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Black Diamond Death [NOOK Book]

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Cheryl Bradshaw is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

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"IN A PANIC I GASPED FOR AIR, BUT THERE WASN'T ANY. I TRIED TO CRY OUT, BUT I WAS ALONE, ...
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Overview

Cheryl Bradshaw is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

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"IN A PANIC I GASPED FOR AIR, BUT THERE WASN'T ANY. I TRIED TO CRY OUT, BUT I WAS ALONE, AND IN MY HYSTERIA IT HIT ME. I HAD FELT A SIMILAR FEELING BEFORE––LIKE MY BODY WAS GIVING OUT ON ME, AND I KNEW WHAT IT MEANT. I WAS DYING."

Enter the world of Sloane Monroe in Black Diamond Death...

A SKIER CRASHES

On the slopes of Park City, Utah’s newest ski resort a woman is found dead. At first glance, it has all the makings of an accident. But what if wasn’t? What if she was murdered?

A SECOND BODY IS FOUND

Just as Private Investigator Sloane Monroe feels she's close to solving the case, a second dead body is found. With the killer aware that Sloane will stop at nothing to find him, her life is in danger, her every move being tracked. Will Sloane uncover the truth before he strikes again?

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Her other works include:

SLOANE MONROE SERIES:

Black Diamond Death (Sloane Monroe Series #1)

Murder in Mind (Sloane Monroe Series #2)

I Have a Secret (Sloane Monroe Series #3)

Stranger in Town (Sloane Monroe Series #4)

Bed of Bones (Sloane Monroe Series #5)

Hush Now Baby (Sloane Monroe Series #6)

ADDISON LOCKHART SERIES:

Grayson Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Series #1)

TILL DEATH DO US PART NOVELLA SERIES:

Whispers of Murder (#1)

Echoes of Murder (#2) *Coming Soon*

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Editorial Reviews

Author - Jack Murphy
While I've found most mystery/thrillers to be rehashes of the same old plot line, this novel was refreshingly new/original. It is a new twist on the PI murder-mystery with a few nice surprises along the way. --Jack Murphy, Author of PROMIS: Vietnam
Author - Edward Talbot
The writing and editing are excellent, the characters are interesting, and the plot kept me hooked. The balance between action and detecting worked perfectly. The main character was a masterpiece. --Edward G. Talbot, Author of New World Orders
Author - Chris Stout
The tone reminded me of Robert B. Parker's novels, so if you're missing the likes of Spenser and Sunny Randall, I'd say that Cheryl Bradshaw looks to be a worthy successor. Highly recommended! --Chris Stout, Author of Days of Reckoning
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012271099
  • Publisher: Cheryl Bradshaw
  • Publication date: 3/19/2011
  • Series: A Sloane Monroe Novel , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 23,972
  • File size: 556 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Southern California, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cheryl Bradshaw became interested in writing at a young age, but it was almost two decades before she put pen to paper. In 2009 Bradshaw wrote Black Diamond Death (Book One: Sloane Monroe series). Within six weeks it entered the top 100 in two different categories and remained in the top 100 for over a year. Since that time, Bradshaw has published five additional novels in the series.

In 2013, Bradshaw introduced a new paranormal thriller series: Addison Lockhart, the first book titled Grayson Manor Haunting.

Bradshaw is the founder of IWU on Facebook, a writers group with over 2,000 members. In August 2012, Bradshaw was named one of Twitter's seven best authors to follow. In 2013, Bradshaw's novel, Stranger in Town, was chosen as a Shamus Award finalist in the category of best P.I. novel of the year. She was the only female nominated in her category.

For information and updates about Cheryl Bradshaw, visit her at www.cherylbradshaw.com, find her on Facebook on her Cheryl Bradshaw Author Page and follow her on Twitter @cherylbradshaw.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    Fantastic book, great characters, well written

    For her first published book, I was impressed. The storyline was easy to follow, and the fast pace made it a fun read that kept the action going fairly consistently throughout the book. It had both creative and imaginative elements to it that showcase the authors personality.

