Monday, December 5, 2016

Prose and Cons (A Magical Bookshop Mystery #2) by Amanda Flower

It's time for, Prose and Cons (A Magical Bookshop Mystery #2) by Amanda Flower. Well, tomorrow it's time! I was so excited to get an early peek at this. As with the first part I simply adored the story. How could I not? It combines my two favorite themes: magic and books. 

From the back of the book:

Magic, books, and cats collide in a village near Niagara Falls in the latest mystery from the author of Crime and Poetry...

In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting...

October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe on the shop’s front porch to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees.

Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead in the shop moments before the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she’ll need to rely on Poe’s works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop’s crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else’s heart beats nevermore.

My thoughts:

It was great to be back with Violet and Daisy in their wonderful bookstore where you don't pick your book, but it picks you. That idea makes my heart smile.I loved the inclusion of Poe's works to help with the mystery, as he is one of my favorites. The sheriff is still stunning and still one of my favorites. Of course I should also mention the cat, Emerson, who I adore.

The descriptions make it easy to immerse into the story and I loved the tone. At points I was amused, even though it is a mystery there were some giggle out loud parts, which is always great. Like with the first part, I was surprised by who it was and I even liked them. Well, as before I liked them when I didn't know they were a killer. This was a beautifully written story and I can't wait to read the next part. Don't hesitate to get your copy tomorrow.

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