Bubba and the Dead Woman

Rated 4.90/5 based on 21 reviews
Bubba is a good old boy with lots of problems. His ex-fiancee is deader than a door nail and everyone thinks he dun did it. His house is haunted. His mother is running an illegal gambling ring. His dog likes to bite people too much. And he's got to find out who really did it before the sheriff throws him in jail...again.

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Words: 80,040
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458089694
About C.L. Bevill

C.L. Bevill is the author of several books including Bubba and the Dead Woman, Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas, Bubba and the Missing Woman, Bayou Moon, The Flight of the Scarlet Tanager, Veiled Eyes, Disembodied Bones, and Shadow People. She is currently at work on her latest literary masterpiece.

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Review by: pamela chismar on Aug. 18, 2017 :
I received this book free in return for an honest review.

This is a humorous tale of murder and false accusations.
Bubba's ex-fiancée is murdered on his property. Everyone is looking at Bubba, because he is the only one who knew her. He was at work alone with no way to prove that he didn't leave the premises.
Bubba has a part time girlfriend in Lurlene, and finds himself infatuated with the new female Deputy: Willadean. His mother runs a underground poker game and is not afraid to speak her mind. The townsfolk believe Bubba did it but are all on his side. Throw in a few ghost, a treasure hunt, and a bit of a twist at the end: you have the perfect story.
There were a few typos (errors in wording, spelling, or punctuation), but I didn't feel it took away from the story.
I loved this book. I found Bubba, his mama, his townspeople, even his dog hilarious. I laughed over and over.
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Review by: Steve Campbell on April 02, 2016 :
I downloaded this book at Amazon for my Kindle in 2013, loved the story, but never wrote a review. C.L. Bevill became a favorite author that day and I became a fan of her Bubba stories. Loved the mystery and comedy intertwined in this story. All in all, a fun read.
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Review by: Pragati Bidkar on Dec. 04, 2015 :
I had this book on my Kindle for the longest time, but somehow never got to it until earlier this year. I was bowled over. I love books set in the South, and I like my mysteries to have a lot of atmosphere and a slow pace. You will get all that in this book.
Bubba seems like a pretty simple guy, but then as you read on, it is like peeling an onion. You come across more and more facets of his personality. The mystery also unfolds gradually. This is a must read and I am looking forward to other books from this series.
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Review by: Elizabeth Davies on Sep. 03, 2014 :
The title of this book was so ‘naff’, it was genius. I just had to read it.
Bubba comes across as just another ‘good old Texan boy’, but as the novel progresses, the reader discovers that he’s far from what he fist appears. I liked the way the author gradually exposes more and more f his character, and it takes until almost the end of the story before we realise the true extent of him (and I have a sneaking suspicion the author isn’t finished yet).
Ms Bevill portrays the community the novel is set in with love, sympathy and some tongue-in-cheek humour. I can well understand how everyone knows everyone else’s business in this small town (having come from one myself), and how people are inclined to think the worst, in spite of knowing him all his life, because that’s the way many people really are.
Bubba’s mother adds idiosyncratic humour to the novel, as does the dog! And Bubba is endearing and funny, and not half as stupid as he is expected to be. The characters are mostly stereotypes, but I believe this is intentionally done, adding to the comedic aspects of this story.
I did guess who had ‘done it’ before the end, but not until a good two-thirds of the way through, and it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the novel, however, I did think the reasoning behind the murder to be a little on the weak side.
Nevertheless, this is an easy and enjoyable read, smooth flowing and well written.
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Review by: Sue Weaver on Dec. 27, 2013 :
Wonderful, wonderful! I downloaded Bubba and the Dead Woman because it was free and ended up buying the rest of the series. Great writing, fun characters...what's not to love about the Bubba books!
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Review by: James Knox on Sep. 15, 2013 :
A great read. Good mystery, colorful characters, hilarious dialog, and ...Bubba... the Texas version of M.C. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth. Thank you C. L. Bevill for giving us Bubba. Can't wait to read more about him.
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Review by: T. L. Ingham on Nov. 21, 2012 :
The first of C. L. Bevill's I ever read was 'The Twelve Deadly Days of Christmas,' and so it was that I ended up reading them all out of order. Having said that, the Bubba series quickly became one if my favorites and Ms. Bevill became one of my favorite authors. Her sense if humor is contagious! I thoroughly enjoyed this book (and many of her others). The characters are fantastic and always leave you wanting more. (Especially Bubba's mother who happens to be my favorite character.) Looking forward to more Snoddy shenanigans!
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Review by: Anca S on Aug. 22, 2012 :
Love this book! Bubba is such a great character!!
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Review by: Alice de Sturler on May 06, 2012 :
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Bubba is an absolutely fabulous character! I can see the eye rolling of Officer Gray in my head. His mother is a deliciously wicked thinking woman with a fancy for embellishing the truth.

