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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dead Case in Deadwood (Deadwood Mystery Series #3) by Ann Charles and C.S. Kunkle

Hello my People-

How I have been neglecting you..why you ask? You didn't ask? Well, you should have, warning #1.

My sad tale begins on the sacred off all holidays...no not Xmas (ick...) but St. Patty's Day. Anyone who knows me , knows I begin the day with horrid St. Patty's day dash...and true to form it rained, then snowed..Starting to think it is me as this combination happens every time I show up.


Queen Tarra...keeping busy while I was dying.

Well, my beloved EYM was out of town and did not run with me...never fear, my friend (Queen Tarra) from ,"the place I spend my days and get paid" joined. Her Husband was running so there you go. Everything was lining up  ...heck there was even a PARTY BUS that drove us to the run and back to the bar at the end . No parking, no swearing at woman in parking lot for trying to cut as I clearing pointed out," I AM FREEZING MY ASS OFF LADY.....BACK IN LINE!!".



Then a black cloud of doom formed over  my Glory Day. ...FireDaddy (husband...for now) decided he wanted to join. First of all, I throw my time chips away as I don't want to know my time..I hate running..HATE IT, but this run I enjoy. It's mine..MINE. 

 I know it's wrong, I know it's unnatural but when FireDaddy joined up I only had one focus and one focus only,  I must beat him. I will run my Mother over, your Mother over, throw in your Grandmother....she's going down to.

FireDaddy says he will play by the rules. I spent all week on FBook kindly reminding him of this...

Example A.   ME: "Stay away from me at the run..STAY AWAY!! Your ruining my XMAS!"

Example B:   Posted this on Queen Tarra's wall so she understood that FireDaddy knew the rules...


"Brace yourself....FireDaddy  has been cheating on me...that's right..He has been heading to the station..ON HIS DAYS OFF..and running on the treadmill...I just through a Cam (Mod Fam)  worthy tantrum and threw DOWN the sandwich he made me on the counter while yelling," WHY ARE YOU SO COMPETITIVE!!!?? YOUR RUINING MY XMAS!!" (aka St. Patty's day)."


We line up ...right before we take off..FireDaddy turns around and says," I AM GOING TO KICK YOUR ASS!"..That's right....he did. Now I have a bad back- disc issues..thank you for the sympathy.
2 miles of this run was uphill...I can not run uphill quickly as disc will slip. However, off I ran like a gazelle...until I rounded the corner..and back went out... I hope your sitting...I had to walk 5 minutes..I have NEVER WALKED in a 5k..EVER.

I hated running..I hated FireDaddy...I hated that EYM was not there and I  hated Detlef Schrempf  for organizing this stupid day.


Jason and Grant:)

I round the corner to see a most welcoming sight. Jason ( Paramedic and Calender boy who has to work with FireDaddy) and his bf Grant ( the only Crossfit person I have ever liked...), and FireDaddy-who I snubbed. When asked how it went , I humiliated myself my tearing up and declaring my need for a divorce lawyer.







Now, I pride myself in letting things go...HAHAHAHA! I could barely type that! I had accidentally switched time chips ..so on the site it shows I came in first, FireDaddy second.  Also, I ordered him a shirt a size to small. Accident? Ok.....


Notice the shirt...Don't mess with the Master


Now, I have to say, this run was 3.75miles (5k +). My time is none of your business but let it be known, for dragging myself in my weakened state across the finish line, it was not too shabby.



The day continued and they served Guinness on the PARTY BUS home... I had only had coffee that day and was quite thirsty, the three I gulped down numbed the pain considerably.

 
After the three Guinness's....
 
Tiny Queen Tarra..Big Me...squat...






















Now, on to the book review. I had been waiting patiently for Ann to speed it up and bring my beloved Violet back to me. I checked in every once in a while ....possibly stalking her facebook page only with encouraging motivation..,"Hurry up! I can't wait much longer!!!"..

"Nothing good ever happens at the butt-crack of dawn. No doubt, the headless corpse on the autopsy table in front of me would agree."--Violet Parker

'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 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?'   (Amazon description)

Notice the cover..C.S. Kunkle illustrated. Again, for those who have been living under a rock, the cover is everything. I actually bought Ann's first book in the series because of the fantastic cover. I loved it! I can't begin to tell you how many books I have turned down due to the hideous covers..spend the money if ,unlike Ann, you don't have a professional artist in your family. Who probably charged her- but let's hope she got a great deal..brothers, you never know.


This is #3 in the series. Oh the same characters are back..vile Ray, and I mean VILE. Her best friend Natalie (ohhhh....I can't say anything...aaaak), the family and of course Doc...

This book was just as great as the last two. It doesn't feel like three separate stories but a continuing story. I can't decide which of the three is my favorite. Let's just say, things are answered.....I can say NO MORE!!!

 Violet has herself involved in a whole new mess. I don't think the woman will ever attract a normal client- this one makes the last two from previous books look tame. Money is money and it is hysterical to see how far she is willing to go in order for  commission. Doc and her are doing well- she continues to drive all  insane by keeping the relationship away from Natalie. Natalie is still on the hunt for Doc and is clueless to what is really going on. Maddening!! I can say no more...except, start with,' Nearly Departed in Deadwood' first in series..otherwise you'll be lost.

Now, hurry up and write #4 Ann!!!!













2 comments:

  1. I love your 5k story, woman! Love the pics post the beers, too. :) Thank you for keep me on task on the writing front! Back to it for book #4 so that you won't look me up and lock me away until I write "The End ... for now" again. ;)

    Ann

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  2. Truly awesome!-From Queen Tarra

    Sent from my iPad

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