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Summary

Death and Wren bid on answers to the mysteries of love and war.

When former army medic Tony Dozier is accused of killing a member of the hate group that disrupted his wife's funeral, the prosecution charges premeditated murder, and the defense claims temporary insanity. Former marine Death Bogart and auctioneer Wren Morgan think there's more to the story.

They're both led to the long-abandoned Hadleigh House, where Wren begins preparing the contents for auction but ends up appraising the story behind an antique sketchbook. As Wren uncovers the century-old tale of a World War I soldier and his angel, Death finds a set of truths that will change...or end...their lives.

©2017 Loretta Ross (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Patrick S.
  • 21-12-17

Kinda weak

A fan of the series, this one feels like a bit of a misstep. The main mystery starts immediately and the nice build up from the previous two are gone. I thought the actual beginning of my book was missing. On top of that, there isn’t as much banter and character development as the others had.

However, all the good characters are there and they are still consistent with their past stories. The world built is still fun and the characters are what makes it such. The mystery this time isn’t the best and there’s some parts I don’t remember if they resolved or not. A misstep in the series to be sure, but I’ll pick up the next one no problem. Final Grade - C+

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  • sonia
  • 07-06-17

Bible verses throw down, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm so glad I was listening to this when I wound up at the D.C. Veterans hospital ER! Everyone around me was kind of miserable, including myself. Then THE BIBLE VERSES THROW DOWN started and I began to laugh out loud so much, I covered my mouth and then the staff thought I was choking.
Whew, got that out.
The story, the characters, the flow of the reader, I loved everything thing about this story.
Death and Wren are most definitely in love.
Keystone Brothers Auctions are still insane and Eric The Idiot still thinks he's got it going on but in this story he's still the idiot with not an ounce of anything going on other than stupidity.
It never lagged, slowed down.
Oh, and the Bogart Brothers are killin' it, if horses don't kill these macho men first!

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  • Cindy
  • 13-07-17

I'm Gushing. :D

If you like a book with strong characters, mystery, relationships and realism, you'll love this series. It is one of those you'll enjoy just as much the next time; even when you know what's going going to happen. It has a richness and quality to it that brings to life the town and history and it's such a breathe of fresh air. The cover is really a terrible fit for this book and easily looked over. However, the voice of Ronconi is perfect and adds so much here to bring it to life. I could go on gushing, so I'll stop now and just say... It's a hidden gem and I can't wait for more of her books!!!

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  • LOYL-00
  • 03-07-17

I rarely give 5 stars--but this book deserves it

I have read the first 2 books and felt it was a beginning to a nice series, but book 3 has raised the bar. With the wit and writing talent of Loretta Ross's, paired with Amanda Ronconi's snarky narration, this story is a must.

This series takes place in a backwater community in Missouri. Death Bogart, (private-eye and X marine) and Wren Morgan, (auctioneer), are dating (with thoughts of the future) now. Death, finds himself in a position to help an X soldier, who has been accused of murder; while Wren is packing up and inventorying a big old house for auction.

Here you will find new characters added as a multi layered story continues. You will be happy with the interactions, and plot as it unfolds.

Spoiler--OMG--the last scene of Chapter 9. And 2 quotes I will remember when I think of this book----"I think the Grandmas broke him!" AND "We always have made a good team, me and Doris. She calls down heaven and I raise hell." When you read this book, you will agree with me, with laughter accompanying.

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  • Deana Bryan
  • 27-03-18

Great story and great narrating!

funny dialogue, snarky heroine, and overall good series!
I plan to read/listen to everyone of the books.

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  • Lori Hanson
  • 05-01-18

Hope there are more books coming!

I really enjoyed this installment in the Death series. I got a little confused at one point with the dead bodies, but that just makes it more interesting for me. (I'm not big on mysteries that I figure out too easily.) Love the progression of Death and Wren's relationship. Amanda Ronconi's narration is great as always.

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  • Victoria
  • 25-10-17

Another Great Adventure

I discovered this author because I was looking for other books Amanda Ronconi had narrated...what a find that was! This is the 3rd in this series & it's a great adventure...loved it!

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  • Jennifer
  • 23-07-17

I want more...

Amanda is as always excellent!
The story is great, nice that the story continues.
I do hope the next one will do the same so we can follow the love story.

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  • T. Pannell
  • 21-03-18

Oh no it’s over!!!

Where is the next book? I may need to go Kindle next. I’d rather listen.

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  • Brandy Dallas
  • 07-12-17

Fantastic!

Would you consider the audio edition of Death & the Gravedigger's Angel to be better than the print version?

Absolutely better than print because the narrator helps bring this book to life!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes! I love all of the characters and the close calls.

Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

Ren and Death of course!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I appreciate the fact that these books include our veterans and some of the actual struggles they face when they return.

Any additional comments?

Love this series! Loretta Ross and Amanda Ronconi are a perfect fit! I can't wait for more!!!

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