Death on Denial, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery

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Death on Denial

A Mythmatched story

Quest Investigations, Book Four

DOA becomes BRB when this client goes MIA…

When I agreed to accompany my selkie boyfriend on a private boat trip, I didn’t realize the invitation included a swim. In the Pacific. In November. Naked. And I certainly didn’t expect to have our swim derailed the instant I got in the water—holy crap, that’s c-c-cold—by a literal boatload of selkie clan leaders.

Climbing out of the water in front of them—did I mention naked? Yeah, way to make a brilliant first impression. Then things get worse: I get served. Not in the metaphorical sense, either. Nope, I’m being sued.

By Death.

Well, not Death precisely, but an Ankou—a Celtic psychopomp who escorts the departed to their final destinations. This guy is miffed that his workload has increased exponentially, which he blames on my actions in Sheol on an earlier case. I’m not about to take the heat when eons of shady demon shenanigans finally come home to roost, but here at Quest Investigations, we aid any and all supernatural folk in need—especially if they’ll drop their specious lawsuits against the agency’s lone human.

When the Ankou skips out on us, though, all hell breaks loose. Because without anyone to lead them on, the dearly departed become nearly departed and stick around to party hearty. Now it’s not just the selkie leaders complicating my love life—it’s the ex-living as well.

And when one of the ex-living decides not to remain ex? Things get really complicated, not to mention deadly.


This story is a real action adventure – even more than the previous books. I just really love this world and the lovely little Portland gems thrown in. Highly recommended for fans of this series and world and anybody who likes a rollercoaster ride of a fun series.

Love Bytes Reviews

I really liked the way the author tied in characters and plot points from earlier books. The author does a really great job of continuing character growth with each book, even if it’s in a small way with the secondary characters. This series is an easy recommendation from me, especially if you like quirky characters, interesting world building, and supernatural stories.

Joyfully Jay

This was a fun, action-packed, plot-oriented book with a swoon-worthy romantic subplot as Matthew finally got his true love. I’m sad that this is the last book in the series, but I really hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of these fascinating characters. Definitely a must-read!

Bayou Book Junkies

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Five Dead Herrings, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery
The Hound of the Burgervilles, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery
The Lady Under the Lake, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery

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