That's a Dead One Alright

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Jimi Smith was determined to become a famous investigative journalist, but when her high school exposé turned out to be a major embarrassment, Jimi altered her direction in life. Now, Jimi is broke, unemployed, and back in Ditters Ferry. After a fiery fiasco at her best friend's apartment, she is forced to look for work and a place to live. Unfortunately, the only job available is writing at the local newspaper, where she's forced to get reacquainted with her high school crush, Jarrett 'The Jet' Mitchell. Things ...
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Overview

Jimi Smith was determined to become a famous investigative journalist, but when her high school exposé turned out to be a major embarrassment, Jimi altered her direction in life. Now, Jimi is broke, unemployed, and back in Ditters Ferry. After a fiery fiasco at her best friend's apartment, she is forced to look for work and a place to live. Unfortunately, the only job available is writing at the local newspaper, where she's forced to get reacquainted with her high school crush, Jarrett 'The Jet' Mitchell. Things aren't all awkward, however. Jimi gets her big break when she discovers a dead body in the river. The floater is Herbert Greene, her vindictive boss's estranged husband, and when Mrs. Greene finds herself the prime suspect for the murder, Jimi is her only recourse.

Debut author Susan Case's That's a Dead One Alright will keep readers laughing and provides delightful surprises as they fumble along with the hilarious and seemingly hopeless Jimi. Join her as she winds her way toward becoming a respected journalist and grows to love the town to which she once thought she'd never return. Readers who enjoy a good small-town mystery will love That's a Dead One Alright.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607994213
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2009

    An amazingly fresh mystery novel!

    "That's a Dead One Alright" by Susan Case is a funny, inventive and fresh take on the murder mystery genre and a terrific story. I really enjoyed this book, especially the care and craftsmanship that was put into developing each and every character of the story to make them unique, realistic, and recognizable. Having lived in a small town for ten years, I really enjoyed how the author populated Ditters Ferry with real personalities - many of them people I swear I know!

    Jimi's investigation takes many amazing turns, and with it her personal and professional life. The reader will enjoy tagging along with Jimi as the story leads her through romance, hilarious misadventures, and finally an explosive and shocking conclusion. This is a really wonderful book!

    The cliffhanger conclusion to the book leaves me trusting (and hopeful) that this is only the first of several Jimi Smith stories, and I am eager to see what happens next in Ditters Ferry. Great story and a wonderful book! I strongly recommend "That's a Dead One Alright" by Susan Case.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2009

    Five Thumbs Up!!

    Susan Case, as a debut author, will lead her readers through every emotion in the book from laughter to tears to shock. Defiantly do not read this book if recovering from surgery because you may rip a stitching. Never has a mystery been written so well and with so much humor. Prepare to be sucked into Jimi's life and left thirsting for more. Expect the unexpected and to have your head spinning at the very end. Truly an award winning book! There is no other option but to sit back and wait for more great writes from this author, and to watch Jimi Smith stumble and fall into our hearts as the next great unsuspecting murder mystery sleuth. Truly a read worth reading!

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  • Posted October 2, 2009

    Hilarious and Surprising

    Absolutely one of the funniest books I've ever read. Great characters with unique personalities. Completely surprising and unpredictable. Even the dead body is hilarious. Makes me want to visit Ditters Ferry. Author takes you to the top of humor without ever going too far or over the top. I can't wait to read her next book in the series. I'm captivated by the town, the people and the author has me hooked on knowing them better. Unbelievable that this is her debut book. Reads so fast and delightful with never a misstep or errant beat. I finished it in one day. I'd compare her writing style favorably to Janet Evanovich.

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