Loose Screw (Dusty Deals Mystery Series)

Loose Screw (Dusty Deals Mystery Series)

by Rae Davies
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Loose Screw (Dusty Deals Mystery Series) by Rae Davies

Lucy Mathews, crime reporter turned antiques dealer, avoids confrontation like a home perm. She even lets a cat shove her around.

When Lucy trips over the body of a buckskin-clad relics trader, her ex-boss asks her to cover the story. She tries to tell him no, but old habits die hard and soon she finds herself directly in the path of a killer and the exasperating, if attractive, detective in charge.

Can Lucy catch a killer or is this the last confrontation for her—period?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045094184
Publisher: Rae Davies
Publication date: 03/21/2011
Series: Dusty Deals Mystery Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,428
File size: 372 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rae Davies is the USA Today Best-selling Author of the Dusty Deals Mystery Series. She also, under the name Lori Devoti, writes in numerous other genres including paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fiction. Rae/Lori is a past winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and a member of Novelists Inc., a prestigious group for professional writers. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and children as well as two dogs. She teaches the craft and business of writing through the University of Wisconsin's Continuing Studies program, both in person and online, and blogs about writing at www.HowToWriteShop.com. Like Lucy, Rae/Lori loves antiques, Montana and malamutes. (Although don't tell her husky or aussie/pug mix that last part.) Learn more about both personas by visiting Rae's web site at http://raedavies.com or Lori's web site at http://www.loridevoti.com While you are there, don't forget to sign up for her newsletter for information on what is coming next from both Lori and Rae. Like Rae's page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RaeDaviesAuthor

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Loose Screw 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 206 reviews.
threecentsshort More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Loose Screw by Rae Davies. Truthfully I could not put it down. I enjoyed every minute of reading about Lucy. I have a problem with "wishy washy" female characters. But Ms. Davies let's you know from the beginning that Lucy falls into that genera but that she is working on her problem. It was funny, informative & entertaining. The whole package in one great read. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the this one and bought the second, read it and am begging for a third or more. I love the characters in these two books. They are like real people, not perfect looking, going through life learning and making mistakes, having real emotions, struggling to get by, with real jobs, real lives and money problems. They have humor, a dab of romance, an interesting mystery, that is a bit hard to solve, a great dog and a cute kid. I bought another book by this author also. It was more of a romance, but was very good also. Both of the books in this series have about 450 pages and are suitable for ages 13 and up. A great, light hearted, feel good book. AD
wordbyword More than 1 year ago
For $.99 this is a steal. Great mystery, funny, and you are going to love the dog! Keep them coming.
tdm04 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and working on the second. I enjoyed the characters, the humor and most importantly, the mystery. I hope there are more to come!
Abilene333 More than 1 year ago
Just a plain FUN read. Funny, but never to that place where it is over the top and begins to feel contrived. Really enjoyed this book and was disappointed when I couldn't find more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished reading Loose Screw last night and loved it! I enjoyed the author's easy-going, humorous writing style, which was a realistic and entertaining voice for the main character. It had plenty of atmosphere with the details of the antique shop, and the plot moved quickly. I was happily pressing my page-forward button until quite late. I highly recommend this for readers who like a fun mystery that is very well written. This author is clearly a pro.
avidreader10AZ More than 1 year ago
Funny and entertaining along the lines of the Stephanie Plum series . . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book about 400 pages. Fun mystery, Davies is a good writer. Enjoyed the book
G5192 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much - so much that I've purchased the rest of the series. Dog loving, amateur sleuth, Lucille Ball type main character is wonderful. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters and setting. Good storyteller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An other good book by Rae Davies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and easy to relax with this book: nothing to keep you up at night. Perfect for a summer afternoon when you want a little escape.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished Loose Screw and thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot is somewhat predictable, as is the villain, but the main character, Lucy, makes the journey to the end fun. There ultimately is a romantic involvement but it doesn't interfer with the mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mystery with some humor. An enjoyable light read with a hint of romance.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Too much character description. Not enough story development.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Good book
Anonymous 4 months ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters greatly. Fast paced, kept me reading. Loved the epiphany Lucy had about the horse manure. Pulled together perfectly
Mac-FantasyWriter More than 1 year ago
I read this ditty this weekend and it was the epitome of entertainment. I loved Lucy. Love that she wasn't perfect, but had a heart yeah big. Of course she drew the interest of the hunky alpha male of little Helena, WY. The way it should be. Also, Lucy loves dogs. What else is there to say?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like mysteries involving antiques & antique dealers. This books was a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
187 Nook pages. DW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read
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Deuces22 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and I honestly loved every minute of it . It was easy to read and it wasn't dragged out and filled with borking/useless information just to fill a page . It was funny and had some twists that I literally was saying what out loud. All in all it was a great book and I will read the remaining books in this series .