Relatively Dead Mysteries

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 396 ratings

Relatively Dead Publisher's Summary

Abby Kimball has just moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, but the experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least. While on a tour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves her gasping for breath - because the family has been dead for nearly a century. Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby that everything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.

Abby would doubt her sanity if it weren't for Ned Newhall, the kind and knowledgeable guide on that disturbing house tour. Rather than telling her she's hallucinating, Ned takes an interest in Abby's strange encounters and encourages her to figure out what's going on, starting with investigating the story of the family she saw and exploring her own past.

But as Abby begins to piece together a history that's as moving as it is shocking and unravels a long-ago mystery that nearly tore her family apart, she also begins to suspect that Ned's got secrets of his own and that his interest may be driven as much by a taste for romance as by a love for history.

©2013 Sheila Connolly (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Relatively Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Abby Kimball has just moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, but the experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least. While on a tour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves her gasping for breath - because the family has been dead for nearly a century. Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby that everything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No more

    • By Margaret on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Seeing the Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries Series, Book 2
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Ever since her first ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery of her newly discovered ability. So when she sees the apparition of a Revolutionary War soldier in the middle of the town green - just days before the annual Patriot's Day celebration, no less - she's determined to figure out her connection to the man. The ethereal soldier is not the only mystery in Abby's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining

    • By Beatrice on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • Defending the Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Abby Kimball has slowly accepted her recently discovered ability to see the dead, but none of the harmless sightings she's experienced could have prepared her for the startling apparition of a centuries-old courtroom scene - where she locks eyes with a wicked and gleeful accuser. Thrown back more than 300 years, Abby realizes she's been plunged into a mystery that has fascinated people throughout American history: the Salem witch trials.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I'm done

    • By Beatrice on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 4

    • Watch for the Dead

    • Relatively Dead, Book 4
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Looking to take a break from busy home renovations, Abby and boyfriend Ned Newhall jump at the chance to vacation on Cape Cod. Not only do they plan to get away from the dust and grime, but since Abby has no known ancestors in the area, the trip promises to be free of the unsettling ghostly appearances that have darkened her recent days. Dreams of a relaxing vacation are soon dashed, however, when a storm blows in and brings with it a scene from the past more disturbing than any Abby has ever experienced.

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 5

    • Search for the Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries Series, Book 5
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Still looking for answers to explain her uncanny ability to see her dead ancestors, Abby shifts her focus to spiritualists, seers, and psychics of all kinds. Meeting them with an open mind - and a healthy dose of skepticism - she wants to know if any of them genuinely share her strange experiences or if they're simply conning gullible people. When she ventures into a series of "readings" given by area psychics, she makes a startling connection that defies even her wildest expectations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No real action.

    • By Ruth ann Strong on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $26.59