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The Dead Girls Detective Agency (Dead Girls Detective Agency 1) [Kindle Edition]

Suzy Cox
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Solving the mystery behind your death can be murder.

Charlotte wakes up at Hotel Atessa, home to murdered New York teenagers and HQ of The Dead Girls Detective Agency. Before she has time to adjust to her new, erm, dead self, she's thrust into the arms of her new afterlife companions, Lorna, Nancy and the cute - if slightly hostile - dead boy, Eddison.

But where does this leave Charlotte and her boyfriend David? Is it possible to have a long-distance relationship from beyond the grave? The only way out of this limbo is to figure out who killed her, or she'll have to spend eternity here. But who could hate her enough to want her dead?


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I've never been more excited about a book I didn't write! - Lindsey Kelk, author of the 'I heart' series
Mean Girls meets The Lovely Bones. (Grazia)
A spooky teen thriller with the glam of Gossip Girl (Cosmopolitan)
Full of smart, funny one-liners and observations that had me giggling like a teenager. (Sunday Express)
You'll love it if you enjoyed a good Nancy Drew mystery growing up, and are craving a New York City story outside of Carrie Bradshaw's diary ... a hilarious ghost story with witty one-liners and memorable characters. (Seventeen.com)
Funny with lots of mystery ... witty and smart. (bookswithbite.net)
There are laugh-out-loud moments ... the author writes so descriptively, you feel like you're standing in NYC. (areadinglife.com)
Unique and entrancing. I'll certainly be looking forward to future installments in this captivating new series. (Scifichick.com)
This book was so much fun! (Agirlaboyandablog.wordpress.com)

Book Description

Being told you're dead is one thing. But having to solve your own murder? It's a lot for a girl to take in.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1291 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Much-in-Little (18 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AN2KQCM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,177 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovvvvvvvve! 22 July 2013
By Lwol
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have just finished this book and thought it was original, and a 'must read' for anyone interested in teen fiction, especially the slightly spooky type!

Bascially, the main character, Charlotte, gets shoved under a subway train and although everyone thinks she jumped she knows otherwise and finds herself in limbo trying to slove her own murder - with the help of the Dead Girls Detective Agency. It really explores how it would feel to have your life cut short and have to watch from the outside whilst everyone else gets on with their own lives. I really liked the way the characters developed and that the story flowed along easily.

The ending definietly leaves it open to be a series and I really hope it is......I want to read more about Charlottes adventures!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book was so good, I read it cover to cover in two days. It made me want to be fifteen again, had me laughing out loud, fantasizing about being dead (a first!) and made me miss my stop twice.

Charlotte is pushed under a subway train and charged with solving her own murder along with a gang of teenage detectives. What teenage girl didn't want to be invisible and listen to everyone's private conversations at school, wonder who would be at their own funeral and fantasize about what they'd do with ghostly magic powers like going backstage at a gig and trying on all the clothes in their favourite shops?

Suzy Cox remembers exactly what it's like to be a teenage girl and brings all of the highs, lows, laughs and dramas to life in this unique murder mystery.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 19 July 2013
By Karen
Format:Paperback
A fantastic book which grips you right from the very beginning. As much as you try to guess whodunit and turn detective yourself, you'll be left surprised. Like a crime drama on TV, the added 'twist' at the end will have you yelling out loud willing one of the characters to do the right thing.

On top of all this, add a layer of wit and humour and you're left with a truly enjoyable read. You won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read for teens 3 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although I am not a teenager I did enjoy this book .it is very light reading not much depth to the story but a nice read
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Format:Paperback
This is the first book in a new series about a group of murdered teenagers solving their own deaths so that they can move onto the afterlife. It's an interesting concept and one which appealed to the part of me that loves detective shows and books, as I'm always trying to puzzle out who did the crime.

