Malevolent Magic Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 9 Mildred Abbott Cozy Mystery November 14, 2018 235
Christmas week sparkles with holiday decorations, sweet potato pie, lively tourists, and murder…
Estes Park is a wonderland of twinkling lights and softly falling snow, and Winifred Page wants nothing more than to snuggle up in the mystery room with Watson at her feet—after all, Katie’s pastries are tempting pieces of heaven, especially beside a warm fire. But Christmas is fast approaching, and Fred is out on a cold morning visiting neighboring stores and planning a celebration at the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery.
Fred is welcoming the holiday spirit and appreciating the friendships, love, and support she’s found during her first year in her new hometown. But the night’s festivities become a scene for local drama, and by morning a trip to the magic shop to collect a present has Fred and Watson stumbling upon a murder scene. In an unexpected twist, Fred is asked to investigate, but the suspect list keeps growing, and every one of them would give Ebenezer Scrooge a run for his money.
With Fred still coming to grips with a recent betrayal, shifting through all the curmudgeons to crack the case may take more holiday magic than she and Watson possess.
(This culinary cozy mystery includes a recipe for delectable sweet potato pie.)
Review by Gloria Lakritz
Sr Reviewer & Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild
I must say this series is addicting! Just in time for Thanksgiving, Ms Abbott has given the town another mysterious murder in Beautiful Estes Park…..I am sure the town is losing people per capita then say a large metropolis at this point. Lol
This is the first anniversary for our sleuth, Winifred and her corgi Watson, coming to town after a horrible divorce and loss of her business. Choosing this small town to settle and be with family, and opening her own book store.
But she and Katie have come up for a coupon book plan for the shoppe owners to sell for xmas and she and Watson stumble on another dead body. This book takes a poignant turn as the loss of Branson finally shakes her more than she ever imagined making her more human in my opinion…..Watcha got for us next Ms Abbott?