Book Review-Slip of the Tongue: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Dark Lake Chronicles Book 14)-Raven Snow | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Slip of the Tongue: A Witch Cozy Mystery (Dark Lake Chronicles Book 14)-Raven Snow

Monday, February 15, 2021



Horace, one of Lady's brothers has just lost his job--which is a recurring theme with him. He had been working with the police dept-more of community service-but they did pay him a little something at least. Before that he had been working at the grocery store as a stock clerk-he had been fired from there but he really did not like that job anyway. He did like working for the police dept!

Lady picked him up to take him back to the hotel where they lived. Problem--Horace smelled like he had been smoking pot--they had to get that smell off him because the landlady would have a fit!! They went to the grocery store to pick up something that would take that smell away. It was the one where Horace used to work. While there they spotted the owner up on a ladder and they got to talking. The place was a mess and outdated items were on the shelves. Horace mentioned it to him and his ex boss told him he needed more employees--long story short--he got that job back again. Horace was not all that happy about it--but it solved their immediate problems!

Lady picked up a couple of items including a piece of Tongue which she remembered that a guest at the hotel happened to like--and off she drove back to the hotel where Mrs. Poole, the owner, had her go to her study room to read more about witchcraft things, It was boring and Lady was about to doze off when her friend, (who just happens to be a ghost) walks into the room. Her friend decides to show Lady how to go to different dimensions (with her cat along). As they strolled through the hotel they spotted a real monster--they just about made it back to reality. Of course they all, Mrs. Poole included, were trying to figure out what it was and how to get rid of it!

Meanwhile the Grocery owners brother was found dead by his wife where he was sitting in a living room chair. While trying to help figure this out it suddenly occurred to her ghost friend that her employer (a Djinn by the way) had not been seen. After convincing Lady to go into his room--she found him dead--but can Djinns really die? Another mystery to be solved by all and sundry.

Did they figure out what made the man die. Was it natural causes--or murder-and if murder--who did it? What about that monster that was roaming the hotel in another dimension. What was Horace going to do now that the grocery store was closed for the duration? And about the Djinn--what happens with him? You will have to read this book to find out!!

I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Horace has lost the job he had with Conners and the rest of the Dark Lake police. Lady loves her brother, but there’s no denying that he absolutely brought this on himself. She considers herself lucky that they were able to find him a new job so quickly.

The new job in question happens to be working at a grocery store, one that he had already been fired from once before. Lady worries he’ll manage to screw this up and get fired yet again. She hadn’t been prepared for even worse possibilities.

When someone in Dark Lake is poisoned, the grocery store is closed down. Locals are warned to exercise caution until the source of these tainted food items is discovered.

Aside from the danger inherent to the situation, Horace is out of a job again. Lady will need to help him figure out what’s going on If he wants it back or, worse, suspicions start turning on him.

Fourteenth Volume of the Dark Lake Chronicles Cozy Mystery Series. This book is approx. 52,000 words in length. This book can be read as a standalone. Reading prior of future volumes not required to enjoy the book (though reading prior volumes first will enhance your experience). There is no cliffhanger ending.



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Raven Snow lives in the Pacific Northwest & enjoys writing Witch Cozy Mysteries.


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1 comments :

teffers8464 said...

Thanks for the recap! With six kiddos at home, I don’t have time to read a whole book anymore.

 
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