Beyond Belief



[Download] ➼ Beyond Belief By Helen Smith – E17streets4all.co.uk When famed psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts a murder will occur at England s Belief and Beyond conference, her science minded colleagues recruit twenty six year old budding sleuth Emily Castles to a When famed psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts a murder will occur at England s Belief and Beyond conference, her science minded colleagues recruit twenty six year old budding sleuth Emily Castles to attend the event as a future crimes investigator The suspected victim celebrated magician Edmund Zenon, who plans to perform a daring stunt at the conference and is offering fifty thousand pounds to any attendee who can prove that the paranormal existsIn the seaside town of Torquay, Emily meets a colorful cast of characters dramatic fortune teller Madame Nova kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds Sarah and Tim Taylor, devastated parents mourning their late son and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel Tensions rise as believers in science, the supernatural, and the spiritual clash with one another But once a body count begins, Emily must excuse herself from the s ances and positivity circles, and use old fashioned detective work to find the killerHelen Smith is a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain, the Crime Writers Association and English PEN She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both from cleaning motels to working as a magician s assistant before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel Her work has been reviewed in The Times, the Guardian, The Independent, Time Out and the Times Literary Supplement Her books have reached number one in the bestseller lists in the Kindle store on both sides of the Atlantic.Beyond Belief

Sign up for Helen Smith s Book News and receive a FREE Kindle copy of one of Helen Smith s books Smith is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers Association and English PEN She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both from cleaning motels to working as a magician s assistant before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel She s the author of Alison Wonderland, Being Light, The Miracle Inspector and the Emily Castles mystery series as well as children s books, poetry and plays Helen Smith s books have reached number one ons bestseller lists in the US, UK, Canada and Germany Her first book, Alison Wonderland, was one ofPublishing s top five bestselling books when it was launched in the US in In July , following the publication of Invitation to Die, Helen Smith reached the top spot as America s most popular mystery author onHer books have been praised in The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Time Out and Wired They have appeared on best books of the year lists in For Books Sake, The Cult Den, The Independent and the GuardianHelen Smith has been invited to read at literary events and festivals in London and New York and points in between including, most recently, a cruise ship en route to California via the Suez Canal Her work has been read or performed at the National Theatre, The Royal Festival Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Amnesty International s Headquarters, The Edinburgh Festival and The University of London She s a Literary Death Match champion and the recipient of an Arts Council of England award Her work has been optioned by the BBC She s amazing Please buy her books Smith is gin and tonic funny Booklist.

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  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • Beyond Belief
  • Helen Smith
  • English
  • 03 May 2017
  • 1477849726

10 thoughts on “Beyond Belief

  1. says:

    This British flavored mystery has just the right mix of the endearingly quirky characters and reserved absurd humor to make reading it a delight I thought I was in for a treat when I read the premise murder at a seaside gathering of skeptics and believers including psychics, philosophers, astrologers, ethicists, magicians, psychologists, and anthropologists Beyond Belief didn t let me down When several psychics predict a death by drowning at the Belief and Beyond conference and police won t This British flavored mystery has just the right mix of the endearingly quirky characters and reserved absurd humor to make reading it a delight I thought I was in for a treat when I read the premise murder at a seaside gathering of skeptics and believers including psychics, philosophers, astrologers, ethicists, magicians, psychologists, and anthropologists Beyond Belief didn t let me down When several psychics predict a death by drowning at the Belief and Beyond conference and police won t take this not yet committed crime seriously, they actually have the gall to snigger, conference organizers turn elsewhere Emily Castle is a very amateur sleuth, most of the time she has a boring desk job that suits her just fine, thank you very much, but now she is getting a free weekend at the conference s spa resort location to be a future crimes investigator , which the psychics believe she is qualified for because she s a vegetarian, she has a dead dog that she thinks about a lot, and she always carries a notebook to jot down her thoughts More than half of the book goes by before there is a murder, but I was having such a good time with the characters debating beliefs in oceanside caf s, warding off evil in positivity circles, and seeking guidance from the indifferent dead in s ances that I didn t mind the delay This is not the first book in this series, but that caused me no difficulty as I was reading

  2. says:

    An interesting premise but wooden characters and rambling narrative fail to deliver on the promise of an intriguing mystery.

