Death at Peony House

Death at Peony House Sorceress and journalist Daphne Heartstone heads to Peony House the city s abandoned hospital in search of a headline but what she discovers is a dead body and a clue to a hundred and fifty year ol

  • Title: Death at Peony House
  • Author: Krista Walsh
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sorceress and journalist Daphne Heartstone heads to Peony House, the city s abandoned hospital, in search of a headline, but what she discovers is a dead body and a clue to a hundred and fifty year old cold case Detective Hunter Avery, the man Daphne loved and lost, warns her away from the case, but the ghosts of Peony House have demanded her help, and her job is on the lSorceress and journalist Daphne Heartstone heads to Peony House, the city s abandoned hospital, in search of a headline, but what she discovers is a dead body and a clue to a hundred and fifty year old cold case Detective Hunter Avery, the man Daphne loved and lost, warns her away from the case, but the ghosts of Peony House have demanded her help, and her job is on the line if she doesn t have a story on her editor s desk for Saturday s edition Daphne has worked hard to escape her past of dark magic and blind ambition, but as she walks the balance between light and dark, she ll learn how many promises she s willing to break to protect the people she loves.

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    1. Bonus points for not being written in first person, a personal peeve of mine with the urban fantasy genre.

    2. This was a fantastic start to this new urban fantasy series (full disclosure, I was a reader well before publication, but have also read it since in its final form). I love how Walsh is weaving together mystery and urban fantasy, and that she's choosing species to play with that aren't the most typical for the genre--no vampires or werewolves so far, and this one features a sorceress, not a witch. Full of action and a not-too-overwhelming hit of romance, strong writing, and a nice ongoing storyl [...]

    3. Death at Peony House by Krista Walsh is the first book in her Invisible Entente series. It is written in third-person from sorceress, journalist Daphne Heartstone's point-of-view. This is an urban fantasy novel with elements of the paranormal and a bit of mystery added to the mix. There is a prequel novella, The Invisible Entente that comes before this first book; and while you don't have to read it to enjoy Death at Peony House I advise grabbing a copy in order to find out what happened to Daph [...]

    4. Highly entertaining read, that I recommend to all lovers of the paranormal genre.Ms Walsh has done a wonderful job of creating believable characters. Daphne works well as the heroine trying to correct past wrongs, and the male protagonists are more interested in solving the crime, rather than jumping into bed with her. A refreshing change for this genre.The plot was entertaining enough that I read the novel in one sitting. It focuses on Daphne attempting to solve a murder at an abandoned hospita [...]

    5. A competent story. There's supposed to be a twist but it was too transparent. Denouement was too long and female-reader oriented. I'm used to first person for this type of story. Third person seems oddly out of place and distant. Not sure if I'll ever read the second, but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying this one. Local author, for me anyway.

    6. I loved the combination of mystery and the paranormal! Daphne was an engaging character and​I hope to see more of her in the series.

    7. First of all I received my copy as an ARC for my Honest reviewDeath at Peony House picks up about 6 months later after the Invisible Entente was over Daphne Heartstone our wonderful Sorceress is a reporter for the local paper and a real good and thorough one at that when she gets a call from her friend Denise (that is a Nurse that works at the hospital) about something going on at the Peony House across the street something about seeing lights going on and off Well as any reporter Daphne gets cu [...]

    8. "Death at Peony House" is the first novel in the "Invisible Entente" (IE) series. There is a prequel novella, "The Invisible Entente," which sets up a number of characters, all with different supernatural abilities, including Daphne, the protagonist in this book. Daphne is a sorceress and a journalist who is investigating a death in an old house-turned-hospital that has sat empty for many years. Make that deaths, plural, because the ghosts of the derelict property hint that something sinister ha [...]

    9. krista walsh is an excellent story teller. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything that I have read from her, both full books and short prequels and a bonus Christmas story, I don't think she knows how to write a bad story. she has great range in the fantasy genre with her stories set in both the distant past and present which some of her books encompass both at the same time and individually depending on which of her series you read, but I would recommend them all to anyone. but a word of caution, [...]

    10. Magic and intrigueAfter reading Krista Walsh's Andvell series I was sad to not be returning to the places and characters I had grown to love, but this new series got its hooks in me from the start. I love urban fantasy and anything supernatural, so The Invisible Entente series is right up my ally. As in her Andvell series, Krista has woven together mature and engaging characters with a deliciously exciting story. I was excited after reading the prequel novella, and now I am in deep after finishi [...]

    11. Ms. Walsh's books just keep getting better and better!! This book is wonderfulwell-developed characters, fascinating plot, scary but not nightmare-inducing, and with a terrific plot twist at the end. I strongly recommend it & can't wait to read the next book!!

    12. Loved the story, super creative. Nice to see a different magic set than books I've read previously, and yes the third person perspective rocks. However, I'm not a fan of the over use of adjectives in every sentence and I didn't like the way some of the information is given to the reader. I love character development but I didn't find all that much of it in this book. That being said, the writing and story telling got better as the book progressed, so it wasn't that bad. Not sure if I'll read the [...]

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