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I received this book for free from a book tour. This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.A Fatal Collection by Mary Ellen Hughes
Series: Keepsake Cove Mystery #1
Published by Midnight Ink on November 8, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: a book tour
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Also by this author: A Vintage Death,
Callie Reed pays a long overdue visit to her aunt, Melodie, at her fairy-tale cottage in quaint Keepsake Cove, which is home to a bevy of collectible shops on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Just as they’re beginning to reconnect, Callie discovers her aunt’s body on the floor of the music box shop she owns. Grief-stricken, Callie finds she can’t accept Melodie’s death being ruled accidental. How could her strong and healthy aunt take such a fatal fall? And why was she in the shop in the middle of the night?
As Callie searches for the truth, signs seem to come from her late aunt through a favorite music box, urging Callie on. Or are they warnings? If Callie isn’t careful, she could meet a similar deadly fate amid Melodie’s collection.
A Fatal Collection by Mary Ellen Hughes is the first book in the Keepsake Cove mystery series. One of my favorite things about this story was the unique shop that Callie inherits. Music boxes are so fun and beautiful, and I really enjoyed reading about them! I loved Keepsake Cove and all the fun little shops nestled together. This was a fast read. I found myself sitting down to read just a few pages, and realizing I’d spent more time in Keepsake Cove than planned. I was sad to have to say goodbye to Aunt Mel, but really loved Callie. This is an excellent start to a series, and I am already looking forward to more in this series.
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I need to add this book to my TBR list — it sounds like a great read. Thanks, Brooke, for featuring it on your blog!
You’re welcome, it was wonderful, Celia! Let me know if you get a chance to read it. 🙂
Mary Ellen Hughes
Thank you, Brooke, for a lovely review!
You’re welcome! I loved getting to visit Keepsake Cove.