Mrs. Morris and the Vampire (A Salem B&B Mystery #5) by Traci Wilton #bookreview #mystery

Title: Mrs. Morris and the Vampire

Author: Traci Wilton

Publisher:  Kensington Cozies

Publication Date: August 24, 2021

Page Count: 336

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

About the book:

It’s B&B owner Charlene Morris’s second Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, and one she won’t soon forget when a self-proclaimed vampire is murdered . . .
Charlene’s bed and breakfast is fully booked with guests wanting to experience Salem’s wildest holiday—especially the annual Witch Ball, held at the historic Hawthorne Hotel. At the dance, actual witch and winery owner Brandy Flint has her back up over her daughter Serenity’s new beau—it’s bad enough he’s a decade older, he also claims to be a vampire from Romania.

As for Charlene, with handsome ghost Dr. Jack Strathmore haunting her B&B, she has developed an open mind regarding the supernatural. But her mind is blown when the clock strikes midnight, the lights flare and dim, and the vampire vanishes—leaving behind only his cape and a wooden stake with a thick red substance on the sharp tip. The next morning, a naked man washes up on the shore with a hole punched through his chest, and Detective Sam Holden has a homicide on his hands. Now Charlene and Jack must put their heads together to find out who staged the trick to stake a vampire . . .

Mrs. Morris and the Vampire by Traci Wilton is the fifth 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 or in any order 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 yet another murder to be solved when Charlene attends the annual Witch Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel with her bestie, Brandy Flint. Brandy is not happy with her daughter’s date, a man claiming to be a vampire, so when at midnight he vanishes in a poof leaving only a wooden stake in his wake Brandy isn’t exactly disappointed. However, when the vampire’s body washes up on shore with a hole in his heart Charlene knows she need to find the killer quickly.

The A Salem B&B Mystery series is another that I have followed from the first book and have come to know well. Being a fan of crossing genres in my reads I have really enjoyed the supernatural touch to this cozy series. However, this latest installment of the series seemed to leave me with a couple of questions when done. The book still had the characters that I’ve come to enjoy and a quirky setting that I enjoy of course but overall I’d rate this fifth book at three and half stars after liking some of the previous a bit more but I will definitely be back to continue!

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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About the author:

Traci Wilton is the pseudonym of Traci Hall and Patrice Wilton.

From contemporary seaside romances to cozy mysteries, USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall writes stories that captivate her readers. As a hybrid author with over fifty published works, Ms. Hall has a favorite story for everyone.

Mystery lovers, be on the lookout for her Salem B&B Mystery series, co-written as Traci Wilton, and her Scottish Shire series, which takes place in the seaside town of Nairn, as Traci Hall. Whether it’s her ever popular By the Sea series or a fun who-done-it, Traci finds her inspiration in sunny South Florida, by living right near the ocean.

New York Times, bestselling author, Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.

Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.

She has more than forty books published on Amazon, and is best known as a popular romance author. She is especially proud of her best selling contemporary romance series, Paradise Cove, and Heavenly Christmas and the Wounded Warriors. Co-writing with Traci Hall, they have assumed the name Traci Wilton for the Salem B&B mystery series published with Kensington.

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6 Comments on “Mrs. Morris and the Vampire (A Salem B&B Mystery #5) by Traci Wilton #bookreview #mystery

  1. NIce review Carrie. This is a series I did not start, and although it sounds good, I want to catch up on the ones I already have.📚📚📚

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  2. This series sounds so good. I went to Salem, MA on a 6th-grade field trip and have never forgotten the place.

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    • It’s one place I would love to visit one day myself as I know it’s rich in history. My sister went a few years back and took tons of photos but that’s as close as I’ve made it myself.

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