"Staying at an inn so we could do our own private investigation felt a little like Nancy Drew, but it seemed worth a shot."
Macy Hatfield's friend Della Goddard suspected that one of her clients had not died of natural causes, she just couldn't prove it. Talking Macy into a getaway weekend at the Baxter Manor allowed the two amateur sleuths to keep an eye on the dead woman's son and daughter at the very place where Della suspected there was a valuable family heirloom hidden in plain sight. What they didn't expect to find was another corpse. It seemed that their "Spooks and Screams Halloween Package" turned out to be just a little too creepy for comfort.
Anyone and everyone is a suspect, so cozy up, there's "trouble brewing"! Another wonderful addition to the Barks and Beans Cafe series. * I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review
BOOK FIVE in the bestselling BARKS & BEANS CAFE cozy mystery series!!
Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java...and where murder sometimes pays a visit.
Convinced that the elderly lady in her care didn't die of natural causes, Macy's friend Della determines to look into the broken relationships surrounding the woman. She books a Halloween-themed getaway at a local inn and talks Macy into coming along with her to spy on her prime suspect.
As they join a ghost tour of the candlelit town, Macy and Della feel their guide is a little too fanatical as he shares his spooky tales. He tells the story of the Greenbrier ghost, a newlywed who supposedly came back from the grave to tell her family that her husband murdered her.
When a disturbing apparition makes its presence known, guests at the inn become apprehensive...and for good reason, because soon after, a young bride turns up dead. Although everything points to a copycat killer replicating the historical Greenbrier murder, Macy has her doubts. She's discovered that the inn harbors secrets of its own, and when she pokes into one darkened corner too many, she might not stand a ghost of a chance.
Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown...with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.
The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series in order:
Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
Book 3: Fair Trade
Book 4: Spilled Milk
Book 5: Trouble Brewing
Book 6: Cold Drip