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From the Multiple National Award-winning Author of Nearly Departed in Deadwood!

"What a voice! Hilarious, original, and genuinely wonderful. This fresh and feisty mystery will instantly win your heart. Loved it!"

~HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity winning Author

"A smart, sassy, sexy and wonderfully resourceful heroine. Move over Stephanie Plum--Vi Parker is here!"

~JOHN KLAWITTER, award-winning Tinseltown writer/director, and Author of the award-winning Hollywood Havoc action thriller novels

***You'll laugh. You'll cringe. You'll want even more!***

Someone is spreading rumors around Deadwood that Violet Parker likes to chat with dead folks.

With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this "haunted" house was recently the stage for a two-act, murder-suicide tragedy.

Ghost or no ghost, Violet knows this can't be as bad as the last house of horrors she tried to sell, but sexy Doc Nyce has serious doubts. Her only hope of hanging on to her job is to prove that the so-called, ghostly sightings are merely the eccentric owner's optical delusions.

But someone--or something--in the house wants Violet stopped...dead.

"... sexy, spunky Violet Parker will blow you away."

~LUCY BURDETTE, Author & Sisters in Crime past-president

"Ann Charles writes a top-notch mystery that is fast-paced, complex, and laugh out loud funny! A genuinely exciting and sexually suspenseful mystery, Charles delivers in her second Violet Parker novel set in Deadwood, South Dakota. Fast-moving with twists even a seasoned Mystery Reader won't see coming, this is a can't-put-it-down book." 

~MARY BUCKHAM, award-winning Romantic Suspense Author

"... mystery, humor, romance, and fun all wrapped up in a great book."


Optical Delusions in Deadwood Cover Art by C.S. Kunkle

Optical Delusions in Deadwood Cover Design by Mona Weiss

Fiction & Literature
March 5
Ann Charles
Ann Charles

Customer Reviews

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Optical De-lusions in Deadwood

Started with book 2 because of the price. Will continue to read the series because they're just too damned good not to. Hilarious with mystery, snarkyness, romance and just to die for. If you have some free time curl up on a hammock or your favorite place and lose yourself in the Black Hills. You won't regret it.

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