Nearly Departed in Deadwood

Nearly Departed in Deadwood


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"The first time I came to Deadwood, I got shot in the ass."--Violet Parker

Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota, and Violet Parker's daughter could be next. She's desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. But if she's not careful, Violet just might end up as one of Deadwood's dearly departed.

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ISBN-13: 9781940364285
Publisher: Ann Charles
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: Deadwood Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 277,474
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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Nearly Departed in Deadwood 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
coyote569 More than 1 year ago
Fun is the word that comes to my lips the most when I tell others about Ann Charles' Nearly Departed In Deadwood. Violet, Doc and the others are real people living their lives the best they can, and those lives are being lived with the background of a truly historical city of the Old West. I actually found this book during a search for a Western to broaden my reading list, and I wound up with a story taking place now. This book has mystery, romance, horror, and all kinds of great characters, especially the pretty, smart, tough Violet, who will take you on a fun adventure in Deadwood!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking to try out something new and this was recommended to me. It was only $1 so why not? I figured at best it would be okay but I was wrong. I really liked it, Violet Parker has quickly become one of my favorite protagonists, and Doc is one of the most intriguing characters I've read since Alaska Young. I was so excited to find out this was the start of a series because I'm not quite done following Violet around yet.
Charla6321 More than 1 year ago
The book not only held my attention but had me second and third guessing who the killer was - Who was Doc and what was his special job? Why was Hessler selling his home now? What happened to the swim team? What was this single mother of two going to do if she doesn't sell a house??? Who was her secret admirer? All legit questions that are answered well and with a special twist at the end. Great character development and mystery.
ArtGirl42 More than 1 year ago
I read the first sentence and laughed out loud. To my delight, that was a preview of things to come. Ann Charles has a penchant for mixed metaphors that will leave you thinking "Oh - she did not just say that...!" There's a great cast of characters here including the always out-spoken Old Man Harvey, the sultry and mysterious Doc Nyce - who can leave Violet running both hot and cold in a single afternoon - and Natalie, the sex-bomb best friend who has sworn off men (again)...or will she become the competition? The protagonist, Violet Parker is no "Shrinking Violet". She is feisty and forthright, but her curiosity may get the best of her, as she cannot resist trying to solve a good mystery. When you reach the end of book one, you will be begging Ann Charles to hurry up on the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Harvey. It is mystery with romantic and paranormal subplots. I never thought I would like paranormal books, but this was a good introduction to the paranormal. Read and enjoy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable book. I foind the romance scenes more than a little creepy so i tried to scan past those as fast as possible without losing any vital information. Excluding those macabre portions of the book, it was worth the money and i look forwaed to find out what happens next in the series.
Berae More than 1 year ago
A fun series that does an excellent job of giving one an accurate tour of Deadwood and Lead. Having been a life-long visitor to the area, it is highly entertaining to know the places sited in the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best book i have read in awhile!! going to read the rest of the series. well written, funny, and has a great plot.
Marnee1026 More than 1 year ago
You will fall in love with the characters, and get caught up in their lives. All her books are really good reads.
melbiddle More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. I figured out the culprit about half way through and was thrilled that  I was right. I have the rest of the series on my wish list now. I can't wait to read more about the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. Extremely well written, great characters, and laugh out loud funny. I can hardly wait to get my hands on the next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read worth the time to read. Fun with every turn of the page and the mystery had some great turns as well. I would recommended this book to anyone who likes mysterys.
Laurie_Ryan More than 1 year ago
What a fun book. I LOVED the relationship between Violet and her hero. It keeps you guessing for most of the story. Will they, won't they? :) Ms. Charles is very good at diverse (and quirky) characterization and I found a lot to like about this story. The series ought to be a blast to follow.
peacedanceCR More than 1 year ago
I knew from the first paragraph or rather section of dialog that I was going to love this story. There's just something about well-written witty banter that I love. This should be made into a movie. I'd watch it in a Deadwood minute. Be still my heart. It's a series!Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood Mystery Series)
Cynthia Snavely More than 1 year ago
So real,loving,sexty too,funny, worth the wait
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! This is a must read! I am counting down the days till the next one comes out. I can't wait!
JessiJD More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I can not wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought books 4-9 when we were out for the 2018 rally. Got halfway through book 4 and had to stop to get books 1-3 because the back stories just seemed too great to miss out on! Have loved every word so far! Deadwood is truly a mysterious place and these stories capture it perfectly!
arlenadean on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Author: Ann Charles Publisher By: Corvallis Press Age Recommend: Adult(Language) Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Raven Rating: 5 Blog Reviewed For GMTA Review: "Nearly Departed in Deadwood" by Ann Charles was a real good mystery with some romance. This story was about Violet Parker who was new in town lead a hectic life as a new real estate agent and was also a single parent with twins (Layne and Adelynn). With young girls disappearing from the area, Violet made it her interest to find out who was behind these mysterious disappearances especially since one of the young girls looked similar to her daughter. Along with all of this going on Violet also was having trouble with one of her co-workers (Ray) from work who was making her life misable. Ann Charles was really did a good job with her imagination of putting together these fantastic characters: Natalie, Doc, Wolfgang, her Aunt Zoe, Ray, Mona, Jane, Jeff, Bessie, and Harvey in this novel with some humor, romance, mystery and even some suspense. There is also a little trace of some paranormal ghost that could scare you! The plot will keep you guessing! I found "Nearly Departed in Deadwood" a real page turner and I would recommend this novel to any adult who likes a good mystery read.
Crzywymyn More than 1 year ago
I did finish this book, but was angry many times. Violet Parker was trying to earn a living to support her two children and those children did everything they could to tank Violet's career. The kids are whiny and self-centered, not caring one whit about how hard their mother is working. Mom set no boundaries and she is walked all over by the people who really should have her back. Her daughter tries to set Mom up so many times, the daughter might as well be a primp. And prostitution appears to be Violet's only career option. Her co-worker is classic example of creating a hostile work environment and the boss does nothing. Descriptions of Deadwood are fun. I wanted to read and like this book as I lived in the Black Hills for several years and have a very soft spot for the Hills. Unfortunately, that spot has turned hard to Ann Charles. Don't waste your time.
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froggyqueen82 More than 1 year ago
love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms.Charles writes fun, likeable characters, and great mysteries! I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! Haaaaavvve toooooooo reeeeeead mooooorre.................................... ;0)