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With such a cute cover how could I resist this book. The spelled cozy from the get go. This had witches and psychics which added to the thrill and spirits of the Greek Gods.
The poisoning of a teacher brought Temerity Love, a renowned psychic, into the investigation by the Chief of Police as he knew she had the power of psychometry. Constable Angus, a newcomer to town, didn’t really believe such hocus-pocus and was the perfect introvert to her extrovert. Romance was brewing along with curses on poppet dolls.
A debut by Kennedy Kerr, the book showed promise with its smooth penmanship. The dialogues were funny and I loved the close camaraderie between the town folk. Strange things happened at the Loch, and that was a part of their lives.
Both Temerity and his sister Tilda were interesting characters with different powers. They were occulists to some extent and powerful in their talents. Temerity was the lead in this who had known loss at a young age, which affected her even today. Angus provided a good support.
I loved the Scottish burr to the words which gave it a unique look. It was easy to understand, no fear. There were various subplots in the prose which were tied up, some were left untied to be answered later. I was greedy so I wanted more spells and mysticism. But this was not fantasy but a cozy murder mystery. So it remained within its definitions.
Overall, an enjoyable read. Would love to see what the author brings up in book 2.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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In the sleepy town of Lost Maidens Loch, people sometimes disappear…
Down a quiet lane in town sits a little shop full of oddities you’d probably miss if you weren’t looking for it. This is Love’s Curiosities Inc., and its owner, Temerity Love, is sought by experts all over the world for her rare and magical gift: the ability to find lost things and learn their stories.
When Lost Maidens’ pretty local school teacher is found murdered by a poisoned cup of tea, a strange antique hand mirror is discovered nearby. Temerity – with the help of witchy sister Tilda, their cats Scylla and Charybdis and the lovingly eccentric local townspeople – is determined to divine the story behind the mirror and its part in Miss Molly Bayliss’ untimely death.
If only grumpy out-of-towner Angus Harley of Lost Maidens Police wasn’t on the scene. Temerity can’t solve the crime without him, but he’s distracting, and in more ways than one. Can this unconventional duo solve the most mysterious murder ever to blight Lost Maidens Loch before the killer strikes again?
Publication Date: 3rd October 2019