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Sloane Monroe Series Set One: Books 1-3 [Kindle Edition]

Cheryl Bradshaw
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Cheryl Bradshaw's library of the Sloane Monroe Series, Books 1-3 (three complete novels):

BLACK DIAMOND DEATH:

Enter the world of Sloane Monroe in Black Diamond Death...

On the slopes of Park City, Utah's newest ski resort a woman is found dead. At first glance, it has all the makings of an accident. But what if she was murdered? Although skeptical, PI Sloane Monroe takes the case and learns not everyone is who they seem, and some will go to any lengths to protect their identity.

MURDER IN MIND:

PI Sloane Monroe has solved every case that's come across her desk with the exception of one--the brutal murder of her sister Gabrielle. Three years have passed without a trace of the serial killer until today, when a young woman's body is discovered on a patch of dirt in front of the local supermarket. Will Sloane exact her revenge before Sinnerman slays his next victim, or will she be too late?

I HAVE A SECRET:

It's been twenty years since PI Sloane Monroe has returned to her hometown of Tehachapi, California, but when a former classmate is stabbed and tossed overboard during the high school reunion cruise, Sloane isn't about to allow a murderer to run free in her own backyard. But in a town where everyone is harboring secrets, how many more men will die before she discovers the truth?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1757 KB
  • Print Length: 618 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pixie Publishing (3 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080I5GTY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cheryl Bradshaw is a multiple award-winning author and a USA Today bestseller for her Sloane Monroe mystery series.

Born and raised in Southern California, Cheryl Bradshaw became interested in writing at a young age, but it was almost two decades before she put pen to paper. In 2009 Bradshaw wrote Black Diamond Death (Book One: Sloane Monroe series). Within six weeks it entered the top 100 in two different categories and remained in the top 100 for over a year. Since that time, Bradshaw has written three additional novels in the series, and is now hard at work on the fourth. In 2013, Bradshaw introduced a new paranormal thriller series: Addison Lockhart, the first book titled Grayson Manor Haunting.

Bradshaw is the founder of IWU on Facebook, a writers group with over 2,000 members. In August 2012, Bradshaw was named one of Twitter's seven best authors to follow. In the summer of 2013, Bradshaw's novel, Stranger in Town, was chosen as a Shamus Award finalist for best P.I. novel of the year, with the final award to be announced September 2013.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of twits and turns 15 Jun 2012
By Alice
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I enjoyed all three of these books, I read them back to back and thought that each story was able to stand well as an individual book but they also worked as a series. The more I read about Sloane Monroe the more I felt I learned about her; you learn certain things in each book that aren't in the others so the more you read the fuller her character becomes. Sloane was a well written and well developed character who I liked and cared what happened to. Its a good set of books within the detective/murder genre and kept me entertained.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant had me guessing until the end!! 7 Aug 2012
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I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I was drawn into the characters. Sloane Monroe has a talent for solving murders but at times she puts herself in a bit too much danger. I like the way Giovanni comes into her life & her relationship with Maddie and her Westie dog Boo.I don't usually read murder mysteries but loved the way these were written & will be looking for more books from Cheryl Bradshaw.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sloan 30 July 2012
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This is the first time I have read any of Sloan's books. They were a great read, they kept me interested all the way through and when I had come to the end of the first one I could not wait for the next. Definately on my favorite author list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sloane Monroe - PI would be Detective! 27 Jun 2012
By Jacci
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This trilogy was a deviation from the normal books I read which are primarily forensic in nature as in Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs, but I saw these and thought I would have a change and I wasn't disappointed.

I got into Sloane's character right from the beginning and the way the books are written you become her, her thoughts are yours and you see her world through your eyes. I enjoyed her friendship with Madison, her love of her companion Westie Boo, and the different but continuity of the story lines through all three books.

I have also enjoyed the beginning of the relationship with Giovanni and all the complications that come with it. I like her personality - she is feisty but true and loyal to those she loves, courageous to the point of not realising the danger she puts herself in in each storyline. The only complaint I have is that I couldn't stop reading them and I NEED the next installment.

