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Prose and Cons: 04/10/19
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower is the second in the Magical Bookshop series. It's October and that means the annual Food and Wine Festival. Daisy has invited the Red Inkers, a local writers' group to give readings from Edgar Allan Poe's works at the store. Then something goes horribly wrong and the meanest member of the group ends up dead.
The tree which communicates through the books in the shop uses the Poe theme to suggest that the dead woman has some hidden secrets. This leads Daisy into learn an alternate site of the woman. It's another version of the person who isn't successful secretly being so. At least this time, it isn't a ghostwriter plot.
Meanwhile, Daisy and the Sheriff end up closer, though still not in a relationship. I suspect they will be in a book or two.
This second book spends less time on setting up the town and more time on the actual sleuthing. I enjoyed taking a mental break from the where and the how of Cascade Springs as it's in an impossible location.
All in all I enjoyed this book and found it a nice distraction from the longer books I was reading. The third book is Murders and Metaphors. It just came out and I will be reviewing it soon.