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Dead Wrong
     

Dead Wrong

3.9 98
by Leighann Dobbs
 

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**** Nominated Best Mystery Romance in the 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards ****

There's more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface.

Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal

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**** Nominated Best Mystery Romance in the 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards ****

There's more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface.

Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike.

...Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield.

Suddenly the girls find themselves scrambling to find the real killer while they battle a crooked Sheriff, planted evidence, and a long list of suspects that all had a reason to want Prudence dead.

Handsome Jake Cooper is new to the Noquitt Maine police force, which is exactly why Fiona Blackmoore doesn't trust him. But with time running out and the evidence against her sister piling up, Fiona has to make a choice - will she trust Jake with her sisters case ... and her own heart?

Add in an old mansion on the cliffs of Maine, an attic full of mysterious treasures, and a cat that has the uncanny ability to show up at exactly the right time and Fiona has her hands full proving the Sheriff's accusations about her sister being a murderer are Dead Wrong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490553511
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/02/2013
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
339,399
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Leighann Dobbs lives in New Hampshire with her husband, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty.� She likes to write romance and cozy mystery novelettes perfect for the busy person on the go.� These stories are great for someone who doesn't have a lot of time for reading a full novel.� Why not pick one up and escape to another time and place the next time you are waiting for an appointment, enjoying a bath or waiting to pick up the kids at soccer?�

