About the Book
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Paperback: 288 pages
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But a new ghost may be on the loose. A fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present.
With her high school bully as one of the officers in charge, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she’s certain it won’t be.
Maddie grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the hunt for a killer, she discovers there truly is no place like home.
The concept of this cozy mystery intrigued me from the start. A paranormal museum complete with a ghost detecting cat (appropriately named GD Cat), what could be more fun than that?
The story has a wonderful cast of characters from loyal friends to bitter enemies with a couple of quirky ones thrown in. Together, it makes for an enchanting story. It’s actually two stories in one – a current day murder mystery with the backdrop of a long ago murder.
This is a whimsical, light cozy mystery that will give readers an escape for a few hours. It’s a good start to a new series.
For reading challenges:
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2016
2016 NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
FTC Disclosure: The publisher and NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Kirsten Weiss grew up in San Mateo, California. After getting her MBA, she joined the Peace Corps, starting an international career that took her around the fringes of the defunct USSR and into the Afghan war zone. Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.
She writes paranormal mystery and suspense, blending her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of magic and mayhem.
Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking good wine.
Follow her on Twitter @KirstenWeiss, or on her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/metaphysicaldetective or at her blog at http://kirstenweiss.com
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