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Friday, February 19, 2021

Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (Haunted Craft Fair Mystery #3) by Rose Pressey


Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork

(Haunted Craft Fair Mystery #3)

by Rose Pressey 

Paperback, 256 pages

Published December 29th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis: 

A Gilded Age ghost helps psychic painter Celeste Cabot catch a killer . .

Rising up against the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Biltmore Estate is a magnificent mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, built as a summer home for George Washington Vanderbilt II—yes, of those Vanderbilts—during the Gilded Age. Nowadays, it’s the site of an annual craft fair. Unfortunately, it’s also about to become a crime scene . . .

Celeste is hard to miss as she pulls up with her pink and white Shasta trailer and adorable Chihuahua, Van Gogh—Van for short. But before she can show off her artwork at the fair, a tour guide is found strangled by a velvet rope barrier and a valuable painting goes missing. With a rogues’ gallery of sketchy suspects, Celeste welcomes the help of a pair of handsome detectives—and a ghost with a special interest in the case . . .

Includes tips and recipes!


3.5 stars

This is the third book in the Haunted Craft Fair mystery series by Rose Pressey.

I enjoyed this book but wasn’t quite sure about the whole backstory relating to her painting haunted paintings. The theme is quite interesting but I wish that there had been a bit more info about this talent of Celeste.

Plotline was interesting and really kept my interest but some of the minor characters were a bit odd. I can understand one unusual character, not a whole slew of them.  I almost think the family visiting was just a bit too much for this story. It kept me from focusing on the sleuthing.

Overall it was a decent read. I will definitely check out other titles in this series.

If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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