Smugglers & Scones by Morgan C. Talbot last night and promptly have a book hangover. This book is out January 31st and has all the makings to become one of my most favorite series. This amazing book is set on the West Coast, which is near and dear to my heart. Morgan writes in a way that made me feel like a guest in a picturesque B&B that only allows Mystery Writers to stay in it. I felt like I was on a writers retreat and being inspired with each turn of the page. With each chapter my heart fell deeper in love with the story, the mystery, the history and the quotes. Strong relationships between the characters formed quickly and effortlessly. Main character Pippa is a spitfire and along with her Uncle Hilt, a newly hired intern and an unlikely love interest make for an recipe for this story, the mystery based on history made this so intriguing. I know it is only early in the year but this will be on my list of top new cozies I have read in 2017, it's going to be hard to beat this one in my books.
Pippa Worthy runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast’s quirkiest bed-and-breakfast and former home of world-famous mystery writer A. Raymond Moore. Guests come there to write their own crime novels. When a real-life murder takes a local’s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own. A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest’s Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world.Juggling her book-writing guests, small-town intrigues, secret club agendas, and a possibly fatal attraction, Pippa must sort fact from fiction to know who to trust before a desperate killer claims a final revenge nearly a century in the making.
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