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Beyond Belief (Emily Castles Mysteries) Kindle Edition
When famous psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts that someone will drown at the Belief and Beyond conference in the seaside town of Torquay, twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles is recruited to investigate.
The potential victim of this “future crime” is celebrated magician Edmund Zenon. He provokes outrage and excitement by offering £50,000 to anyone who can prove the existence of the paranormal, then announces he will stage a daring walking-on-water stunt the same weekend.
Potential suspects include local fortune-teller Madame Nova; kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds; grieving parents Sarah and Tim Taylor; and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel.
Edmund Zenon doesn’t believe he’s in danger. If he’s right, Emily will enjoy a weekend of séances and positivity circles, puzzling over nothing more troubling than the fish supper menu at the Poisson d’Avril restaurant.
But if he’s wrong, Emily will have to use good old-fashioned detective skills to solve the case. Fortunately Emily's best friend, eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel, is on hand to assist.
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Emily (Invitation to Die, 2013, etc.) returns in an equal opportunity satire of those who believe in the paranormal and those who exploit the believers. It’s an enjoyable tale with a leisurely buildup, though readers in search of a fast moving mystery will be fidgeting long before the first murder.
- ASIN : B00DWIGB50
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (January 28, 2014)
- Publication date : January 28, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 599 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 231 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #893,808 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As I read each book, I am enjoying the character of Emily more and more. Emily is the sanest and most organised person in these books. Helen Smith has such a way with words and her characters are full (some full to bursting!) and very, very believable (I am related to a few, I'm sure!).
Great subject matter, wonderfully eccentric characters, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. You never disappoint, Helen.
It is like the last chocolate in the box that you savour for as long as possible because you know there are no more left. There are no more Emily Castles mysteries to read (at the moment). *sigh*
I love the humour that infuses the book and I particularly liked the references to Twitter. Looking forward to the next book!