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Reunited in Death (Pitkirtly Mysteries Book 2)

Reunited in Death (Pitkirtly Mysteries Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Cecilia Peartree
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This is the second in a series of quirky mystery novels set in a small town in Scotland.
When Jemima Stevenson helps to organise a Pitkirtly Homecoming day she has no idea that she has invited some of her long-lost cousins into danger.
Reunited in Death is a cautionary tale for family historians and an entertaining read for others. Don't forget, there are some family occasions you won't want to put in your scrapbook!

A local librarian goes missing. Just as family researchers from across the world gather in Pitkirtly, news arrives that her body has been found in the river. The Homecoming day must go ahead as it's too late to cancel, but before long a murder takes place. As the police investigations get under way, Jemima and her friends race to do the research that they hope will uncover the secret behind the deaths before the murderer catches up with Jemima herself.

A Publisher's Weekly review said of this novel:
'An unlikely cast of endearingly eccentric characters distinguish this offbeat mystery set in Pitkirtly, an appropriately quirky town on the Scottish coast....Memorable characters, delightful word pictures -- an assistant librarian "looked like a piece of chewed string" -- and understated humor highlight a novel with real promise.'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 423 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056OO2HC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,249 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cecilia Peartree is the pen name of a writer who lives in Edinburgh and works in an art gallery. She writes the Pitkirtly series of quirky mystery novels set in an imaginary town on the coast of Fife, and the Quest mystery/adventure novels set in the early 1950s.
As befits a mystery writer, she lives in a leafy suburb and has three cats.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Curse of Genealogy 2 Oct 2011
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You don't have to have read Crime in the Community to appreciate this book. Although they are in a series the books are independent and fully complete in their own rights. However, if you have already read the previous book, you will know more about the characters and how they interact.

Things have moved on in Pitkirtly since the first novel. Amaryllis returns from her holiday to find that Jemima Stevenson has arranged an event for the small town. The Cultural Centre is hosting a homecoming event where people from all over the world can meet long lost relatives and study more of their family history. But this is Pitkirtly, and things don't go according to plan. With the head of the centre found dead in the Forth, a person found dead at the event, things are starting to hot up. When a dead body turns up at Jemima's house, and this person being on her family tree, as well as the dead person in the centre, could Jemima herself be in danger?

Amaryllis, along with Christopher and the other members of the 'gang' start to investigate for themselves. At the same time there are seen Tibetan children roaming Pitkirtly, and the assistant librarian has started to go off her rocker.

Although not a particularly hard mystery to solve, like the first book there is a certain quirkiness here, and the regular characters are as wonderful as before. There is a lot of gentle humour here and this is a good book to settle down with and lose yourself in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reunited again 12 Mar 2012
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Reunited in Death is the second of the Pitkirtly series of books (Crime in the Community being the first.

Yet again Cecilia has set a wonderfully quirky story. This time it revolves around a gathering of amateur genealogists in the town to investigate the Pitkirtly (and Scottish) parts of their family trees. The local villagers then have to investigate some deaths (as you do :)

I suppose these books are classed as "cosy mysteries". Kind of like the type of murders you get in Midsommer Murders rather than the CSI kind of deaths. "Oh, someone's died over there, lets have a cup of tea" type of thing.

I find Cecilia's writing superb and very enjoyable. She has set up these great characters that you want to read more about. The stories are very easy reads and I think I liked this one better than Community. I look forward to reading the next one, A Reformed Character
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cosy mystery 15 May 2012
By Kew
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I enjoyed reading this, which is the second book in Celicia Peartree's Pitkirtly series. I enjoyed this much more than the first book, Crime in the Community. We meet again the core group of characters that we were introduced to in the first book, but I think that you could read and enjoy this without having read the first book. The characters are developing since the first book and I am enjoying getting to know their quirks. There is plenty of humour in this and another gripping ending. Who knew family research could be so dangerous?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 31 Mar 2012
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Hope there will be more books in this series. Really got into characters and enjoyed all three books and just wanted to carry on reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy my read of this second Pitkirtly Mystery 21 July 2014
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Now getting to grips with Cecilia Peartree's writing, on reading through her second mystery in this series, and it's growing on me! So will move on to the third and can recommend working through this series, especially as the first book was a free download, and this writing style might be right up your street.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alan Broadbent. 8 May 2014
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Reminds me of the television series The Beiderbecke Affair with James Bollam.Very amusing very quirky.I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone .Already read the first book and now i will definitely be reading the rest of the series.Marvellous characters and best of all no bad language. Wish it was on telly.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reuinted in Death by Cecilia Peartree 11 April 2014
By singer
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Found this a bit slow..characters are all nice people and friendly but not very quick....not really my cup of tea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love these books 2 April 2014
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Such unlikely heroes, yet somehow believable! I love the way the local population accepts the strange situations they find themselves in.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
What a twist, I just love these characters. I am giving none of this story away you'll have to buy it yourself.
Published 12 days ago by Mrs J Ireland
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story
As always good story
Published 27 days ago by GE Shinn
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
This second book was more exciting than the first, I felt it had a bit substance to it I wanted to keep reading it whereby the first book didn't do that for me.
Published 1 month ago by MOIRA LAVERTY
2.0 out of 5 stars Dire
I really can't recommend this book in any way, although in fairness I gave up less than half-way through, so perhaps it got better later - I wasn't prepared to give it that chance. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. D. R. Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good pitifully mystery
Enjoyed reading this book yet another good story, everybody should read Cecilia Peartree,s books,always a good storyline and well worth reading
Published 6 months ago by G. M. Mellor
4.0 out of 5 stars First class
Excellent read. Gripping until the end. Great characters all with a sense of fun and fragility combines to create a tremendous book.
Published 9 months ago by D CUSICK
2.0 out of 5 stars enjoying the word play
looking forward to reading the next of these books very enjoyable love the observation of life in a small community
Published 10 months ago by jim
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
A short story which was ideal to read at bedtime. The subject of the book was topical with enough detail of genealogy to be accurate
Published 10 months ago by L L Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Crime story with humour.
See my review for other books by this author. All based in the fictional town of Pitkirtly near Fife and containing the same characters.
Published 14 months ago by David Smith
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