Watch for the Dead

Watch for the Dead

by Sheila Connolly

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BN ID: 2940157984816
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2015
Series: Relatively Dead Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 39,951
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sheila Connolly is an Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author who writes four bestselling cozy mystery series: the Museum Mysteries, the Orchard Mysteries, the County Cork Mysteries, and the Relatively Dead Mysteries. In addition, she has published Once She Knew, a romantic suspense; Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany; and a number of short stories. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three cats and travels to Ireland as often as possible.

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Watch for the Dead 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GratefulGrandma 9 months ago
Once again Abby Kimbal is seeing spirits/apparitions, this time in Cape Cod with Ellie in tow. Abby and Ned are helping out Leslie while her husband is in the hospital, so Ellie is staying with them. They jumped at the chance to stay in Ned's friend's home in Cape Cod for a little vacation. Ellie and Abby are "being tourists" but head home due to a storm heading their way. Once in the house, they begin to see a crying spirit and feel sadness in the house. This sets Abby off on a genealogical search to see who the spirit is, what happened to make them so sad and to investigate the area. With other guests and characters with varying levels of paranormal abilities, Abby takes us on a tour of the area and the history surrounding the house and her ancestors. Ned is not in this book as much as the others, but when he is present, his relationship with Abby is strong and developing, even though she often questions herself about the timing. Ellie is sweet, yet seems to be 10 going on 30 at some times, then a young girl at others. The relationship she and Abby share is interesting and I am looking forward to seeing where it will go in future books. If you enjoy history and/or genealogy along with a mystery, then this series will entertain you very much. It is not a cozy mystery, but it is a cozy read. I have enjoyed this series for the history aspects.
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JDKit8054 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, as all other books I have read by this author. The ending caught me by surprise - I guess I just wasn't ready for it to end! **Please Note: another reviewer incorrectly identifies Ned and Leslie as brother and sister - they are not. The same reviewer refers to Ellie as Ned's niece, when she is actually his biological daughter.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Watch for the Dead by Sheila Connolly is the fourth book in the Relatively Dead series. Abby Kimball wakes up to a call at 5:30 a.m. It is Leslie Walker asking if Abby and Ned Newhall (her boyfriend) will watch Ellie (Ned is Ellie’s biological father, but Ellie does not know) for a few days. Her husband, George is having a gall bladder attack and needs to go to the hospital for surgery (had similar attacks before and doctor warned them). They are happy to take care of Ellie especially when they get an opportunity to head to Cape Cod for a few days. When Ellie and Abby enter the house, they feel a presence in it. They discover that the spirit they are feeling (and see during a storm) is Olivia (she is crying during with rain falling around her). Olivia is Abby’s great, great grandmother. Abby wants to know why Olivia is so sad? So Abby starts researching into this branch of the family tree to get more information. Abby contacts her mother and father to invite them to Cape Cod. She is hoping her mother will remember something about Olivia. Abby, though, is in for an unexpected surprise. Read Watch for the Dead to see how Abby, Ned, and Ellie are faring with their gift and what they find out about Olivia. Watch for the Dead really cannot be read as a stand-alone book (you can try, but you will be a little confused). It is extremely helpful to read the first three books in the series (to understand the characters and everything that is happening in the series). Watch for the Dead is an easy to read (nice flow) and quick read (I do not mean it is a short book). I finished Watch for the Dead in just a couple of hours. I am hoping there will be more growth with the characters (Ned, Abby, and Leslie) in the next book. They have not developed enough over the four novels. I am really tired of Ellie’s mother and her attitude. For the sake of her daughter, she needs to get with the program (Leslie has a bad attitude and she really does not treat Abby and Ned appropriately). I was glad to see more of Ellie in this book. She is so accepting of her gift and a smart young lady. Overall, Watch for the Dead is good book and I look forward to reading more books in the Relatively Dead series. I give Watch for the Dead 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). I received a complimentary copy of Watch for the Dead from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Watch For the Dead - Relatively Dead Book 4 Author: Sheila Connolly Published: 12-7-15 Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing Pages: 218 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts, Cozy Mystery, Women Sleuths ISBN: 9781940846699 ASIN: B0191Y4H36 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Abby is living in Ned's house and Leslie, Ned's sister, wants them to watch his niece Ellie for a few days. Ned arranges for Abby and Ellie to go away to the Cape for a few days relaxation. While there Abby sees a woman out on the patio weeping. They also find a kitten under the house and a wild storm hits the cape. It turns out the woman is Abby's Great-Great-Grandmother. As they research the house and the woman, Abby's life is affected. What is the woman trying to tell Abby? How will the vision affect Ellie? Will Leslie ever come to accept Abby? Abby, Ned and Ellie's talent to see the dead is awesome. Following them as the discover what the spirits of the their ancestors are trying to tell them is not your usual type cozy mystery, but it is gripping just the same. The series is well established and I believe you can read it on its own, I found myself going back to get books one through three so that could enjoy learning more of the backgrounds and interactions of the different characters to see how they develop over the course of the series. This is an intriguing book sure to give you a few hours of escape into the pages of Sheila Connolly's world of spirits and the wisdom they impart.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting read, this book tells a story of people who can sense ghost and see them. It tells a little of Abby's great great great grandmother's life back in the day. It was neat to read the research that Abby did as answer to her whys.