***2013 eFestival of Words Fantasy Novel Winner from USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes***
June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.
Cures and trouble...
Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought. . .literally.
June discovers she was born into a family of psychics, and her homeopathic cures truly are magical. Unfortunately, they are not magical enough to save her from being the number one murder suspect when a member of the community that she had just had a disagreement with shows up face down in the lake with June’s lucky charm in the victim’s grasp.
And troubles double...
Add to that an attraction to her high school best friend, Sheriff Oscar Park and Mr. Prince Charming, her cat, is stealing charms from Belle’s Baubles, June is forced to clear her name in more ways than murder. After all, they don’t have cauldrons in jail.
A Charming Crime is book one of the bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won't want to leave.
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Awesome psychic paranormal story!!! The author kept me intrigued. Characters were described well. Made me want to visit Whispering Falls often!!! New author to me -- Tonya Kappes. She is a great writer. I will definitely buy any books she has written or in the future too!!!
The Hard-Core Charming Cosy Mystery
I found this mystery quite different from the average cosy who-done-it. While it still sort of fit in the 'cosy' genre it's a little more suspenseful and gory for your average tea drinking, sit in bed until you feel tired and nod off book. The main character's motivations seemed real - should she stay or can she leave without serious consequences, should she try to push the investigation along faster or will it just make her a) have to stay where both she and we can clearly see she is surrounded by a town of nut-jobs or b) continue to become more a part in a murder investigation? There was no romantic hero to rescue her and it made the story all the more interesting and hard-core.
The only question I had was why, after receiving a huge check for selling her house so she could move did she feel so broke that she had to set up shop immediately in a place that (at the time) she was absolutely certain she was going to put as far behind her as possible given the very first chance? Perhaps it was some of the feeling of nostalgia and her missing her late mother coupled with the fact that the products were all there on the shelves, ready to go but It still felt a bit 'set up' for the sake of progressing the plot... Still the rest of the book was so interesting it was worth glossing over.
So much fun wish I could visit!