Stay At Home Dead

Stay At Home Dead

by Jeffrey Allen
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Overview

Stay At Home Dead by Jeffrey Allen

It's a day like any other for Deuce Winters, a stay-at-home dad in sleepy Rose Petal, Texas, where he and his three-year-old daughter Carly are making their weekly trip to the grocery store. But the discovery of a dead body in his mini-van quickly throws his quiet life into disarray. In a town where gossip spreads faster than a brush fire in July, it doesn't help that the victim ruined Deuce's high school football career and married his ex-girlfriend. . .

As the number one suspect in the court of public opinion, Deuce is determined to clear his name, with a little help from his wife Julianne, a high-powered attorney who lovingly refers to him as her "househusband." His search for the killer leads him to a business plan gone awry and a gaggle of jilted lovers. All the while, he'll have to contend with a diminutive but feisty detective, the ruthless preschool PTA, and more than his fair share of Texas-sized hairdos--not to mention the laundry. . .

First in a New Series!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758277596
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Series: Stay At Home Dad Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 187,933
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

JEFF ALLEN is a columnist for Dancing USA  magazine and the author of four books on social and ballroom dancing. He holds Membership credentials with the North American Dance Teachers Association, Inc., and the Pan American Teachers Association. After competing in national and international competitions and winning the Gold closed level at the North American Championships, Jeff turned professional in 1984. However, he considers his greatest accomplishments to be the more than 30 Top Teacher awards he has won and being listed among the top teachers in America by DVIDA as a Regional examiner and teacher trainer.

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Stay at Home Dead 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
sfc95 More than 1 year ago
Making death enjoyable in this cute cozy with a stay at home dad. This is a light read, easy to finish page turner. Starts fast and keeps going. Deuce is a likeable character as are the others. Finding a body in the minivan on page one, it has to be good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really funny book. I live in a very small town on Okla., not that far from Dallas. Jeffery Allen is right on about small towns. The good thing is, everybody knows you. The bad thing is, everybody knows you. A few years ago I got pulled over for speeding. The next day five people asked me how fast I was going and how much it cost me. However, the cop also knew me because he had played sports in school with my son. He scowled, shook his finger at me, told me to "quit it!" and got back into his car and drove away. Aaaaaah.
glTX More than 1 year ago
After I read this book I ordered the rest of the series, AND now waiting for book 4.
nkbklvr More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book and would like to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light reading with lots of laughs, guite enjoyable!
LyndaLB More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this modern who done it. Modern couple. Modern Family. Modern suburb. Surprise ending that tied it all together. Easy read. Interesting mix of characters. It's why my mother moved as far as she could get from her small town in Indiana.
Chuck56 10 months ago
I liked this book -- it was well written, and with enough twists and turns to keep me interested. The premise is new and very obvious nods to political correctness. I'm ordering #2 right now.
Chuck56 10 months ago
I liked this book -- it was well written, and with enough twists and turns to keep me interested. The premise is new and very obvious nods to political correctness. I'm ordering #2 right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There’s not enough stars to recommend this book! As 1st in a new series it was just totally terrific! The characters were human, believable, some eccentric, some not likeable – the whole story was written with a sense of humor, love and plotted extremely well. This ex-teacher/coach deciding to stay home and be a “house husband” to care for his little girl is just adorable and such a lovely different from all the amateur stay at home Mom’s! His wife being a lawyer they decided this was the best way to care for their little girl. I chuckled, smiled and could feel the joy of the family as the story developed!
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SJMusk More than 1 year ago
This was an okay read.  I liked the main character and his daughter but the supporting characters were a little flat.  I am not sure if I will read anymore books in this series.
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I love a good cozy mystery read, but this book was not one of them. The story itself was very predictable, which I guess was a good thing because the author's reveal of the killer was weak and seemed rushed. There was no build up, no clues, the killers motive was silly, etc... Unlike a lot of reviews here, I did not find the main character likable, to me he came off as smug and arrogant. I also didn't find his jokes towards the little person character to be funny, but instead juvenile and in poor taste. Let's all laugh and call a little person short, ha ha, - really!?
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funmysterylover More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It was great to have a mans sense of humor and his perspective of things related to being a stay at home dad, preschool mothers, etc. And is sense of humor is great!! The characters were great (love all of his family members and Deuces dads friends) and the encounters he has with Victor are hiliarious. I can't wait for his next one to come out in Oct 2012.....I already preordered it :)
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
This was just okay.....not a great mystery....but it wasn't bad. I will most likely try this series one more time...the next book in the series is due out in october of 2012. It will make my list to read.
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AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Deuce Winters is that rare individual, a stay-at-home dad. Living in the small town of Rose Petal, Texas with his beautiful, intelligent, funny and successful lawyer wife Julianne and their three-yr-old daughter Carly, Deuce spends his days doing laundry, cleaning, cooking and caring for Carly. For three years the town of Rose Petal thinks Deuce can’t find a job, but Deuce is happy being a stay-at-home dad while his wife is the breadwinner. His days are busy, happy and normal. That is, until the day he comes out of the grocery store with Carly and finds a dead body in his minivan and most of the dimwitted gossips think Deuce is the murderer. I loved this book! I haven’t laughed so much during a murder mystery since I read the Arly Hanks series by Joan Hess. Who says all murder mysteries need to be serious or dangerous? There are many moments of giggling, laughing and outright guffaws during this book. In fact, there was one instance of tears as I…*giggling, chortling, gasping* Sorry. I was just replaying the instance in my head and had an uncontrollable fit of the giggles. Well-written, smooth-flowing and hilarious. I love Deuce’s observations of his fellow citizens, Julianne’s fierceness and intelligence and Carly’s cuteness. And let’s not forget the colorful characters in this town. I am so looking forward to the next book in Deuce’s mystery series coming out in October. *The publisher provided a copy of this book for me to review. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
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