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Death In A Red Canvas Chair

(Rhe Brewster #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  13 reviews
On a warm fall afternoon, the sweet odor of decay distracts Rhe Brewster from the noise and fury of her son’s soccer game. She’s a tall, attractive emergency room nurse with a type A personality, a nose for investigation and a yen for adrenalin. This time her nose leads her to the wet, decaying body of a young woman, sitting in a red canvas chair at the far end of the socc ...more
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published June 24th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 8th 2013)
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Gracie Bradford
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well developed story of mystery and non-stop action. Rhe Brewster, an Emergency Room nurse, turns amateur detective to help her brother in law solve crimes in a small town in Maine. Did she help or hinder? Someone leaving a dead body on the soccer field where children are playing brings a tale of unexpected twists and an exciting adventure for Rhe.
Zoe Saadia
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Little did Rhe Brewster know while coming to watch her kid's soccer game where her curiosity would lead her when she decided to check the appearance of a strange woman in a red canvas chair, a woman who sat at some distance and didn't appear to watch the game like the rest of the excited moms and dads. The insistent odor of rot that the wind brought along didn't help to stop Rhe from checking her suspicion.
Yet, the whirlwind of events her finding the body unfolded caught everyone by surprise, f
Christoph Fischer
This is a quirky cosy mystery with ER nurse Rhe Brewster at the centre of the investigation. When her son plays soccer and she discovers a body dumped by the side of the game, Rhe alarms the authorities and before you know it, she is deeply involved in solving the case. Rhe is quite a character, the most apt description of herself is: “despite his PhD in Psychology he (her husband) still doesn’t understand me.” I think many would struggle and that is what makes her such a wonderful and watchable ...more
Georgia Rose
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Death in a Red Canvas Chair is a murder mystery with an amateur sleuth, a format I’m keen on. I do like small town settings, and Pequod in Maine is just such a place. The protagonist, Rhe Brewster, is on first name terms with the receptionist at the police station and the police chief, Sam, is her brother in law. There is history with other characters because of school and of course everyone knows everyone else’s business, or at least they would like to.

I did not take to Will, Rhe’s husband, at
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhe Brewster loves to eat….and to sleuth. And she does both well and often in this well written murder mystery. The author is knowledgeable about the location of the story (a coastal town in Maine, where she grew up) and the medical field (impressive bio!) and her writing is infused with her expertise, giving the entire story authenticity. She weaves the mystery in a skilled way and you may find yourself thinking you know who the murderer is, just to change your mind a chapter or two later. Acti ...more
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great read. Very entertaining. The plot had plenty of twists and the main character has plenty of spunk. Take the time to read this book. I am going to start on the next one soon.
Book Club Mom
When a female body is posed at the far end of a youth soccer field, no one seems to notice. No one, that is, except Rhe Brewster, an emergency room nurse with an eye for detail and a knack for putting her nose where it doesn’t belong.

Death in a Red Canvas Chair is Noelle Granger’s debut mystery novel, the first in a series about Rhe Brewster and her adventures as an amateur detective. It’s set in the fictional town of Pequod, Maine and offers a nice backdrop of New England coastal living. I don’
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, mystery
The One Sentence Summary: An inquisitive ER nurse is pulled into the hunt for a murderer when she finds a dead body at her son’s soccer game.

The Meat and Potatoes:
Death in a Red Canvas Chair is Granger’s first novel, a basic murder mystery, told in the first person limited, from the perspective of Rhe Brewster, an ER nurse with a flair for investigation. The story begins with the main character finding the dead body propped up in a folding spectator chair at her son’s soccer game. As the discov
Jemima Pett
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, thriller
This is not really a cosy mystery, although it starts out that way, but Rhe Brewster, our heroine, turns into a police consultant, so I suppose it could be police procedural after all. What it definitely is, is a well-toned and robust crime mystery with plenty of personal endangerment that makes the reader say “don’t be so stupid, you know it’ll go wrong!” And so it… might.

It all starts with the smell of something nasty on the football field. We’re in New England, Maine, in fact, so forgive this
Elizabeth Lloyd
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The eye catching title page of this murder mystery exactly reflects the prologue where the victim is deposited in full sight of a group of mother’s watching their sons’ soccer match, but the scene has been set specifically for Rhe Brewster, our heroine and narrator. Rhe is a part-time emergency nurse, wife and mother whose stubborn, determined character make her an ideal investigator with a penchant for putting herself in danger, which adds to the drama.
Gradually, Rhe’s life growing up in the sm
Luccia Gray
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Death on a Red Canvas Chair is an enjoyable murder mystery, including elements of suspense, and featuring the work of forensic experts. I was drawn into the novel immediately, from scene one, and it was a pleasure to read, due to the well-written, vivid, and flowing language.
Rhe is an unlikely and loveable heroine. She’s a hard-working nurse, police consultant, loving mother, supportive wife, and good friend. She’s the best friend or neighbor we’d all love to have. Sounds like a boring heroine,
Elizabeth Hein
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
N.A. Granger has given me a new favorite sleuth. I immediately fell in love with Rhe Brewster. She is a nurse, a mom, and wicked smart. Rhe, an insightful tenacious snoop, finds a body beside the Pequod soccer field. She then uses her connections with the sheriff and medical examiner to insert herself into the investigation. I felt like I was right there with Rhe as she chased down clues between making dinner for her son, shifts in the ER, and eating muffins with her best friend. By the end of t ...more
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