In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon is the first book of the A Tea and a Read Mystery series. Callie is helping her aunt with an event for the Book Tea shop. The event is so an elderly widow can read her will in front of relatives and elite members of the town. The event is sidelined by a missing engagement ring and a dead body. Callie and her aunt find themselves in the middle of a mystery full of fussing suspects. This is a nice start to the series, and I hope to learn more about Callie, her aunt, and the Book Tea. The mystery was strong, and the Christmas themed story was well written. I look forward to the next book in the series.
The seventh book in the Haunted Vintage Mystery series by Rose Pressey is Fashions Fade, Haunted is Forever. Cookie, owner of It's Vintage, Y'all, is styling the clothing for a fashion shoot in a cemetery. A gunshot rings out, and the cemetery has one extra body. Cookie along with her ghost sidekicks sets out to solve the mystery. The premise of having ghosts follow the lead character around requires a stretch of the imagination. It is stretched a bit further with this particular book. I am not sure that is a good thing in regards to the direction of the series.
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