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Nessa makes a living talking to the dead. The thing is, she doesn't really like people - alive or otherwise."a fantastic read if you enjoy quirky humour filled with the supernatural" - Vanessa Wester, paranormal fiction authorWhen a talking axolotl appears in her kitchen, Nessa discovers - after briefly questioning her sanity - that by talking to ghosts she has apparentlyNessa makes a living talking to the dead. The thing is, she doesn't really like people - alive or otherwise."a fantastic read if you enjoy quirky humour filled with the supernatural" - Vanessa Wester, paranormal fiction authorWhen a talking axolotl appears in her kitchen, Nessa discovers - after briefly questioning her sanity - that by talking to ghosts she has apparently been 'practising magic without a licence'. The axolotl (who is in fact a shapeshifter named Henry) works for The Department, and is there to supervise Nessa on her Quest - think a driving test, but with magic.The object of this quest? To find out who killed Ed, a particularly annoying poltergeist who, were he not already dead, Nessa could easily imagine murdering herself. It soon becomes apparent that Ed is still being chased by an unidentified Big Bad, and Big Bad knows some Big Bad Black Magic.Narrowing down the suspects for Ed's murder is not going to be easy. Add to that the fact that Nessa, while being constantly under the watch of a Department official, isn't sure exactly which aspects of her magical repertoire are legal and which aren't, and this Quest is shaping up to be something of a nightmare. And that's not to mention the zombies, vampires, witches, Satan, Grim Reaper...Well, you know.Things get a little out of hand.What other readers are saying..."perfectly snarky wit throughout""fun romp through a magic filled world""Delightfully different""Clever and funny. An excellent read"Books in this series:1. Deadhead2. Sled Head (A Christmas Novella)3. Hell's Belles...

Title : Deadhead (Damned Girl, #1)
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ISBN : 9781370226146
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Number of Pages : 202 Pages
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Deadhead (Damned Girl, #1) Reviews

  • Clare Kauter
    2019-01-23 07:15

    Time for another un-review from the author...Fun facts about Deadhead!- This book had been out for three months before I gave it the series name of 'Damned, Girl!' - a friend of mine joked that that's what I should call it. He wasn't serious. I did it anyway.- The story came to me in a dream! Well, bits of it. OK, I had a dream about ghosts. Shh. It counts.- The opening of Deadhead was originally a short story that sat untouched on my computer for six months before I began to wrangle it into a novel.I hope you enjoy it!

  • Vanessa Wester
    2019-02-01 08:05

    This is such a fun read! The voice of the main character, Nessa, is brilliant. The entire books feels like a conversation, flowing naturally and full of surprises.Basically, Nessa is being investigated for practising magic without a licence (I know, fun huh?) She has to solve the murder of Ed, a ghost who turns up as she is being interrogated. Along she way, she makes friends with a fae, witch, and shifter! With awesome powers, she is capable of many feats, which include a private line to the devil (a she of course) and Death (who has an amazing sense of humour). We see zombies, vampires, and a lot more... this is a fantastic read if you enjoy quirky humour filled with the supernatural.Personally, I found it SO original and different to anything I have read recently that I have to award 5 stars.

  • Leslie
    2019-02-08 09:48

    This is a rollicking romp through the world of the weird and paranormal and Australia ...Nessa is making her living as a psychic, barely. While the local coven tries to convince her to join them. Then a newt from the Department of Magic shows up and tells her she has a quest, followed shortly by a ghost who demands she solve his murder. Things quickly go from bad to worse when zombies, vampires and Death all get in on the act. Our heroine has a big secret and the Devil is in the details.

  • RayLinStephens
    2019-01-20 12:50

    I loved the snarkiness! From page 1, I had to read on.I did feel like I missed something at the end of the book. So, I wrote to Ms. Kauter and inquired and was advised that I didn’t miss anything - the story with Ed and the Doomstone isn’t wrapped up because it becomes part of the overarching plot of the series. There will be more answers in Sled Head!That said, on to Sled Head, the next book in the series!

  • Rina Vanguard
    2019-02-17 10:57

    Now, normally I’m not a reader of supernatural fiction, but Deadhead was quite a fun read. The characters’ dialogue made me laugh aloud more than once – and not due to it being fake – and Nessa’s sassy and sarcastic narration helped me enjoy the story further.While Deadhead wasn’t incredible, in my opinion (since it felt too short and at times rushed), it definitely wasn’t awful or even bad. Not a favorite of mine or anything – but pretty good for a free ebook!

