Friday, May 15, 2015

The Devil's Music (Emory Crawford Mysteries #1) by Pearl R. Meaker

Emory is only there to play some music and sing with her husband later that night.  He worked at the university, but she didn't.  They ended up sitting with the main event:  an acclaimed scholar with a new book out.  She's not fond of him.  He's too full of himself.  But she didn't dislike him enough to kill him.

Goddess Fish Blog Tours and the author allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It was published May 1st, so you can grab a copy now.  Here's a link to her website and the book:  The Devil's Music

This is a cozy mystery with Emory mimicking Miss Marple.  She decides she's not an important person, she can probably ask questions without being threatening and she might even learn something important.  What she learns is that asking questions is dangerous. When her first suspect is the next murder victim, she's shaken.  How could she be so wrong?  One thing she knows:  She better be more careful.

I found the addition of psychic powers a bit unneeded.  It's an interesting touch but it really didn't add to the story.  It takes old fashioned detective work to find the killer.  I did enjoy the herbal things shared and the tales of the devil in the past.  It was easy to see the devil's work in this story.

All in all, it was a good first cozy mystery and I look forward to seeing more of Emory.

Pearl will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Enter HERE.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Pearl R. Meaker said...

Good Morning Jo Ann, :-)

Thank you for your great review of The Devil's Music on your blog.
And thank you to Goddess Fish Productions for all their great work setting up my blog tour! :-)

Mai T. said...

Is there a certain type of scene that's harder for you to write than others? Love? Action? Racy?

Pearl R. Meaker said...

HI Mai! :-)

I'd have to say racy, which is why there aren't any racy scenes in "The Devil's Music." I just a fade to black sort of girl. I like to give my characters their privacy. :-)