While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry’s home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it’s a miracle they get a show produced at all.
It all goes from bad to worse when the show’s psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry’s property. When two cast members are found dead, Merry and Virgil must figure out who’s picking off the Haunt Hunt team before their hard-earned happily ever after is cut short.
About the Author
Victoria Hamilton is the national bestselling author of three bestselling series, the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mysteries as Victoria, and the Teapot Collector Mysteries as Amanda Cooper. She is also the bestselling author of Regency and historical romance as Donna Lea Simpson.
Victoria loves to cook and collects vintage kitchen paraphernalia, teacups and teapots, and almost anything that catches her fancy! She loves to read, especially mystery novels, and enjoys good tea and cheap wine, the company of friends, and has a newfound appreciation for opera. She enjoys crocheting and beading, but a good book can tempt her away from almost anything… except writing!
Review of Muffin to Fear
Review (4.5 Stars): Muffin to Fear was the perfect mystery for me with the right mix of suspense, humor and a delightful cast of characters. Merry is back from her honeymoon with Virgil and discovers that Wynter Castle has been overrun with crew members from the paranormal investigative show, Haunt Hunt, while she was away. When two bodies are found in the castle, it is up to Merry to find another killer before she or any other cast members are added to the killer’s victim list.
This is one of my favorite mystery series and I love spending time with Merry at Wynter Castle. She finally got her guy and is enjoying being a newlywed when she comes home to find a TV crew in her beloved home. I enjoyed the humor and the quirky characters that were introduced in this story and I could see that Merry was definitely going to have her hands full with all these different personalities. This mystery was well-written and fun and I got swept along with this entertaining story just as Merry did.
This is the fifth book in the Merry Muffin mystery series and as usual, the recipes are a delicious addition to story. Can’t get enough of these characters and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment of the series.