NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD, the Top-Rated #1 Kindle Bestseller in BOTH Women Sleuth and Ghost genres!
WINNER of the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense
WINNER of the 2011 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Praise for NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD...
"Full of thrills and chills, a fun rollercoaster ride of a book!" ~Susan Andersen, New York Times Bestselling author of Burning Up
"Ann Charles has written an intriguing mystery laced with a wicked sense of humor. Watch out Stephanie Plum, because Violet Parker is coming your way." ~Deborah Schneider, RWA Librarian of the Year 2009 & author of Beneath a Silver Moon
Other 5 out of 5 star reviews...
"Nearly Departed In Deadwood was a contemporary mystery romance with a touch of paranormal that kept me enthralled with goosebump-creepiness and belly aching laughter." ***** FIVE STARS! ~Escape Between the Pages Book Reviews
"It's no wonder Ann won an award for this story. Her storytelling capabilities are tremendous." ***** FIVE STARS! ~ParaYourNormal Book Reviews
"Ann Charles weaves a fun romp of humor, romance, mystery, and the occult. The pages are brimming with eccentric small town characters." ~Angela Spencer, Reviewer for Rise Reviews
"I loved the sexual tension that Charles portrayed and built along with a phenomenal plot." ~Immortality and Beyond Book Reviews
"With colorful characters and witty dialogue, this is a book sure to please all fans of mystery, romance and the paranormal." ~The Pen & Muse Book Reviews
"If you like romantic mysteries with a tinge of paranormal creepiness, this one is well worth your time." ~To Publish or Not to Publish Book Reviews
Overview of NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD...
"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.
"Mystery, humor, and romance--Nearly Departed in Deadwood is a fabulous book from a talented author! ~Jacquie Rogers, award-winning author of Much Ado About Marshals
If you laughed and cringed your way through Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you are going to love NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD!
Other Books in the Deadwood Mystery Series
**Don't forget to pick up the second book in the Deadwood Mystery series, Optical Delusions in Deadwood: "Hilarious, original, and genuinely wonderful!" --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity winning author
**Available NOW!--Dead Case in Deadwood (Book 3)..."Masterful storytelling. Masterful suspense. Masterful humor. You name it, Ms. Charles has mastered it. And to have such tension and mystery in a third book in a series? Like I said...Masterful." --Carolyn McCray, author of 30 Pieces of Silver, #1 Kindle Bestseller in Men's Adventure/War genres
**If you were looking for Ann's Bestselling Jackrabbit Junction Mystery series full of more laughs, suspense, and romance, search for Dance of the Winnebagos...where digging up secrets from the past becomes deadly.
Nearly Departed in Deadwood Cover Art by C.S. Kunkle (cskunkle.com), Cover Design by Kathy Thomas and Mona Weiss (facebook.com/monaweissfans)