Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery

Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery Summary

Praise for USA Today bestselling author, Connie Shelton, and her first novel:

"An impressive debut mystery!" -- Albuquerque Journal

"Charlie is slick, appealing and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist

"This is a dandy. Don't miss it!" -- Book Talk

In this debut nearly-cozy mystery series book, Charlie Parker, accountant and partner in an Albuquerque private investigation firm, is visited by her old school friend, Stacy North. Stacy's Rolex watch is missing and she begs Charlie to help locate it before her husband finds out. Things are complicated by the fact that Stacy had been seeing another man, Gary Detweiller, and he's the one she suspects of having stolen the watch. With a little detective work, Charlie and her sidekick dog, Rusty, retrieve the missing watch and all should be well. But three days later, Detweiller is murdered. All eyes turn to Stacy as the prime suspect.

Once again, Stacy begs Charlie's help in proving her innocence. As she begins to ask questions, Charlie learns that Detweiller's life was not as simple as first perceived and that any number of people had grievances against him. And before she can pinpoint the killer, her own life is in danger as well.

Includes new foreword from the author upon the 20th anniversary of first publication of this ongoing series' first title.

Praise for the other books in the Charlie Parker mystery series:
"A well written, by the book who-done-it that will enthrall purists. Charlie is a fabulous amateur sleuth." -- Midwest Book Review

"Shelton has created a lively hero in Charlie and puts her into situations that require prompt action and good common sense. A Charlie Parker mystery is always a good read..." --Southwest Book Views

"Charlie is a good detective and a pleasant companion to unravel a mystery with." -- Mystery News

"Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice." -- Library Journal

"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review

Book Reviews


Kept my interest wanting to know who dunnit5 star

Kept my interest55


Deadly Gamble5 star

This page turner kept me guessing ‼️55


Great story5 star

Great story, lots of humor, and a fun read!55


Great Story5 star

I really loved this book. I could not stop reading. Wonderful characters. Rusty is my favorite! Highly recommend.55

sandy w 746

Enjoyably clean5 star

Wow! There are good books out there without all the foul language and torrid sex. If that is what you like, read something else. Here is a rather ordinary woman doing a job she is not a cut out for but doing very well. Good story, very believable characters and I did not guess who-dun-it. Yay!55


Deadly Gamble4 star

Enjoyable story that moved along rapidly and kept me interested to read more.45

Jennie the Jewel

Deadly Gamble5 star

A very intriguing read! The plot was not obvious, and the storyline was not obsfucated with unnecessary frou-frou. I will read more books by this author.55


Deadly gamble4 star

Excellent read with a surprise ending.45


Another winner!5 star

Connie Shelton's books are always a cozy, entertaining way to spend a weekend. Lovable characters, excellent story lines and well written.55


Good Book4 star

I enjoyed this book and the story never gave a real clue until the end. I enjoyed it as I visited Albuquerque when I was young and probably traveled some of those streets.45

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