Monday, August 20, 2018

Review: Crime and Poetry (A Magical Bookshop Mystery #1) by Amanda Flower

About the Book
From Amanda Flower—who writes the national bestselling Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries as Isabella Alan—comes the first in the new Magical Bookshop Mystery series.

Rushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother’s bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn’t need to read between the lines: her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It’s where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you...

Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems from Grandma Daisy’s shop. The victim is Benedict Raisin, who recently put Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a prime suspect. Now, with the help of a tuxedo cat named Emerson, Violet will have to find a killer to keep Grandma from getting booked for good...

My Thoughts

I'm definitely adding Crime and Poetry to my list of favorite cozy mysteries. It was a delightful read full of a cast of quirky characters set in the charming town of Cascade Springs.

The magical bookshop was so much fun and such a neat idea. Books really are magic!The shop was host to a couple of animal friends that I completely adored, Faulkner the talking crow and a cat named Emerson.

The mystery was great and even though I figured out 'whodunit', the motive was still a conundrum until the reveal.

Crime and Poetry is a cozy mystery I'd recommend to book lovers everywhere. I can't wait to start book two, Prose and Cons.

Five Stars


  1. I want a magical bookshop where the perfect book flies off the shelf and into your hands when you walk in where I live! :D

    1. I do too! That'd be so cool! Thanks for coming by, Lark! Happy reading! :)