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Along Came a Demon (Whisperings) (Whisperings Paranormal Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Linda Welch
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I'm told the dead are all around us. I wouldn't know about that, I see only the violently slain. They can be victims of hit-and-run, innocents caught in a cross-fire, the murdered. They whisper to me and they never, ever, forget the face of their killer. I've learned to live with my uncanny ability, in fact I've made a career out of it.

The departed aren't the only supernaturals I see. No, they're not vampires or werewolves or fae - those things don't exist. We live side by side with what some call the Otherworldy. That's too much of a mouthful for me, I call them demons. If you saw them as I do, you'd know why.

Right now I'm trying to track down a missing six year-old boy whose mother was murdered. Or maybe she wasn't. To further complicate the case, Clarion PD gave me a partner I'd rather shoot than work with.

I can't tell them he's a demon.

They'd think I'm crazy.

I'm Tiff Banks. Welcome to my world.

WHISPERINGS. Paranormal mystery with a splash of humor and dash of romance.

Also by Linda Welch: Downside Rain, an urban fantasy, and Femme Fatales, a dark urban fantasy short story collection.

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A kick butt heroine, dead people and demons. This will have you racing the pages by and wanting to dig into the next in the series.~ Free Book Reviews

Excellent, well written, smoothly styled, and without a disappointing moment through the whole novel.~ The Monthly Aspectarian

I love the voice of Tiff Banks (our heroine). I love her no nonsense approach and dry humor. Linda Welch’s descriptive writing makes me feel like I am in the story.~ Love Romance Passion

Linda Welch has created an interesting world where "demons" walk among humans . . . a great detective, who-dunnit-type story that kept me interested.~ A Simple Love of Reading

Linda Welch pens a engaging tale, full of action and adventure. A definite page turner full of twists to keep you guessing until the end.~ LL Book Review

I’ve been amazed to discover the number of ways authors have to give a novel a paranormal twist. Along Came a Demon is among my favorites. I was happy discovering they aren’t all glittery vampires.~BigAl’s Books and Pals


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About the Author

Linda Welch was born in Hampshire, England. After moving to the USA, she lived in Idaho, California and New Mexico before settling in Utah. She now lives in a mountain valley, more or less halfway up the mountainside, with her husband and Scottish terrier. Unlike Tiff Banks, the heroine of Linda's Whispering series of paranormal mysteries, she is not tall and white-haired, and does not see demons. What she does see are moose, deer, raccoon, skunk, wild turkey, a huge bird population and a ridiculous amount of snow. When not writing and depending on the season, she is usually tending to her Scottie, filling the bird feeders, futilely attacking the weeds in her garden or shoveling out after a snowstorm. Look for the sequel to Along Came a Demon:The Demon Hunters.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4346 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Nordic Valley Books; 2 edition (May 6, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002HWSVIM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,076 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't want to miss this kickoff into a new universe December 13, 2009
Format:Paperback
This is a solidly constructed, well written, nicely executed story. It's not every long, but it's the right length for the introduction of these 2 characters who will have to somehow come to an accommodation with each other.

One's a human woman with a talent (that isn't psychic) for seeing and speaking with the ghosts of murder victims. The other is a man from another dimension whose species seems awfully much like demons, maybe crossed with vampires, and he's spent a career as a cop. He now considers himself a permanent resident of our dimension.

They are going to be in each others life, and that is not going to be easy!

This volume contains a novella that is complete in itself, and a preview of the next installment. This is a good place to start.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read June 26, 2009
Format:Paperback
Ok, I thought well I will give it a try. I read paranormal and mystery all the time. This book combined the 2 with a excellence such as authors like Charlaine Harris and MaryJanice Davidson.

I started reading it and couldn't put it down. Good thing you can't see my droopy eyes and dirty house......lol

The characters are well developed and interesting. You want to know more about them. You can't stand that the book ends!!

This book had a great plot and it was NOT one of those where you know what was going to happen!

I hope that Linda will continue to bless me with her books to review! I look forward to the rest of this series!!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars interesting, but fell flat March 14, 2013
By LizL.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was so interested after reading the premise of this book, but the characters really bugged me. First off, our heroine bills herself as very cautious and slow-to-trust when it comes to people and especially when it comes to "demons" (which we learn later are...something else which is never explained) Not five minutes after meeting the male lead, discovering he is a "demon", running away, and him attempting to break into her house-she totally trusts him. Just like that. This is after she is attacked by other "demons" and thinks this guy is also going to kill her. There were so many opportunities for her to be a strong person, or at least ask understandable questions of the person who knows everything about the murder case she is working on, (and the group of people who are trying to kill her) but she never does! Instead she is strung along, and isn't even upset when it turns out that all of her issues could have been solved in a ten minute period. Speaking of her problems...I was really disturbed by the little boy. There is just something wrong with that child. I understand that he does not have a normal background, but as none of the other different/odd people we meet (who are "good") behave like soon-to-be-psychopaths, I was put off by how no one in the book found his behavior to be a red flag. There were a few other things that put me off of this book, but I don't want to rant for too long. The take away of it all was that I wanted a strong female lead, and all I got was a girl who instantly trusted a hot stranger and let him do whatever he wanted for no reason. (Oh, that's right, he's hot)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Along Came a Demon June 5, 2011
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In the last year or two I've probably read more books with some kind of paranormal twist than I had all the remaining years of my life combined. I've been amazed to discover the number of ways authors have to give a novel a paranormal twist. "Along Came a Demon is among my favorites." I was happy discovering they aren't all glittery vampires.

