Loose Screw (Dusty Deals Mystery Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lucy Mathews, crime reporter turned antiques dealer, avoids confrontation like a home perm. She even lets a cat shove her around.

When Lucy trips over the body of a buckskin-clad relics trader, her ex-boss asks her to cover the story. She tries to tell him no, but old habits die hard and soon she finds herself directly in the path of a killer and the exasperating, if attractive, detective in charge.

Can Lucy ...

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Loose Screw (Dusty Deals Mystery Series)

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Overview

Lucy Mathews, crime reporter turned antiques dealer, avoids confrontation like a home perm. She even lets a cat shove her around.

When Lucy trips over the body of a buckskin-clad relics trader, her ex-boss asks her to cover the story. She tries to tell him no, but old habits die hard and soon she finds herself directly in the path of a killer and the exasperating, if attractive, detective in charge.

Can Lucy catch a killer or is this the last confrontation for her—period?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045094184
  • Publisher: Rae Davies
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Series: Dusty Deals Mystery Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,266
  • File size: 289 KB

Meet the Author

Rae Davies is the pen name of multi-published author Lori Devoti.

Lori worked for three different newspapers in two different states before deciding to stay home with her children and begin writing fiction. Lori has been a finalist for many awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and is a member of Novelists Inc., a prestigious group for professional writers. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and children as well as two dogs.

Like Lucy, Lori/Rae loves antiques, Montana and malamutes. (Although don't tell her husky or aussie/puggle mix that last part.)

Learn more about both personas by visiting Rae's web site at http://raedavies.com or Lori's web site at http://www.loridevoti.com

While you are there, don't forget to sign up for her newsletter for information on what is coming next from both Lori and Rae. (And maybe a free book.)
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Great 1st book

    I just finished reading Loose Screw by Rae Davies. Truthfully I could not put it down. I enjoyed every minute of reading about Lucy. I have a problem with "wishy washy" female characters. But Ms. Davies let's you know from the beginning that Lucy falls into that genera but that she is working on her problem. It was funny, informative & entertaining. The whole package in one great read. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    I LOVED IT!

    For $.99 this is a steal. Great mystery, funny, and you are going to love the dog! Keep them coming.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    Loved this book and working on the second. I enjoyed the charact

    Loved this book and working on the second. I enjoyed the characters, the humor and most importantly, the mystery. I hope there are more to come!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Delightful

    Just a plain FUN read. Funny, but never to that place where it is over the top and begins to feel contrived. Really enjoyed this book and was disappointed when I couldn't find more by this author.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    I want more than two

    I loved the this one and bought the second, read it and am begging for a third or more. I love the characters in these two books. They are like real people, not perfect looking, going through life learning and making mistakes, having real emotions, struggling to get by, with real jobs, real lives and money problems. They have humor, a dab of romance, an interesting mystery, that is a bit hard to solve, a great dog and a cute kid. I bought another book by this author also. It was more of a romance, but was very good also. Both of the books in this series have about 450 pages and are suitable for ages 13 and up. A great, light hearted, feel good book.

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    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Cute

    Funny and entertaining along the lines of the Stephanie Plum series . . .

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    I finished reading Loose Screw last night and loved it! I enjoye

    I finished reading Loose Screw last night and loved it! I enjoyed the author's easy-going, humorous writing style, which was a realistic and entertaining voice for the main character. It had plenty of atmosphere with the details of the antique shop, and the plot moved quickly. I was happily pressing my page-forward button until quite late. I highly recommend this for readers who like a fun mystery that is very well written. This author is clearly a pro.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Great new series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Buy it

    You must must read this then you will rush to get the sequel

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    If you like suprise ending, you'll love this one!

    Wide cast of characters and suspects in this who-done-it. So many possible villans and a few really great good guys and gals. With the surprise ending that you don't see coming until the very end. It was a fast paced and at times funny read.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    A Waste Of Potential

    The book was interesting until Lucy decided to go back to working for the newspaper. Then she just turned into another sleezy reporter and threw integrity out the window. I guess I got what I paid for.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    light mystery

    Good book about 400 pages. Fun mystery, Davies is a good writer. Enjoyed the book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Enjoyed this book!

    Enjoyed this book very much - so much that I've purchased the rest of the series. Dog loving, amateur sleuth, Lucille Ball type main character is wonderful. :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2012

    DO NOT RECOMMEND.

    I LIKED THE CHARACTERS.
    ONE WHO LIKES A SLOW READ OR TEENS MIGHT LIKE IT.
    I WILL NOT READ THE SERIES.
    DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR THIS FOR BOOK CLUB DISSCUSION.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Loved It!

    I didn't think that I would like it initially, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Great read!

    This book was a fun and easy read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Love it

    Cant wait for the next one

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    A really good story- I enjoyed it. Hope there are more to follow

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    funny

    very good book. hope she writes more. soon please!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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