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"If you enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood, you'll love Tess Callahan and the Tiger's Eye mysteries. Tess and sexy shapeshifter Jack solve mysteries with supernatural flair, and the laughs fly as fast as the clues." -- New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn.

FIRST in a new paranormal mystery series!

For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack's first job is to solve his uncle's murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger's eye to see the truth.

Tess Callahan, who owns half a pawn shop in the strangest town in Florida, didn't expect Jack to show up and be so very enticing. And exciting. And annoyingly over-protective. But when yet another dead body shows up on her doorstep, it's time to take action. And if she has to team up with a sexy tiger shape-shifter to do it, well, that's just a bonus.

Welcome to Dead End, Florida, where Bigfoot keeps a winter home. And welcome to the Tiger's Eye Mysteries!

This novel is a paranormal mystery with magic, shape shifters, humor, vampires, a taxidermied alligator, witches, gunshots, bad singing, Crazy Hormonal Town, terrible parking, the FBI, swamp commandos, tigers, special agents, flirting, belly laughs, comedy, humor, and a pawn shop.

WARNING: Dangerous book!! Beware of "I laughed so hard I almost peed a little*" and "I fell out of bed laughing*."
* 5 STAR reader reviews

Also see:

TRAVELLING EYE: a short story prequel

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157502508
Publisher: Holliday Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/27/2017
Series: Tiger's Eye Mystery Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,113
File size: 381 KB

About the Author

Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of author Alesia Holliday. As Alyssa, she is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, and she writes the Warriors of Poseidon, League of the Black Swan, and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries, a paranormal mystery series. As Alesia, she writes comedies that make readers snort things out of their noses, and is the author of the award-winning memoir about military families during war-time deployments: Email to the Front. She has won many awards for her writing, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award for outstanding romance fiction and the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance novel of 2012.

Alyssa is a diehard Buckeye who graduated summa cum laude from Capital University Law School and practiced as a trial lawyer in multi-million dollar litigation for several years before coming to her senses and letting the voices in her head loose on paper. She lives somewhere near an ocean with her Navy Guy husband, two kids, and any number of rescue dogs. Please visit Alyssa at,, or (warning: dog photos regularly appear).

