An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1) by Charlaine Harris

An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)

#1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, True Blood, Midnight Crossing) delivers the first thriller in a new trilogy that presents a chilling alternate history of the United States where everyone believes in magic—but no one is sure whether they can trust it.Gunnie Lizbeth Rose has been hired by a pair of Russian sorcerers as both their local guide and muscle through the small towns of East Texas as they searc...

Details An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)

TitleAn Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherSaga Press
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Thriller, Adult, Science Fiction, Alternate History, Westerns, Dystopia, Paranormal

Reviews An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)

  • Tracett
    Hooray! If, like me, you loved roughly 1/2 of the Sookie books (the beginning 1/2) but found the rest sort of meh (but still kept on reading) you will like An Easy Death. Same for the rest of her series, love some and are annoyed by the others (but still kept on reading). An Easy Death had me putting off chores so I could spend all my time with my new gunslinging girlfriend, Lizbeth. Oh boy, oh boy, I'm surely looking forward to this kick-ass ser...
  • Carrie
    An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris is the first book in her new Gunnie Rose series. I had a whole internal debate on what to even classify this series, sort of a historical western fantasy I suppose. Characters in here can wield magic and it does take place in an alternate version of our world in the past in the days of gunslingers.Lizbeth Rose is a gunslinger is an obviously man’s world making her work that much harder to succeed at her chosen ...
  • Jamie
    I received an ARC from the publisher, but all opinions are my own.I must confess I've not read anything by Charlaine Harris before. It wasn't until I looked her up that I realized how prolific an author she is! I only really knew about the Sookie Stackhouse books and I don't particularly care for vampires so I didn't do my research, and that's shame on me. Anyway, the point is that I thoroughly enjoyed An Easy Death. I could not put it down! I wa...
  • Carol
    An intriguing look at an alternate post WWl America where gunslingers for hire are a way of life. Written in Ms Harris’s inimical style, the characters are fun to get to know and the story easy to read. Good fun.
  • Kaffrun
    I have to say, I was so excited to get this ARC! I love Charlaine Harris. Her heroines are real people with real faults and I've loved them deeplyThis story is set in an alternate history of the United States. In this reality Franklin Roosevelt is assassinated in Florida before he can take office. To compound this tragedy the 1918 Flu Epidemic kills a large portion of the population in several waves and other countries move in to take back Americ...
  • Maxine
    In an alternate history, Franklin Delano Rosevelt was assassinated before he could be elected and therefore did not enact the policies to end the Great Depression. As a result, Canada has taken much of the northern part of the country and Mexico has reclaimed Texas. Magic exists but it is allowed only in California which is now the home of the Holy Russian Empire under the Romanovs who escaped the revolution back in Mother Russia. Poverty is ramp...
  • Jaleenajo
    It's been awhile since I've read a Charlaine Harris book, but for years and years, I devoured every book of hers that I could get my hands on, starting with the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries series. She's still #1 on my most-read authors feature on Goodreads (although Ilona Andrews has recently caught up, and they're currently tied for first place with 28 books each). When I heard that she had a new book coming out, though, and tha...
  • Rebecca
    Thanks to the publisher via Edelweiss for an advance e-galley for an honest review.3.5, rounded up. This was a pleasant surprise, as I wanted to read it based purely on my willingness to read pretty much whatever Charlaine Harris decides to write. A book about a gunslinging young woman in alternate history(ish) North America isn't... really at all my thing, but it was action packed, with a character that really grew on me as the story went on. Th...
  • Matt Linder
    Jim Butcher meets Cormac Mcarthy. Good stuff!
  • Carole
    Although a fan of Charlene Harris I was not sure I would like this book based on the description, but I did. I'm not really sure how to describe it . Some kind of futuristic western? A paranormal western? An alternate take on real events? All I know is it was thoroughly enjoyable and slightly addictive. Couldn't stop reading it and now I want more. Lisbeth Rose is a gunslinger or gunnie. The United States is now split up. Gunnie Rose lives in a n...
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    Review to come. I need to think on this one.
  • Jennybeast
    I hardly know how to categorize this -- alt history, just post Great Depression, where the US has fractured into a totally unrecognizable continent. That gives it a post-apocalyptic feel. The setting, Texahoma, and the main character's livelihood of gunslinging give it a frontier flavor, too, despite the occasional modern tech that crops up (cars, trains, a notable refrigerator). Gunnie Rose has the pragmatic personality traits that I so miss fro...
  • Lauren
    I've read most of Charlaine Harris's books and have found them all fun but widely varied in quality. I really enjoyed the first half of the Sookie series but found that second half meandered and dragged on a bit too long. The Midnight trilogy was fun to read but ultimately pretty thin and messily plotted. I was excited to see that Charlaine Harris was starting an entirely new alternate history fantasy series, and I'm happy to say that despite som...
  • Maria Escalante
    I loved it. The main character was so strong, she never gave up no matter what happened. I finished it and I can't wait to find out what happens next.
  • Kat
