Sunday, December 9, 2018

Murders and Metaphors: A Magical Bookshop Mystery by Amanda Flower

Violet and her grandmother Daisy are doing a book signing at one of the local wine grower's home.  There's a confrontation between sisters, the author disappears and Violet starts getting ready to leave when she notices her cat has sneaked away from her tote.  She goes outdoors to run him down and finally locates him in the field of grapes.  Unfortunately, he's discovered a dead body...

Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 22nd.

The dead woman is their author and there are plenty of suspects.  She's a wine reviewer and she could be cutting and nasty about the wineries products.  She even had a fight with one at the signing table.  But who killed her?

My favorite part is the crow that talks (and makes sense), the cat who gets in the way and helps a bit, and the bookstore that tries to give Violet clues by opening book pages and showing hints.  The police chief sounds luscious, too.

With a hint of romance, lots of hate, and no end of potential killers, this one holds your attention and just makes you wonder which one it could have been.  It read up fast, was busy and was enjoyable.  See if you can figure the killer out...

2 comments:

Carole said...

What fun! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Michele Morin said...

Love a good mystery!

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