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Dead Eye (A Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just found another favorite author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Alyssa Day! This book has it all, mystery, intrigue, humor magic and romance the characters are well developed and I was immediately drawn into to suspense. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series to see what trouble Jack and Tessa get into next ENJOY
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Greatly enjoyed getting to know these characters. Fast paced read that is well developed.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Tess and Jack sre the story. Just not into this genre. CB
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Anonymous 6 months ago
This was a fun read! Totally enjoyed it!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I didn’t expect to have such a varied story line. It was a nice surprise. I really enjoyed this book and expect to purchase more in this series and this author.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I have always enjoyed Alyssa Day’S writing and have many if not most of her books. I have liked Jack’S character since the Atlantan series and am glad he has his own series now. Looking forward to reading more.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Rereading the first 3 on my way to Evil Eye. I’m reminded of how much I enjoy the flow of these stories. A bit of romance, a mystery, a few murders, bad guys - yup it’s good clean fun
lauralovesreviewingLT 11 months ago
Jack Shepherd returns from a military mission to find that his uncle has died and he’s now co-owner of his pawn shop and private investigation agency. Before he can even get his head around the idea that he’ll be sharing ownership with Tess, a fiery woman from his past, a dead body is literally thrown on their doorstep. His were tiger growl vibrates the rafters when he discovers his uncle didn’t just die. He was murdered in the same brutal manner. There’s a mystery to be solved and time’s a wasting. The fur flies as Tess and Jack accept the fact they have to work together to get the job done. The chemistry between the two is like static electricity. Steamy and chaotic. He delights in teasing her, ruffling her feathers until he gets the heated response he wants and needs. She tries hard to remain indifferent and professional. But who can resist a tiger’s purrs. I loved these two together, whether fighting each other or loving each other, their interactions were such fun. In a town named Dead End, I expected some quirky characters, strange occurrences and a whole lot of laughs. I got all of that and a delicious romance. Will I read more of this series? Oh yes. I have to see what else happens to my new favorite couple and I want to revisit the exotic shop and see if something even weirder than a ratty old stuffed gator is brought in to pawn. Dead End, Florida is my kind of wacky town.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read and I especially like the quirky characters she weaves into the book. Love Fluffy although I think he needs a mate. Of course Jack and Tess are made for each other, it just makes you want to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and entertaining. I loved that there was a tangible story line, threats and danger, logic, and a blooming relationship based on friendship and honesty. Characters are unique, have depth, and are really funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get a quainted with the town of Dead End, FL and it's supernatural, shape shifter, witchy inhabitents. Fun cozy mystery .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love books that are really hard to put down. Remember to give yourself extra tiime when u read this one
JEA2 More than 1 year ago
Just loved this book , it has a hilarious storyline, Tess and Jack are wonderful. I received this book as a FREE copy to read and I voluntarily leave this review.
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A lot better than i hoped for. Try this out, you wont be sorry
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
“A tiger, an alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop…” Dead Eye is a light paranormal cozy mystery by Alyssa Day. It’s set in Dead End, Florida in the heart of the Florida Everglades teeming with alligators. It marks the engaging debut of her new Tiger’s Eye Mystery series. From what I understand, the hero of this tale was first introduced in the author’s Warriors of Poseidon series. He was obviously a hit and fans clamored for him to have his own series. Ta-da! Here it is! This story features Jack Shepherd, a solid six-foot, soldiering, motorcycling Bengal tiger shifter, and Tess Callahan, co-owner of Dead End Pawn with Jack. As the story opens, Jack has recently become aware that his uncle, Jeremiah, passed away and named him in his estate. His arrival in Dead End is heralded by the appearance of another dead body at the back door of Dead End Pawn. Jack had been unaware until then that his uncle had been murdered and that the crime remains unsolved. Jack vows then and there to uncover the killer and exact justice. Unfortunately for Jack and Tess, who join together in the quest to track down those responsible, danger and bad guys are lurking at every turn. The couple is kept busy deciphering clues and staying alive. I caught myself laughing out loud at the bantering between these two primary characters. Jack is sexy, protective and fun. Tess is spunky, resourceful and endowed with an intriguing super power of her own. Interestingly, Tess had a crush on Jack way back when she was sixteen. It’s been ten years since she’s seen him and she swears she’s totally over those swoony thoughts– until Jack walks in to Dead End Pawn and the chemistry sparks between them. I know this is a cozy mystery, but I honestly hankered for more romance between the two. Is it too much to hope that the next book will be a bit steamier? I plan to check it out soon! I also want to go back and learn more about Jack’s rip-roaring past. I believe if I’d had the connection to Jack from the beginning, I’d have upped my rating. Please take my newness to her writing and to these characters into account as it appears that Jack is much-loved going into this series. Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Dead Eye: “Tess, someone just dumped a dead body at your back door." "Not again," I moaned. He whirled around. "Not again? What the hell does that mean?" My knees gave out, and I collapsed back against the counter. "That's how I found Jeremiah.” --- There’s just not a huge market in used skulls these days. --- “The secret about tigers,” he said, blinking owlishly, “is that tigers bounce.” Before I could even process the ridiculousness of that, he leaned forward and kissed me. Jack was a champion kisser, even while drunk. I threw my arms around his neck, because my brain started to melt into my shoes. That’s when the universe exploded around us… If you are a fan of suspenseful, fun-filled, action-packed paranormal urban fantasies and/or are a Sookie Stackhouse fan (True Blood), you won’t want to let this series pass you by. Alyssa has been on my want-to-read list ever since she appeared on some panels I attended at the Coastal Magic Convention last year. I regret that it’s taken me so long to dive in to Dead Eye’s quirky world of murders, mayhem and dark magic and can’t wait to discover what will happen next in Dead End! My full review is published at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Quirky and fun to read about all the characters in town and unusual happenings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“A tiger, an alligator, and a redneck walked into my pawnshop.” You know any book that starts out with that as an opening line is going to be great! This book belongs to the peculiar genre that’s best known for Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series – cozy paranormal mysteries with a dash of romance. Since I love all things paranormal, romance, and cozy mysteries, this was right up my alley. It was only after I started reading this that I discovered it ties in with a previous 8 book series. It was mildly confusing because it felt like there was a lot of backstory we were already supposed to know regarding the vampire war. However, the book is from Tess’s first person POV, so since she doesn’t really know that much about the other events, it was more of a minor annoyance. Dead End, Florida is full of interesting characters – some who are hiding some supernatural secrets – and Tess is one of them. Sometimes when she touches a person, she can see their death. Due to her secret, Tess has given up her dreams of college and has stayed in her hometown, working at the local pawnshop. Jack has been away for years, and has only come back because his uncle has died and left him half of the pawnshop. He intends to sign over his half to Tess and then head out again, but, of course, the morning he comes back, a dead body is dumped at the backdoor of the pawnshop – again. And that’s how Jack discovers that his uncle was murdered. But are the murders of two people in this small, weird town related? “Maybe the secret wasn’t that some people were so much braver than the rest of us. Maybe the secret was that you just quit giving a damn when you had nothing else to lose.” Tess is caring and brave, and protective of her friends. Jack was more of a cipher, at least for me coming in without any prior knowledge, but his flirting with Tess was adorable. There’s a definite attraction between Tess and Jack, though it doesn’t go beyond a few kisses in this book. I’m assuming that the “will-they-won’t-they” will, in true cozy mystery fashion, be an underlying theme of the series, and the ending definitely left the door open for more books. The mystery was pretty predictable, but, honestly, that didn’t really bother me. I feel like these types of cozy mysteries are more about exploring the partnership between the two main characters, and getting introduced to a cast of quirky characters, and the book doesn’t take itself too seriously. There’s plenty of humor, including a tigger joke that made me choke on my tea. This was just so delightfully fun, and reading it put a smile on my face, and I happily added the next in the series to my TBR list. Recommended for anyone looking for a quick, fun, and cozy read – especially ones involving taxidermy alligators! I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.