Black Diamond Death

Black Diamond Death

by Cheryl Bradshaw


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461011231
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2011
Series: Sloane Monroe Series , #1
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 583,195
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Bradshaw is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author.

Born and raised in Southern California, Cheryl Bradshaw became interested in writing at a young age, but it was almost two decades before she put pen to paper. In 2009 Bradshaw wrote Black Diamond Death (Book One: Sloane Monroe series). Within six weeks it entered the top 100 in two different categories and remained in the top 100 for over a year. Since that time, Bradshaw has written four additional novels in the series, and is busy penning two additional novels this year.

In 2013, Bradshaw introduced a new paranormal thriller series: Addison Lockhart, the first book titled Grayson Manor Haunting.

Bradshaw is the founder of IWU on Facebook, a writers group with over 2,000 members. In August 2012, Bradshaw was named one of Twitter's seven best authors to follow. In 2013, Bradshaw's novel, Stranger in Town, was chosen as a Shamus Award finalist in the category of best P.I. novel of the year. She was the only female nominated in her category.

Cheryl Bradshaw's Novels:

Sloane Monroe Series:

Black Diamond Death (#1)
Murder in Mind (#2)
I Have a Secret (#3)
Stranger in Town (#4)
Bed of Bones (#5)

Addison Lockhart Series:

Grayson Manor Haunting (#1)

Till Death do us Part Novella Murder Series:

Whispers of Murder (#1)
Echoes of Murder (#2) COMING SOON!

For information and updates about Cheryl Bradshaw, visit her at, find her on Facebook on her Cheryl Bradshaw Author Page and follow her on Twitter @cherylbradshaw.

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Black Diamond Death 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
If you love murder mystery with a woman sleuth, you will enjoy reading this first book of the Sloane Monroe series. Sloane is a private investigator who works her cases until the end. She is very independent sometimes finding herself in dangerous situations. She is surrounded by a cast of characters that make her life and the story very interesting. The author adds a touch of humor, romance and Sloane’s dog Lord Berkeley to enhance the story. Two murders, many suspects, many twists and turns….This book is fast paced and keeps you on your toes as you accompany Sloane. Make time to read as once you start you will want to keep reading until the end!!!
wapati76 More than 1 year ago
For her first published book, I was impressed. The storyline was easy to follow, and the fast pace made it a fun read that kept the action going fairly consistently throughout the book. It had both creative and imaginative elements to it that showcase the authors personality. The prologue is an immediate draw because the author takes a moment to introduce the victim to the reader. The protagonist (Sloane) has a lot of depth to her character and the sidekick Maddie is hilarious. I enjoyed the back and forth banter between the two characters. I also liked that the novel doesn't give up the killer right away and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions until late in the book. The setting in this series takes place in Park City, UT and details about the location are dispersed throughout the novel and give the reader a nice feel for the area, and it's a nice break from tradional locations used in a lot of books these days. I recommend it for a "light" thriller/cozy mystery read. It's definitely worth the money.
exiejohn More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed and look forward to reading her next book.
nailady73 More than 1 year ago
As soon as I started reading this book, Black Diamond Death, I was intrigued and hooked! For this being Cheryl's first book, I was very impressed--she has quite a gift for writing! The story-line is great, you don't know who the killer is until the end, like it should be of course(!!), but leading up to it is so much fun to read! A little bit of romance, mixed with mystery, good for all ages! I couldn't stop reading this, it's very catching and intriguing, it grabbed my attention right from the beginning in the Prologue. Can't wait for book #2!! Way to go my friend! You have the gift!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is one of the best I've read in a while. It was hard to put down - wanted to read straight through! Would've enjoyed more character development of main characters though. I'm hoping she does that in forthcoming books, otherwise that could become a negative in the series for me.
SharynBL More than 1 year ago
You have no pulse if you aren't hooked by the first scene! Sloane Monroe is a great hero with very real quirks and very real problems, plus she has a murder to solve. Or was it just a simple accident? The reader follows every twist and turn Sloane's Sherlockian mind takes, each one revealing more complexity than the last. Cheryl Bradshaw has crafted a well written, intriguing mystery which makes for a very enjoyable read. I'm off to get book two in the series, right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Went fast so I'm not convinced 450+ pages is accurate. I'm a fast reader but finishing it in 5 hrs is a stretch. It was good and I'm off to see if she has any more books.
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19295257 22 days ago
I had read every Sloane Monroe book published. Went back and read this one. Really really good. Very good content and descriptions of everyone. Great story. Always keep me up very late into the night. Wish we had another Sloane Monroe book. 4.5
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved it. One of the few books that you can not put down!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I really like Solan she the type of woman no one can resist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with all other 4 and 5 star reviews. Kept my interest all the way to the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery. Kept my interest. I really like this author but liked some of her other books better.
lovemynookgb More than 1 year ago
I enjoy books that hold your attention beginning to end and this one did just that. I was looking for something different then the mysteries that I had been reading and this really fulfilled that. A quick read, that is well written and I did not figure out who did it. Just read the first couple pages in the sample and you will be hooked. Looking forward to reading her second book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many twists and turns with 2 unexpected guilty parties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always twists and turns! These books njust keep me coming back for more!
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Couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good free book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 1st book I read by Cheryl. I fell in love with this series. I have read them all. R.G
xxzz More than 1 year ago
Fast paced with all kinds of twists and turns. Grabs you from the beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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CJC21 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Sloane Monroe series. There is a lot of action, and the story holds your attention. Each book in the series gets more exciting and suspenseful. I highly recommend this whole series.