Yesterday’s Paranormal Mysteries #1
Electric Prose, 2017
Kindle ed, 171 pages, also available in paperback
Genre(s) cozy mystery paranormal, ghosts
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Other books in this series: Threads of Yesterday #2, Yesterday’s Ghosts #3
Antiques can be a dangerous business. Especially when you’re dealing with a desperate politician, a sexy ex-cop, and a couple of “spirited” companions.
Anna Yesterday owns Yesterday’s Antiques in small town USA. When she finds an old newspaper clipping lining the drawer of an antique dresser, she realizes she’s never heard the horrible story of rape and suicide detailed on the yellowed newsprint. So she starts to dig, and her sleuthing exposes an ugly cover-up that casts the residents of Crocker, Indiana into danger and intrigue, and leaves them with a corpse.
About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever writes romantic paranormal/fantasy and mystery/suspense, creating stories that celebrate the joy of love in all its forms. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 50+ books and has been writing for over a decade under several noms de plume.
My Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book from the author’s newsletter. I am providing an honest review for which I am receiving no compensation of any kind. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review
My Review: ✭✭✭✭✭
This cozy mystery has it all! Sam Cheever is a prolific author in the cozy genre. If you aren’t au courant with cozies, you really should check out what’s there. It’s a world all its own, and it’s a rich gold mine!
Anna Yesterday is the owner of the antique store. Her “guardian angel” is a hunky cowboy ghost she wishes weren’t a ghost. His sidekick is a snarky saloon girl who also happens to be a ghost. Anna’s recently hired a guy who seems too good to be true. And you know what they say about things that seem too good to be true…
Then there’s the newspaper article Anna finds in the old chest she bought the other day from a local family. It’s all about a rape in town, but she’s never heard this story. Given that it’s about the former mayor, whose son is the present mayor, she can’t understand why she’s never heard the story. Inquiring minds want to know…
Anna and her new hire, Pratt Davies, get into and cause all kinds of trouble in town when they start poking their inquiring noses into this story. It takes 2 ghosts, a cat, and an autistic teenager to solve this one! It’s dangerous and it’s hilarious all at once. And then there’s just a bit of it’s so sweet, too. But let’s save that for the end, okay? Go get your copy of Yesterday’s News and settle in for a really great read.
Books 2 & 3 in the series: