THE BOOK OF CANDLELIGHT
Author: Ellery Adams
Genre: Cozy Mystery
This review was first published in Booklistonline.com on 1/24/20: (https://www.booklistonline.com/The-Book-of-Candlelight/pid=9729902)
The third book in the Secret, Book, and Scone Society series serves up an appetizing dish for mystery lovers who enjoy books about bookstores, small towns, and female friends. The unrelenting spring rain in Miracle Springs, a small town in North Carolina, has brought increased business to Nora Pennington’s bookstore. To replenish her stock of shelf enhancers, Nora visits a local flea market, where she purchases a pottery piece created by a man known as Cherokee Danny. The next day, Nora discovers Danny’s body in the churning waters of the Miracle River near a rock painted with a symbol of a red cardinal. Nora enlists the help of three women who are fellow members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to help her catch Danny’s killer. When another body is found near the river and an old diary casts suspicion on the new owners of the town’s inn, Nora works with the sheriff to trap the killer into confessing. The ending ties up several subplots.