Dead Locked, A Mystery Novel

Dead Locked, A Mystery Novel

by Amy Saunders

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BN ID: 2940013219014
Publisher: Amy Saunders
Publication date: 11/10/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 576 KB

About the Author

Hello! And thanks for checking out my books! I've written two mystery novels so far. My first, Dead Locked, is about Imogen Bell who works for a team of underwater archaeologists and ends up embroiled in a deadly treasure hunt. My second mystery, The Jester's Apprentice, is about Philippa, a woman caught between her new husband Edric and his smoky past - and hers.

I've always loved mysteries, even in elementary school. My mother raised me on TV show reruns like Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, and Magnum, P.I, and later I picked up her Agatha Christie addiction.

However, sometimes I just want a hot (but intelligent) guy and a strong woman bantering for pages. Or a gripping action sequence. Or some fun sci-fi/fantasy elements. And sometimes I want it all in the same book. So with mystery as the backbone of my stories, I blend in romance, action, adventure, and soon sci-fi to keep it fresh and exciting.

Why should you take a chance on my books? Well, I write what I'm passionate about, and I'm passionate about people and mysteries. I make my characters passionate too: about each other, about what they're hunting, fixing, or piecing together. Above all, I want my readers to have fun, and leave happy!


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Dead Locked, A Mystery Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Dead Locked is a treasure hunt,murder mystery,action packed and pirates too. It's is a good book. Also this is a clean read. It jumps a lot in the book. From pirate ship to different dates before the murder or so many days after. It was a little confusing especially as I was listening to the story on kindle. The characters had good traits and some bad traits. You were not really sure who the good guys are and who were the bad guys, Peter and Sebastian where looking for shipwrecks. Peter was also looking for a fable gem. Sebastian did not believe it existed. Peter believed and he would not stop looking for it. The day of the murder Imogen recieves a list in the mail from her boss Peter. Later that day he is murdered. Sebastian will not be part of the hunt. ButChad a old roommate of Sebastian who framed him for stealing is on the look for the ring. Chad is following Imogen he knows she is on the right track. Someone else is following her. I would read more from Amy Saunders in the future. I was given this ebook from the author on Librarything and asked to give honest review of it when I was done. discription below taken off of Amazon Imogen Bell dishes publicity for a team of explorers, and she just can't resist a good pirate tale. So when her boss is murdered, Imogen dares to defy her anti-lore boyfriend and joins forces with his nemesis in a hunt to find treasure worth killing for. If she doesn't want to end up in Davy Jones' Locker, Imogen must trust the clues of a dead man and crack open a centuries-old mystery before her opponent does it first.
YvonneReviews More than 1 year ago
Imogen Bell finds herself captivated by the mystery of a lost pirate treasure. Unfortunately, her boyfriend Sebastian and the rest of her underwater archeology team don’t share in her fascination. When their boss, Peter, is murdered, Imogen is more determined than ever to find the treasure that he had believed in, but it’s not quite as easy as she thought it would be. Sebastian fears for Imogen’s safety as it becomes more and more obvious that there is someone else after the alleged missing treasure. He begs Imogen to give up her search but she’s stubborn and continues her investigation. As she continues to look for the treasure and her boss’ killer, Imogen finds herself as the next target. My only problem was that each chapter bounces back and forth between before Peter’s murder and after. I found the time shift to be a bit jarring. Even when I see this done in movies or on TV, I sometimes find it difficult to follow – but that’s just me. There’s a part that takes us back in history to the 18th century, which I found absolutely delightful. Amy Saunders has created a real page-turner with this book. The mix of mystery and romance is lively and fun to read. The plot is fast-paced and readers will feel as if they are part of the adventure. Amy takes an 18th century romance and mixes it with a modern day romance which works beautifully. She has mastered the art of storytelling. You won’t want to put this one down. I’m looking forward to reading more work by this author. FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dead Locked is story about Imogen Bell who catches the treasure hunting fever. It starts out with her intending to report and publicize the findings of an underwater archaeology team who is diving on an old pirate shipwreck known as The Freelove. But when an unfortunate event happens to the leader of the team Imogen soon finds herself with a list of five clues to a lost treasure and embroiled in double mystery - murder and treasure! Can she find out what happened? Can she find the treasure if there really is one? I'll let you read the book to find those answers. The characters are well drawn out, the dialogue is believable and the author deftly weaves together a story focused on a close group of friends and acquaintances. I personally would have liked there to be more action centered on the shipwreck but the mystery is told in true classic sense. You the reader get to figure it out along the way. The story keeps you guessing and just when you think you have it figured out. well, if you're a mystery lover you know what I mean. I would recommend mystery lovers to read Dead Locked, especially if you like the amateur sleuths, shipwrecks and/or the east coastal area of New England/Rhode Island. Great details and did I mention pirates.