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Thursday, September 14, 2023
MACCHIATO MURDER BY TONYA KAPPES
Get ready for a hauntingly delightful addition to the Killer Coffee Cozy Mystery series! Roxanne Bloom, the tenacious owner of the Bean Hive Coffeehouse, finds herself in the midst of a Halloween mystery that will keep cozy mystery lovers on the edge of their seats.
As the leaves turn crimson and the autumn air grows crisp, Honey Springs embraces the Halloween spirit. Eleanor Blackthorn, the passionate historian, secures approval to add a long-abandoned mansion to the historic registry. To raise funds for its restoration, she plans an intriguing corn maze and ghost tour, partnering with an eccentric and renowned magician.
But when the magician's lifeless body is discovered in the mansion the captivating mystery unfolds. Enter Roxanne Bloom, armed with her wit and determination, as she unravels a web of secrets within the chilling Halloween backdrop.
With each twist and turn, Roxanne dives deeper into the eccentric lives of Honey Springs' residents, guided by the enthusiastic ghost hunter who inadvertently stumbled upon the chilling crime scene.
Will Roxanne expose the killer's wicked plot before Halloween's moon sets, or will the secrets of the haunted mansion remain forever shrouded in darkness?
"Macchiato Murder" is a spellbinding addition to the Killer Coffee Cozy Mystery series, blending Halloween thrills, a touch of the supernatural, and a tantalizing whodunit that will have cozy mystery fans bewitched until the final page. Don't miss this spine-tingling journey through a corn maze of secrets and suspense!
Just in time for Halloween, the author presents a story that will send shivers down your spine with laughter and mystery. Roxanne is in the wrong place at the wrong time when a body is discovered. The town is geared up for the celebration of Neewollah Festival and everything is spooky including a haunted mansion. I adored the description of the mansion and all the decorations that make it eerily fun to walk through. The murder has everyone guessing and I think a little bit scared.
I am so happy to be back in Honey Springs with quaint little shops and fun characters like Roxy’s aunt Maxi who find themselves going into the haunted house to uncover evidence that will prove Eleanor’s innocence. I can’t imagine me ever stepping foot in a haunted mansion but I did peek over Roxy’s shoulder as she creeped along in the place. Secret passageways and unknown sounds drive the story forward as the investigation starts to take a twist. A magician’s body is laying on the floor but Roxy discovers something different about this magician. What did she notice that others didn’t see?
Get ready for an adventure where secrets, lies and danger abound. I loved how the author takes the story through a bit of history about the mansion and how it connects many people together. The book is very good with an ending that shocked me. I never suspected who was behind everything and how the author cleverly hid clues throughout the book. One of her best stories yet.
I received a digital copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.