About the Book

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 in the shop’s back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees.

Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead during 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…


I love Amanda Flower’s writing! Her Appleseed Creek Mysteries were great! (And I just realized there is a book 4 that I’ve not read! MUST FIX THAT).

I read book one of this series. Very different than the Appleseed Creek Mysteries but I enjoyed it a great deal. The only thing that bothered me is the “spiritual” aspect of the book focused on a magic tree and bird. There was no hint of Christianity in the first book. I’m curious to see where the author goes with this series.

The Product Details

  • Series: A Magical Bookshop Mystery (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (December 6, 2016)

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