Verse and Vengeance
By Amanda Flower
Crooked Lane Books
What’s it about?
Verse and Vengeance is the fourth book in the Magical Bookshop Mystery series but can be read as a stand alone mystery.
Violet Waverley has been persuaded by her boyfriend, police chief David Rainwater to enter the Cascade Springs fundraising bike race around the village. Not everyone in the village supports the to Cascade Springs Underground Railway museum and Violet is not a keen cyclist. She’s also concerned about Private Investigator Joel Redding who is snooping around the magical bookshop trying to find out what secrets it hides.
When the copies of Walt Whitman start appearing all over the shop, it is clear the bookshop is sending Violet a message – but what. When Redding is killed during the cycle race and he is carrying a copy of Whitman’s poetry, Violet is determined to uncover the connection.
What I think:
This is a lovely, magical cosy mystery series that is always an enjoyable read.
The magic is is gentle and Charming Books is character in itself. I love the way the books link to the mysteries and are always important to solving the mysteries.
Violet’s relationships with Rainwater, Granny Daisy and her father Fenimore are developing ad the series continues. And I absolutely love Emerson the cat.
If you like a cosy, village murder mystery I would definitely recommend this series. The mystery is intriguing and keeps you guessing. The finale is well thought out.
Thank you Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for the advanced copy in return for an honest review.
Thisns published in December and you can order Verse and Vengeance at:
Waterstone’s: click here
Amazon.co.uk: click here