    Charlaine Harris has a knack for creating female characters that we can't help, but fall in love with and want to cheer on. Gunnie Rose is no different. An Easy Death is a combination of western and science fiction. The main character is a gunslinger for higher, who is just a teenager, yet way older than her years. Harris delivers on a new series that will draw readers back to her fold after the debacle that was the final Sookie Stackhouse novel....
  • Julie
    I absolutely loved this book. Gunnie Lizbeth Rose is famous in her corner of the fractured US, and she is about to start a new life after the death of her team. This book is set in a completely different world, the US doesn’t exist as we know it, Canada extends further south, there’s a country called Dixie, the HRE or Holy Russian Empire is still ruled by Tsars... the differences are astounding, yet you have no problem following along. Told i...
  • Carla
    I received an advance reader copy of this book through the library where I work. All opinions are my own.Summary:In this newest sure-to-be-a-series from Charlaine Harris, we are introduced to Lizbeth Rose, a 19-year-old gunslinger in a post-apocalyptic, alternate-history Texas.In Texoma (Texas + Oklahoma, presumably), infrastructure has been crumbling ever since President Roosevelt was assassinated and the former United States fell apart. North A...
  • Nancy
    Before opening this book, I knew a few things having read all-things-Charlaine Harris. The female character would be strong... and in some way, unusual. Lizabeth Rose is certainly that. The setting would be the United States, but with a twist, also. True. I, also, knew I would love it.Lizabeth Rose lives in a United States that is divided into areas quite unlike our U.S. This U.S. was settled by many counties during its early years and several co...
  • Sascha
    Once upon a time I read everything that Charlaine Harris wrote until I was all caught up and twiddling waiting for her new books. As you do, I started reading other books and never returned to read the Harris novels I missed. So I’ve missed the Midnight, Texas series, but I am just in time for An Easy Death, the first entry in the Gunnie Rose series.Before beginning An Easy Death, I read a mediocre book, which probably all the more whetted my a...
  • Kitten Kisser
    When I read the blurb about this book I didn't think it sounded all that great, but I enjoy Charlaine Harris, so I figured I'd check it out. Much to my surprise, I ended up enjoying this book very much. Not only is it very entertaining but it also appears that it will be a series (yippee!). An important thing to note about this series business is that the book actually has a proper ending. Charlaine can continue writing about Gunnie Rose or not. ...
  • Handcrafted Librarian
    This is one of those thoroughly enjoyable, couldn't put it down kind of reads! The premise of America shattering after President-elect, FDR being assassinated before his inauguration and most of the rest of the cabinet dying off from influenza was so unique and fun to read. Apparently, very quickly big chunks of the U.S. got taken over by other nations when the government fell apart and two generations later, young adults only hear stories from t...
  • Katrina
    I truly loved the setting of this book and look forward to the rest of the series. It was something completely different from what I’m used to. This strange mix of old school and modern thinking with the altered history line made the framework very unique. If nothing else, read this because of the strange/amazing backdrop! And because of Lizbeth Rose! She was such an amazing character. She is strong, flawed, and so very straight forward. She is...
  • Jen
    This new series by Charlaine Harris has a lot of potential as a cowboy fantasy. Lizbeth Rose aka Gunnie Rose is a young gunslinger in an alternate timeline of the United States. Living in Texoma, she suffers a hard loss as the sole survivor of her border running crew when Russian wizards offer her a job as a guide. However, things are not always as they seem and the Russians' mission is a lot more dangerous than they let on in a race against time...
  • Alice
    Love this book! An Easy Death is set in a dystopian United States with an alternate history. A generation or two ago, flu epidemics killed millions. The Great Depression never ended. Portions of the U.S. were taken over by Mexico, Canada and Russia--not Putin's Russia, tsarist Russia. Most people in the Southwest have a hardscrabble existence similar to the Old West, although there are a few trucks and cars that traverse the rough roads. What mak...
  • David V.
    Received as an ARC from the publisher. Started 8-25-18; finished 8-31-18. I know Ms. Harris has written a bazillion books but i've never read any before. The first half of this book was quite good. A young female gunslinger protecting for hire in a dystopian America. Later in the book when magic is involved and peoples' appearances aren't what they appear, and you can't tell the "good guys" from the "bad," then the story became convoluted and I f...
  • Sharon
    4.5 stars!The Wild West is more adventurous than ever as Harris adds her storytelling magic to an alternative history tale where gun-for-hire Lizbeth "Gunnie" Rose attempts to escort two magicians through treacherous lands while trying to keep her secrets but discover theirs. With action aplenty, a few surprising twists, and a heroine that you'll want to see more of, this series starter is a winner!This ARC was provided by Saga Press/Simon&Schust...
  • Linda Quinn
    This is the beginning of a new series from the woman who brought us Sookie Stackhouse. If you loved those or whether you’re just looking for a kickass heroine, you’ll love this new book and Lizbeth Rose. She’s a “gunnie” for hire in a dystopian America who has a great work ethic and high standards. There’s a little bit of magic, a little romance and a fast paced story that will draw you into this thriller.
  • Eloisa
    Could not put it down!Lizbeth is a strong female lead who is a Gunnie. Story which is set in post apocalyptic southwest is well constructed. It uses elements of history as we know it with a quirky, twisty bent with magic and wizards. And, a underlying relationship with Eli, a . . Oops almost a spoiler. Charlaine Harris a favorite and she delivers a fresh new adventure. More, please. OK, no more. I really did start it this morning and read until I...