As I evaluate the reasons "Along Came a Demon" was an enjoyable read for me several things come to mind. Part of it is the mystery portion. Ignore the paranormal part and this book is like a police procedural or private investigator mystery, which are genres I've read and enjoyed for years. Unlike the typical paranormal book, Tiff's skills and the existence of paranormal creatures aren't treated as if they are normal. Tiff assumes most people wouldn't acknowledge or accept her talents or paranormal beings exist, so she hides the true nature of her abilities and the existence of the paranormal. This adds a different twist to the story. Hiding certain things like that, most notably two "dead" people who reside in Tiff's house, adds plenty of humor to the book.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts Whisper to Her: Mystery and Intrigue Abound June 17, 2009
Format:Paperback
I have been an avid mystery fan for much of my life. I read before going to sleep every night and the books that usually make up that reading material are mysteries of the cozy type. Agatha Christie, P D James, Elizabeth Peters, Ngaio Marsh, Sara Paretsky, Martha Grimes, and the list goes on. When I saw that Linda Welch had requested a review for her psi-fi mystery, Along Came A Demon, I leapt at the chance to read and review it. I was not disappointed.

Tiff Banks, nicknamed the Ice Queen by the Clarion police department for her tall stature and ice blonde hair, works as a consultant for the police in murder cases. She has told them that she is a psychic, but in actuality, she sees dead people as flesh and blood and they whisper to her. Tiff, who hates to be called Tiffany because of the image that projects, was orphaned as a baby, grew up in a variety of foster homes, and always felt she was a little different than everyone else. Happier being by herself than with a group of people, Tiff left Utah as soon as she was able and went from place to place and job to job. Until, after landing in San Francisco, boom, out of nowhere she started seeing and being able to talk to dead people. She returned to Utah to the small town of Clarion in the hopes that there wouldn't be too many murdered people trying to get her attention. Unfortunately for her, she moved into a house where there were two ghosts in residence, as well as two who lived on her street. So much for trying to get away from them.

Along Came A Demon starts with Tiff being told by Jack and Mel, her ghost couple, that there is a naked woman dripping on her front grass. Tiff is cranky that she has to deal with a dead person before she can even get her morning coffee

"A naked wet woman in the garden.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Books need editing.
All of your books need to be edited. Facts like room numbers, etc are misprinted within a few pages. Wrong pronouns are used. Read more
Published 2 days ago by James V.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Another great book by a wonderful author. I had never read a paranormal mystery before, but I really like it. Linda Welch is quite a writer. I sent a email to her and she answered! Read more
Published 3 days ago by rescueAdog
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting reading
I liked Along Came a Demon because it was suspenseful and kept me wanting to read more. I would recommend it to other readers for a fun quick read.
Published 4 days ago by Tina Philbrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Very interesting story. I couldn't put it down once I started. Enjoyed it so much that I plan on purchasing the other books in this series. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Michelle Wilmot
3.0 out of 5 stars along came a demon
juvenile book with somewhat good writing. writer needs to hone her craft before publishing again. like the concept but found the entire book to be so far-fetched and juvenile i... Read more
Published 13 days ago by V. E. Olson
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
I really couldn't get into this book but I did read it to the end. I didn't like the ghost story that was included with real- life people.
Published 18 days ago by Linda J Singleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Along Came a Demon (Whisperings) (Whisperings Paranormal Mystery)
A very odd type of story. Mixes supernatural, psychic and a crime fighting duo. Good enough to get me going back and buying the other books.
Published 22 days ago by Bartlett
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Here is s story about Tiff, who can see and talk to dead people. Murder. And romance. Then along comes a demon. A lot of them. And they are fast. A lot to keep your interest. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is a good book that does not get slow. I enjoy faith Hunter and Patricia Briggs and though this is different it was good. Can't wait to read the next book!
Published 24 days ago by Rhonda Goulet
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable
Easy reading, contemporary subject matter. What's not to like with a heroine who talks to dead people in lust with a sexy demon..
Published 27 days ago by Barbara Sarangoulis
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More About the Author

Linda Welch was born in Hampshire, England. She lived in Idaho, California and New Mexico before settling in Utah. She now lives in a mountain valley, more or less halfway up the mountainside, with her husband and Scottish terrier. Unlike Tiff Banks, the heroine of Linda's Whispering series of paranormal mysteries, she is not tall and white-haired, and does not see demons. What she does see are moose, deer, raccoon, skunk, wild turkey, a huge bird population and a ridiculous amount of snow. When not writing and depending on the season, she is usually tending to the Scottie, filling the bird feeders, futilely attacking the weeds in her garden or shoveling out after a snowstorm.

Look for Whisperings Paranormal Mysteries:
book one: Along Came a Demon.
book two: The Demon Hunters.
book three: Dead Demon Walking.
book four: Demon Demon Burning Bright.
book five: Demon on a Distant Shore.
book six: A Conspiracy of Demons.

Also:
Femme Fatales: a dark urban fantasy short story collection.
Downside Rain: an urban fantasy.

Website: http://lindadwelch.com where you can also sign up for new release notifications
Linda Welch Writing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Whisperings.Fans?


Or, you can write to Linda at:
Lindadwelch@gmail.com

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Free book for paranormal mystery lovers.
Everyone, take advantage of this, the book is awesome!!
Jun 26, 2009 by AuntTrisha |  See all 9 posts
Along Came a Demon and the Whisperings series
Hey, Dawn! Nice to hear from you, and I'm glad you enjoy Along Came a Demon. That scene with Tiff crawling through the bush - been there, done that, and ouch! I had such fun writing Along Came a Demon, so happy you had fun reading it!!!
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