Dying to Remember
The 1st book in the Smithwell Fairies Cozy Mystery Series!
Weary of her ordinary life in ordinary Smithwell, Maine, Kate Brewer jumps at the chance to help an elderly neighbor, Ray Landry, investigate an unsolved murder. But Ray’s memories of the killing are at odds with the official report, and most people in town would rather forget about the tragic event. When Ray’s inv...more
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Her neighbor Ray, drops by to visit. He gives her his memoirs and a message that things are not always as they seem and people are not all to be trusted.
When Ray is murdered, Kate and her good friend Emily decide they will find out who murdered him and why.
Along the way, Kate finds tha ...more
I was looking for Halloween centered, or at least Fall centered books for October and when I saw this one with the pumpkin on the cover, I thought "why not?" To be honest, except for the mentioned of the pumpkin festival once or twice, this book could be set anytime in the year. Oh well, it's okay. I got plenty of other books that will do the job.
I thought the story was easy enough to follow and I have grown to like Kate and Emily a lot. The mystery kept me guessing until the end but I was ...more
But when she encounters a fairy, she’s terrified. Fairies don’t exist outside of folklore. Is she losing her mind?
When a neighbour is killed, Kate and her best friend, Emily, are sure it’s linked to a previous murder in the town. Not trusting the police, they start investigating on their ...more
Loved it. Okay it might be too fanciful for some but if you like a good cozy with a supernatural bent then you'll love this. The plot is a well woven and told well whilst the characters are full and relatable to.
Her 50th birthday has hit her like a ton of bricks. Not only because it's the first one since her husband's death but it is pouring. The only bright spark is her senior neighbour who wants her to read his memoirs. Althoug ...more
Kate Brewer has just lost her husband and she's lonely. There to help Kate in her grief is neighbor Ray Landry, who had lost his wife a while ago. While she is out gardening, Ray drops by and admits to Kate that he's disturbed by a conversation he'd had with a former police officer regarding a body Ray had found years ago in the woods near his house—a woods with fairies. No one has ever believed Ray's fairy talk, but when ...more
I had read 'Read & Buried' the second of this series before this one. D&B was offered in MY and I'm a sucker for fairies and snarky cats. So I knew I had to find out how Minette the fairy came to be with Ray Landry before he was killed. Now I'm on To the third one. Hope Emily, Kate an Minette enjoy their winter.
Looks like I've adopted another cracking series. & it will be a privilege to watch this small town story grow & grow. ...more
This was a novella sized cosy mystery with a slight paranormal twist, but even that couldn’t help save it. I just didn’t care about the characters, nor did I find it particularly engaging. I wasn’t connecting with the story once it got past the first interaction with the police officer and it wasn’t because it was badly written, it just wasn’t what I was looking for.
2 stars ⭐️
Oh this book is something else, the plot twists honestly had me on my knees. The way it’s written had be captivated. The way the words flow so beautifully and the language in it is wonderful. I sincerely enjoyed the book soooo much. I recommend this book to ANYONE and EVERYONE. Well worth the time I spent reading it. I didn’t get bored once.
a fairy,stays hidden, but close to get clues. Whimsical, and a delight to read, the characters, especially the fairy add a nice touch to the story. As to who did it, took to the end to figure out for sure, Will look for more in this series.
The tiny fairy Minnette and her human sidekick Kate are( I know, should be the other way but Minette is so cute!) a good way to spend ones reading time. The stories are well laid out and the characters believable. Emily makes number 3 for a terrific crime solving trio and I know when I read the last book ,I'll want more! ...more
I always enjoy books by this author, and this is no exception.
It is well written and kept me interested. Her descriptions of rural life are always fascinating.
This was a great seasonal cozy mystery. I was hesitant to read a book about fairies, how good could it be? It very much held my interest and I did not want to put it down. Now, I can't wait to read the next Smithwell Fairies Cozy Mystery Book. ...more
I love paranormal mysteries. This was more of a strait up mystery with a paranormal whisper. It was surprisingly enjoyable for a cozy mystery. I already miss the poor dead bloke. Hard for a character that had such a quick spot to become such a main character after his death. Kudos to the author on that!
5 gold stars plus 1,000 more because this series is a great read.
This series is great because the Author mixes Fairy Fantasy with Murder of 6 years ago and a new murder because of the one from 6 years ago when Kate's friend Ray is murdered. This series will be good for young adults and adults who like fantasies series. ...more