The Emma Winberry Mysteries
Three books in one! The Emma Winberry Mysteries by Helen Macie Osterman include the first three novels in the Emma Winberry Series: Emma Winberry and the Evil Eye, The Accidental Sleuth, and The Stranger in the Opera House. The stories combine mystery, suspense, humor, and romance as the reader is introduced to amateur woman sleuth, Emma Winberry. More
Three books in one!
Praise for Helen Macie Osterman’s Emma Winberry novels:
“Emma Winberry is Miss Marple reincarnated…this time as a with-it woman with a Chicago condo rather than a cottage in St. Mary Mead. Her curmudgeonly significant other, Nate Sandler, is a perfect sleuthing partner.”
—Diana Vickery, Cozy Library
“Osterman is a nurse who understands what it means to care and be cared for. Her writing is scalpel sharp and much more intelligent than some of the cozies I have read…Fans of my books will have a great time with it. Bravo, Helen Osterman!”
—Michael Palmer, M.D., New York Times Winning Author
Emma Winberry and the Evil Eye
This story combines mystery, suspense, humor, pathos and romance as the reader is introduced to amateur woman sleuth, Emma Winberry.
A world famous tenor, Marcantonio Speranza, a vendetta by a rival singer, and a boy named Angelo with a voice of an angel. Put them together and they could be a plot for an opera.
Emma's sixth sense tells her Speranza is in danger. To investigate she becomes a supernumerary (extra) for the Midwest Opera Company. She meets Nate Sandler, a fellow super, and they become romantically involved.
Emma had bizarre dreams and tries to warn the tenor that he is in danger but to no avail.
In the exciting climax, during a performance of the opera, A Masked Ball, an unexpected sequence of events puts Emma in mortal danger as she tries to save Speranza's life. Does she succeed?
The Accidental Sleuth
Emma Winberry depends on her sixth sense and her Guardian Angel to get her through life. Nate Sandler, tries to keep her out of trouble.
When she leaves her house in the suburbs and moves into a posh condo in Chicago's lake front with Nate, Emma finds herself mixed up with a self-abusive, anorexic teenager, her cruel uncle, a couple of tough hoodlums who mistake Emma for someone else, and a cadre of homeless people.
Emma feels the problems are somehow tied in to the murder of an inventor found in a downtown alley.
She calls on her Guardian Angel for help, but can her celestial guardian keep her out of harm's way as the complex puzzle unravels to a pulse-pounding climax involving treachery, deceit, and murder?
The Stranger in the Opera House
Emma Winberry returns for another adventure. This time she and Nate Sandler, are at the Midwest Opera for an upcoming production of The Ghosts of Versailles. This tile turns prophetic when the lead soprano screams that there is a strange man lurking in her dressing room. Although a police search turns up no evidence that anyone was there, the cast and crew are left on edge. And nerves become more frayed as the ‘stranger’ is seen again and again but never caught despite numerous attempts to apprehend him. Emma’s sixth sense tells her he may be more than he seems. The rehearsals continue to be fraught with mishaps. When a large sum of money is stolen from the office and a guard seriously injured, it is assumed it's the work of the mysterious ‘stranger.’ Except Emma.
After finding an old trunk in a storeroom in the basement with documents dating back to the Underground Railroad, someone assaults the librarian in an attempt to steal them. The ‘stranger’ is again blamed, but Emma becomes convinced the apparition is a lost soul trapped between two worlds. Her Guardian Angel tells her she must help him cross over. But how?
Adding to the mystery is a figure in black secretly leaving packages in a hidden niche. Can Emma solve this puzzle and release the ‘stranger’ at the same time?
Determined to uncover the truth, Emma and friends are led on a life-threatening adventure that could very well be their last.
The Emma Winberry Mysteries box set now available for you to enjoy three fun and exciting cozy mysteries by Helen Macie Osterman!
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