Colleen’s Kindle: February 2023 Reads: The Rhe Brewster Mysteries, by N.A. Granger

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My REVIEW of Death in a Red Canvas Chair: A Rhe Brewster Mystery (Rhe Brewster Mysteries Book 1) by N. A. Granger is in this post HERE.

Death in a Dacron Sail: A Rhe Brewster Mystery (The Rhe Brewster Mysteries Book 2)

My Recommendation:

Rhe Brewster has a lot going on! In this second book, she continues to work as a police consultant in the small coastal town of Pequod, Maine. She still works at her part-time emergency room nursing job, along with being a wife and a mother. She works hard to keep everything running smoothly, but sometimes, things don’t work out.

Rhe’s husband is a college professor. But when it comes to Rhe, there seems to be a huge disconnect. She doesn’t seem concerned, although it’s more like she lacks the will to confront him. Their son copes with his ADHD, and Rhe is in the early stages of a pregnancy her husband never wanted. It doesn’t sound like an ideal situation, does it?

Everything implodes when Rhe and her brother-in-law, Sam Brewster, receive a call from one of the town’s lobstermen. He reports a finger has turned up in his lobster trap. Sam is also Chief of Police, and before long the forensic examination reveals the finger likely belonged to a young girl.

Proof quickly arrives when a body washes ashore. They find a girl, wrapped in a Dacron sail, and missing a finger. Rhe tries to determine how the girl died. She receives a file revealing several unsolved cases of missing girls, one of them a friend from her childhood. Now, the case turns personal.

I connected with these characters in so many ways. As the mystery unravels, so does Rhe’s marriage. There are several surprises that caught me off guard. I could not put this book down. It’s an excellent read and as soon as I finished this book, I was off to the next.

Shhh… I loved this series. But this second book is so good! You will be hooked on the series after this book! I was!!


Death by Pumpkin: A Rhe Brewster Mystery (Rhe Brewster Mysteries Book 3)

My Recommendation:

In book three, “Death by Pumpkin,” Rhe struggles to recover emotionally from her husband, Will’s unfaithfulness, and his murder. As if she doesn’t have enough to grapple with, she’s still working two jobs. One as an ER nurse, and the other as a police department consultant, where her brother-in-law, Sam, is the police chief. With everything that’s happened, Rhe’s son, Jack, has become her chief priority now.

There’s plenty of excitement in this novel: Rhe’s plane almost crashes, there’s a kidnapping, and of course, a murder. Emotionally, Rhe’s a wreck… can she solve these new crimes and put her life back together again?

Sam’s dating now, and Rhe tries to cope with his unusual behavior toward her when she needs him most. But Sam has other problems. Student protests from the college are asking for a new election for police chief. Sam could lose his job.

These characters are so engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed the authenticity of their relationships. If you enjoy cozy mysteries with realistic characters, this series is for you.

Death in a Mudflat: A Rhe Brewster Mystery (The Rhe Brewster Mysteries) Kindle Edition

My Recommendation:

In this fourth book, we find Sam and Rhe attending a friend’s wedding. When a dead woman’s body emerges from a mudflat in Pequod, Maine, Sam in his capacity as the Chief of Police, and Rhe, who’s a part-time detective now, don hazmat suits and secure the scene.

Before long, the two make some expert connections to solve another mystery. But Rhe still places herself in dangerous situations. Plus, now that Sam and Rhe are a couple, Sam has issues worrying about Rhe’s safety. I couldn’t help but worry if Sam would turn out like his brother, Will. Only time will tell.

The other thing l liked about this series is how each book flowed into the next story, as if the author left breadcrumbs along the way to future mysteries. By now, I’m totally captivated by the characters. The crimes, and the subsequent solving of the crimes, are all well presented.

This book ends in a heck of a cliff-hanger… skillfully done, but now I want more! Right now, I have a notorious book-hangover as I sit here and contemplate my life without Bre!

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11 thoughts on “Colleen’s Kindle: February 2023 Reads: The Rhe Brewster Mysteries, by N.A. Granger”

  1. I read the first in the series a little while ago and have the next one waiting near the very top of my Kindle. Smashing reviews, Colleen! ♥♥

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  2. It was Noelle’s month, it seems. She’s a wonderful writer and I’m a big fan of her Rhe Brewster series. I had a sneak peek at the new one, Colleen, and I know you’re going to enjoy that one too. Congrats to Noelle on the wonderful line up of reviews!

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