Thursday, 30 October 2014

Kindle Most Wanted

Invitation to Die and Beyond Belief are featured over at Kindle Most Wanted today.

Entertaining British mysteries featuring twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles and her side-kick, eccentric philosophy professor Dr Muriel Crowther. 

Invitation to Die is a quintessentially English murder mystery featuring an astutely drawn mix of larger-than-life characters... The book is very funny indeed... There seems to be a winning line on every page. The Bookbag

This was the first Helen Smith book I had read, and while it's reminiscent of an old-school Agatha Christie novel, it comes with the author’s own unique spin on it. Beyond Belief is light-hearted, quirky, and extremely British. The Geekery Book Review

For bonus material, please head over to Pinterest where I have begun creating boards with fantasy casting and locations for the series. If you have read the Emily Castles mysteries and you have suggestions for actors to play the characters in the books, please let me know and I will use your suggestions for these boards.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Real Elves: An Emily Castles Christmas Mystery

Real Elves by Helen Smith
There are some great reviews coming in for my Christmas story, Real Elves, a short mystery featuring twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles.

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"This is one of those stories that make readers say “Wow, I MUST read every other book this author has written!” It’s a cozy mystery in every sense of the genre. Nothing vulgar, no blood, no violence; just a cracking good little mystery with quirky characters and so well written it was as if I was right there with them!" You can read the rest of the review at Big Otter Books.

"This is a book that leaves you with those warm fuzzy feelings and perfect for Christmas. Helen Smith captured the atmosphere and portrayed the characters to perfection." You can read the rest of the review Socrates Book Review.

"A cute little mystery... It’d be a nice gift to sneak into a stocking or a small gift exchange." You can read the rest of the review at Carol's Notebook.

"This is a great little story that is easy to read and definitely short. I love the ending but am not telling you what happened." You can read the rest of P. Blevin's review here.

"Emily Castle is back in this whimsical Christmas short story with seasonal magic, playful humor, and an alarming mystery (but no murder.)" You can read the rest of Jaylia's review here.

"I like the concept in this fun and enjoyable mystery which kept me entertained from beginning to end. I've read other books in the series and this is a welcomed addition." You can read the rest of D. Love's review here.

Thanks to everyone who has bought, borrowed, read or reviewed Real Elves.

The ebook edition is free to borrow with Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. (If you live in the US and you buy the paperback from, you can get the ebook free through the Kindle Matchbook program.)