Bubba and the Dead Woman

Bubba and the Dead Woman

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by C. L. Bevill
     
 

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Bubba Snoddy is a good old country boy with a big problem. Although he's personable, handsome, and lives in a historical Southern mansion in a small Texas town, he has just discovered the dead body of a woman to whom he was once engaged to marry. His ex-fiancée was responsible for Bubba being thrown out of the military which in turn caused his shameful return…  See more details below

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Bubba Snoddy is a good old country boy with a big problem. Although he's personable, handsome, and lives in a historical Southern mansion in a small Texas town, he has just discovered the dead body of a woman to whom he was once engaged to marry. His ex-fiancée was responsible for Bubba being thrown out of the military which in turn caused his shameful return to the tiny town of Pegramville, where everyone is a consummate gossip and no one has any secrets. Sheriff John Headrick believes Bubba killed his ex-fiancée in a fit of vengeful rage. The townsfolk believe that Bubba killed his ex-fiancée in a fit of vengeful rage. Bubba's own mother believes that Bubba killed his ex-fiancée in a fit of vengeful rage. To top it all off, there are some mighty strange goings-on at the Snoddy Mansion, where ghosts walk the halls rattling chains in the midnight hour, and Bubba's own sainted mother, Miz Demetrice, runs an illegal gambling ring. Rumors run merrily rampant about Bubba, decadent Snoddy ancestors, missing Civil War gold, a to-die-for sheriff's deputy with the greenest eyes Bubba's ever seen, and a Basset Hound named Precious who likes to nip first and ask questions later. Bubba has to find out exactly who did murder his ex-fiancée and quickly before he goes to jail for the crime, or before someone murders him.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480174429
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
506,226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Meet the Author

C.L. Bevill has lived in Texas, Virginia, Arizona, and Oregon. She once was in the US Army and a graphic illustrator. She holds degrees in social psychology and counseling. She is the author of Bubba and the Dead Woman, Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas, Bayou Moon, and Shadow People, among others. Presently she lives with her husband and her daughter and continues to constantly write. She can be reached at www.clbevill.com or you can read her blog at www.carwoo.blogspot.com

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Bubba and the Dead Woman 3.9 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 1722 reviews.
Jenn-Jenn More than 1 year ago
I think I grew up here. I know all of these people. Every small southern town has it's characters, secrets and the gossip. This book was so much fun. Don't miss this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. The first few pages seemed a little slow, but then it took off and kept my attention. It was funny and had great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My wife bought me a Nook Color for christmas. The first book I have completed already is this book. I could not put this story down. This story is a great redneck slapstick\murder mystery. I love the characters and for those who live in a small town can relate. Some choice words I did not like. Derek D
estir_bune More than 1 year ago
I saw a lot of reviews that complained of poor editing, but it's a FREE book and if you can get passed a few misspellings it's a fun read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like mystery; I like humor; I like quirky characters. I didn't like this. The story gets bogged down in long-winded descriptions of characters and in sentences I had to read twice to figure out. The book needed another session with the editor, who might have tightened the prose and fixed homophones and punctuation. I'm sorry, Bubba: you seem like a nice guy, but we're just not meant for each other.
Mindracer More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure whether they're typos or grammatical errors on the part of the author, but the editing could be better. Still, the book was entertaining, and I enjoyed it.
Samantha Smith More than 1 year ago
Great plot but I almost put the book down because of the editing issues. I like the writing style but the lack of good editing made it hard to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is actually not so bad, and parts of this are actually pretty funny. The writing itself is distractingly bad, however. I'm a high school teacher, and this honestly reminds me of student work. If you feel you can look past the amatuerish prose, then you might enjoy this. But it's baaaad...
Benjamin_Sobieck More than 1 year ago
I couldn't make it past the first 100 pages. The pacing tripped over itself. This is a terrific premise ruined due to lack of proper editing. It needs someone with an eye for brevity to step in. I'd like to read this after that happens. The author wove a surprisingly fun tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how the author depicts bubba. Most country men are very much like him. Southerners are always being pretrayed as dumb rednecks it's nice to see a change. Can't wait to read more of this series :)
tpuszcz More than 1 year ago
This is a story with fun southern characters, plot twists and outlandish, over the top descriptions. Any story that takes you into a mind of a dog makes you smile. I will always remember this as my first Nook book. Yes, I would read another Bubba story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy & entertaining read! Must read more about these colourful people! Bubba's mom is a real hoot!
Love-ReadingLM More than 1 year ago
For a free book, it was a cute story. Yes, it has bad grammar and misspelled words, but I am finding out that all of the free books have those two problems. I laughed several times out loud. I have read several of C.L. Bevill's books. Read it -- what will you have to lose? I bet you end up saying several times: "Poor Bubba."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting. Unlike the grammar nazis here complaining about bad grammar, there was none. I think, however, they found the manner of southern speaking and took offense and found it offensive. Bubba was a good ole boy and his mama was a hoot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!, I am off to buy another Bubba book. This is a great 450+page read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful light read.
DavidWile More than 1 year ago
Not exactly a nail biter for suspense, but Bubba is a real fun story as well as a real fun character. Actually, there are a bunch of real fun characters in this book, and I did have trouble putting the book down to go to sleep. While Bubba may be his name, he certainly is no ?Bubba? when it comes to the smarts department. He may get blind sided a bit too frequently, but he does not give up, keeps pushing forward, and does put it all together. I will look forward to future Bubba stories. Best wishes, Dave Wile.
Jyl47 More than 1 year ago
Glad I didn't!!! Much better then I thought by the cover and title!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wittily written with many Southern style aphorisms, this book will appeal to those who enjoy this style of speech (and writing) as well as a murder mystery. Unfortunately for me, I found I was not one of those. The extended descriptions and explanations became a distraction and sometimes became repetitive to the point where half way through this 500+ page book, I just had to stop. Plot progress was, to borrow a phrase, slower than molasses in January. I know this is a popular series, but it just wasn't my style of writing. YMMV. So to speak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. Living in East Texas, I felt like I knew each of these characters. It was funny and kept me laughing. I felt myself cheering for Bubba and feeling a little dejected everytime something else went wrong for him. I can't wait to see what Bubba gets into next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C.L. Bevill is an excelent wrter. This writer had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes when I cried. You can really feel for poor Bubba. Even my hubby would ask are yuo alright! I hated being at the end! I am praying for more to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FUN! Seriously .......You need to read them all. Well worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this mystery!
Pugmomma1951 More than 1 year ago
A delightful mystery and a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hesitant as it was a free book but I was wonderfully surprised to find a new favorite author! The writing style keeps you interested and the characters are well characters that keep the story fun! Highly recommend this author and series.