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Whispering Falls’ resident potion maker, June Heal, is the first witch in the magical village to make a big money deal with the Head To Toe Works, a national chain specializing in spa and natural products.
Cures and Trouble…
June is going to need to use her own stress relief potion she made especially for Head To Toe Works after she discovers the dead body of Burt Rossen, the co-owner of Head To Toe Works, on the belt of the assembly line of her stress free lotion product.
A new baby is born in Whispering Falls and giving Oscar Park, June’s fiancé and Whispering Falls’ sheriff, the itch to get a wedding date set and gives June an ultimatum.
And Trouble Doubles…
June is forced to use her witchy ways to figure out who stole her secret potion after it turns up missing. Rumors are flying around like broomsticks that June is a witch and used a spell to murder Mr. Rossen. Someone wants her out of Head To Toe Works, but who? Will the killer get to June before she can walk down the aisle?
Why not a cozy?
When people find out I’m a writer and ask me what genre. I respond with cozy mystery. You can probably guess the next question. Cozy? What is a cozy?
Trust me, I’ve been around long enough (26 novels) to know that cozy mystery genre doesn’t get the same hats off, Baptist nod, and thumbs up that thriller mystery or even just mystery writers get.
And if it’s not bad enough, I have to tell them that I write paranormal cozy mystery. That really gets the quizzical looks that make me feels as if I have two heads. THEN when I say it’s a witch mystery, I get the OMG, you believe in witches?
My explanation generally goes like this:
Cozy mystery is kinda just that. Cozy. More along the lines of Murder She Wrote where the sleuth of my novels has a job that is in a craft or a special talent. She stumbles on a murder that is somehow tied to her life and she has to solve the murder/crime on her own.
There is no blood, guts, or gore and cozies are centered on the sleuth’s craft or gift. In my case with A CHARMING FATALITY, the sleuth is a witch who lives in the magical village of Whispering Falls, a tourist town where all the cozy shop owners have a magical gift.
June Heal, my cozy sleuth, owns A Charming Cure, a homeopathic shop that is a cover for her magical potions. She uses her magical powers to help solve murders in her town, especially when the dead body is holding one of her potions or lying on her shop floor.
But most cozies do not have paranormal characters, they have relatable characters set in small towns with a cozy setting. Even though romance takes a back seat in the mystery, there is still a love interest to sweet the pot.
By the time I’ve given my spiel, the person who asked me about what a cozy was, is spouting off movies or television shows that fit the cozy mystery genre.
What do you love about cozy mysteries? Do you like a little paranormal with your mystery?
I was so delighted to have the chance to read A Charming Fatality by Tonya Kappes. Even with an advanced ebook copy, I still purchased this book on release day. I know when I’m getting a Tonya Kappes book, that I am going to read a fun mystery with a lot of laughs and some light romance. A Charming Fatality did not disappoint.
Whispering Falls is one of my favorite places to visit. I really like June Heal and all the other spiritualists in the community. Tonya has created a fun world and keeps the story going with interesting quirks and twists. Mr. Prince Charming and Madame Torres are two awesome characters as well. Tonya is a go-to author for me. I know I’m going to get a great story from her. If you like light, enjoyable mysteries, you should definitely check out A Charming Fatality by Tonya Kappes (and all the other books in this series). You will love them as much as I do!
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