Deadwood Mysteries
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  • 1
    Nearly Departed in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 1 | Ann Charles

    Nearly Departed in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom Violet Parker is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his century-old Victorian masterpiece - until she sees the dilapidated dwelling. Now if she could just convince her only buyer to stop rejecting vintage homes as if they're haunted.

    Steamy Cozy Mystery

    This is a really interesting book that caught my attention in the beginning and held me until the very end. It wasn't perfect but the flaws were not e..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2014 by K. April Holgate (Montrose, PA, United States)
  • 2
    Optical Delusions in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 2 | Ann Charles

    Optical Delusions in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Someone is spreading rumors around Deadwood that Violet Parker likes to chat with dead folks. With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this "haunted" house was recently the stage for a two-act murder-suicide tragedy.

    Ok

    The story is well written but I wouldn't call it a traditional cozy mystery which is what I prefer to read. There's too much relationship and romance..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2015 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 2.5
    Seeing Trouble: Deadwood Mystery Shorts, Book 1 | Ann Charles

    Seeing Trouble: Deadwood Mystery Shorts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Lisa Larsen
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    What do you get when you combine a chicken named Elvis, a locked diary, and a secret Violet Parker does not want share with her daughter? Seeing Trouble is the first of many short stories involving the characters of the Deadwood Mystery series.

    Disappointing

    I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this story didn't add anything to the series. I'd pass on this one, wish I had

    Reviewed on April 28 2017 by Dawn (Littlerock, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Dead Case in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 3 | Ann Charles

    Dead Case in Deadwood: Deadwood Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Real estate agent Violet "Spooky" Parker stumbles upon a body-part theft ring at the local funeral parlor and suspects her caustic coworker has a hand in it - or maybe a foot. Can Violet discover what's in the crates that the crooks are sneaking out of the mortuary in the dark of night? Or will she end up in one of them herself - in pieces?

    Fun story, annoying heroine

    The writing in this series seems to get better with each book, but the heroine just seems like a dingbat sometimes. I keep holding on because I like ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2016 by Abbie (Richardson, TX, United States)
  • 3.5
    Boot Points: A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series, Deadwood Shorts, Book 2 | Ann Charles

    Boot Points: A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series, Deadwood Shorts, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Lisa Larsen
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    It's not really about the boots … or is it? Boot Points is a set of short tales about Violet Parker's purple boots. It is set in the story time between the third and fourth books in the Deadwood Mystery series. Each tale not only explains more of Violet's history, but also shows the role each character plays in Violet's life. In addition to this short story, there is a deleted scene from Nearly Departed in Deadwood, the first book in the Deadwood Mystery Series.

    Selling practice work

    This included a couple of scenes with Violet and a few writing exercises the author had done before she was published. While the first vignette with D..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 24 2016 by Vicki (Southern US)
  • 4
    Better off Dead in Deadwood: Deadwood, Book 4 | Ann Charles

    Better off Dead in Deadwood: Deadwood, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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?

    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 tre..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 30 2017 by candace ()
  • 5
    An Ex to Grind in Deadwood: The Deadwood Mysteries, Book 5 | Ann Charles

    An Ex to Grind in Deadwood: The Deadwood Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Something has gone foul in the Black Hills, something gravely unnatural. Leave it to Violet Parker to stumble into the middle of it. A creepy phone call, a dead body, two meddling detectives, and a glut of troublemaking ex-partners - can things get any worse? Violet swears to keep her nose out of police business this time. But when her son is linked to the victim, she returns to the scene of the crime. More than just a mystery to solve, now her son might be in mortal danger.

    Laughs and suspense from the very beginning!

    I love all of Ann Charles books! The Audible version really does a great job of "bringing them to life". I highly recommend you give them a listen - ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 16 2015 by Kim B ()
  • 6
    Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood: The Deadwood Mysteries, Book 6 | Ann Charles

    Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood: The Deadwood Mysteries, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Meanwhile, back in Deadwood...the mystery and mayhem continue. Between the butchered body parts, creepy killers, dogged detectives, ghoulish ghosts, and ever-present television cameras, Violet Parker's purple boots are itching to skedaddle. But there is no escaping another murder investigation or her new deadly reputation - even if both risk the lives of those she loves most.

    Good but...

    I usually love these books, but this one was so incredibly boring and hard to get into for the first 3/4 that I almost did not finish it. Seriously, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 26 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 6.5
    Cold Flame: Deadwood Shorts, Book 3 | Ann Charles

    Cold Flame: Deadwood Shorts, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Lisa Larsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Zoe Parker knew better than to play with fire. Fireman Reid Martin sparked a flame in her that she couldn't put out. Will Zoe be able to escape with her heart before she gets burned?

    Zoe and Reed Have Chemistry

    I enjoy this series and enjoyed this short, 47 page, story about how Zoe and Reed met, while he is out cold on the floor accidentally of course. The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2017 by Linda (Bowie, MD, United States)
  • 7
    A Wild Fright in Deadwood | Ann Charles

    A Wild Fright in Deadwood

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...especially a dead one holding a grudge. Back on Deadwood's list of usual suspects, Violet Parker is hip deep in wild frights and fired-up females. After juggling bitter threats, haunted buildings, and vengeful ghosts, the last thing she needs is a pair of bullheaded detectives trying to pin another murder on her tail. Can Violet find the real killer before she ends up behind bars? Or worse, on a slab at the morgue.

    always enjoyable

    More of the same but still a fun and entertaining read!
    The detailed rehashing of the characters' back stories in the first parts of each of thes..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 03 2017 by Stacie Z. (Henderson, NV United States)
  • 7.5
    Tequila & Time: Deadwood Shorts, Book 4 | Ann Charles

    Tequila & Time: Deadwood Shorts, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Lisa Larsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Recipe for drunken laughter: take two best friends since childhood; add four shots of tequila each; sprinkle in a handful of secrets; shake.

    Natalie & Violet Play Truth Or Drink

    Another novella adding to the Deadwood story. this time Natalie and Violet are celebrating Nat's birthday and playing a game of Truth or Drink. They..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2017 by Linda (Bowie, MD, United States)