Crime and Poetry(Magical Bookshop #1) by Amanda Flower(review by Cathy)



From Goodreads:

From Amanda Flower—who writes the national bestselling Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries as Isabella Alan—comes the first in the new Magical Bookshop Mystery series.

Rushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother’s bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn’t need to read between the lines: her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It’s where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you…

Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems from Grandma Daisy’s shop. The victim is Benedict Raisin, who recently put Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a prime suspect. Now, with the help of a tuxedo cat named Emerson, Violet will have to find a killer to keep Grandma from getting booked for good…

My review:

Crime and Poetry is filled with warmth, humor and charm.

That’s not to imply that this book is all fluff and no substance because that is not the case.

From the moment I began reading this book until the very end, I was hooked.

Violet and her grandmother, Daisy are adorable characters that I loved.

The town and the towns people were so well written that I could easily imagine Violet riding her bike around Cascade Springs greeting old acquaintances. She was also gathering information to help solve a murder!

Faulkner, the talking crow is funny and Emerson the tuxedo cat just wants to be in the thick of things.

This book has something for everyone, suspense, mystery, wonderful characters and a magical book store!  What more can you ask for?

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley for an honest opinion which I have given.





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