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Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery [NOOK Book]

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"An auspicious debut!" -- I Love a Mystery newsletter

"This is a dandy. Don't miss it." -- Book Talk

The first book in this bestselling mystery series introduces Albuquerque CPA Charlotte "Charlie" Parker. Charlie handles the business side of RJP Investigations while her brother, Ron, does the detecting. When Ron is out of town, however, Stacy North, who eloped with Charlie's fiance, Brad, 10 years earlier, comes calling, hoping to hire someone to find her missing Rolex watch. Charlie reluctantly takes the case...
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Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery

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Overview

"An auspicious debut!" -- I Love a Mystery newsletter

"This is a dandy. Don't miss it." -- Book Talk

The first book in this bestselling mystery series introduces Albuquerque CPA Charlotte "Charlie" Parker. Charlie handles the business side of RJP Investigations while her brother, Ron, does the detecting. When Ron is out of town, however, Stacy North, who eloped with Charlie's fiance, Brad, 10 years earlier, comes calling, hoping to hire someone to find her missing Rolex watch. Charlie reluctantly takes the case and soon locates the watch. Stacy, it turns out, had been having an affair. Soon the lover is dead, and Stacy is an obvious suspect. Charlie sticks with the case and finds herself involved with still more murder.

Praise for Connie Shelton's other mysteries:
"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review

"Down to earth and very readable." --Library Journal

"Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's food--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." --Booklist
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Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Stuart Miller, Booklist
This is a well-plotted debut mystery with a nice surprise ending and some excellent characterizations. Charlie, in particular, is slick, appealing, and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth. Look forward to the next installment in what shapes up to be a promising series.
Albuquerque Journal - Steve Brewer Albuquerque Journal
An impressive debut mystery.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012269843
  • Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Series: The Charlie Parker Mystery Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 223,359
  • File size: 162 KB

Meet the Author

Connie Shelton is the author of more than a dozen mysteries. Her Charlie Parker series is based in Albuquerque, and her new Samantha Sweet series is set in the northern New Mexico town of Taos. In addition to her full-time writing career, Connie has taught writing and is the creator of the Novel In A Weekend writing course. She and her husband reside in New Mexico. Visit her website at connieshelton.com
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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Comfort Food for the Brain

    I just read Deadly Gamble, the first Charlie Parker mystery novel, last night and couldn't wait to get back online to review it. I found the book to be thoroughly entertaining. The mystery was compelling, contained several twists, and ended with a surprise. Along the way I grew to care about both Charlie, a simple CPA who takes on sleuthing for a friend, and her dog Rusty.

    The mystery plays out against the backdrop of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which the author brings to life with descriptions of local haunts and the odd weather (the last time I was there, it snowed on me in May). Food is also discussed which made me have to eat huevos rancheros this morning.

    Looking for a simple, comfortable mystery without the lurid details, this may be the book for you.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Fun read

    I really liked this book and the Charlie Parker character.I just wished it had been longer, but am planning on reading more in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

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    Murder Mystery

    A good read. About a husband who was murdered then later his wife is found dead, only gets interesting toward the end when they catch the killer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Deadly Gamble by Connie Shelton a jwals review Charlie Park

    Deadly Gamble by Connie Shelton a jwals review
    Charlie Parker is an accountant and partner with her brother in their own small private investigations firm.
    Although she is not an investigator, as her brother is out of town, she decides to help out an old school friend Stacy, to find her missing Rolex. After a bit of amateur sleuthing she turns up the watch at a pawn brokers.
    A few days later, after the man who took the watch is found murdered, Stacy is back, asking for help to keep her clear of the investigation. So once again Charlie indulges in some amateur sleuthing.
    This is the first in a series of Charlie Parker mysteries, a bit long on description perhaps, but an easy and comfortable read, with enough twists to keep it interesting. It’s certainly worth while checking out another one.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Great story!

    I'm counting on the rest of the series to be as great as this one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Draggy and unbelievable

    I think I've said it all.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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