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Crime and Poetry (A Magical Bookshop Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – April 5, 2016
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Crime and Poetry is A Magical Bookshop Mystery first in series by Amanda Flower. The author also writes the very beloved Amish series under the name Isabelle Allen. In this series the setting is a family bookstore in Cascade Springs New York. Our protagonist Violet has been summoned home by her Grandmother under a ruse . Grandma now wants her to take over the bookstore and live in Cascade Springs. The magical element in this story is kept light and the focus is character development and the sleuth which kept me guessing. I loved the addition of the feisty animals in the story. The mystery conclusion was a surprise and a enjoyable sleuth. All in all this is a delight to read for any avid mystery reader. I appreciate the advance reading copy Berkley Publishing Group. I look forward to many more in the fine series. Well Done ! If you enjoy mysteries you will enjoy spending time with Violet and her friends.
I received a copy of this book for a truthful and honest review.
Violet receives an urgent call from her grandmother Daisy that she needs to come home because Daisy is very ill. Violet, jumps in her car and goes to her grandmothers aid in a town she has not been back to in twelve years because of an incident that made her flee Cascade Springs. Violet arrives to find grandma Daisy alive and very well. Daisy cooked up the idea to get Violet to come home because she must become the caretaker of the bookstore. Violet upset and confused trying to make sense of it all discovers a body in the driveway (Benedict Raisin) with her grandmother's scarf around his neck. Of course Daisy is the prime suspect and it's up to Violet to find the real murderer. Benedict is Daisy's gentleman caller and he had his will changed to include Daisy. Daisy tells Violet let the books tell you who the murderer is, no spoilers here, you must read to find out more. Daisy also begs Violet to go get Benedict's cat Emerson, who is a very special cat. Should she stay in Cascade Falls or not? I love the way that Amanda Flower introduces us to all the characters and describes the town of Cascade Falls.
Great start to what I am sure will be a long series.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Crime and Poetry was just delightful. I enjoyed the characters (especially Faulkner, the crow, and Emerson, the cat). The setting sounds like it is just beautiful and a place that I would love to visit. The magical element was very light. I hope there will be more of it in future books. The author did a good job of keeping the reader guessing on the identity of the killer. I knew who the killer was as soon as the character was introduced, but that is just me (I read quite a few mysteries and suspense novels). Crime and Poetry has a good mystery, entertaining characters, beautiful setting, a little romance (the possibility), and magic!Read more ›
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Crime and Poetry is the first book in A Magical Bookshop Mystery. I found this story delightful and enchanting. Read morePublished 2 days ago by sonnysmom
This is the first book that I've read by Amanda Flower and I have really been missing out on a fantastic author. This book combined everything that I love in a book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jennifer Schell
Oh my gosh this book kept me guessing until the very end! How could you not like a story about a mystical book shop with books that fly off the shelf, a tree growing in the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by colodreamer
Great new series from Amanda Flower. Different than her other series; but fun. Looking forward to more books in this series.Published 3 days ago by Betty
What a great story, can't put it down but know I will be sad when I am done! Loving Grandmadaisy!Published 3 days ago by Kathleen M. White
This is a great start to a new series and I can't wait to read the next book. I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters!Published 3 days ago by Charissa
Amanda Flower is already well known for at least three other series in the Cozy and YA Mystery genres. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Barbara Wiesmann
The first book in the new Magical Bookshop Series was absolutely delightful and I could not put it down. Read morePublished 3 days ago by patti gallagher
This delightful story surprised me at every turn. I couldn't put it down! I happily passed it along to my teenage daughter, who loved it just as much as me. Read morePublished 3 days ago by B. Vrabel