Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. PerryCaught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry

Caught Dead Handed

byCarol J. Perry

Mass Market Paperback | September 2, 2014

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She's not a psychic--she just plays one on TV.

Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown--where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives--to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming.

Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she's using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it's starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch--especially when O'Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer--or her career as a psychic may be very short lived. . .
Carol J. Perry knew as a child that she wanted to be a writer. A voracious reader, whose list for Santa consisted mostly of book titles, she never lost sight of that goal. While living in Florida, Carol was on assignment for Southern Travel Magazine, preparing an article on the world's tallest sand castle which was being built near her...
Title:Caught Dead HandedFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 6.73 × 4.12 × 1.15 inShipping dimensions:6.73 × 4.12 × 1.15 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:KensingtonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617733695

ISBN - 13:9781617733697


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasant Surprise This is a good little cozy mystery - great for a fall/Hallowe'en read. I usually don't like my cozies with a paranormal element, but this novel did not rely heavily on it. I'll read the rest of the series! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caught Dead Handed I found this author through a book club and will be purchasing the next book. Enjoyed the characters, and O'Ryan. I did figure out what was going on but the story line kept me intrigued and I couldn't put the book down.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caught dead handed Great book! I found this book thoroughly enjoyable with strong characters and a great plot. I strongly recommend this book.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great characters and story but the solution to the mystery was too obvious too early on For me it is most important for a cozy mystery to have great characters and this one did. I absolutely loved them. Any mystery that features a cat is fine by me! There was even a little romance with a hot cop thrown in to spice things up which I quite enjoyed. (I pictured him as Joe Manganiello FYI.) The central murder mystery was also very good but the culprit and their secret was obvious fairly early on. There is nothing worse in a mystery novel than figuring out the mystery and then watching the main character ignore all the unmistakable clues and take forever to solve it! I didn't get any information as the reader that she didn't have and it was really frustrating to watch her struggle to understand what was going on. It doesn't make me think very highly of her sleuthing abilities or those of the hot cop but gosh darn, they sure are cute so I'll forgive them. I will pick up the next book in the series because of the likable characters and hopefully the mystery is a little more mysterious.
Date published: 2014-11-18