Death Comes To Town (Second Edition)

Death Comes To Town (Second Edition)

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by K J Emrick
     
 

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Darcy Sweet would like to think that she is just an ordinary woman, happy in her life running the Sweet Read bookstore. But she isn't ordinary. She has a connection to the other side that seems to draw her into mysterious situations more often than not. Add to the mix the antics of a rather naughty, slightly psychic cat and the eccentric ghost of her great-aunt Millie

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Darcy Sweet would like to think that she is just an ordinary woman, happy in her life running the Sweet Read bookstore. But she isn't ordinary. She has a connection to the other side that seems to draw her into mysterious situations more often than not. Add to the mix the antics of a rather naughty, slightly psychic cat and the eccentric ghost of her great-aunt Millie, and you have a recipe for anything but the ordinary.

When Darcy's neighbor is murdered she is drawn into the mystery against her will when she finds the body. She tries to leave the investigation to the police, one of which is her sister, but an overheard conversation and a small nudge from the other side has her investigating the murder. The stakes are raised when the murderer strikes again. Who was killing the people in her life?

Things are complicated even more by her building attraction to her sister's new cop partner, who makes it clear he does not appreciate Darcy's interference in the investigation. Sparks fly between the two of them as they get further into the mystery surrounding the deaths.

With a town full of suspects how will Darcy work out who the murderer is? None of the pieces to the puzzle fit. Things become more complicated and dangerous as Darcy's own life is threatened. Will she survive to see justice served?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781533158604
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/11/2013
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
1,153,410
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.38(d)

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Death Comes to Town (Darcy Sweet Mystery, #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short, cute, cozy mystery. It is 101 pages, well edited with no adult themes. For ages 16 and up. Chick lit. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it. I would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want to put this one down! It kept my interest all the way through. I plan on reading the rest of the Darcy Sweet books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good short story, it's about 101 pages. Darcy is a fun, quirky woman who owns a bookstore and is set on finding the murderer of a friend on her own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book but I'll call it a story due to the length. It was only 101 pages on my nook (and my font is kinda big). That said- it was enjoyable. The characters were likeable and the storyline was interesting. I would purchase more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually LOVE paranormal mysteries, and ghostly mysteries with cats is almost always a winner with me, but this was a complete disappointment on both accounts. I actually read the entire 101 pages--a rare thing for me when I dislike a story. I guess I wanted it to get better. It just never did. The characters may as well be shadow puppets for all the definition and depth they have. The mystery is far too easy to figure out and the silliness with the cat is just over the top BAD writing! A couple times having the cat look at her as if to say something was cute, but when the cat actively was executing his own plan to assist her (and having to clue her in as he went) I was actively rolling my eyes in disgust! This one could have used a very good editor! Around page 45 I began to wonder if I was reading a first draft or a supposedly finished product. The story had a lot of potential. It just seemed the author was either unwilling or incapable of reaching it. I don't think I'll be reading anymore by this author. She's wasted enough of my time. Thankfully, the book was a free download, so I guess I got what I paid for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good nook book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very child-like. The police are on the job, but "She knew she had to solve it herself." Darcy thinks her friend's boss is mean for making her friend work nights and Saturdays, Darcy has teenagers work her shop so she can attend the big festival.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, like the characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have got all of darcy series cant wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of cozy mysteries. Always happy to stumble upon the first book in the series. Had some late nights with this one. Waiting for book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 101 pages. Wish it were longer. Was really interesting and had potential for a longer book. Hope she writes more, hopefully longer. Recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reccomended enjoyable story, no sex just good storyline
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I love cozy mysteries, the ending was surprising, and its hard to surprise me. I just wish it was longer. Just bought the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish it was longer (101 pg) on my nook. I will be looking for more from KJ
Anonymous 20 days ago
If u r a cat lover u will Love this book. This is the way I beleive that cats think.
Anonymous 11 months ago
It's written at a fourth grade level. Not worth your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book easy read butgood plot will read more of her books in the future
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet and easy read. The mystery was simple but still kept you going for a while. Kyw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like mysteries and fun reads you have found the perfect afternoon book, I loved the way it moved quickly but kept the reader engaged
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what I was expecting. Maybe a humorous, simple little mystery to pass the time and get my mind off a different series? Well, I guess the kindest thing to say is that I was left pretty underwhelmed and unimpressed. I can justify this opinion. I'm not a hater. As a writer myself, I completely understand and respect the effort other authors put into their work. But I do feel the need to be honest in this case. The writing was simplistic and underdeveloped. This really read like a fan fiction about a book I'd never read before. Granted, a fairly good fan fiction, but fanfic all the same. Let's not forget Darcy, our shining protagonist. The only thing that reminded me that she was an adult- and not a 16 year old- was the fact that she had an ex-husband. And that's about it. She came off as not overly bright, very impulsive, and immature. Her oh-so-secretive medium powers were pretty much unexplained and left on the back burner until she needed a clue, because everything else she tried was useless. Not to mention she had the emotional capacity of a TV remote. Really, her friend is shot to death and life goes on the next day without a hitch. Except, all of a sudden, she wants to solve her murder. Was she sad? Devastated? Noo. Her ex gets killed, and she hardly bats an eye. Good grief, I'd think she was some kind of narcissistic sociopath were it not for the fact that she's basically just a one-dimensional, fourteen year old heroine in the body of a twenty-something year old. Seriously, 'It's so bad that these other people are committing crimes, but I can break into everybody and their brother's house cuz it's in the name of justice!' Really? Breaking and entering is a crime too. Her cop crush technically should have arrested her as well. Speaking of the romance, mehhhh. It felt like a crush between teenagers, but that really wasn't a surprise. Jon was bland and the typical mysterious, hot love interest. The romance wasn't deep at all, and, aside from the "butterflies" and tingly hand touching crap *eye roll*, there was no reason for them to even like each other. *sigh* This review is coming off so mean. I'll just bring it to a close with this. It. Was. Not. Horrible. It was very fan fictiony, but not the absolute worst and the storyline wasn't bad. A little predictable, but there were enough suspects to keep it from becoming too dull. The characters all came off as one-dimensional, sadly. I had no emotional attachment to any of them. They didn't feel alive to me. Most of them were so easy to forget, I could hardly remember who she was talking about when they came back on scene. Overall, the book was like a rough draft that needs some tender love and care to be truly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters and setting are pleasant and it is a light murder mystery. But the things that Darcy does is a bit unbelievable and the arrests make no sense. Towards the end it really like she just wanted to end it and quickly finished it. Plus the romance relationship feels off. Needed to spend more time writing this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I instantly loved Darcy Sweet; she's doing great things in the same cute way you will find in Live and Let Dicey by Rachel Fraser. Great work KJ, keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Formulaic and tiring.