Deep in Death : Shelby Nichols Adventures

  • by Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by Wendy Tremont King
  • Series: Shelby Nichols Adventures
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Running "errands" for her mob-boss employer Joey "The Knife" Manetto often ends with Shelby in trouble, making her cautious about continuing her association with him. Instead, she focuses on a new client, who hires Shelby to find her missing mother. What seems like a routine case turns into something more sinister and deadly than she ever imagined.
In the meantime, Uncle Joey has summoned Shelby to his office, where she runs into her former nemesis. Shelby inadvertently hears something that makes her fear for the lives of Uncle Joey and his hit-man Ramos. This time, Uncle Joey is not sure he wants to involve Shelby in something he knows could get her killed. Keeping Shelby's involvement to a minimum has disastrous results, sending Shelby on a dangerous path.
As her investigation unfolds, Shelby finds death at every turn, and soon realizes she is in over her head. Can she escape from danger in time? Or will she find herself deep in death?


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Humorous Paranormal Mystery You Won't Want to Miss

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After getting shot in her last adventure, Shelby Nichols wants to stay out of trouble, at least for a while. Things, however, never go as planned. Taking on a new case, Shelby is looking in to the disappearance of her client’s mother, Darcy Shaw. In order to figure out what happened to her, Shelby looks into the mother’s old acquaintances. Digging up old relationships, however, uncovers a serial killer. Fitting the killer’s perfect victim, he plans to make Shelby his next target. When Joey “the Knife” Manetto, aka Uncle Joey, and her friend, Ramos are caught in a yacht explosion, Shelby may find herself on her own with this case. Determined to figure out what happened to Joey and Ramos, and to get away from the killer, Shelby heads to their last known location, Seattle. Can Shelby solve both cases and come out alive?

Narrator, Wendy Tremont King is a great complement to Colleen Helme’s book. Her unique voices bring to life Colleen’s well developed character and Shelby’s world. The character dynamics are spot on and make for an enjoyable, humorous read. The plot is complex, engaging, and keeps the reader guessing what’s going to happen next. The author expertly switches between internal and external dialogue and King smoothly handles them without missing a beat. Readers who have read the other books in the Shelby Nichols adventures won’t be disappointed. Newcomers to the Shelby scene will be able to easily pick up on the story line, but will be eager to listen to the others. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a fun, paranormal mystery with a bit of romance intermixed.

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- Kira "My name is Kira and I work as a librarian in utah. I love all kinds of books, but especially like fantasy and mystery."

Ms Nichols & Ms Helme Simply Do Not Disappoint

Colleen Helme and Shelby Nichols simply do not disappoint in this 4.5-star book! This is a very good, highly addictive, clean, humorous book which is a great pleasure to read. New readers and familiar fans of Ms Helme alike will enjoy this multi story line crime/mystery with its familiar humor and a touch of paranormal. If you are interested in the audio version, Wendy Tremont King, the narrator, is absolutely the best fit with this author and this series!

This is the sixth book in Ms Helme's Shelby Nichols Adventures stories, about an ordinary housewife turned police consultant after acquiring the ability to read minds from a head injury in the first book. In each book, Shelby stumbles headlong into trouble, but that's hardly a surprise when she acquires associates which include a mob-boss and his hit man. Like a magnet drawn to another, Shelby often finds herself in the wrong place at the right time and, with the help of a police detective, "Dimples", her husband, Chris, "Uncle" Joey (the mob boss) and Ramos (the eye-candy hit man), Shelby has too close of calls in dangerous situations, but somehow comes out only minimally scarred. In this book, Shelby single-handedly solves a police case in the interrogation room, helps Uncle Joey uncover a underhanded upstart in his own organization, and also uncovers a serial murderer who has her in his sights as his next target. It's all in a week's work!

If you're have stumbled upon this review and this series, but haven't yet experienced Shelby Nichols, I strongly encourage you to dive into the first book, Carrots, and let the enjoyment begin. Though these stories are a part of a series, they can be read out of order, but I recommend the first book be read first to have your best introduction to the characters and Shelby's relationship with them.

I received this book in audio form free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. If you look at my profile, you can see I have thoroughly enjoyed each audio book in this series. Not only are the stories themselves a treat to experience, the narrator, Wendy Tremont King, is an excellent fit for this series. Ms King's voice seems to ideally capture Ms Helme's intent perfectly. Ms. King excellently distinguishes each character with their own recognizable sound and incorporates the mood and emotion perfectly, including internal voices/thoughts and spoken voices.

If you'll excuse me, please. I am now off to the next book!
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- Pemberley Proud "I'm a 40-something SAH mom who has come to "read" more audio books each year. They work better as my days are active and mobile."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-15-2015
  • Publisher: Colleen Helme