Rated 4.20/5 based on 25 reviews
Linda’s had a bad day. First, her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won’t tell her what he did with her body and she can’t find the stupid thing herself. There’s only one thing she can do - torment the bastard until he coughs up the information. Contains adult themes & frequent profanity. More
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About Naomi Kramer

Naomi Kramer is an Australian author living in Queensland. She's addicted to coffee, dyes her hair odd colours, and looks a little like a corporate hippy on weekdays. She loves the beach, and her dream is to own a world-class barista.

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About the Series: Deadish
Murder mysteries investigated by Linda, a dead amateur sleuth, and Trent, a live private investigator.

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Reviews of Dead(ish) by Naomi Kramer

Andre' Mwansa reviewed on March 9, 2018

Definitely includes a lot of swearing but still an awesome read.
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Albert Yates reviewed on Nov. 19, 2015

Great book.
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shario1 reviewed on Jan. 7, 2015

None of the characters appeared to have any redeeming qualities, but it was a
fun, humourous read.
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Cherese A. Vines reviewed on May 22, 2014

Dead(ish) is a short work by Naomi Kramer about a ghost named Linda who’s lost her body. As the story progresses from her boyfriend’s point of view to the viewpoint of the private detective (who dead Linda hires), we find out that it’s not a simple case. The language is rough and the plot shocking. But it has a great twisted sense of humor to carry you through. I’m rating this R for Restricted. If you’re not easily offended, check it out. It also offers a preview of the next book in the Deadish series: “(technically) Dead.” Linda is back and it’s too funny.
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Rachael Rippon reviewed on Sep. 12, 2013

When Linda's boyfriend Mike kills her, she tries to find her body. But Mike's not talking and she can't find it anywhere. So she haunts him, playing loud music, dying his hair green and appearing when he least expects it. She also hires a private investegator - Trent - to help her find her missing body. Linda's dead(ish) but that doesn't mean she's going to take it quietly...

I really enjoyed this book. It's a short story and took me about half an hour to read. Whilst it was short, the plot was well paced and the ending was clever.

I found it a little confusing at times. For instance, sometimes I didn't know who was talking or events would happen inexplicably and I didn't get it. All my questions were answered by the end of the book, however, and I finished it with no lingering confusion whatsoever.

All in all, I would certainly read more books by this author. I have heard good things about her Maisy May books for instance.
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MoratGurgeh reviewed on Aug. 10, 2013

Everyone in this nasty tale is a bad person. There's neither homophobia nor misogyny except *in* the characters. What poo! (previous reviewer)

Very well told tale of common folks striving to better themselves, with some moral limits removed. And an awful lot of PMSL humour, big kudos for that.

FWIW I read everyone as a South London (UK) character, and it was spot-on. Funny how that worked out :)

Highly recommended for the not-easily offended.
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Alysa H reviewed on April 11, 2013

More of a longish-short story than a novella, even.
This is an odd little tale full of unreliable narrators, switching POV constantly in an experimental kind of way. I dug that, but did not dig the casual homophobia and misogyny. I get a sense that the author was trying to be clever and undermine such things, but it didn't really work.
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Alex Munroe reviewed on Feb. 20, 2013

A fun, free book. I liked the writing style and I thought the story was interesting.
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Sarah Spelbring reviewed on April 26, 2012

I wanted to see how other writers portrayed ghosts and the dead. This story puts a different twist on the after life and relationship problems. Definitely worth a read.
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Tim Elliott reviewed on May 5, 2011

A wickedly fun read! Dead(ish) is a terrific story chock full of dark, twisted humor and witty prose with easily accessible characters.
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