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

Shelby ~ Mind Reading Super Sleuth!

This was my first Shelby Nichols Adventures, and WOW what an amazing well written story. Since this was book six, I was concerned it would be confusing, and i would feel lost; however, Colleen provided just enough information in the story so we understand how Shelby got to where she is today. I did not feel confused or lost. It is a great standalone story. Looking forward to listening to other books in the series.

*Possible spoilers:

This story has multiple plots that are full of suspense and humor. (There were times my heart rate was up in anticipation of what would happen next!)

Shelby gained the ability to read minds after she was shot in the head, and now has a consulting business to help solve cases using her mind reading skills. Her clients are unaware of her abilities but it is rumored Shelby has premonitions. Her newest client, a young lady needs help finding out what happened to her mother who went missing six years ago. While on the case, Shelby has some strange encounters that help her along the way with her investigation, and soon she suspects a serial killer was involved with the mother’s disappearance. While interviewing the potential suspect, she hears his thoughts, and learns she is his next intended victim. Shelby must find proof he did it before she comes up missing.

In addition to her consulting business, she also works for the local mob boss, Joey The Knife. Joey is aware of her mind reading abilities, and uses them to gain information from people. Needing her assistance, he calls Shelby to a meeting where she hears thoughts that make her suspect Joey and his hit man Ramos are in danger. After an attempt on their lives, she uses her abilities to help find out who tried to take them out.

The narrator did a great job; I loved how she betrayed Joey's voice!

Very entertaining story, and enjoyed every minute of it.

This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast dot com.

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- Cheri

Book Details

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