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

An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)

The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad trilogy adapted for NBC’s Midnight, Texas, has written a taut new thriller—the first in the Gunnie Rose series—centered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose.Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistr...

Details An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)

TitleAn Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)
Release DateJul 30th, 2019
PublisherPocket Books
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Westerns, Fiction, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Alternate History, Magic

Reviews An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Soooo I got this from the library but I’m definitely buying this when the HB price goes down!! There are mixed reviews on this book as there are on any book! My take? I FREAKING LOVED IT! This book is on my favorites list now!! There are a few shocking things in the book but overall it was awesome!! Trigger warning for a rape you can skim overHappy Reading!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • 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 ...
  • Jane
    April 21/19 -- This is the Audible daily deal today for anyone who was thinking about this one! Oh my stars, yes! Move over, Sookie Stackhouse, and take a seat, Angel Crawford! There's a new snarky southern chick in town and she's jumped right to the top of my supernatural fun list! This is not a deep read, but goodness, did I enjoy it!In An Easy Death we follow Lisbeth "Gunnie" Rose who lives in an alternate timeline where (when?) the US became ...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Just as the cover implies, An Easy Death is a cowboy shoot 'em up style book. In the classic comedic style of Charlaine Harris we are introduced to our bad-ass heroine who doesn't like anyone meddling in her affairs and has kept her hand on her gun mos of her life just to survive. CharactersSomething Harris is a master at creating are characters. Her original series 'True Blood' characters are unforgettable and as such so are the ones in An Easy ...
  • Suzanne
    🤠⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🤠What a fun book! I usually don’t like western gunslinger themed books but I absolutely loved this one! Lizbeth (Gunnie) is an awesome character that you easily like to read about rather quickly. In a torn and divided USA, Gunnie ends up being hired by two wizards (which she is not fond of because of something in the spoilers from me!) and it is at this point that the story really picks up. At this point, I could...
  • Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
    It pains me to write this review, almost as much as it pained me to finish this book. I’ve always enjoyed Charlaine Harris’ writing: the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series, Harper Connelly, Midnight, Texas. When I saw that Harris had a brand-new, what I would call, dystopian/fantasy, I was all in.An Easy Death simply did not meet my expectations. I’ve always loved the way that Harris could make me laugh out loud through a unique dark story...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum An Easy Death, my past experience with Charlaine Harris’s work pretty much began and ended with the first Sookie Stackhouse book, and it was swiftly determined that southern vampires just weren’t for me. Afterward, I wasn’t so sure about trying another one of her series, but then I heard about Gunnie Rose. Maybe it was the weird western vibes or the idea of a...
  • Emma
    I didn't get on with Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. Never the less when I read about this book before it was published, I was excited. I do love a weird western. And I absolutely loved this. Can't wait for the next one.
  • Justine
    3.5 starsThis was pretty good, but I didn't love it like I expected to. I like Charlaine Harris and I like Western themed fantasy, so I thought this would be an easy win for me. I listened to the audiobook, and while the narrator did a good job, I don't think this was the right format for me in this case. Most of my audiobook listening is done in fairly short segments, and I had a hard time keeping the flow of the story listening to it like this....
  • Lorraine Southern
    Meh. I'm a huge Harris fan, have enjoyed all her other series, so I really hate to say this ... but, Gunnie Rose? Meh. That is all. Just, meh :(
  • Yodamom
    Well that was really a fun read. Ms. Harris has hit the money spot with this series. Strong action packed, characters, magical extras and suspense with only a semi touch of romance. I really enjoyed this and want more asap.
  • The Captain
    Yeah when the love interest waited for the protagonist to get old enough to have sex it creeps me out. And I couldn't get into the writing. Not for me. Arrrr!
  • Marianne
    An Easy Death is the first book in the Gunnie Rose series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. It’s not what her mother, Candle wanted, but nineteen-year-old Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie with the Tarken Crew. They have a good reputation for safely transporting newly landless ranchers from Mexico through Texoma to New America. Gunnies are needed because bandit attacks are common. When such an attack sees Gunnie Rose without her crew, she’...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris and narrated by Eva Kaminsky is a book that is totally different than what I thought it would be. This has an alternative history and it has magic as part of life. It is a rough life like cowboy times but they have some cars and occasional electricity. This world building is amazing! Truly strange and fascinating! The characters are very intriguing too! Our gal of the story is paid to escort people through the wi...
