"All Hallows' Eve--Salem's most celebrated night of the year, Charlene Morris said to Jack Strathmore, seated next to her on the love seat in the privacy of her personal suite. "And my first Halloween as a bed-and-breakfast owner." [opening lines of Mrs. Morris and the Witch]
I am just about to start reading Mrs. Morris and the Witch (A Salem B&B Mystery #2) by Traci Wilton, which was the third runner up in my September TBR list poll. It seems a fitting book to kick off October with. I enjoyed the first book in this series, Mrs, Morris and the Ghost, and have been meaning to get back to the series. I admit the opening does not particularly grab me right away. It's more the kind of introduction that eases the reader in, which I am perfectly fine with too. Given this is a cozy mystery, I already know that Charlene's first Halloween at the bed-and-breakfast is not likely to go as smoothly as she might like.
His frame blocked the door as he stared at her. "You can't help it, can you?"
"I went to buy tea, Sam. How is that my fault?"
"It's like you are a magnet for trouble, Charlene."
"I didn't use to be . . . I used to have a very nice life. Steady, with breakfast in bed on Sunday mornings. Not a single dead body in all my forty-two years." [excerpt from 58% of Mrs. Morris and the Witch]
In Traci Wilton's second cozy mystery featuring a new sleuth on the Salem scene, when widowed B&B owner Charlene Morris discovers the dead body of a local Wiccan on Halloween, she and her charming ghostly partner must help the local Salem, Massachusetts, coven to find the killer.Have you read Mrs. Morris and the Witch or other books in the series? Does this sound like something you would enjoy reading?
Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year in Salem, Massachusetts--but when B&B owner Charlene Morris finds the dead body of a witch, it spells trouble...
Charlene, recently widowed, has renovated her historic mansion just in time to greet guests arriving for the town's annual Halloween festivities. She's lucky to have a helpful staff to provide support--as well as a handsome ghost named Jack standing invisibly by her side.
Unfortunately, while the revelers head out on haunted tours, have their fortunes told, or grab a drink at Brews and Broomsticks, a killer walks among them. When Charlene discovers Morganna, a local Wiccan, dead in her shop, she starts getting cozy with the local coven, looking for clues to locate the crafty culprit. Salem may be famous for the false accusations of witchery in centuries past, but this time someone is genuinely guilty--of murder... [Goodreads Summary]
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