Nine Lives (Lily Dale Mystery #1)

Nine Lives (Lily Dale Mystery #1)

After the death of her husband, Bella Jordan and her son need a fresh start. But on their way to stay with family in Chicago, they stop in Lily Dale, New York and a storm forces them to spend the night. Brimming with psychics and mediums, Lily Dale is just the kind of quirky little town Bella's late husband always talked about settling down in. So when the local hotel's own After the death of her husband, Bella Jordan and her son need a fresh start. But on their way to stay with family in ...

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Title:Nine Lives (Lily Dale Mystery #1)
Author:Wendy Corsi Staub
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1629532487
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Nine Lives (Lily Dale Mystery #1) Reviews

  • Linda
    Jul 11, 2017
    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 19, 2015
    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...
  • Kathy
    Aug 31, 2015
    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...
  • Marie
    Nov 04, 2015
    In Nine Lives, Bella Jordan and her son seek refuge in Lily Dale, New York after a storm delays their drive to Chicago. Bella's husband has just died and she needs a change of scenery. As it turns out, Lily Dale isn't just an ordinary small town. It's filled with psychics and mediums. ...
  • Bea  Charmed
    Sep 17, 2015
    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...
  • Julie
    Oct 02, 2015
    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...
  • Romancing the Book
    Nov 15, 2015
    Reviewed by Julie Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Nine Lives is a captivating paranormal cozy mystery filled with zany characters, unexpected twist and a very sly feline named ?Chance the Cat?, that will charm your socks...
  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    Oct 13, 2015
    3.5 stars This has been a great year for mystery reading! I have read everything from historical mysteries in children's, teen and adult fiction to contempoary thrillers, procedural crime fiction, and now further forays into supernatural mysteries. Nine Lives, from prolific suspen...
  • Kate
    Oct 24, 2015
    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...
  • Donna
    Jun 24, 2017
    First in adult fiction by this author about Lily Dale a gated community in Western N.Y. for spiritualists ...
  • Lorna
    Sep 22, 2015
    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...
  • Robin
    Dec 08, 2016
    After losing her husband and her teaching job in quick succession, recent widow Bella packs up her 5-year-old son Max and what belongings will fit into her small car and hits the road, hoping to make it from the New York City suburbs to her mother-in-law's cold, unfriendly home in Ohio...
  • Debbie
    Jun 04, 2015
    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...
  • Linda Strong
    Jul 11, 2016
    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...
  • Jeanie
    Jul 25, 2017
    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...
  • Gretchen
    Nov 25, 2016
    Overall I thought this was a cute, enjoyable book. Anyone who?s a fan of ?cozy mysteries? will most likely agree (which I am, I?m a total sucker for them, ngl). The biggest draw to it for me was that it takes place at Lily Dale, which is relatively local for me, and I really ap...
  • Darla
    Aug 30, 2016
    Nine Lives is the first book in Wendy Corsi Staub's Adult Lily Dale Mystery series. There is also a Young Adult series. Recent widow, Bella Jordan, and her young son, Max, are leaving their home in Bedford, New York and traveling to Chicago to stay with her mother-in-law, Millicent. Be...
  • Breakaway Reviewers
    Nov 22, 2015
    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...
  • Marla Bradeen
    Dec 03, 2017
    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...
  • Kristina
    May 07, 2017
    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...
  • Cheryl Reich
    Aug 02, 2017
    Great summer read Authentic voice in a twists and turns novel tinged with the supernatural. Immerse yourself in Spirit and fleeting beauty in The Dale Enjoy! ...
  • Sheri Jesse
    Mar 18, 2017
    A different type of book that was a little hard to get into but got better the longer I read. I'm going to have to check out other Lily Dale Mysteries to see what they're all about. ...
  • Robin Osgood
    Jul 24, 2017
    Lily Dale Always an interesting subject The book was a bit predictable but a nice escape. Summer fun read Interesting characters. I would recommend this as a light read ...
  • Wendi Lee
    Sep 18, 2017
    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...
  • Darlene
    Nov 09, 2015
    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...
  • Una
    Mar 20, 2017
    This book straddles the line between mystery/suspense and cozy, leaning more towards mystery/suspense in my opinion. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. Lily Dale is a town where most of the residents are psychic and during "tourist season" is full to ca...
  • Becky Lynne
    Mar 19, 2015
    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...
  • KRGirl
    Oct 15, 2015
    DNF ...
  • Jordan
    May 19, 2016
    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...
  • Aribear23
    Aug 07, 2017
    I loved this story so much!! I have loved every one of the books I've read by this author. Truly outstanding work! ! ...