The main character Charlotte, is the newest member of The Dead Girls Detective Agency. After waking up to discover that she's dead and that life as she knew it is over, she and her new companions set about attempting to work out who wanted her out of the way enough to commit murder. Charlotte and the other girls are an interesting bunch. There's Lorna, the wonderfully geeky Nancy and the mysterious Eddison. They are all dead but help Charlotte to unravel the clues which they gradually begin to uncover.

I adored the New York setting of this book. It's a place that I've always wanted to visit and there were some fantastic scenes set all around the Big Apple. One of my favourites was when they were at the top of the Empire State Building.

The concept for the story is not particularly original but I thought that it was carried out adeptly and with humour. There are some great lighter moments of comedy in the story as Charlotte learns to adapt to her new existence, experiencing just a few hiccups along the way.

I enjoyed following all the clues and trying to puzzle out who was involved but I have to say that you will be very surprised when Charlotte's killer is revealed. I know I was.

The second book in the series 'Dead Girls Walking' is out now and centres around the character of Lorna. Who knows what surprises lie in wait for her!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, touching and entertaining. 6 Nov. 2012
Format:Paperback
This book took me completely by surprise. I was expecting mediocre but what I got was a million times better. I read the first page and knew instantly that I was going to really love it.

What really made this book great was Charlotte, the main characters narration. It was snappy and entertaining from beginning to end. I really loved this girl she was smart and full of spirit. Suzy Cox made her personality so big that she practically bursts off the page. Normally big characters are a bit annoying but not Charlotte, Cox knew when to keep her leading lady down and I honestly have nothing negative to say about her.

Edison is also pretty cool. He is broody, sassy and a pain in the ass but I still liked him. he is a little more what you would expect from YA, he wasn't as big or bold as Charlotte but he didn't need to be as this book is about Charlotte and the lessons she learns and has very little to do with romance which was fine. I never thought this book needed anymore romance then there was.

I actually think that this book is pretty smart on the surface it is a light-hearted and hilarious read but just beneath the surface there is something a bit more complex and deep. There are messages here about life, death and loss, and there were moments that I found surprisingly touching. What I love about this book is that it didn't linger on the sadness of death but instead, in its own unique way focused on the beauty of life.

The Dead Girls Detective Agency is fun, engaging and entertaining. It is a fast and snappy read that will often make you laugh and sometimes make you really think. It took me by surprise and I really, really liked it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fun!
Not anything like my usual read but thoroughly enjoyed it. Light hearted , and fun glad I took time to read something I wasn't sure of .
Published 9 months ago by Chris G.
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT! THIS BOOK IS SOO GOOD!
This book was brilliant, I was late for school because I had been reading all night. It really shows what life is really about and that you should live every moment like it's your... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Charlotte Claydon
3.0 out of 5 stars Very different!!
I read lots of crime/thriller books. The title of this book intrigued me. It was obviously a very different read for me but a refreshing change. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jane Murray
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Thought this was a young girlie book but found I really enjoyed it and would definitely read more in the series.
Published 15 months ago by Janet-by-the sea.
5.0 out of 5 stars will leave you on the edge of your seat
I loved The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Susy Cox. I was automatically drawn from the very first page. This happens to be one of the best books on my list that I have read. Read more
Published 18 months ago by ireadnovels
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAAAAAZZZIIINNNGGGGG
this book is urrrrrmmm amazing¡¡!!!!!! i love it!!!
charlotte wakes up to find she is in Attesa, a hotel for murdered teenagers. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr S.R.Hooper pte
2.0 out of 5 stars Mistake
I think I must be too old for this type of writing. I liked the idea of the story but I think it was aimed at a younger audience.
Published 18 months ago by Scandalous
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was a good book great if you like detective and ghost stories! Also a bit of romance! <3 x
Published 20 months ago by Cerys Pryce
3.0 out of 5 stars Made me think.
Not bad for a teenage type story. Made me think about the after life in a light hearted way. Not a bad read. Different.
Published 21 months ago by Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I loved the whole new take on ghosts and hauntings. Although I'm a little old for a YA book I enjoyed this as it combined my love of supernatural and crime fiction. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ms. L. Seaman
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