  • wanderonwards
    2019-01-23 09:59

    Reviewer’s note: I downloaded this book for free on Amazon.I picked this book up because it was September and I was looking for something to get me into the fall/autumn spooky mood and it sounded interesting. And let me tell you, folks, it did not disappoint. For starters, the plot is interesting and a non-stop action mix of mystery, supernatural, and spooky fall-vibes (but maybe that last one is the weather influencing me). Plus, Clare has an incredible gift of weaving in laugh-out-loud humor and properly placed puns. The main character, Nessa, has a brilliantly snarky outlook on life and an interior dialogue that is all too similar to my own. I found Deadhead to be a quick and light read filled with humor, and I'm already looking forward to picking it up again.I will definitely be looking into the other books in the Damned Girl series, as well as Clare’s other series, The Charlie Davies Mysteries.

  • Jacqui Houlding
    2019-02-11 05:52

    A punny read Quite enjoyed this book. It was an easy read but kept Nevada's a long time as I had to keep going until I had finished it. I would have to comment though that, if I wasn't regularly forced to watch certain programmes with my grandsons, I probably wouldn't have understood or appreciated some of the references.

  • Eve Jones
    2019-02-02 12:06

    5*This book had me in tears of laughter after the first few pages. And it didn't stop making me smile, a brilliantly witty and well written book and am definitely going to be buying the rest of the series, although it can be read as a stand alone book.

  • TSN
    2019-02-15 11:14

    3.5 starsFree on Amazon.Fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.The internal narrative of Nessa is very endearing.

  • Robin Dix
    2019-01-27 06:02

    Cute book and a quick read. I would give it a 3.5. Would love to rate it higher but of course there is a cliff hanger. So irritating.

  • Ozsaur
    2019-02-13 06:56

    Light, fast paced, and fun! The narrative was humorous and the dialog was snarky, which I liked. The main character, Nessa, had a tendency to go from the frying pan and into the fire. The story starts out with Nessa getting a visit from a shapeshifting bureaucrat who wants to test her for a magic licence that she didn't even know she needed. In order to get the licence, Nessa has to go on a quest. The rest of the book is full of all kinds of shenanigans as Nessa tries to solve the mystery that was dropped into her lap.I enjoyed the humor, the silliness, the snark, and learning more about this universe. There were a couple of things that were a bit too over the top for me, but overall, a fun book.I've already got the second book in the series.

  • Susan Charme
    2019-02-17 10:56

    What a wonderful book!I happened to find this book while just randomly looking through other fantasy selections and the cover of this book caught my eye. After reading the synopses, I knew this was my kinda story. At this point I am only halfway through the book, but I'm so enchanted by this little treasure that I wanted to help spread the word! I love the heroine and her rather unusual companions, but what stands out for me is the perfectly snarky wit throughout that actually causes me to laugh out loud. I plan to pick up the next book in the series right away and have my fingers crossed that there will be many more to come!

  • Kristina
    2019-02-05 12:03

    Okay, so this was a free read thanks to the author giving the digital version away on Amazon. To be honest my expectations weren't high but I was so wrong. There were a number of laugh out loud moments, the main character has an internal narrative eerily similar to my own (does this make me nuts? Anyway...). To put it simply, this Australian based novel is a great, fun romp through a magic filled world which seems to run in conjunction with ours, with quirky characters and mysterious quests. I'm looking forward to reading the recently published sequel and finding out more about Nessa as there's still a lot of secrets she needs to uncover.

  • Cheryl Earle
    2019-02-16 06:47

    This was a hilarious read from the Aussie author who also pens the Charlie Davies series.I loved the youthful snarkiness of the main character Nessa and although it is essentially a cosy mystery, it encompasses a complete range of supernatural creatures that lend to the hilarity and solving of the mystery.A super enjoyable read - I can't wait to read more of Clare Kauter's work!

  • Melody
    2019-01-29 09:48


  • Sa
    2019-01-23 09:07

    3.5 I-don't-even-know-why-I-like-you-Nessa stars

  • Mary MacKay
    2019-01-24 09:58

    Delightfully differentFound this book to be a pleasant change from others I have read lately. Excellent use of puns and allegories. Was a refreshing change.

  • Sarah Wright
    2019-02-14 13:58

    I read Clare's debut novel, the first Charlie Davies mystery, a couple of months ago and really enjoyed her writing style and sense of humor. I was interested to see how those things would translate from a mystery series to a paranormal fantasy, and I wasn't at all disappointed. Clare kept all the strongest parts of her voice and style and applied them to a supernatural mystery rather than an everyday one, so I think this was really the best of two worlds.I also think that Clare's writing has become cleaner and more fluid as she's written more, and the prose and plot in this book benefit from her added experience. The dialogue is snarky and real-sounding, the characters undergo development while remaining distinctly themselves, the plot is original, and the pacing is fast without feeling rushed.This is an excellent supernatural mystery, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!