Dead of Winter (Lily Dale Mystery, #3 & Lily Dale, #7) by Wendy Corsi Staub

Dead of Winter (Lily Dale Mystery, #3 & Lily Dale, #7)

Just as a murderer dumps his corpse into the lake across Valley View in Lily Dale, Bella Jordan happens to be at her window, not quite realizing what she's seeing. Unbeknownst to her, the killer spots her silhouette and prowls straight to her door. That is, until he's interrupted by a black cat. A superstitious gambler, he takes off, but Bella's seen too much, and he vows to return. Jiffy Arden, a neighborhood kid looking for the black cat and st...

Details Dead of Winter (Lily Dale Mystery, #3 & Lily Dale, #7)

TitleDead of Winter (Lily Dale Mystery, #3 & Lily Dale, #7)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Dead of Winter (Lily Dale Mystery, #3 & Lily Dale, #7)

  • Carrie
    Bella Jordan just happened by her window in her home, Valley View in Lily Dale, when a murderer was dumping a corpse in the remote lake close by. The killer spotted Bella and thinking he had been seen he heads straight to her door when he comes across a young boy chasing a black cat through the neighborhood. Getting scared away that he would be discovered Bella escapes the danger she didn't know was lurking outside her home. Jiffy Arden, Bella's ...
  • Linda Strong
    Lily Dale is a small community, unique in that most of the residents are psychics and mediums who all have such quirky personalities.Bella Jordan happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time ... she hears a man's dying scream and then she sees his body floating in from the lake when he was dumped. The killer looks up and sees her in the window ... and he immediately thinks to silence her.But Jiffy happens to be in the way of the killer and ...
  • Linda Munro
    For those of you who have never been to Lily Dale; this series captures some of the calmness and the quirkiness of the tiny gated community; the murders, not so much. So, make Lily Dale a destination! What the author portrays as winter weather in Western New York can only be portrayed by a true Western New Yorker! The only thing she didn’t say is….if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes, it’s bound to change!As always I found this f...
  • Jill
    I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway, thanks to Crooked and Goodreads for the opportunity. If there is such a thing as the perfect Christmas mystery, then this book might be it. This is the first book I have read in series and it drew me right in. There were a few references to plots from the previous books, but I didn't feel I had to stop and read them before this one. This had a paranormal aspect, but it didn't turn me off like ...
  • Laurel-Rain
    Just as a murderer dumps his corpse into the lake across Valley View in Lily Dale, Bella Jordan happens to be at her window, not quite realizing what she’s seeing. Unbeknownst to her, the killer spots her silhouette and prowls straight to her door. That is, until he’s interrupted by a black cat. A superstitious gambler, he takes off, but Bella’s seen too much, and he vows to return.Jiffy Arden, a neighborhood kid looking for the black cat a...
  • Kristina
    Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub is the third book in A Lily Dale Mystery series. The night before Bella Jordan heard a scream out on the lake and the next morning she discovers a dead body wrapped in a tarp on the shore. Then Max’s friend, Jiffy Arden (who manages to lose his belonging on a routine basis) disappears one day during snowstorm. To top it off, Misty Starr (Jiffy’s mom) disappears. What is going on in Lily Dale? Did Jiffy see ...
  • Mattie
    Sometimes looking out your window can lead to you seeing something that you can’t unsee. It can also lead to a murderous villan seeing you. Dead of Winter, is set in a small community in Lily Dale, NY. It’s residents are made up of mediums and psychics. Bella Jordan & her son are not psychics or mediums. Bella is the manager of Valley View.... a Bed & Breakfast. Their quirky and very likeable neighbors set the page turning pace for this cozy...
  • Heather
    I was lucky enough to be granted an advanced copy of this novel, which is part of the Lily Dale Mystery series. When I requested the book, I wasn’t aware it was a series’ entry. But it stands alone well so that wasn’t a problem. Bella and her young son live in a community inhabited by a large number of psychics, but she’s not one of them. One day Bella hears a weird noise and the next day a corpse in a bag washes up on shore. Then a serie...
  • JoAn
    Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub is the third book in her Lily Dale series and was a captivating read. Bella and Max are enjoying their first winter in Lily Dale; and as Christmas approaches, Bella is trying to earn some new skills to make a little extra money for Max's Christmas presents. A smoothly paced plot that had more than one mystery evolving within the pages. I read the book in two days because I had to "know" what was going to happen...
  • Dsbook
    I read the first Lily Dale series years ago and loved them. I was happy to see that she is continuing the series about this town. These books have described the town in such detail that it makes me want to visit there. I really like the characters and will be watching for the next book in this series
  • Linnea
    Anti climatic by the end.
  • Jeanie
    I love this mystery, and this series! From the first time I met Max and Bella, I found them endearing. Third in the Lily Dale Mystery series, each is better than the one previous. Most characters are small-town mediums – eccentric and well-defined. There is more than one mystery, which may or may not be related.Bella and her six-year-old son Max have been in Lily Dale for months, and it now feels like home. The young widow is managing Valley Vi...
  • Missi Stockwell
    I could not stop reading this book !!!! As soon as I started reading Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub I was hooked !!! Even though this is the third book in the Lily Dale Mystery series and the first one that I read, it didn't matter. I was introduced to everyone in town like it was the first book. Staub's writing allows the reader to pick up the book and before you even finish the first chapter you are at home in this little lakeside communit...
  • Kathy
    Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub is a leisurely-paced cozy mystery set in the psychic/medium enclave of Lily Dale. This third installment in the Lily Dale Mystery series can easily stand on its own, but I recommend the other novels in the series as well.The day after observing a curious light on the lake and hearing an ominous scream, innkeeper and non-psychic Bella Jordan finds a corpse washed up on shore. The widowed mom of six year old Max ...
  • Christine
    Bella Jordan unwittingly sees a murderer dump a dead body into a lake across from the Valley View, the bed and breakfast she helps manager. The killer is scared off at that moment, but Bella could be in danger. Like Bella, her young son Max's best friend, Jiffy Arden, was also in the wrong place at the wrong time and has disappeared. Some feel the independent boy, who has a free-spirited mom, has just wandered off. However, Max is positive his fr...
  • Angela Brocato-Skaggs
    I have been a fan of Wendy Corsi Staub for as long as I can remember and a Dead of Winter did not disappoint.Dead of Winter is the third book in the adult Lily Dale Mystery series. I have not read the other two so at the beginning I was a little lost in trying to figure out who belonged to whom and who could do what but once I got that down pat the book took off. Bella, moved to Lily Dale with her son after her husband died. Lily Dale is a town c...
  • Jenn Brouwer
    As Mentioned before i loved the Lilydale series in general, but im not loving the Bella ones. This book just irritated me and it got worse as i went through the book. Bella knows this, or hears this, or suspects that... and ALWAYS shes going to tell someone right away but then doesnt or gets distracted. This whole book story would have been solved in ANY other story line becuase they dont make the heroine so damn stupid. If this was real life she...
  • Randi Robinson
    Dead of Winter is the third Lily Dale mystery and the seventh Lily Dale book by Wendy Corsi Staub. I have always loved her books so I was thrilled to be chosen to read this book. It is set just before Christmas in the middle of a blizzard in Lily Dale, NY, a town that was founded by psychics or spiritualists. Bella Jordan is the only person in town who cannot connect with Spirit. She and her son Max found there way there after her husband died th...
  • Linda
    I am new to the Lily Dale series, but I was fascinated by the characters and their interactions with each other and with Spirit. In this story, Bella unknowingly becomes witness to a murderer disposing of his victim's body in the lake. But the murder isn't the only thing happening in the town. Bella's son, Max, spends most of his time with his best friend, Jiffy, a child that Bella feels is largely left unsupervised by his mother, Misty, a profes...
  • Alice Bash
    This book is the third book in the "Lily Dale" mystery series. It easily can be read as a stand-alone novel. Lily Dale is a small unique community in New York, with most of its resident being psychics and mediums. Bella Jordan, a widow, and her young son, Max, recently moved to Lily Dale to manage Valley View Inn, a Bed & Breakfast. Two murders and a little boy missing, has the whole village involved trying to help. The characters are quirky, lov...