    The prologue is an immediate draw because the author takes a moment to introduce the victim to the reader. The protagonist (Sloane) has a lot of depth to her character and the sidekick Maddie is hilarious. I enjoyed the back and forth banter between the two characters. I also liked that the novel doesn't give up the killer right away and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions until late in the book.

    The setting in this series takes place in Park City, UT and details about the location are dispersed throughout the novel and give the reader a nice feel for the area, and it's a nice break from tradional locations used in a lot of books these days.

    I recommend it for a "light" thriller/cozy mystery read. It's definitely worth the money.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    If you love murder mystery with a woman sleuth, you will enjoy r

    If you love murder mystery with a woman sleuth, you will enjoy reading this first book of the Sloane Monroe series. Sloane is a private investigator who works her cases until the end. She is very independent sometimes finding herself in dangerous situations. She is surrounded by a cast of characters that make her life and the story very interesting. The author adds a touch of humor, romance and Sloane’s dog Lord Berkeley to enhance the
    story.
    Two murders, many suspects, many twists and turns….This book is fast paced and keeps
    you on your toes as you accompany Sloane. Make time to read as once you start you will
    want to keep reading until the end!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

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    Good Book

    Enjoyed and look forward to reading her next book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Wonderful Book! Highly Recommend!!

    As soon as I started reading this book, Black Diamond Death, I was intrigued and hooked! For this being Cheryl's first book, I was very impressed--she has quite a gift for writing! The story-line is great, you don't know who the killer is until the end, like it should be of course(!!), but leading up to it is so much fun to read! A little bit of romance, mixed with mystery, good for all ages! I couldn't stop reading this, it's very catching and intriguing, it grabbed my attention right from the beginning in the Prologue. Can't wait for book #2!! Way to go my friend! You have the gift!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Good read

    Good read. Went fast so I'm not convinced 450+ pages is accurate. I'm a fast reader but finishing it in 5 hrs is a stretch. It was good and I'm off to see if she has any more books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2014

    You have no pulse if you aren't hooked by the first scene! Sloan

    You have no pulse if you aren't hooked by the first scene! Sloane Monroe is a great hero with very real quirks and very real problems, plus she has a murder to solve. Or was it just a simple accident? The reader follows every twist and turn Sloane's Sherlockian mind takes, each one revealing more complexity than the last. Cheryl Bradshaw has crafted a well written, intriguing mystery which makes for a very enjoyable read. I'm off to get book two in the series, right now.

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  • Posted September 14, 2014

    This is the first book in the Sloane Monroe series. There is a l

    This is the first book in the Sloane Monroe series. There is a lot of action, and the story holds your attention. Each book in the series gets more exciting and suspenseful. I highly recommend this whole series.

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

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    GREAT READ! I was looking for something different to read and s

    GREAT READ!

    I was looking for something different to read and stumbled upon this series. This is the first book in the Sloan Monroe series. It was fantastic, and I am completely hooked. I don't know how I have never read anything from Ms. Bradshaw, but I am off to purchase the rest of the series now!

    This was a quick read that had me sucked in from the very first paragraph! Love the main character. She and her sidekick Maddie were great! This was very well written and well edited. There were lots of twists and turns and it just keeps getting better the more pages you turn.

    Thanx for a wonderful read Ms. Bradshaw, I am off to find more of Sloan Monroe!

    -- SPeeD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Weak mystery

    A fairly mediocre murder mystery, not much going for it, glad it only cost me $0.99.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    Quick, Light Read but not "snowy"

    While this novel had interesting characters in a classic who-dun-it format, from the book title and cover I was expecting it to revolve around or entail a skiing environment. However, just the first chapters had an Honorable Mention of skiing and/or snow. The story line actually involves two sub-plots which are resolved by entirely divergent means. The dialogue is good, with some snappy repartee but the main character needs development and/or depth - perhaps therein lies the "fluff" (the snow analogy). Enjoyable as a quick, light read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Excellent read!!!!

    I really enjoyed this mystery romance. It will really keep you on your toes. Sloanes character is magnificent. The plot will keep u guessing. This author knows how to write!! Will read more of her.

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    Posted May 6, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Was ok.

    Thought it dragged on a little too long but had some interesting spots. Good for the change in scenery from what I'd been reading.

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