When the Crow's Away
Mort is positive he knows who killed him: his business partner's wife, Cookie, who had been trying to get them to sell the candy shop for months. But Brynn doesn't share his conviction. After all, the coroner ruled his death natural causes, and Mort did have health problems in life. But with Cookie putting up a For Sale sign for the shop already, Brynn knows she can't just let it go.
Brynn Warren is watching the sunset with her two aunt’s, Izzy and Nora when a ghost appears before her. Mortimore Sweete, co-owner of the local candy shop, is dead and he needs Brynn’s help. Mort has been murdered and he wants his killer brought to justice. Brynn will need to use her special gift along with some old-fashioned sleuthing in order to accomplish the task.
When the Crow’s Away by Auralee Wallace is
the second novel in An Evenfall Witches B&B Mysteries. It can be a
standalone if you have not read In the Company of Witches. I thought When the Crow’s Away was
well-written with mixed pacing. I found
it a little slow in the beginning, but the pacing soon increases. There are some fun and unique characters in
this series. Brynn’s two aunts, Izzy and
Nora, are entertaining. There is also Brynn’s
uncle, Gideon and Dog, the crow. I was
glad to see that Dog played a bigger role in this story. Brynn learns more about the aunts who raised
her after her parents died. I liked
getting more background on Izzy and Nora.
There is also Nixie who wants something special from Brynn. She is quite insistent and has no intention
of letting Brynn back out of it. The
mystery was fun to follow. I did not
find it challenging to solve, but I had a fun time following the
investigation. I love the paranormal
elements in the book. They are well-done
and suit each witch. There is an
intriguing development at the end of the book.
We will have to wait until the next installment of An Evenfall Witches
B&B Mystery to find out more. I
enjoyed my time in Evenfall, Connecticut with Brynn, Nora, and Izzy. I am looking forward to my next visit to find
out more about the mysterious new person in town and what is messing with Brynn’s
powers. When the Crow’s Away is a
magical cozy mystery with anxious aunts, a slain sweet shop owner, convenient
crow clues, a strange sensation, an indomitable Nixie, and a sweet spirit.
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