  3. says:

    Beyond Belief is a 2014 Thomas and Mercer publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This cozy style mystery is centered around Torquay where a group of spiritualist from all sides of the spectrum intend to gather at the Belief and Beyond conference But when psychic Peg senses an crime before it s committed, Emily is asked to attend the conference as a future crimes investigator Over here, you call the police to tell the Beyond Belief is a 2014 Thomas and Mercer publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This cozy style mystery is centered around Torquay where a group of spiritualist from all sides of the spectrum intend to gather at the Belief and Beyond conference But when psychic Peg senses an crime before it s committed, Emily is asked to attend the conference as a future crimes investigator Over here, you call the police to tell them you got a message from the other side, and your hear them sniggering before they put the phone down I told them I d had a premonition someone would die in Torquay this weekend And the person on the end of the phone actually says to me, Madam, we don t have a future crimes unit The cheek of it So, Emily agrees to tag along in hope of preventing a death But, nothing could have prepared her for the insane personalities she was about to encounter, the seances and magic tricks, and religious fervor, but the premonitions were not off the mark, making Emily s job no illusion She will have to figure out what is going on beforedeaths occur All cozy mystery lovers will enjoy this light and zany story filled eccentric characters and a real whodunit to solve Emily is a little low key and one gets the idea she is only moderately interested in detective work and is always happy when the case is over so she can return to her normal, if a tad dull, life I liked her skills as an amateur detective and the cast of characters in this one was so diverse it made it hard to pinpoint the killer or the motive So overall this was delightful and lighthearted mystery and an enjoyable read 4 stars

  4. says:

    The first thing I thought when reading this novel was Yay how ENGLISH is this there are a lot of crime reads out there which plunge you into a gritty American city at midnight and though I have space for this on my shelves or on my Kindle it gets a bit tiring after awhile It was a great relief to hit a truly British crime mystery, especially as I ve recently enjoyed my first Agatha Christie novel.Most definitely a murder mystery body after body turns up, fulfilling the premonitions of th The first thing I thought when reading this novel was Yay how ENGLISH is this there are a lot of crime reads out there which plunge you into a gritty American city at midnight and though I have space for this on my shelves or on my Kindle it gets a bit tiring after awhile It was a great relief to hit a truly British crime mystery, especially as I ve recently enjoyed my first Agatha Christie novel.Most definitely a murder mystery body after body turns up, fulfilling the premonitions of the awesomely named Perspicacious Peg Like the Christie novel I genuinely had no clue who was responsible for the crimes and revelled in the ending where we got a full run through of exactly who committed the crime and why It s a skill which must be really difficult to master and is in art in itself.More than anything else Beyond Belief has a light hearted humorous tone which maybe hard to believe given the plot but it does and it reminded me strongly throughout of M.C Beaton s Agatha Raisin series which I completely adore It s different enough to be recognisably Helen Smith s work of course and in terms of novels I ve read by the author it sits comfortably between Alison Wonderland and The Mystery Inspector.Fun and enjoyable but so not impressed my favourite character was killed off

  5. says:

    I was having trouble getting through this book, which should have been great fun, featuring a budding investigator, Emily Castles, who is asked by the presenters of the Belief and Beyond convention, held at the seaside resort of Torquay, to be a future crimes investigator Perspicacious Peg has seen the drowning murder of a famous magician speaking at the conference and they believe Emily is just the one to prevent it because of her sensitivity to the spiritual realm as evidenced by her su I was having trouble getting through this book, which should have been great fun, featuring a budding investigator, Emily Castles, who is asked by the presenters of the Belief and Beyond convention, held at the seaside resort of Torquay, to be a future crimes investigator Perspicacious Peg has seen the drowning murder of a famous magician speaking at the conference and they believe Emily is just the one to prevent it because of her sensitivity to the spiritual realm as evidenced by her supposed connection to her deceased dog Emily denies having physic abilities and relies on scientific information gathering to ferret out clues There are lots of fun, quirky characters dramatic fortune teller Madame Nova kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds Sarah and Tim Taylor, devastated parents mourning their late son and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel Both tension and plot action accelerate as believers in science, the supernatural, and the spiritual clash with one another But I think my big problem with the book was my inability to emotionally connect with the main character enough perhaps it is the dry, under stated prose the English writer uses to describe Emily I admit I kept wanting to put the book down and wondering why I wasn t liking it

