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Crime and Poetry

A Magical Bookshop Mystery, #1

Violet Waverly returns to her hometown to care for her ailing grandmother when she gets a shock: her grandma is perfectly fine. It was a ruse to get Violet back home to work in her magical bookstore, Charming Books. Violet intends to return home to Chicago, but changes her mind when a man is discovered dead and clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson poems from her grandma’s shop. Worse yet, the victim had recently put her grandmother in his will! Violet knows that in order to clear her grandmother she has to find the real culprit…and fast!

Who doesn’t love a book with a hint of the supernatural in it? This debut series from Amanda Flower is written in the page turning style that we have come to expect from this author. If you like mysteries with a touch of the occult, then this if for you. The tuxedo cat was also a nice addition to the story. :) Four stars – ROCCO LOTEMPIO


Book Blurb for Crime and Poetry

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...


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2016 4.00