In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting…
October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe in the shop’s back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees.
Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead during the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she’ll need to rely on Poe’s works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop’s crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else’s heart beats nevermore…
About the Author
Amanda Flower, a national bestselling and Agatha Award winning mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as USA Today bestselling author Isabella Alan. In addition to being an author, Amanda is librarian in Northeast Ohio.
Review of Prose and Cons
Review (5 Stars): When I read the first book, Crime and Poetry, I instantly fell in love with Violet and her grandmother as well as their delightful bookstore, Charming Books. Prose and Cons is the second book in this magical series and I already can tell that this series is a winner. In this installment, Violet is settling back into Cascade Springs and being the guardian of the secrets that have been kept by her family for years. As the town prepares for the Annual Food and Wine festival, Violet prepares to help with a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s works to entertain the tourists during the festivities. When the body of one of the members of their writing group turns during the event, Violet must help find a killer before another victim’s name is crossed off their list.
Violet is one of those characters that you instantly connect with. She is fun, charming, sassy and the perfect heroine for this series. This mystery was well-written and delightful that will surely leave readers absolutely spellbound. To me, this series has it all and I can’t wait to see what is next for the residents of Cascade Springs in book number three.