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The Dead Detective

(2014)
(The first book in the Dead Detective series)
A novel by

 
 
First in the mind-bending, spellbinding Dead Detective series, starring homicide investigator, Richelle Dadd.

Medical-school-dropout and police detective Richelle Dadd is...well, dead.

But that won't stop her from trying to hold on to her house in a divorce battle with a bitter husband. Or keep her from digging into her own murder, to discover who put the bullet into her heart. And it certainly won't stand in the way of finding out the reason she's been reanimated as a zombie assassin, no longer in control of her life.

Richelle will face off against Gypsy shamans, double-crossing ghosts, a partner she can't trust, and her own undead nature in a journey into the depths of the occult world and out the other side without losing her sense of humor―or humanity―along the way.

It's a good thing her deductive skills―and her aim―are still up to par.

Includes a "Dead Detective" bonus short story!

★★★★★ "I found myself so enthralled with the character and her story I continued reading well into the night, I had to see if Richelle was going to make it or not, solving the mystery of who shot her, as she wanders in and out of the afterlife working with ghosts. All the while Richelle must hide from her co-workers etc that she has no heartbeat or pulse and is perpetually cold.

This is a must-read for paranormal lovers, it is one of the best Zombie stories I have read. I can't wait for the sequel as I must find out how Richelle continues on this journey. Does she stay a zombie, how does she live, there better be a sequel soon." ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "Outstandingly original! I don't often write reviews but this was such a witty, original and engaging storyline I had to do it. The premise is fantastic and we are taken on a great journey. I highly recommend this and cannot wait for future installments." ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "I really loved this book and loved Richelle. This was definitely a concept I've never seen done this way before and I loved it! This book was not predictable either, it surprised me several times. The characters are believable and I enjoyed them all. I do not give spoilers but will say that the detective finds herself at the very beginning of the book to be dead, yet alive. I pretty much had to have the book pried from my hands so I could go to work and do other things I need to do on a daily basis. I really hope this book is the first in a series of many. Great job J.R. Rain, you've done it yet again!" ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "I've never encountered a book quite like this. I would never deliberately read a book about a zombie, but this character is not a member of the Walking Dead cast. I enjoyed seeing the afterlife from a completely different perspective than that of my own imagination. Really loved the dead cop, Bull, from the past. In fact, mingling the present and the past was my favorite aspect of the book. This is written in quite an intriguing way! It gets my top rating!" ―Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "J.R. Rain has become one of my favorite authors and I couldn’t wait to get started on this new novel that he co-authored with Rod Kierkegaard Jr. Rain does not disappoint with this latest novel, no vampires this time, a zombie and not your typical Walking Dead flesh-eating zombie, but a female detective who doesn’t realize she is actually dead at first. Rain really impresses me with his ability to write female leads that aren’t flaky and unbelievable." ―Amazon reviewer

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for J R Rain's The Dead Detective

Paperback Editions

October 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Dead Detective: 1
Author(s): Rod Kierkegaard Jr, J R Rain
ISBN: 1-72926-230-9 / 978-1-72926-230-6
Publisher: Independently Published
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dead Detective
Author(s): J R Rain, Jr Rod Kierkegaard
ISBN: 1-62007-795-7 / 978-1-62007-795-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dead Detective, The
Author(s): Rod Kierkegaard Jr J R Rain
ISBN: 1-5226-9122-7 / 978-1-5226-9122-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Detective
Author(s): J R Rain, Rod Kierkegaard Jr
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Detective
Author(s): J R Rain, Rod Kierkegaard Jr
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Detective
Author(s): J R Rain, Rod Kierkegaard Jr
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Detective
Author(s): J R Rain, Rod Kierkegaard Jr
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dead Detective
Author(s): J R Rain, Rod Kierkegaard Jr
Publisher: Rain Press
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