Cassie and Lacy are orphaned sisters who have a special talent. They are bibliomancers, able to tell the future through books. They are also the owners of Books by Bequest, a bookstore within their lighthouse home on the Oregon coast.
One day, nineteen-year-old Cassie has had enough. She leaves her family behind and sets out for North Carolina. In her new residence, a neighbor is found dead and a young woman is missing. How can Cassie not use her gift (or possibly her curse) to find out what happened?
The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane hits all the cozy mystery notes. The setting is enchanting with realistic characters you can root for. The mystery is perfectly solvable based on the clues hidden within the text. The paranormal aspect is an original idea. I also enjoyed the frequent quotes about the benefits of reading. 4 stars!
Thanks to the author and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About The Secret on
Rum Runner’s Lane
The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane: A Book Magic Mini Mystery
Mini Mystery #1
Publisher: Lake House Press (November 10, 2020)
Print length: 104 pages
The Lane women are bibliomancers, but Cassie sees her divination not as a gift, but as a curse–one from which she desperately wants to escape. It turns out, though, that running from her fate isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. When a woman goes missing, and a neighbor turns up dead, Cassie turns to the books she’s always avoided to help her find the truth.
About Melissa Bourbon
Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of nineteen mystery books, including the brand new collaborative Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time. Melissa, a California native who has lived in Texas and Colorado, now calls the southeast home. She hikes, practices yoga, cooks, and is slowly but surely discovering all the great restaurants in the Carolinas. Since four of her five amazing kids are living their lives, scattered throughout the country, her dogs, Bean, the pug, Dobby, the chug, and Jasper, a cattle dog/lab keep her company while she writes. Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos, and their youngest son. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams.
Website – https://melissabourbon.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/melissabourbonbooks/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookWarriors
Purchase Link – Amazon
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