Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Review: Masquerade Murder by Mollie Cox Bryan

Cozy Mystery 

E-Book Release 

September 29, 2020 

My Review 

It’s Halloween in the small town of Victoria Town, Virginia. Viv Barton is helping with the annual Masquerade Ball at Gaylord Hall. It’s an old Victorian mansion that fits in perfectly with the Halloween theme. 

The night of the ball Viv sees a woman dressed in costume trying to get her attention. Viv follows her but never catches up. Instead, she finds that the woman led her to a dead body. It turns out to be the town’s priest. 

When Viv’s boss and friend, Irene, is arrested for the murder, Viv and her Aunt Libby set out to clear her name. They are sure Irene is innocent. It doesn’t take long for Viv to start uncovering many dark secrets in this small town. 

This is the second book in the Victoria Town Mystery series. This is a series of novellas. I read the first and enjoyed it. This one is enjoyable as well. They go by so quickly - they can be read in just a couple of hours. 

Even in this short series, I was totally off the mark on who the real culprit turned out to be. The author does a good job of keeping readers on their toes. It’s the perfect read when you don’t want to delve into a longer book.

In just two short stories, I’ve already come to know and care about Viv and her aunt. The characters are well-developed and each one has their own quirks. 

The next book is a Christmas one and I’m looking forward to read that one too.

For Reading Challenges:
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2020

Disclosure: I borrowed this one through Kindle Unlimited. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own

1 comment:

  1. sounds like you found a hit series for yourself. always nice to have something to look forward to
    sherry @ fundinmental


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