Deadwood Mysteries

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

Nearly Departed in Deadwood Summary

Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom Violet Parker is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions.

With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his century-old Victorian masterpiece - until she sees the dilapidated dwelling. Now if she could just convince her only buyer to stop rejecting vintage homes as if they're haunted.

Short on time and long on worry, Violet refuses to give up her dream of a fresh start in Deadwood. But with a malicious coworker trying to get her fired, a secret admirer sending her creepy messages, and a sexy stranger hiding skeletons in his closet, will Violet end up as one of Deadwood's dearly departed?

©2011 Ann Charles (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    Nearly Departed in Deadwood cover art
    • Nearly Departed in Deadwood

    • Deadwood Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Ann Charles
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  • Book 2

    • Optical Delusions in Deadwood

    • Deadwood Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Someone is spreading rumors around Deadwood that Violet Parker likes to chat with dead folks. With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this "haunted" house was recently the stage for a two-act murder-suicide tragedy.

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 2.5

    • Seeing Trouble

    • Deadwood Mystery Shorts, Book 1
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
    • Length: 46 mins
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    What do you get when you combine a chicken named Elvis, a locked diary, and a secret Violet Parker does not want share with her daughter? Seeing Trouble is the first of many short stories involving the characters of the Deadwood Mystery series.

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  • Book 3

    • Dead Case in Deadwood

    • Deadwood Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Real estate agent Violet "Spooky" Parker stumbles upon a body-part theft ring at the local funeral parlor and suspects her caustic coworker has a hand in it - or maybe a foot. Can Violet discover what's in the crates that the crooks are sneaking out of the mortuary in the dark of night? Or will she end up in one of them herself - in pieces?

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  • Book 3.5

    • Boot Points

    • A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series, Deadwood Shorts, Book 2
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    It's not really about the boots … or is it? Boot Points is a set of short tales about Violet Parker's purple boots. It is set in the story time between the third and fourth books in the Deadwood Mystery series. Each tale not only explains more of Violet's history, but also shows the role each character plays in Violet's life. In addition to this short story, there is a deleted scene from Nearly Departed in Deadwood, the first book in the Deadwood Mystery Series.

    • A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series, Deadwood Shorts, Book 2
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Release date: 25-11-14
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    Regular price: £6.79

  • Book 4

    • Better off Dead in Deadwood

    • Deadwood, Book 4
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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    One dead body, one century-old haunted opera house, one zombie musical - one pissed-off detective - will Violet "Spooky" Parker keep her tail out of trouble, or will she end up as one of Deadwood's walking dead?

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  • Book 5

    • An Ex to Grind in Deadwood

    • The Deadwood Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
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    Something has gone foul in the Black Hills, something gravely unnatural. Leave it to Violet Parker to stumble into the middle of it. A creepy phone call, a dead body, two meddling detectives, and a glut of troublemaking ex-partners - can things get any worse? Violet swears to keep her nose out of police business this time. But when her son is linked to the victim, she returns to the scene of the crime. More than just a mystery to solve, now her son might be in mortal danger.

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  • Book 6

    • Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood

    • The Deadwood Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Meanwhile, back in Deadwood...the mystery and mayhem continue. Between the butchered body parts, creepy killers, dogged detectives, ghoulish ghosts, and ever-present television cameras, Violet Parker's purple boots are itching to skedaddle. But there is no escaping another murder investigation or her new deadly reputation - even if both risk the lives of those she loves most.

    Regular price: £23.69

  • Book 6.5

    • Cold Flame

    • Deadwood Shorts, Book 3
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Zoe Parker knew better than to play with fire. Fireman Reid Martin sparked a flame in her that she couldn't put out. Will Zoe be able to escape with her heart before she gets burned?

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  • Book 7

    • A Wild Fright in Deadwood

    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
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    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...especially a dead one holding a grudge. Back on Deadwood's list of usual suspects, Violet Parker is hip deep in wild frights and fired-up females. After juggling bitter threats, haunted buildings, and vengeful ghosts, the last thing she needs is a pair of bullheaded detectives trying to pin another murder on her tail. Can Violet find the real killer before she ends up behind bars? Or worse, on a slab at the morgue.

    Regular price: £23.69

  • Book 7.5

    • Tequila & Time

    • Deadwood Shorts, Book 4
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    Recipe for drunken laughter: take two best friends since childhood; add four shots of tequila each; sprinkle in a handful of secrets; shake.

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  • Book 8

    • Rattling the Heat in Deadwood

    • The Deadwood Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Ann Charles
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
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    A scrappy, hot-blooded woman can only take so much! Violet Parker is on fire...or rather under fire yet again. New evidence has fanned the embers of a cold murder case, and her alibi is smoldering at the corners. While battling a dogged detective determined to pin the murder on her, Violet scrambles to find the real killer. Will she escape "the heat" with singed tail feathers? Or will Violet go down in flames?

    Regular price: £25.69