husband and two kids. But the worst is deciding how to explain her crazy, mixed-up life to her kids. So far, her explanations have all been laced in lies, and she worries that if the truth ever comes out, they will never trust her again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series starts great and then gets better!

    • By Wayne on 10-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • Deadly Escape

    • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 11
    • By: Colleen Helme
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    How many times can a person escape death? Shelby Nichols may be one lucky gal, but this time, her luck is about to run out. Working for a mob-boss has danger written all over it, but when an escaped convict with a lust for revenge goes after him, it’s up to Shelby and her mind-reading skills to keep Uncle Joey alive. Not only that, a federal agent from her past has an agenda with her name on it, and he won’t take no for an answer. What’s a mind-reading soccer mom to do? If you’re Shelby Nichols, you jump in with your mind wide open and hope for the best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another adventure of the mind reading soccer mom!

    • By Wayne on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95