  6. says:

    Beyond Belief s cover makes me think we are off to the carnival and that seems to be true.I thought with the quirky characters, the psychics and fortunetellers, the psychic wiener dog LOL and the humor, horror, murder and Emily, I thought I may have a roller coaster ride coming Alas, that was not the case I don t know if it was the writing style, which seemed dry to me, or my expectations were too high, but I felt something was lacking and I found it unsuspenseful I did finish reading it, b Beyond Belief s cover makes me think we are off to the carnival and that seems to be true.I thought with the quirky characters, the psychics and fortunetellers, the psychic wiener dog LOL and the humor, horror, murder and Emily, I thought I may have a roller coaster ride coming Alas, that was not the case I don t know if it was the writing style, which seemed dry to me, or my expectations were too high, but I felt something was lacking and I found it unsuspenseful I did finish reading it, because I was curious about the murderer and I try to finish every book I pick up Sometimes the ending will make it worth the read for me Not this time.I did not find Beyond Belief by Helen Smith a worthy read, but reviews are subjective so you may want to check this out for yourself.The 84ratings go from 5 to 1 with an overall average of 3.8 out of 5 stars.To seevisit

  7. says:

    I received this book in exchange for my honest review Thank you Itching for Books for letting be a part of this tour, and Helen Smith for giving me that chance to read Beyond Belief.Seeing the cover and reading the blurb, convinced me I m going to love this books, especially because it involves English people, and I m a sucker when it comes to these types of stories So, starting reading Beyond Belief and I couldn t figure a single thing out, that how much suspense it has It had my heart racin I received this book in exchange for my honest review Thank you Itching for Books for letting be a part of this tour, and Helen Smith for giving me that chance to read Beyond Belief.Seeing the cover and reading the blurb, convinced me I m going to love this books, especially because it involves English people, and I m a sucker when it comes to these types of stories So, starting reading Beyond Belief and I couldn t figure a single thing out, that how much suspense it has It had my heart racing for a couple of times not knowing what can possibly happen next It was humorous at the same time, making the story evenfantastic I honestly don t want to spoil this book it was too great of a story If you want a little imaginary trip to England, and great mystery story, read this book and you won t regret it I highly recommend it

  8. says:

    This is a fun, lighthearted mystery with vivid and memorable characters At times some of the characters eccentricities are over the top, but that s part of their charm They bring the story to life with their outrageous personalities.While this is a murder mystery, the content is handled in a humorous way There are no gruesome details I did wonder where the cops were during all the events, particularly toward the end I would have expected a strong police presence, though they were oddly abs This is a fun, lighthearted mystery with vivid and memorable characters At times some of the characters eccentricities are over the top, but that s part of their charm They bring the story to life with their outrageous personalities.While this is a murder mystery, the content is handled in a humorous way There are no gruesome details I did wonder where the cops were during all the events, particularly toward the end I would have expected a strong police presence, though they were oddly absent from the scene But this small issue didn t stop me from enjoying the story as the plot unwound and took me down a few twisty paths

  9. says:

    The idea of this was intriguing an intrepid young girl who has some abilities maybe magical she doesn t admit to is asked to investigate a murder before it occurs it is predicted by a clairvoyant She goes on holiday to a convention of magic practicers The convention s main publicity is that a famous magic debunker unbeliever is coming to town also and he vows to give a large sum of money to those who can make him believe But I feel that the book fell down on the characters I think they The idea of this was intriguing an intrepid young girl who has some abilities maybe magical she doesn t admit to is asked to investigate a murder before it occurs it is predicted by a clairvoyant She goes on holiday to a convention of magic practicers The convention s main publicity is that a famous magic debunker unbeliever is coming to town also and he vows to give a large sum of money to those who can make him believe But I feel that the book fell down on the characters I think they are supposed to be charmingly eccentric, but instead they just seem odd Also, I feel like the ending was very unbelievable

  10. says:

    This murder mystery contains an entire boat load of characters that will appeal to readers everywhere Fans of thrills, chills and pulse racing plots will also enjoy Smith s novel because it s humorous at times which gives us them a chance to catch their breath A wild array of personalities keeps the storyline moving swiftly all the way up to the big finish The author s imagination and world building is top notch, and this is an extremely entertaining addition to the Emily Castles Mysteries.

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