Optical Delusions in Deadwood
Ann Charles

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Narrated By: Caroline Shaffer

Duration: 11 hours and 43 minutes

What to expect

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.

Ghost or no ghost, Violet knows this can't be as bad as the last house of horrors she tried to sell, but sexy Doc Nyce has serious doubts. Her only hope of hanging on to her job is to prove that the so-called ghostly sightings are merely the eccentric owner's optical delusions.

But someone—or something—in the house wants Violet stopped … dead.


Crime and mystery fiction, Horror and supernatural fiction, Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Romance: fantasy and paranormal, Humorous fiction

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“What a voice! Hilarious, original, and genuinely wonderful. This fresh and feisty mystery will instantly win your heart. Loved it!”

Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Award–winning author

“Ann Charles writes a top-notch mystery that is fast-paced, complex, and laugh-out-loud funny! A genuinely exciting and sexually suspenseful mystery, Charles delivers in her second Violet Parker novel set in Deadwood, South Dakota. Fast-moving with twists even a seasoned mystery reader won’t see coming, this is a can’t-put-it-down book.”

Mary Buckham, USA Today bestselling author

“A smart, sassy, sexy, and wonderfully resourceful heroine. Move over Stephanie Plum—Vi Parker is here!”