  • Maureen
    Wendy Corsi Staub is one of my favorite authors. I will read anything she writes, and I am particularly addicted to her Lily Dale series. Staub brings just enough paranormal into the series to take it up a notch from being just another mystery, yet keep even non-believers questioning if this medium stuff could be real. You will love any book in the series, even if you have not read the others. Her characters are engaging and entertaining. The sto...
  • Debbie
    I loved this little idealistic village full of psychics with some normal people mixed in. This was my second book in the Lily Dale series and I was so glad to return. I thoroughly loved it.A close knit village where everybody looks out for one another and wherein several psychics have taken up residence. A very small village with four single women living in nearby cottages. A lead in that tends to lend itself to all kinds of drama at times. Let's...
  • Jacque
    Set in the village of Lily Dale, where most residents are mediums, a body is found in the lake and a little boy goes missing during a blizzard. Bella lives in the Valley View inn with her son Max, but doesn't really believe in the mediums. But then she starts hearing music and a cat meowing...when none is there. Max's best friend, Jiffy, is the child who disappears. He sees the Spirit and tells Max that he will be kidnapped during a snowstorm. Ha...
  • natalie
    I was so excited when I received my copy of Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub from Goodreads that I immediately began to read it. First of all, always my thanks to Goodreads for allowing me to win this book.I actually love this author's books and looked forward to this new one, but I really didn't care for this book at all. I'm not fan of mediums and/or psychics and that could be part of the reason it didn't appeal to me. However, it also did n...
  • Jeanine
    I slogged through to the end and I am so glad to be onto a different book! First, parts of it were fun. I enjoyed the spirits and mediums and the missing boy. I was bored silly with these women prattling on about nothing The two mothers kept getting mixed up in my mind and i found myself rereading parts of the story to remember who was who. I enjoyed the children and animals but this is just not my cuppa tea. This is the third book in a series an...
  • Ann
    This is book 3 of a nice suspense series, A Lily Dale Mystery. It's not a cozy and has some violence set among a community of psychics and spiritualists. A young boy disappears and people are thinking the worst. Bella sees a strange light outside her window and a murderer see's her inside assuming she has witnessed his crime. Everyone thinks the two crimes are related and police are frantic searching for the missing boy who is a friend of Bella's...
  • Christine
    Jiffy Arden is in the thick of things in Dead of Winter. A wandering six-year old who has spirit guides, he tells his best friend Max he is going to be kidnapped. Sure enough he disappears during a blizzard. Bella Jordan, not quite a non-believer, witnesses something odd and the next day she finds a body near the lake and that’s when Jiffy disappears. Jiffy’s mother Misty is a medium, but not a very good one and she is casual about caring for...
  • Carla
    I really enjoyed this mystery by Wendy Corsi Staub, my first novel by her. A young widow and her son move into a community of spiritualist (seeing ghosts, auras, talking to them, etc), all the while her scientific mind says it can't be true. But in the end not sure what to believe. A murderer in their mist, some stolen gold rings and a missing boy make for a mystery wanting to be finished. Clean and not offensive like so many books these days.
  • Chelsea
    A fun mystery. Bella Jordan moves to an unusual town after the death of her husband. Being a single mom isn't easy and she is always busting her tail to make ends meet for her son and herself to survive. Her son Max becomes close friends with a boy named Jiffy. They are inseparable. BFF's! They get into a lot of mischief and Jiffy's colorful character takes all the residents of Lily Dale for quite a wild ride.I do have to ask, what happened to th...
  • Barbara Lack
    I rate this book at 31/2 stars. It’s a simple read. All the paranormal stuff written in the book is done in such away that it makes the book not very believable. I was expecting a more serious mystery. The book was kind of all over the place for me. However, it makes for a quick cozy mystery and there are some funny scenes. Jiffy was very funny.Received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley.