Murder and Spice by Wendy Meadows – Review

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Nether Edge Witch Cozy Mysteries can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.
Havenholm is a small town with big dreams, good hearts and a corporate problem. The tiny hamlet has attracted the attention of developers seeking new blood and fresh real estate, something Havenholm has in abundance. As news of the incoming business leaks over the town, rumors swirl, anger stirs and a meeting is called at the Town hall.

Cassandra Dean, single witch and owner of The Spicery, is no stranger to change. Few knew what to expect when she first opened shop, yet despite the complaints and questions, her business survived and is now a staple, nestled comfortably near the coffee shop and pharmacy. Progress comes to every area and Cassandra attends the meeting to discover what face this new progress will wear.
Yet what should have been an informative gathering soon descends into shouts, accusations…. And murder.

Review: 2.5 Stars

I recently discovered the cozy mystery genre and have really enjoyed reading books within it. When I saw Murder and Spice as a free title I thought I would check it out. It was a cozy mystery and the main character was a witch, so it combined fantasy elements with this new genre that I have been enjoying. Unfortunately, Murder and Spice did not live up to my expectations.

One of the things I really like about cozy mysteries is how charming the characters are, but in Murder and Spice they all fell a bit flat. There was a town gossip, but the main characters had very little depth to them and I didn’t find myself getting attached to them, or even really care what happened to them. Cassy, the main character, was supposed to be a witch, but she hardly did anything witchy at all. It seemed like she was only a witch in name so the book could be advertised as including a witchy element so people like me would pick it up.

The plot was decent, but not really captivating. The writing didn’t keep me reading and the book was rather easy to set down. I did enjoy reading it, but I found it to be quite forgettable. I have no intentions to see what else Wendy Meadows has written. I haven’t had a ton of luck with finding great cozy mysteries lately, there seems to be some hidden gems within the genre though, and I hope to find a few of them.

 

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    1. The book had two covers and this is the one that I liked the best. I really hate when books advertise that there is a witch or a werewolf and then the witch doesn’t use it’s powers or for “some reason” the werewolf doesn’t have to shift. It’s just an excuse so these books can try and fit into a genre that they don’t belong in.

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