Smithwell Fairies – A Cozy Mystery Series
Here are the books in the Smithwell Fairies series, in the recommended reading order.
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Dying to Remember
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 investigation turns deadly, past and present collide and Kate must act quickly to uncover the truth.
As Kate hunts for clues, she makes a discovery that will change her life forever. It seems that Ray’s talk about fairies in the woods of Smithwell was more than just talk—and reality isn’t quite the ordinary thing Kate imagined it to be. Can she and her new sleuthing partner, a determined little fairy named Minette, solve two murder cases before a third body shows up?Learn more...
Dead and Buried
When Kate’s friend Emily spots a partially buried body during a tour of a local haunted cemetery, she thinks it’s a prank. Until that body somehow winds up in her back yard. Certain that someone is trying to frame her friend for murder, Kate makes it her mission to discover the truth.
Determined to help clear Emily, Minette the fairy insists on joining the investigation, but in her eagerness to solve the case, she risks revealing her existence to others. In a race against time, and as Minette’s enigmatic answers to Kate’s pressing questions strain their relationship, Kate must crack the case and clear her friend.Learn more...
Secret Santa Murder
When members of the Merry Knitters, a Smithwell knitting group, receive mysterious Secret Santa ornaments and threatening notes, a friend enlists Kate to uncover the culprit. But events take a dangerous turn when one of the knitters is murdered.
As the first anniversary of her husband’s death approaches, Kate must juggle her dread of the Christmas season with her search for the killer. Meanwhile, Minette the fairy opens up to Kate and unexpectedly reveals more of her past—and tantalizing but cryptic clues as to why she left her forest home. Can the two work together and uncover the truth before another knitter dies?Learn more...
Drop Dead Cold
Tired of a weeks-long cold snap and longing for spring, Kate decides to fight her winter blues by joining a birdwatching tour. Determined to enjoy herself despite the weather, she ignores the sinister attentions of Richard Comeau, a fellow birdwatcher who’s clearly more interested in Kate than in birds. But when another birdwatcher is killed during the tour, Kate finds herself in the midst of a baffling mystery.
When Detective Rancourt is hurt in a suspicious accident, the murder investigation falls to the inept Officer Bouchard. Making matters worse, the investigation takes a menacing turn after Comeau shows up unexpectedly at Kate’s house, hinting that he knows of Minette the fairy’s existence. Is Comeau a killer, a fairy hunter, or both? As Kate attempts to uncover the truth, she’s forced to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can she solve the case before she loses everything?Learn more...
When Angie Palmer asks Kate to find out who’s been stealing from her home, Kate accepts the challenge. After all, it’s a simple matter of theft, nothing she can’t handle, and Angie has conveniently assembled the suspects for tea and pastries in her greenhouse. But Kate’s cut-and-dried investigation takes a deadly turn when one of the suspects is murdered during that tea.
To complicate matters, Kate has agreed to help Minette rid her precious woods of the cruel Hacquetia and her fairy minions, and her best friend’s husband is beginning to suspect that something extraordinary is happening in those Maine woods. Can he be trusted with a secret that will turn his world upside down?Learn more...
Before Mollie Dunbar’s husband vanished into thin air, he left clues to his disappearance in the form of two names scribbled on paper: Detective Rancourt and Michael Brewer, Kate Brewer’s late husband. In a cruel twist, Mollie was asked to view the body of a murder victim the police misidentified as her husband. So when Mollie shows up at Kate’s door begging for help, Kate feels compelled to unravel the puzzle.
Certain that the missing husband and the unknown murder victim are connected, Kate quickly compiles a list of suspects. But matters take a dangerous turn when one of those suspects is found dead—and in possession of Kate’s name and address. In a race against time, Kate and her plucky fairy friend, Minette, must crack the case before the killer claims another victim.Learn more...