Title: Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress
Author: Traci Wilton
Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Page Count: 320
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
It’s Fourth of July in Salem, Massachusetts, and B&B owner Charlene Morris is about to witness the shot heard ’round the town when a stunt goes wrong during a film production in the fourth Salem B&B Mystery from cozy writing team Traci Wilton.
Madison Boswell, a beauty recently transplanted from Boston, is starring in the Independence Day play in this New England town full of colonial history–and, of course, witchcraft. Madison may not be a Wiccan, but she does seem to have certain hypnotic powers. And she’s left some angry people in her wake, from a fellow actress beaten out for a role to a jealous betrayed wife. Now, as Charlene films the performance for her housemate, Jack–a handsome ghost who shares the Victorian bed-and-breakfast with her and her Persian cat–the drama queen takes a deadly bullet from what was supposed to be a prop gun.
With a long list of suspects and lots of backstage whispers, it looks like the investigation by Charlene and Detective Sam Holden could set off some fireworks…
Mrs. Morris and the Sorceress by Traci Wilton is the fourth book in the paranormal cozy A Salem B&B Mystery series. Each book in the series holds it’s own mystery that is fully solved so all books can be read as a standalone if choosing to do so. There will be some character development that carries over book to book though for those that follow the series from the beginning.
The first book of the series introduced readers to Charlene Morris who after losing her husband had needed a fresh start in new surroundings so she decided to move from Chicago to New England. Charlene found a wonderful historic mansion in Salem and thought starting her own bed and breakfast in the touristy town would be the change she needed. What Charlene didn’t expect was to have her new B&B come with it’s own resident ghost.
Charlene’s first experience trying to help solve a murder came when she found that her resident ghost, Jack, had been murdered and needed help finding his killer. Now Charlene is faced with her fourth murder to be solved since coming to Salem fittingly coming while celebrating the 4th of July. Charlene is attending a local film production when out of nowhere a real gun goes off and the lead actress, Madison Boswell, is shot in front of the crowd. Charlene of course does everything she can to help the police figure out who really fired the gun killing the actress.
As everyone may know who has read my reviews before I am a big fan of finding a book that crosses genres so I have been following the A Salem B&B Mystery series since the beginning with it having a touch of paranormal. This one has just that right mix of quirkiness, lovely characters, an interesting location with a lot of history and a fun mystery that it keeps me coming back book after book always trying to decide just who I like the most in the stories.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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