Anyone who likes detective books will enjoy these, they are not on the scale of Lee Childs' detective, but just as enjoyable as it is different to read about a female private investigator who likes to detect.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read but a bit short 5 Jun 2012
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This is a promising start to a series with a well-drawn plot and convincing characters. It's quite reminiscent of the Sue Grafton series. The main problem is that each book is really only a long short story. Each story could easily be stretched into a full length novel and it's a shame the author didn't do this. However, you can feel confidence growing with each book so I'm sure book 4 and onwards will be great. I'm looking forward to them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A damned good read 21 Sep 2013
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I managed to get this box set when it was going free last year. I didn't expect to get much for nothing! However, having now read all three books, I was wrong. They are a really good read. The character of Sloane Monroe develops well through the books and you learn more and more about her as each plot develops. Each plot is different, although books 2 and 3 are more interesting as they present you with villains transformed by society's ills - you understand why they became maladjusted and almost feel sorry for them. My only concern was the poor editing. On every page the space bar seems to have been forgotten as words sticktogether and full stops are left out However, a small gripe since it doesn't spoil the story.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Unrealistic and Unlikeable 10 May 2013
By Buster
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It's difficult to know quite where to start as there were a number of things I hated about these books. The first was very nearly a did not finish, but I persevered.
Overall I got the feeling that the author was trying to aim for a "hard boiled" meets romantic suspense. Unfortunately it just does not work. Procedurally the books lack much contact with reality; the "heroine" steals evidence, obfuscates the investigation and generally behaves like a prima donna. Unbelievably she seems to be surrounded by people who enable this behaviour.
Characterisation was probably the main reason I disliked the books. Reading the first book, I got the impression of a petulant, emotionally retarded 20-year-old, not something that enables me to have much, if any, empathy for a character. By the 3rd book I realise this woman must be in her mid- to late thirties! Then we have the overbearing, bully of a MCP or the urbane, mafia-type as male leads. This is a woman with apparently astoundingly poor taste in men, but on the other hand I found the romantic elements unbelievable because I couldn't see how any man could stand to be around her for more than 5 minutes.
There are a number of glaring examples of poor proofing throughout the books.
If you can ignore these types of things, then the core of the stories themselves are not too bad
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4.0 out of 5 stars I was gripped from the start 6 May 2013
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I have really enjoyed reading the Sloane Monroe series and have now ready 4 of her books one after the other and did not get bored as I usually do when reading books of the same genre one after the other.
I highly recommend for those that enjoy a good crime thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good in all respects
Published 29 days ago by Rev. Terence Dobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ok
Published 1 month ago by Susan
2.0 out of 5 stars Naive
I can't believe that I actually bought and downloaded this boxed set. The first story starts off well and then we are introduced to Sloane Monroe, a private investigator brought... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Cryspalitus
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value Read
I enjoyed reading these books and found them easy to read whilst still entertaining. I got these 3 books free on my Kindle and so its worth giving them a try.
Published 21 months ago by L. Galloway
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
The author acknowledges her debt to Robert b Parker and gives us three first rate P.I. stories. An engaging heroine battles luckily on the side of of truth, justice and...
Published 21 months ago by deece
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
i would recommend theses a book sets as a xmas present for anyone and i would read theses book sets all over again
Published 22 months ago by Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars Total woman power!
A great read, I really love the character Sloane Monroe. Her character really grows as the books go on. Will definitely read more.
Published 22 months ago by M Lamb
2.0 out of 5 stars content review
Did not enjoy these books as all. Could not hold my interest and proceeded just as slow. Would not choose this author again
Published 22 months ago by C. Matthews
3.0 out of 5 stars You need to remove yourself from any reality and have your grammatical...
Lets start with the grammar, if this book was proof read then the reader wants sacking. it is full of grammatical mistakes which have not been corrected when I presume it was... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Biblio
5.0 out of 5 stars sloane monroe series boxed set
very well written, felt you was actually the character, all stories were intriguing, put me in mind of jessica fletcher
Published 23 months ago by jane reigate
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