Emily Castles

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

Invitation to Die Publisher's Summary

Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work…again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die.

As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge.

When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible. Could it be one of the organizers, one of the authors, a member of the hotel staff, or even the supplier of the chocolates for the conference gift bags?

Emily teams up with guest speaker and eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel to find out. Offbeat and engaging, this entertaining comic mystery is the first to feature amateur British sleuth Emily Castles.

©2013 Helen Smith (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Invitation to Die

    • An Emily Castles Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Helen Smith
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work…again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die. As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious, quirky, engaging mystery

    • By Melanie on 10-20-13

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Beyond Belief

    • An Emily Castle Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Helen Smith
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When famed psychic Perspicacious Peg foresees a murder at England’s Belief and Beyond conference, her science-minded colleagues recruit 26-year-old Emily Castle's to report on the event as a "future-crimes investigator". The likely victim: Edmund Zenon, the celebrated and outspoken magician planning a daring conference stunt - and offering 50,000 pounds to anyone who can prove that the paranormal exists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast Flowing Murder Mystery

    • By Barbara Lane on 06-12-15

    Regular price: $10.49