Dance of the Winnebagos

Dance of the Winnebagos

by Ann Charles
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Dance of the Winnebagos by Ann Charles, C.S. Kunkle

When Claire's grandfather and his army buddies converge in the Arizona desert to find new wives, it's her thankless job to keep them out of trouble with the opposite sex. But when she finds a human leg bone and partners with a reluctant geotechnician to dig up secrets from the past, trouble finds her. If she doesn't stop digging, she could wind up dead.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149013067
Publisher: Ann Charles
Publication date: 10/13/2011
Series: Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 394
Sales rank: 79,956
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ann Charles is an award-winning author who writes romantic mysteries that are splashed with humor. Her book NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD won the 2010 Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense Award and the 2011 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements.

Currently, she has several fiction books available: NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD, OPTICAL DELUSIONS IN DEADWOOD, DEAD CASE IN DEADWOOD (selected as one of Suspense Magazine's BEST OF 2012 books), and BETTER OFF DEAD IN DEADWOOD, which are all part of her ongoing Deadwood Mystery Series. The fifth book in this series will be out in late 2013/early 2014.

Also available from Ann are the first two books in her Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series: DANCE OF THE WINNEBAGOS and JACKRABBIT JUNCTION JITTERS. The third book in this series will be out in mid-2013.

She has a couple of short stories as well--DEADWOOD SHORTS: SEEING TROUBLE (a short story from her Deadwood Mystery Series) and THE OLD MAN'S BACK IN TOWN (a short story from her upcoming Goldwash Mystery Series, the first of which will be out in 2014).

She also has two non-fiction book available: NAIL IT! THE SECRET TO BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE FICTION WRITER'S PLATFORM and GROWING YOUR AUDIENCE. Both books are co-written with Jacquie Rogers.

A member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America for many moons, Ann has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington. She is currently toiling away on her next book, wishing she was on a Mexican beach with an ice-cold Corona in one hand and her Kindle in the other. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is arm wrestling with her two kids, attempting to seduce her husband, and arguing with her sassy cat. Most nights, you can find her hanging out over at, on Facebook as Ann Charles, or as DeadwoodViolet on Twitter--especially around midnight when her quirky fictional world comes to life.

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Dance of the Winnebagos: Jackrabbit Junction Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
beachmomCP More than 1 year ago
Ann Charles has created an intriguing, believable cast of quirky characters in this murder mystery. If you are looking for dark graphic murder scenes this book is not for you, but if you enjoy mysteries with twists and turns and even laughs, I highly recommend this book. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series and I intend to purchase her previous books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series. I had read a few of the Deadwood books and this intrigued me. Gramps is funny. Anyone who has a grumpy grampa or father can relate to this one. I can not wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a cute story but too much sex for me. it really gave a bad impression of seniors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Call me old fashioned but I could have done without the steamy parts of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book and worth every penny. However, it wasn't my favorite one by Ann Charles but that's just me. A+ .................................................................................................
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Jbjfan More than 1 year ago
What a great book! Funny and action packed with a bit of sexy. My favorite kind of reading. I couldn't wait to get started on the 2nd book in the series.
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This is a great read. Keeps you guessing as you are laughing at the "what next" elements of this book. You will enjoy the main "good" characters and wish they could share in your "real" world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, likable characters, good story. Recommended!
pupper More than 1 year ago
True, there are many characters in this Ann Charles' creation however, it keeps the mind sharp remembering the relationships and circumstances. Thoroughly enjoyed Dance of the Winnebagos!
KarenJG More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, and will be reading more Ann Charles! The mystery is intriguing, the writting is good - both witty and flaw-free (not a given in self-published work!). But what puts this book over the top - and earned it the 5th star from me - is the characterization. It's not unusual to encounter quirky characters in a book, and I enjoy that, but they're not always really believable, even if they are fun. Ms Charles has a genius for making her characters feel real, quirks and all.
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Kinda raunchy and silly!
MQoS More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. Fun of quirky senior citizens and a romantic interest. Everything a cozy mystery should have.
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