You have to read this book. Not because it is free or because I tell you to. You must read it because it you don't you just might miss out on an author who'd be on your favourite list. I know she's on mine now!
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Review by: Ever Star on March 13, 2012 :
This book was funny and a great read. I love how the author put the thoughts of what the dog would be thinking about his owner or the owner's mother. There were times I could do nothing but laugh, this story had me wondering who could have done it, while at the same time keeping me entertained. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a little mystery with laughter.
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Review by: Doug Pardee on Nov. 28, 2011 :

Very humorous, but the mystery part isn't satisfying because the author doesn't play fair with the reader. A number of pieces of critical information are withheld simply to keep the reader in the dark. For that matter, I'm not convinced that Bubba is stupid enough to have overlooked some of them himself. So treat the mystery as the vehicle for the humor.

Omniscient narration is rarely seen these days, because it doesn't usually work. Here, it works. There's an epilogue that seems to exist solely to explain the omniscient point of view, but personally I think it does more harm than good. The story is over, and I say the book should have stopped there.

There were some (small) editing problems in the edition that I read. A quick look at the current edition shows that at least some of those problems have been fixed, so I won't comment further on this.
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Review by: Nonnie Simon on Nov. 08, 2011 : (no rating)
I've not finished this book, but LOVE it, I really want to turn to the end to find out "whodunit", but I am not going to spoil it for myself. I intend to read all this author's books, I really like her style!
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Review by: deeogee on Oct. 31, 2011 :
Amazingly fun & entertaining!!
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Review by: Melinda Powers on Oct. 13, 2011 :
This is a great book! If you haven't read it, then do so. You won't be sorry.
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Review by: Helgi Magnusson on Sep. 10, 2011 :
I tend to agree with the other reviews, this book is really funny. But also, the characters are likable and realistic. The quality; spelling, grammar, fit and finish is first rate. This is the first book I've read by this author but now I'm getting her whole catalog.
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Review by: M.A. Harris on Sep. 02, 2011 :
I've liked almost everything of her's that I've read since this got me hooked, a rollicking good read, and it hooked me on Smashwords.
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Review by: ShazInNV on Aug. 21, 2011 : (no rating)
Very funny. Still laughing over Miz Demetrice threatening a "shotgun enema".
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Review by: M Johns on Aug. 06, 2011 :
I liked it!
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Review by: Jutzie on July 30, 2011 :
I was wore out for poor Bubba having to run the Bufford's Gas and Grocery by himself! This was a comical story and I think it would be a funny movie, if you found the perfect characters :-)
Bubba is just a good ole boy who seems to have himself in a fix when his ex-fiance from 3 years ago shows up dead in his mama's garden and he can't prove he was at work all night.

He is in and out of jail and at one point get the jailer to take him and another convict out to prove his innocence and they had to take Precious along of course (basset hound).
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Review by: Amanda Wimer on July 23, 2011 :
Loved this book! Not something I would usually read, but am so glad I gave it a go. Gotta love Bubba, I know I do!
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Review by: jackieone on July 19, 2011 :
Totally loved this book! Such an easy, graceful writing style, hard not to love Bubba. If I could give it 6 stars, I would. The story line was great, the details enhanced it, the characters were believable, and I smiled a lot while reading it when I wasn't laughing out loud. More Bubba stories coming, I hope.
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Review by: Marti xx on May 26, 2011 : (no rating)
What a fun read. What's not to like about a good ole boy from Texas with an old pickup truck and a beagle named Precious, a decaying pre-civil war mansion and a mother who runs a quasi-secret illegal floating poker game for the gals in town? Oh yeah, and a body in his front yard. Now I got to get me the other title, Bubba and the Twelve Deadly Days of Christmas.
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Review by: Stu Scott on May 22, 2011 :
First rate, Great story, well done, and funny as all hell! Loved it!
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Review by: Jack Upton on Jan. 20, 2011 : (no rating)
Great Book! Was very surprised at the quality of this book. Kept me interested and laughing all the way through. Bevill's other books are very good also, but so far this is the best one by far!
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Review by: Sharon Mc Govern on Nov. 27, 2010 :
"Holy crap! I mean carp"! Best dern book I have ever read bar none! I laughed most of the way through it. It is a rare author that can weave up a piece of readin' material so convoluted and liberly mixed with suspence, humor, mystery, romance and history! I have lived in the general area of the geographical settin' of the story for several years and truly appreciate the author's efforts to entertain her readers. Don't miss it! Sharon Mc Govern
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