Just in time for the holidays, In Cold Chamomile is sure to be a cupid’s arrow aimed straight for your bookshelf.
Tea party organizer Callie Aspen learns that Cupid’s arrows can be deadly when a Valentine’s Day soiree ends in murder.
Callie Aspen can’t think of a more appropriate place to spend Valentine’s Day than her adopted hometown of Heart’s Harbor, Maine. When she’s not helping out at Book Tea, her great-aunt Iphy’s vintage tearoom, Callie’s adorning Haywood Hall with hearts and roses for the big Valentine’s event, where townspeople will fall in love with sweet treats, heartwarming music, and delightful books. But tension is brewing: The librarian argues with the expert who is on hand to appraise precious volumes. And Iphy is shocked to recognize the baritone who’s slated to sing at the event as an old acquaintance–one she’d hoped she’d never meet again. And then, when a dead body is discovered, the stirring spoon of suspicion points at the many people who had reasons to want the victim dead.
When Iphy’s old acquaintance draws the attention of Deputy Ace Falk, Callie finds herself in a spot. Ace, as usual, doesn’t want Callie involved, but how can she ignore Iphy’s anguish over the fate of a man she cares for more than she will admit? Bringing the killer to justice may endanger Callie’s budding relationship with Ace–and, quite possibly, her own life.
Callie and the Book Tea crew may think they have this case in the bag, but un-kettling truths are yet to be decanted.
In Cold Chamomile by Joy Avon is an interesting cozy mystery. A young lady, Callie, has her hand full with planning a Valentines Day event. So many different things are happening at once. What no one else planned for was murder. An old acquaintance of Callie’s aunt arrives and things get sticky and more interesting by the page. Something had happened between her aunt and the musician, Strong. Strong is being picked as a prime suspect. But until Callie could figure out the mystery, he was stuck in a prison cell. Then, there’s the police officer whom stirred up something in Callie. A chemistry of sorts is blaring between the two young people. However, with a murder case at hand and them fighting about who done the actual crime, their relationship was put at a stand still. Overall, this book intrigued me from the beginning. A chaotic mess of events and charming characters made this a great read. I was hooked.