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Product Details

  • Series: Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mysteries
  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461014522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461014522
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (770 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Terri Reid has been telling ghosts stories since she was a toddler. Her mother tells of a time when two-year old Terri would sit in her highchair, look past her mother into the dark back porch and say, "Look. Man." When her mother would turn in horror, Terri would laugh delightedly.
Terri lives in the same area of the United States as her Mary O'Reilly character, Northwest Illinois. She lives on five acres of rolling land in a 100 year-old farmhouse, with her husband, children, dogs, cats and several dozen chickens (well, the chickens live in the barn.)
Her background is in marketing and public relations, but she has always enjoyed telling stories. For a while, she worked as a freelance journalist for the local paper and wrote the Halloween feature for many years, collecting as many local ghost stories as she could. She gave her collection of local ghost stories to the local historical society to use as a fundraiser, they are now in their third printing.

Customer Reviews

Great story line and the characters are well developed.
nursechaney
I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, a little suspense and some paranormal and romance thrown in for good measure.
RCS
I really enjoyed reading this and I'm looking forward to reading more of Terri Reid's Mary O'Reilly series.
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123 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen on August 8, 2010
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This Mary O'Reilly Mystery is both scarey and funny, with wonderful characters and lots of action. I was not certain 'who done it' until the very end, and I couldn't put it down until it was all over! AND it ended with a twist, the perfect set up for the next book.

Mary and Bradley are just plain fun together - can't help but laugh out loud - but I found the characters of Rosie and Stanley to be a terrific foil to Mary's dry quips. They are the kind of pals we all wish we had: delightfully honest and totally on your side. Lucky Mary!

Gimme more, Ms. Reid - don't keep us wondering about where 'you-know-who' has been for so long! Alive or...???

Loose Ends is a hit!
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92 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 15, 2010
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I saw a tweet about this book which had a link to an article that was written about the author and how she got her first book published through Amazon and I decided to give the book a try. I am all for giving new authors a try and boy am I glad I did! I really enjoyed this book and the characters in it. I found the flow to be very fluid. And even though it is a paranormal mystery, there's no vampires or werewolf anywhere to be seen... THANK GOODNESS! I am going to put Terri Reid on my authors to watch list. It will be fun to see how she develops Mary and Bradley's relationship; there is obvious more that can be written there.
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69 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Rustin C. Ellefson on August 3, 2010
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A very enjoyable read. Very likable characters, and an interesting plot.
I really enjoyed Mary's interaction with Stanley and Rosie.
I am interested in seeing what is next for Mary and Bradley.
It had a very satisfying ending, and I can't wait for future installments.
All in all, a great mystery!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Book a Day VINE VOICE on April 12, 2011
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I don't know if you tend to have lower expectations when you spend .99 cents on a book, but this is no bargain story. I was absolutely hooked from beginning to end and the length is actually perfect and portrayed everything I was looking for. There's all the elements for a great paranormal mystery romance thriller with a perfect cast of characters and wonderful humor that's easy to keep up with and perfect with its pace.

Mary O'Reilly is an ex-cop who was shot in the line of duty and died. When she came back, she had a unique ability. She could see and speak to ghosts. Meshing her skills with her new talent, she becomes and private investigator for paranormal activities and lives a fairly reclusive life since the town thinks she's crazy. She has two wonderful friends, Rosie and Stanley, the town old gossipers, and a mystery hunk that she runs with but doesn't speak to at the park.

When a senator and his wife start seeing the ghost of a young woman who died at their home 24 years earlier, Mary is called in to investigate. Mary quickly learns that not only was the young woman murdered, but it is somehow tied in with a case of missing girls from 24 years prior as well. None of the cases were ever solved, so as Mary questions the history of these events, she finds herself the target of a murderer trying to cover his tracks. When her life becomes endangered, she also discovers herself the unwilling ward of protection from the new Chief of Police, Bradley Alden, aka her mystery hunk. From there, Mary and a skeptical Bradley work together to catch a killer.

The story line is fantastic and the dialogue is witty and fun. Although its not hard to figure out who the murderer is, you really don't mind since the story keeps a great suspenseful pace.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cahlua_au on March 30, 2011
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Well, what can I say. I bought this book on kindle to give it a try. It was only .99c and I thought - why not!!! Was I glad I did. It was a great read. The chemistry between Mary and Bradley really keeps getting hotter and hotter. Also Mary's relationship with Stanley and Rosie really made me laugh. I loved Stanley's character. Such a funny man and his one liners keep coming. When I finished the book (in one day) i bought book number two. Started that last night and have just finished that one too. I was disappointed that I had to wait for the next book.

Going on to Amazon (again!!! it is my second home and my most used webpage) I found that Terri had written book number three. Downloaded it straight away and will be starting it tonight.

Keep up the good work Terri Reid. You are now on my "Top 10" list of authors.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By gaylewigg on August 4, 2010
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I read Terri Reids' notice on one of the Kindle Community postings and decided to try her book. Boy am I glad I did. It grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It was fun, exciting and challenging. Her characters were believable and I wanted more. Hopefully, we'll be seeing new adventures for Mary and et.al. soon. Try this mystery, it's different and enjoyable.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By lisakp71 on January 1, 2012
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I enjoyed the idea of the story, lets start there. I think an ex-cop who sees dead people is a great premise, and the mystery to be solved is a pretty decent one.

There is just so much visible effort in the writing that it's a little distracting, as are the odd editorial choices. The author is a fan of the hyphen, in places I've not seen them before: week-end, pick-up truck. I would get stuck on it for a second instead of continuing with the story. Other inconsistencies like a ghost who breaks doors, but is then reminded not to fade through a wall, or two mysteries that have ZERO reason to be linked together in the main characters' heads just suddenly are (simply because the author needs them to be...but give me a reason to believe why the characters went there!) also draw attention to the structure rather than furthering the story. Just two examples of many.

I think this might sound more critical than intended. I read the story and liked the characters, but found it slightly frustrating to spend energy ignoring the distractions and inconsistent logic. I'd like to see more by this author as experience is gained.
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