Death By Pumpkin Spice by Alex Erickson is the third book in the “Bookstore Café” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, September 27 2016
Bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock would rather spend Halloween serving pumpkin goodies than wearing costumes with Pine Hills’ wealthiest at Yarborough mansion, especially when the soiree shapes up to be more trick than treat . . .
As if a run-in with an old flame and a failed marriage proposal weren’t enough to horrify Krissy for one night, a woman is found strangled to death in a room filled with ominous jack-o’-lanterns. All signs suggest a crime of passion—but when the hostess’s jewelry disappears, malevolent intentions seem way more likely . . .
With the estate on lockdown and a killer roaming the halls, Krissy must help Officer Paul Dalton investigate each nook, cranny, and guest for answers—while also confronting a few demons of her own. Someone has lots of skeletons in the closet, and Krissy better tread lightly to expose them . . .
Once again, the author delivered a likable story that had a comfortable tone and the pacing made it easy to follow the story from beginning to end. The light drama pulled me in immediately and quickly became a page-turner as I had to know what happens next. The author did a good job in presenting this engaging mystery with some surprising twists that kept me involved in all aspects in the telling of this whodunit. With a good plot and good conversations, this was a good read in this pleasantly appealing series.
FTC Full Disclosure – I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) book from publisher.