Deadly Gamble (A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

Deadly Gamble (A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

by Connie Shelton

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BN ID: 2940000719480
Publisher: Columbine Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/31/2009
Series: Charlie Parker Mystery Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,270
File size: 331 KB

About the Author

Connie Shelton has been writing for more than twenty years and has taught writing (both fiction and nonfiction) since 2001. She is the author of the Charlie Parker mystery series and has been a contributor to several anthologies, including Chicken Soup For the Writer's Soul.

"My husband and I love to do adventures. He flew helicopters for 35 years, a career that I've borrowed from in my Charlie Parker mysteries. We have traveled quite a lot and now divide our time between the American Southwest and a place on the Sea of Cortez. For relaxation I love art -- painting and drawing can completely consume me. I also really enjoy cooking, with whatever ingredients I find in whatever country we are in at the moment. We walk every day and love watching and photographing wildlife."

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Deadly Gamble 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Charlie Parker Series is another winner from Connie Shelton. I enjoy the fact that I can read her books and not have to worry if I will run into offensive language or explicit scenes. On top of that the series has likeable characters that are well thought out with a good amount of back story. This book in particular had me unsure, right up until the end, about 'who dunnit'. A nice cozy; I thoroughly enjoyed the read.
BrianJackson More than 1 year ago
I just read Deadly Gamble, the first Charlie Parker mystery novel, last night and couldn't wait to get back online to review it. I found the book to be thoroughly entertaining. The mystery was compelling, contained several twists, and ended with a surprise. Along the way I grew to care about both Charlie, a simple CPA who takes on sleuthing for a friend, and her dog Rusty. The mystery plays out against the backdrop of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which the author brings to life with descriptions of local haunts and the odd weather (the last time I was there, it snowed on me in May). Food is also discussed which made me have to eat huevos rancheros this morning. Looking for a simple, comfortable mystery without the lurid details, this may be the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling, exciting and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book and the Charlie Parker character.I just wished it had been longer, but am planning on reading more in the series.
bambi748 More than 1 year ago
A good read. About a husband who was murdered then later his wife is found dead, only gets interesting toward the end when they catch the killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You think police wouldn't search the house of murder victim and find evidence in night stand? Heroine s I like my mysteries a little better researched please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely a good story! I will read more of these books. Do yourself a favor, get it and enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deadly Gamble by Connie Shelton a jwals review Charlie Parker is an accountant and partner with her brother in their own small private investigations firm. Although she is not an investigator, as her brother is out of town, she decides to help out an old school friend Stacy, to find her missing Rolex. After a bit of amateur sleuthing she turns up the watch at a pawn brokers. A few days later, after the man who took the watch is found murdered, Stacy is back, asking for help to keep her clear of the investigation. So once again Charlie indulges in some amateur sleuthing. This is the first in a series of Charlie Parker mysteries, a bit long on description perhaps, but an easy and comfortable read, with enough twists to keep it interesting. It’s certainly worth while checking out another one.
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Not predictable. Very enjoyable.
Anonymous 6 months ago
An enjoyable who done it with just the right amount of details and action.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I really tried to get into this book. It's my favorite genre. I kept reading to chapter 3 maybe start 4 ? I... no, sorry. AKS
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Well written
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cyderry on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Charlie (Charlotte) Parker works with her brother at their investigation business - he's the PI and she's the accountant, so when he's out-of-town and her former best friend needs help, Charlie sets out to fill in. When the problems continue to escalate for her former friend, Charlie pushes on to find the solution even though it is not her area of expertise.This is the first in the series and as firsts go it wasn't the greatest but it has possibilities so I will follow up in the future.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I tried to get into this book but it just wouldn't click. There is a fine line between too much boring detail and enough descriptive detail to allow the reader to feel he is there in the middle of the action. Unfortunatly, this book falls on the wrong side of the line.
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jr347 More than 1 year ago
Good read. Interesting bool from first to last page.
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Set in the 70s I think but pretty good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dated but good.