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Death Notice (the Northland Crime Chronicles, Book 1)
     

Death Notice (the Northland Crime Chronicles, Book 1)

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by Alicia Dean
 

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When newspaper columnist Monroe Donovan receives an obituary listing a future date as the date of death, she blows it off as an error. But after a second one comes in, she senses something more is at play. Her suspicions are confirmed when a victim sharing the name of the ‘deceased’ is found murdered—on the predicted date.

Detective Lane

Overview

When newspaper columnist Monroe Donovan receives an obituary listing a future date as the date of death, she blows it off as an error. But after a second one comes in, she senses something more is at play. Her suspicions are confirmed when a victim sharing the name of the ‘deceased’ is found murdered—on the predicted date.

Detective Lane Brody sees Monroe as a suspect, accusing her of hiding a connection to the latest victim, while Monroe can't deny the attraction between herself and the unhappily married Detective.

In her quest for the truth, Monroe stumbles into the clutches of the killer, and she can only hope Detective Brody stops suspecting her and starts looking for her—before her name is the next to appear in the obits.

REVIEWS:

"...twists and turns, beautiful character development. The ending took me by surprise!" ~ Book Geeks Unite

THE NORTHLAND CRIME CHRONICLES, in series order

Death Notice

Death Offerings

THE ISLE OF FANGS SERIES, in order

Liberty Awakened

Liberty Divided

MEET ALICIA DEAN:

Award-winning author Alicia Dean loves creating spine-chilling stories that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. A long-time Oklahoma resident, when Alicia isn't writing, she enjoys cheering on the Cincinnati Reds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614176206
Publisher:
ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
Publication date:
06/30/2014
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Death Notice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
WriterDiane More than 1 year ago
A real page turner! Someone is sending journalist Monroe Donovan obits for her newspaper column. Not unusual except the date of the first death is two days hence. Must be a mistake. Another notice arrives, again with the wrong date. Then, Monroe discovers both people died on the date in the notices. In the course of investigating the murders, Detective Lane Brody meets Monroe. While the attraction is mutual, neither can act on it. Separately, they discover clues but only when they work together can they hope to find the killer. I read this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. Alicia Dean weaves a suspenseful story of betrayal and murder with enough humor to make Death Notice an entertaining edge-of-the-seat thriller. The main characters are flawed people with complicated lives, which makes them all the more appealing. Monroe's match-making colleague and her slightly wacky family provide comic relief while her protection of her fragile childhood friend evokes sympathy. Great read. Can't wait to start the next book in the Northland Crime Chronicles.
BrendaWallace More than 1 year ago
As soon as I saw that Alicia Dean had a new book out, I grabbed it, which was a wise move on my part! This is a well-crafted fast paced thriller with memorable characters. I immediately liked Monroe and enjoyed living her story to the point that I felt like I met her. Several times during the story, I thought I'd figured out who the killer was. I hate to admit that I was wrong, even though the clues were all in there. But, unpredictability is one of the things I love most in a novel. A complicated romance always piques my interest, and there's a great one in here with plenty of sizzle. The concept and plot were also intriguing with the killer turning in obituaries for the victims before they die. I'm a picky reader and Alicia Dean always amazes me. I'm on the lookout for her next book!
-AnnaKittrell_ More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading "Death Notice," by Alicia Dean, and, wow, am I impressed! One of the things I loved most is Alicia's relatable characters. I felt as if I really got to know each person well, and really cared what happened to them. I also loved the references to songs, television programs, and recording artists that I recognized. This personalization made me feel right at home within the pages of Death Notice--I wanted to nudge the person next to me and say, "Hey, I know this song!" (And I would have...but the only one next to me was the dog.) With the perfect amount of suspense to tingle the spine, and romance to flutter the heart, "Death Notice," like Monroe's beloved coffee, is a delicious blend. I recommend this book to all readers, and can't wait to read the sequel, "Death Offerings."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written , good premise ... easy to read ...
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
    Monroe Donovan thought her life couldn't get any worse.  Her best friend Josie hadn't been around in a couple weeks.  Her ex was being quiet about the promotion he promised her and now she was getting crazy obituaries for her column.  Who would put the wrong date on an obit? Monroe wasn't sure but she would soon find out.     Detective Lane Brody had enough to deal with in his personal life. He didn't need all the weirdness his job brought in too.  Someone is murdering people at random, or are they? It's hard to tell but clues are stacking up and Lane wants to put an end to it.     This book will keep you spellbound.  Twists and turns make this a wonderful mystery you'll love. The story is solid and the characters are terrifically defined.  I recommend this book! HIGHLY!  Alicia Dean knows how to add just enough to make you wonder, did this person do it?  I can't wait to dive into another of her books!  Mystery, love and craziness makes for a book to keep you in your seat!      I found no issues in this one.           I gave this one a resounding 5 books out of 5 books because I didn't want it to end!!  ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~ 
janiern More than 1 year ago
It was very easy to read and kept my interest. I look forward to the next one where hopefully the romance between Monroe and Lane will develop. Good sexual tension, now ready for the next step.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this gritty Romantic Suspense.
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