  • Linda
    Strong start to a new series.I’ve read and enjoyed most of Charlaine Harris’s books, and even if I was disappointed in how she ended her Sookie Stackhouse series, I was curious to try this new one. Harris already has demonstrated that she writes in a variety and mix of genres, and this new Gunnie Rose series is quite different from all her others.The story takes place in an alternate history, in approximately the 1930’s after the US was dev...
  • Lisa
    Review from Tenacious Reader: found An Easy Death to be very easy to get in to. I immediately enjoyed getting to know Lizbeth. She is fiercely independent , speaks her mind and is quite the shot. Really, there’s not much not to like.Lizbeth, also known as Gunnie Rose, is part of a crew of “gunnies”, which are are pretty much hired protection, people skilled with handling bandits that might try to pr...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Charlaine Harris has a way of sucking me in to her books.  It isn't exceptional writing or story lines, in fact I do a lot of eye rolling usually, it's more about cozy entertainment with strong ordinary female protagonists.When I saw this new release is the beginning of yet another series, I was like, *sigh* "Another series?  Another series?" *clicks "Place Hold" on library account.I seriously don't know where this compulsive need for yet anoth...
  • Yasmin ✨
    An Easy Death is a strange book. Western fantasy, is that even a genre? There are cowboys with guns and Russians with magic. Most of the time it worked, but sometimes it felt weird, like different puzzle pieces not fitting together but still being put next to each other. It’s fast paced and there’s a lot of action. The story is very entertaining, but I often felt like I was missing something. There’s so much action but not a lot of explaini...
  • ☕️Kimberly
    In Lizbeth's wonky world the US fell after the assassination of FDR in the 1930s, and was picked off by the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. Lizabeth Rose is a gunnie *gunslinger* who makes her living providing safe passage for folks. She and her security team escort them from Texoma (formerly the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and  Colorado) to Mexico where opportunities and jobs are plentiful. Ironic twist huh?After a bad run, Lisbeth r...
  • Brittany
    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it.#1 Request to make this book better. Please give us a map to more easily reference alternate locations, it adds a LOT to frame of reference for made up boundary lines other than the current country.I have a hard time reading books written in mostly slang speak and so right away I had a hard time getting into the flow of the book.Is an interesting concept? Yes, completely original, I don't think so, but it's ...
  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie, which means individuals hire her for assistance based on the fact that she is an excellent markswoman and is not afraid to kill to survive. Early on in the book, we see Lizbeth's team fall prey to an ambush. She survives but this means that she must find another way to make a living. Despite hating the Russian wizards and wanting noting to do with the part of the United States they have taken over, she agrees to a job he...
  • 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...
  • Monica
    I was excited to read this new novel by Charlaine Harris as I am a huge fan of her books. This novel takes place in an alternate North America where the USA no longer exists. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie. She keeps people safe by being an excellent shot and this is how she earns her living. After a particularly hard job she ends up protecting two wizards and what happens is an exciting adventure with some interesting twists. The novel has a western f...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Release Date: October 2, 2018 Genre: Paranormal. Fantasy. Western. Alternate History. Actual Rating: 4 starsI will be the first to admit that this genre is not one I would normally read. I don't care for westerns, fantasy novels, or books about alternate histories. However, I decided to read this one anyway because I have been a longtime fan of Charlaine Harris and wanted to see if she could persuade me to enjoy a genre I would normally avoid...
  • Rina
    As a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series I keep hoping that Charlaine Harris will put out a similar paranormal romance. This isn't it. And I should have known that when I read the synopsis. Lizbeth is a "gunnie" who protects people trying to get across the wild west. The novel is set in an alternative history, which I thought would capture my interest, but did not. Set in the early 1900s, the U.S. has crumbled and the world map has been redr...
  • Dianne
    This book was Meh - \_(ツ)_/ Not good, not bad just okay.One thing that bothered me a lot is that we are never sure what era this book was written in - we think we know that it is at the early part of the 20th century but the language that Lizbeth uses is more 21 Century. But since this is Charlaine's world we are never sure.The killing both with guns and with magic go on and on, stick in some trekking through the desert not knowing if you are g...
  • Wayland Smith
    It's hard to even know how to classify this book. It's part Weird Western, part alternate history, and part sorta urban but really rural fantasy. We never do get a year the story is set in, but I think sometime just after World War I, the United States fell apart, weakened by a major flu epidemic, a massive depression, and rival countries. The former America fragmented into several regions. Texoma, the former states of Texas and Oklahoma with a b...