A Black Deeper Than Death (Miki Radicci Book 1)

A Black Deeper Than Death (Miki Radicci Book 1)

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by M.E. Purfield
     
 

Miki Radicci, a 16-year-old famous artist, leads a secluded life in New York City. Not that she wants to dodge the press and celebrity; she wants to avoid people all together since she has the psychic ability to experience other people’s physical and emotional pain when near them. It gets so bad for her to handle that not even Xanax and alcohol can relieve

Overview

Miki Radicci, a 16-year-old famous artist, leads a secluded life in New York City. Not that she wants to dodge the press and celebrity; she wants to avoid people all together since she has the psychic ability to experience other people’s physical and emotional pain when near them. It gets so bad for her to handle that not even Xanax and alcohol can relieve the pain.

When she accidentally experiences the murder of a prominent business student from NYU, Miki attracts the attention of the police and the killer who threatens her and her family. But Miki doesn't really know enough to identify the killer. She experiences the death but can't see his face.

Miki decides to learn as much as she can about the killer by delving into the victim's secret life. She follows an urban underground trail that leads to goth modeling and low level criminals. As she discovers the limits to her psychic talents and her ballsy actions, she realizes that the killer is not who she thinks it is, but rather someone close to her life.

Book 1: A Black Deeper than Death
Book 2: In a Blackened Sky Where Dreams Collide
Book 3: Blood Like Cherry Ice
Book 4: Surly Girly
Book 5: Bawling Sugar Soul
Book 6: A Girl Close to Death
Book 7: Heart on the Devil's Sleeve
Book 8: Sinking Stones in the Sky

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044713703
Publisher:
Trash Books
Publication date:
05/18/2012
Series:
Miki Radicci , #1
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
104,268
File size:
233 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

M.E Purfield was raised in the Jersey 'burbs. At 18 he moved to Jersey City to attend The School of Visual Arts film program in NYC. He has never returned to the ‘burbs. Since then he’s done some script work for low low low budget films and even directed a few shorts. Before publishing novels, he has toiled around with many short stories in many genres at many venues until he decided his strengths lie with Young Adult fiction. He wrote three contemporary novels jesus freakz + buddha punx, Breaking Fellini, and Delicate Cutters (due out in 2012). Now he focuses on Noir Fantasy, a genre that brings together hardboiled prose, anti heroes, crime, and dark fantasy. When not practicing the art of Potty Mouth, he spends his time raising his son, being married, watching horror films, and listening to punk music.

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A Black Deeper Than Death (Miki Radicci Book 1): Miki Radicci Book 1 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about 300 pages long. The editing is pretty bad. It is very violent, gory and unrealistic. The genre is paranormal, murder, mystery. The heroine, a16 year old girl, is sexually promiscious and clairvoient. I found this book to be tedious, inane and overly wordy. It had an an incomplete conclusion. At times it seemed like a YA novel, but because of the graphic details, it is for adults. I wish I skipped this one. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who loves mystery/suspense novels should seariously consider reading this book. I don't like reading, unless a book can seariously hold my intrest. Something this book did! In fact I read it in a little less than 3 days!
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
What is the book about? Miki is a sixteen year old artist who has made it famous. Not only is she talented as an artist, she is also a psychic who can feel people's emotional and physical pain. It's when she accidentally feels the murder of a NYU student, who has an interesting job on the side. Now she draws attention to herself and now the killer if after her! She must hunt down this killer in order to stop the threats on her and her family. What did I think of the book? Miki is in search of answers and she will get them even if it means lying with false ID's and alias's. She is clearly a character that can take care of herself since she's basically been on her own for so long, a curse to having con-artists for parents. She's still a kid though, passing out drunk on the street because no one is there for her as a parent, she finds herself in quite a few sticky situations. I found myself quite frustrated while reading this book since it seemed like Miki was making all the wrong decisions. She really needs parents or some guidance in her life. She made life way harder than it had to be, in order to save herself from the killer, without the help from detectives. That's either one really brave or really stupid girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gross
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book in one sitting. Great story with and unexpected twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a amazing book.this Book had about 250 pages.miki is a amazing girl and brave to.chris is a very cute and hot boy.this book is incredible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
guiltyreader More than 1 year ago
It's difficult, off the wall but for some reason I would follow the series..  different but I read the entire book in one sitting..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book in one sitting. Interesting main character. Almost passed it up because of a couple bad reviews, but I decided to be my own judge. Good story.. On a personal level, I would have liked to see this character at least 18, but there was no sex, just underage drinking and smoking. She acts like most teens who are out of control, but I realize she is dealing with A Lot..
bookchewingbunny More than 1 year ago
Good book.  Different.  Didn't like all the cursing tho.  Otherwise quit good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
16 years old, an alcoholic and sex crazed, with an obsession for the older man. Talk about a messed up main character! The story was okay, not great, but not awful either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reads like a raunchy sexually graphic novel for adults but the main characters are barely sixteen. It bordered on pedophilia and molestation to the point that i stopped reading at page 26. It has over the top sexuality in some very messed up ways, from the young alcoholic teenage girl interested in an older man who is a cop, the random inclusion of the sex changed lawyer, and the casually mentioned gay teenage boy on a date with another boy selling himself for sex to married men. And all this by page 26. Reader beware.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the summary, I wasnt too sure about this book. But, in omly 115 pges they gave me a full story that answered all my questions and held my attention all the way through. Im definately getting the second book in this series. My heart aches for Mika and what happened to Chris. :((. It sucks that their love didnt end better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, humor, suspense, adult content, and mystery. This is the first book i got for my nook and im very picky about mystery books but this one was so addicting i couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BookmarkReviews More than 1 year ago
Miki Radicci is a 16 year old famous artist with a curse that sets her apart. Being able to feel peoples pain isn't the worst curse you can have but when Miki witnesses a murder everything changes. With a killer on the loose Miki must try to catch him before he catches her! A great suspenseful novel with a twist at every turn! The novel, A Black Deeper Than Death, was easily one of the most suspenseful novel I've ever read. I liked how the author incorporated all the fantasy curse theme and a mystery gengre into such a short novel. She did a wonderful job packing all of that goodness and delivering it as easily as she did. While many novels fail to delivering un-predictable stories, this wasn't the case for Mrs. M.E. Purfield's novel I seriously did not know who the killer was until the end and it came as a surprise! The author did a wonderful job with her characterization. They were very concrete and had genuine emotions. While most characters seemed very complex like Miki, I could always easily relate to her complexity with my own. I enjoyed the character's flaws and I especially liked how they interacted with each other. This is one of the scenes I enjoyed a lot and felt it showed how the characters had great relationships with each other: Chris enters the condo and all I can do is feel sorry for him. He stands by the door as two Looney Toons confront him. Grandpa smiles and looks Chris over while Corey takes it a step further and walks with a scrutinizing expression around Chris. And here I am hoping to God that he doesn’t run out of the room, screaming and waving his arms. But he handles it well and smiles. Chris holds out a bunch of flowers, “And these are for you.” Corey swipes them, “Oh, thank you,” and buries his nose in the pedals. “Down, Corey.” He barks, smiles, and hands me the flowers. The book had great potential and brought a lot of what I had expected. I was disappointed when the novel ended and I had not discovered a lot about the so called family curse and there wasn't any history or explanation about it which just left us readers hanging. While A Black Deeper Than Death was not my cup of tea I found a way to enjoy it tremendously and it easily brought me into the story line. I would definitely recommend it for any mystery readers as well as some casual readers who enjoy a few detective movies.