Herbs and Homicide
(The Faerie Apothecary Cozy Mystery)
by Astoria Wright
About the Book
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series
Novelwright Mysteries (September 27, 2018)
Paperback: 217 pages
Looking for a unique paranormal cozy mystery series that's lighthearted and fun?Settle into the cozy countryside of Moss Hill, where house-elves rent rooms, sprites live in gardens, a leprechaun is the best tailor in town, and a half-elf/half human named Carissa Shea owns a pharmacy known as The Seelie Tree Apothecary shop. Life couldn't be more idyllic for Cari, but healing humans and fae folk proves challenging at times, especially when secrets unfold in The Faerie Apothecary Mysteries.About Book 1: Herbs and Homicide In the small town of Moss Hill, customers of all kinds visit Carissa Shea's Seelie Tree Apothecary Shop. That includes tall and short, young and old, human and faerie. Being half-elf/half-human herself, Carissa personally knows and cares for them all. So, when a grumpy brownie, a type of house faerie, named Miss Morgan dies in her shop, Carissa is devastated. As she learns more about her customer's death, she realizes Miss Morgan might have been the only thing standing between the Seelie, faeries of light and goodness, and the Unseelie, faeries of darkness and evil. On top of it all, the Sidhe guard, protector of all fae residents, rule it a murder and name Carissa as a suspect! Now she must prove her innocence and find the real culprit before it's too late - not just for her but for all of Moss Hill.
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
This is the most magically adorable cozy mystery that I have read in awhile. We meet Carissa a half fae half human who runs an apothecary with her faithful assistant. This is where it gets fun though as Carissa mostly stays in the Other realm while the assistant stays in the human world. The dual layers make for an intriguing twist and when you add in lots of different types of characters from deep in the fae world you learn to expect the unexpected. The murder was just the cherry on top of the cake. If fae, magic, and mystery is your thing then you really have to read this one. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
About the Author
Astoria Wright is the author of The Faerie Apothecary Mysteries, including the bestselling prequel novella Chaos in the Countryside. Intrigued by myths and inspired by cozy mystery writers before her, Astoria tries to combine two worlds with human and faerie neighbors trying to solve puzzling crimes on the fictional island of Moss Hill. She’s also a poet, which shows in the Moss Hill poetry anthology “written” by the characters in the series. Her goal is to bring Moss Hill to life in her stories, because who doesn’t wish we lived in a town with magical faeries as neighbors?
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