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Friday, August 7, 2020

Chili Cauldron Curse (Kitchen Witch Mysteries #.5) by Lynn Cahoon

Chili Cauldron Curse

Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2020 by Kensington Books

Goodreads synopsis: 
New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon introduces a new heroine with her own special brand of culinary magic in this novella to introduce her Kitchen Witch series.

When Mia Malone’s grandmother asks her to take a week away from her restaurant job and come to Magic Springs, Idaho, she’s happy to oblige. Like Mia, Grans has witchcraft running through her veins, and life with her is never boring. Plus, the cause is a good one—helping Grans get the local food bank up and running again. But there’s an unappetizing surprise in store. While Mia is knee-deep in boxes of donated produce, she encounters the body of Dorian Alexander.

Dorian was a warlock, leader of the local coven. He was also her Grans’ new beau. There’s no potion that’ll make this trouble disappear. But if Mia wants to keep her Grans—now a prime suspect—from serving a spell in prison, she’ll have to unearth the real killer fast. . . .


4.5 stars

This is the .5 novella in the new Kitchen Witch mystery series by Lynn Cahoon.

Another series to follow by Cahoon! Yay!

I have to admit I wished this story had been longer. It is only 100 pages and I feel like it could have easily been stretched into a full book. There wasn’t as much of the magic and I wanted to see but we did get a good introduction to everyone and what was going on in this Idaho town.

I wanted the revelation of the killer to be a little more drawn out since I about blinked and missed the whole whodunit part of the story. That seemed a bit too speedy for me. But the choice of the killer was a good one. 

I feel like the next book in the series will really start this series off with a real bang. Definitely looking forward to it.

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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