Kelly is the proprietor of “Open Your Imagination,”
a fairy garden and teashop business in Carmel, California.
Her shop feels cozy and magical, and business is good. She
teaches fairy garden design, sells all sorts of accouterments,
as well as wind chimes and figurines. She hosts a tea every
Saturday, and that is also a book club meeting.
Resident fairy Fiona is at Courtney’s side to do good
for a human in order to earn her wings and recover her standing
after being punished for too many pranks.
Mick Watkins who owns “Wizard of Paws,” a dog
grooming business near “Open Your Imagination.”
has made many people furious. Mick is murdered and because
Courtney finds his body, the police suspect that she is the
killer! Courtney needs to clear her good name and needs Fiona
to help her.
I love this book! What a great start to a new series. We all
need some distraction right now and a good book will provide
that. A Sprinkling of Murder also supplies some much wished
for touches of magic with a chance to believe in fairies and
the possibilities of unexpected help and hope.
Courtney is a smart and strong protagonist and is surrounded
by other interesting characters. There’s Fiona and also
her ragdoll kitten named Pixie, shop employee Joss, and best
friend Meaghan to name some. The characters are introduced
at a good pace, and one of my favorite features of the book
is a Cast of Characters list at the front of the book. I am
very grateful for this list! There are also several good recipes
after the story ends.
Do something nice for yourself by buying a copy of this book
today. It may be a murder mystery, but it is a cozy, after
all, and there is an uplifting quality that makes it an extra
special start to an intriguing new cozy series.
Reviewer Notes: The author is an Agatha Award-winner who writes
the Cookbook Nook Mysteries and the French Bistro Mysteries