In the Dragon’s Eye: Prose and Cons

November 23, 2016 In the Dragon's Eye 2

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In the Dragon’s Eye is where I share the books I’ve got my acquisitive eye on: the ones I’m really excited about and hope to read and perhaps add to the hoard.  I also link to “Waiting On” Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineCover links take you to Goodreads; all blurbs are also from Goodreads.

 

Prose and Cons

by Amanda Flower

Magical Bookshop Mystery #2
Berkley: Dec. 6, 2016

Magic, books, and cats collide in a village near Niagara Falls in the latest mystery from the author of Crime and Poetry

In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting…October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe on the shop’s front porch to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees.

Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead in the shop moments before the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she’ll need to rely on Poe’s works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop’s crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else’s heart beats nevermore…

 

Why I want to read it:

1. Book #1, Crime and Poetry, was a lot of fun. Light but not too light, with a sympathetic main character and an intriguing chief of police. In fact, I liked the main character so much, I wrote my review as a letter to her.
2. A bookstore and two apparently intelligent pets, a cat and a crow, plus a soupçon of magic. What’s not to love?
3. I want to find out more about the mystery in Violet’s past. Somehow, I don’t think her friend’s death was an accident…

 

I’ve preordered Prose and Cons for my Kindle, and can’t wait to read it when it comes out!

 

2 Responses to “In the Dragon’s Eye: Prose and Cons

  1. Kimberly

    This one sounds cute, I’m going to have to check out your review for the first one. I especially love the cover as the cat on it looks like my old cat Stormy 🙂

  2. Stephanie

    I am totally yearning for a cozy mystery and I’m intrigued by your description as light but not too light plus the focus on strong characterization. I’m going to see if I can get my hands on book one though lord knows I don’t need to start another series!
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