When Maddie Kosloski loses her job overseas she moves back to her hometown to try to find a new career closer to home. After Maddie’s friend Adele tries to rope Maddie into taking over the Paranormal Museum, a town tourist attraction that is part of the property Adele bought to open a tea shop, Maddie figures she could at least help her friend while she job hunts.
Unfortunately, when Maddie and Adele go to inspect the museum they stumble upon a murder and find the victim is the woman Adele’s ex-fiancee had an affair with. When Adele is arrested for the murder Maddie is sure that her friend is innocent.
The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum is actually a very nice little cozy mystery that has Maddie not only involved in the investigation of the current murder but she also gets caught up in an old case from one of the artifacts in the museum. Both were intriguing to follow and kept me guessing until the end.
There’s not a whole lot of paranormal in the story but just a touch to make this a bit different than your normal cozy mystery. The museum and it’s creepy contents was quite the original concept that gave the story just a touch of a creepy vibe here and there that just added to the story. Who wouldn’t jump a bit when alone in a building surrounded by those supposedly haunted objects?
There was one little detail that I questioned that I won’t specifically mention to not add a spoiler but I believe was added to expand the paranormal feel but was ignored in the end so I took a half star off my overall rating so 4.5 stars for this lovely read. Otherwise, I completely enjoyed the story, characters and setting and would recommend checking this one out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.