Series: Witches’ Brew Mystery, #1
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: September 6, 2022
Source: Review copy from NetGalley
This was an enchanting start to a new mystery series! Main character Phoebe Winchester has just inherited a spooky gothic mansion and cozy tea/bookshop from her Aunt Eudora in Raven Creek, Washington. Yep, I spent a good portion of the book trying to figure out a way to jump inside. My dream! The descriptions of the brews and baked goods were to die for.
The mystery comes into play when a deceased man is found outside Phoebe’s store, possibly murdered as he was trying to break in. What was he after, and who wanted him dead? Phoebe also discovers that Eudora was a witch (that tidbit wasn’t just a town rumor!), and she may have inherited more than just an estate from her dear aunt.
This was an enjoyable read with a little magic, romance, and a solid mystery element. Plus a delightful cat named Bob! I can’t wait for the next book. If you love witchy/paranormal cozies be sure to pick this one up.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
With the opening description I was hooked! thanks for the update.
I like when a new book or series turns into a winner. I;m not a paranormal fan so probably not for me but, glad you liked it.
This sounds so cute, and I’ve been all about cozies lately. Did the book include any recipes?
Yes! There were a few recipes in the back, including a hazelnut latte, Earl Grey shortbread, and Parmesan sourdough biscuits.
YAY! I just ordered it from my Indie bookstore.
I really enjoyed this one as well and Bob was such a great side kick!
Haven’t read a cozy in a long while. This sounds like a fun read!
You had me at spooky gothic mansion! ;D