Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Title: Outwitted
Author: Beth Solheim
Publisher: March 1st 2011 by Echelon Press Publishing
Format: Paperback, 273 pages
Genre: Mystery
Series: Sadie Witt Mystery #2

It is so disappointing when an entertaining series ends after two books. I enjoy Sadie and Pinecone Landing. I even enjoy her sister Jane and her stodgy ways. But alas, it appears that there will be no more.

Witt’s Landing, a small resort in Northern Minnesota, is the place where soles wait their time to enter a parallel world. Apparently, not all souls pass right away, a few are earth bound until they finish up their business here. When they remain, they appear to Sadie Witt, a death coach, and spend their time in Cabin 14 until they can solve their dilemma and find another soul that is on the verge of departing.

Since Mr. Bakke’s death in book #1, Sadie is now the funeral director’s assistant and if you know Sadie and her penchant for interesting outfits and hairstyles, this is not the best fit, but what are the options. Nan needs help and if you have a funeral home on the grounds of a vacation resort, you cannot be too picky.

See how interesting this book can be?

When the manager of the resort is tricked into renting Cabin 12 to the funeral director’s ex-husband and skeletal remains are discovered underneath, Sadie and her gang – including a man that is a priest but doesn’t want anyone to know, a local man that had died during a simple operation, a young death coach in training and a darling little girl that is lost and desperately wants to see her father before it is her time to leave; set out to discover the identity of the dearly departed all the while an infant is abducted from the local hospital and a local politician is up to his eyeballs in crime.

There is never a dull moment when you are a death coach, a funeral assistant and the best friend to a sister that you could not be any more different than, but Sadie loves passionately and there is nothing that she will not do for those that she calls family.

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