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Dead Wrong 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Annie950 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the Blackmoore sisters books. It is so refreshing to read really good books that are clean! I can't stand to pick up any book that the author has to resort to using filthy language and graphic sex to sell a storyline. The Blackmoore sisters mysteries are wonderful! Love them and can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fast cozy mystery. Very clean. The is very mild murder and violence details. This book has some gentle humor. Chick lit. There may a very light touch of the paranormal. This series of books is enjoyable and would be suitable for ages 16 and up. Grannies will enjoy them also. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised - with all the positive reviews, I was expecting a well-written book. Cute plot idea, not great execution. This read almost like a High School creative writing essay. I stuck with it, to see how the author would tie things up, only to find you have to buy the next in the series. I'm not sure who the intended audience is, the writing style is too childish for adults, but too much sexual tension for anyone under 18. 125 pages, some swearing, no gore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and am reading the rest of the series. It has a little bit of everything, murder, mystery, romance, treasure with a touch of magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a very quick read. However, it was really good and I enjoyed the characters. I hope that in later books there is more back story etc with the sisters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short book was awful. The plot was boring, and the mystery was easy to solve almost from the very start. The police work was so incredibly incompetent and totally unrealistic, it was pathetic. The characters were poorly developed, as was the supposed romance. I felt absolutely no sense of connection between the two characters, and the primary indication of any attraction was her overly active stomach sensations. I highly recommend skipping this one. JB
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, I love the mix of the personalities of the sisters. I enjoyed the hint of paranormal, the humor and of course the cat that appears at helpful times. The mystery was good and kept me guessing. I will definitely move on to the next in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very enjoyable book. It's rather light hearted. The characters are quirky and the clues are very interesting. I like that it can be read by a younger and older audience,  and be enjoyed by both. It has a nice touch of romance and a little paranomal. Overall, I recommend it for a little light reading. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, love love the setting...takes you away to the coast of Maine. big,old beautiful 24 room house we all would like to live in and the mystery begins. Get ready to buy the rest of the series.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read another one of her books. I also wanted to start reading a small series, with under 130 pages it was a great read-excited to read the rest of the series. She is a clean writer, with great plots. I really enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one needs a lot more development to be worthy of reading. There is a quick formulaic outlines of the four sisters, villains and town members, but not enough detail to warm up to any of them. Writing style feels like high school story project. It's a sad situation when the cat is the best character in the story. Minimal romance - eventually leading to a single tongued kiss. This needs a lot more descriptive detail to get a realistic feel for the supposed Maine woods setting. What at first seems like a Victorian cottage overlooking the ocean, becomes a 24 room mansion on prime real estate, but still walking distance from town. There is one scene eating clams, and a dialogue with a fisherman, but otherwise this could be set anywhere. The "mystery" has the sisters following clues then notifying the police. Lots of unresolved issues get dropped in as one liners without any resolution - What happened to their mom? What about the dad? Why did the victim have a feud with their family? What's the reason the Sheriff jumps to conclusions? What is the connection between the sheriff and Eli? What drives Jake to the small town after losing his partner, and how does that impact the way he views the clues? Why was Morgan's heart was broken when her high school sweetheart went off to war, and why should we care that maybe she thinks she sees him at the end of the story? How does wild child Jolene turn out to have computer forensic skills that maybe helped solve the crime? About half way through we learn that Fiona has an ex who is the cause of her trust issues. Except for the opening scene, the dialogue feels flat. This one had potential, but really needed a LOT more development, rewrite and polish before posting.
PrettyGirlReading More than 1 year ago
I was encouraged by the high ratings and the "free". Wrong. The plot is all over the place. The junk/treasure in the attic that no one bothers to inventory, the semi-attraction that never really gets there, the murder that was too simple clean and cliche. I need authors to stop with the quick snippet stories and go back to the art of writing. Write a plot, develop characters, set the tone, give some back ground.... Don't just drop random statements that lead me to believe there will be more.... My mother's murder.... If you are sitting in an airport and need something to tide you over, maybe. If you are curled up with your favorite cup of herbal tea, a nice quilt, and burning a candle, this will not do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad it was free. Rather...boring and kind of high school-ish plot and characters
Anonymous 3 months ago
Quick and fun read. Good characters. The entire series is entertaining.
Anonymous 3 months ago
JamesJohnCudneyIV 5 months ago
3 stars to Leighann Dobbs's Dead Wrong, her debut novel in the Blackmoore Sisters Mystery series. I selected this book as it was a free electronic iBooks read on my Apple iPad and because I had read another debut novel in a different series by the author. It's a fun, short read, contains a direct path to the resolution and begins to drop a few hints about potential magical ways that run through the town and in the Blackmoore family. Story Four sisters, living in huge cliff-side Victorian home belonging to their family for centuries, are barely scraping by to afford the taxes on their inheritance when one of them is thrown in jail for killing en elderly fuddy fuddy who accuses them of being witches. Morgan, who actually jokingly told Prudence how she'd kill her, finds herself the primary suspect when the woman winds up dead in the same manner she'd threatened the previous morning. The sisters unite to find the real killer while fighting off the persistent real estate broker attempting to buy their home and offer them a way out of maintaining the family land. As the sisters question the neighbors, search their attic full of mysterious boxes and tchotchkes, and commiserate on their love lives, the mystery comes to a quick resolution leaving the sisters even more curious about their family history. Strengths 1. Noquitt, the Maine town setting, has all the classic characteristics needed to charm readers. Think "Practical Magic," the movie about a witch family starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, and you'll instantly know what you're dealing with! 2. It's a very quick read with little in the way of sub-plots and side-stories. If you are a reader fond of just the mystery without any distractions, you'll love it but you'll also probably guess it fairly quickly. Weaknesses The story has so many hints and clues about future things to come, it's almost too simple. We already know 3 primary characters are keeping secrets but don't know exactly what they are. We already know they are witches even though nothing has come right out and said it. It does build a little suspense but too obviously. Final Thoughts I do like the story and the setting. I see potential. These are the kinds of books I'll squeeze in when I need something fairly light and quick as you can run through it in about 3 hours one evening before bed or on a Sunday morning before you start your day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyabble
KarenSue More than 1 year ago
Not bad for a free summer read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was kind of fun. Even though it was about a murder and an incorrect accusation it was gory or emotionally manipulative. I would love to read a little more character development, even if the bookwere longer. I want to know more about all the characters. It was over very quickly, overall enjoyable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story good charactors
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, just wish they was longer.
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for so much more from this book, since it is in the exact center of my wheelhouse. A witch or witches coming into their powers. There were little hints of it going to happen, an old mansion with an attic that the girls never go into and a cat that shows up everywhere, even though she shouldn’t be able to get out. Fiona even goes up to the attic early on to find something to pawn for bail money for Morgan, and finds an old book. And later on all the sisters finally go to the attic. This would have been the perfect moment to all chant from the book, Charmed style, and find their powers. But alas, no. I read the synopsis of the other books in the Blackmoore Sisters Mystery series, and they do seem to come into their powers in book three. Even if they do in book two, it’s too late. It should have been in book one! There is also the descriptions that are used over and over again; blue eyes and stomachs flipping whenever the Sheriff is near Fiona. There are just so many other ways to describe her feelings for the sheriff. And once I know a character has blue eyes, I’m good, you don’t need to keep describing the various colors of blue. The other really big problem I had with this story is the sheriff just over looking clues that have been tampered with by the Blackmoore sisters. Sure, he may have the hots for Fiona, and his gut may be telling him that something was hinky with his supervisor, but that is not what a police officer does. This book had so much potential, but didn’t live up to it. I have way too many other books to read to find out if the next book in the series, Dead and Buried, is any better.