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The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

During the month of March, I have been participating in March Mystery Madness. I’ve been having a great time with this readathon so far, and I’m really enjoying this chance to focus on reading one of my favorite literary genres.

One of the books I’ve had the opportunity to read this month is The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, by Kirsten Weiss.

After being fired from her job for refusing to pay a bribe, Maddie Kosloski moves back to her small hometown of San Benedetto. She intends to stay just long enough to find a new job, but her prospects aren’t looking very good.

An unexpected job offer comes along when one of Maddie’s best friends (who is opening a tea room in town) suggests that Maddie purchase the paranormal museum that adjoins her new business. Maddie reluctantly agrees to run the museum for a while…but just until she finds a new job, or Adele manages to find another buyer.

The last thing either of them expect to find in the pass-through between the museum and the tea shop is the body of a murdered woman. The victim turns out to be Christy Huntington, and she and Adele have a history — Adele’s ex-fiancé was cheating on her with Christy prior to the end of their engagement. The investigating detectives believe that that’s a compelling motive for murder, and arrest Adele.

Certain that Adele is innocent, Maddie begins her own investigation into Christy’s death…while attempting to juggle the demands of running the paranormal museum.

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum is the first book of an ongoing series, which includes the following books:

  • The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum
  • Pressed to Death
  • Deja Moo
  • Chocolate à la Murder
  • Damsel in a Dress (Kindle edition due to be released on April 30, 2021)

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum! This was actually my second time reading this novel, and I liked it just as much as I did during my first reading.

Kirsten Weiss is definitely one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. She does a great job of creating interesting mysteries that are a lot of fun to read, and The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum is no exception. I really enjoyed the characters that she created for this book. GD Cat (short for Ghost Detecting Cat) is a particular favorite.

Whether you are a fan of cozy mysteries, or you’re just looking for a fast-paced, entertaining book, I highly recommend giving The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum a try. Personally, I’m already looking forward to diving into the rest of the series! If you have the opportunity to read this book for yourself, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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