Description (from cover):
‘Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gearing up for a howling good Halloween–until a spooky murder shakes the town to its core…
Holly Miller doesn’t believe in spirits, but the Sugar Maple Inn is filled with guests who do. The TV series in development, Apparition Apprehenders, has descended on Wagtail’s annual Halloween festivities to investigate supernatural local legends, and Holly has her hands full showing the ghost hunters a scary-fun time.
But the frights turn real when Holly’s Jack Russell, Trixie, and kitten, Twinkletoes, find a young woman drowned in the Wagtail Springs Hotel’s gazebo–the spot of the town’s most infamous haunting. The crime scene is eerily similar to the creepy legend, convincing Holly that the death wasn’t just accidental. Now she’ll have to race to catch a flesh-and-blood killer–before someone else in town gives up the ghost…’
So, yes, it is March and I am reading a Halloween-themed mystery. That goes to show you how far behind I am on my reading list. Nevertheless, this book had me turning the pages at a furious speed. I really have come to enjoy reading this series. Although this is the second book in the series, I really enjoyed this one as well as the first. Not a lot of cozy series draw me in at first, but this one did. I think it is because I connect with the main character, Holly, very well. She is an animal lover and has a knack for solving crimes. I don’t exactly solve crimes, but I would like to think that I did.
Holly and Wagtail are prepping for a spectacular Howloween. Ripe with ghost legends in the small town, it doesn’t help that a TV series is filming in the area and staying at the Sugar Maple Inn. Of course, there is tension amongst the ghost hunters and when one of them ends up dead, well Holly must discover who had motive, means and opportunity. This was a fun read because of the ghost hunting snippets as well as the mystery. The author did a fantastic job of weaving the two together to make this book one that I couldn’t put down.
I wish that I could have read this book closer to Halloween, as the author did a fantastic job of creating an scary atmosphere. You most definitely do not have to read this book near Halloween and I thought that it was just fantastic anyways. I just wish that I could have created the right ambiance and read this book at the right time of the year. Another smashing read by Krista Davis and I cannot wait for the next installment.
Overall Rating: 5+
Disclaimer: This book was selected from the library by myself and I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.