After being fired from her sister’s magical resort for some unknown—but mysterious—reason, Coral Lake opened her own coffee shop, Magic Brew. With the help of a cranky talking crow, everything seemed to be going well.
Until a man drops dead in Coral’s magical coffee shop, and she has to find the murderer—before she’s the one accused!
Now, with a murder to solve, a cursed resort, and an enticing Event Planning Manager with chocolate eyes to die for, Coral needs to whip up a potion coffee. Only with a heavy dose of caffeine and magic will she be able to solve this mystery…
Titles in the Magic Brew Cozy Mystery series include – Enchanting Murder –
Title: Enchanting Murder
Series: Magic Brew Cozy Mystery #1
Author: Elizabeth Clover
Paranormal Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: October 19, 2020
Rating: 4 stars
Welcome to the small town of Desert Spell, California. A place where the residents are magical, the town charmed (or cursed), the people unique, and the possibility of murder… strong. Enchanting Murder begins the Magic Brew Cozy Mystery series with a delightful cozy mystery full of everything that draws me to this genre.
Coral finds herself fired from her job at her sister’s resort as a barista. When she comes into some money it’s only natural to open her own coffee shop, Magic Brew, where she creates enticing coffee with a touch of charms, has a talking crow, Raven, helping out when she needs to leave to solve mysteries and a family dynamic that is going to be fun to puzzle out as we go along in the series. This entire magical town caught my attention and I cannot wait to return, soon I hope.
There are a few idiosyncrasies of the Lake family siblings that were annoying until I fell into the rhythm of the story. I’ll let you discover that for yourself and make up your own mind. One, rather nasty, wannabe magical man falls over dead in Coral’s coffee shop, and while her brother might be the detective on the case it’s become a challenge between siblings to figure out whodunit first never expecting the trail to lead to their sister, Mel and her resort.
I enjoyed this world and will definitely continue the series. While I’m not one that needs to figure out a cozy mystery’s villain before the reveal, I did enjoy the twists and turns it took to get there. If you enjoy your murder mysteries with a touch of magic, then you’ll want to check out Enchanting Murder soon.
I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Available for the Kindle