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5++ stars for Leprechauns and Larceny by Lucinda Race #paranormalcozymystery #cozymystery #stpatricksday #newrelease #bookreview

Title: Leprechauns & Larceny

Author: Lucinda Race

Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery


Book Blurb:


Bookstore owner and witch Lily Michaels has a never-ending list of to-do items as the maid of honor for her best friends’ upcoming St. Patrick’s Day wedding. The last thing she has time for is another mystery. But with a missing wedding dress, the discovery of a pair of leprechaun boots, and a body in a bathtub, she’s ready to mesh her love of puzzles and a little magic to help solve the crime. Even if her fiancé —Gage Erikson of the Pembroke Cove police department— is determined to keep her out of trouble and safe.


Good luck with that. 


Lily is going to need more than the luck of the Irish to solve the murder while a group of treasure hunters, friends of the deceased, are in town. Only they’re not grieving. They’re focused on finding a pirate captain’s gold, which—according to legend—the rocky coast of Pembroke Cove keeps hidden…and is only accessible during three days in March.


Will Lily’s luck hold with a wedding in shambles and a murderer skulking in the shadows? She needs to follow the clues to solve the case but can her witchy skills save her when the final clue leads her to the murderer?


Leprechauns and Larceny is the sixth novel in A Book Store Cozy Mystery Series, although each book can be read as a standalone—a sweet and clean cozy mystery with a guarantee that the culprit is caught. Happy reading!


My Review:


Disaster strikes when a man dressed as a leprechaun is murdered. Lily must act fast to catch the killer in time for her best friend's wedding but has her luck run out? Leprechauns & Larceny is a fun paranormal cozy mystery with a St. Patrick's Day theme. The mystery itself is filled with false clues and trickeries. The plot unfolds slowly so the reader is compelled to read late into the night. But it's the characters who make Leprechauns & Larceny an unrelenting cozy mystery.


Let's talk about these characters, shall we? Lily is much more relaxed and easy-going about everything. She's engaged to Gage. She's becoming better at her spells and other witchy things. She's the maid of honor for her bestie's wedding. She's even trying to solve a murder while keeping things calm for her best friend, Nikki. I like the changes in Lily. She's grown so much over this series. Sure, she dives into dangerous situations but she's more cautious now.


The cast of characters in Leprechauns & Larceny is a nice blend of locals and visitors. They create such a lovely group of potential suspects to sift through.


The mystery plot is intricate and detailed. What I love most about Leprechauns & Larceny is how complex the plot is. The more I read, the deeper I dove into the mystery. There are false clues to weed through as well as a large list of suspects. Who did it? Every time I thought I figured it out, they'd be innocent or have an alibi. I was completely invested in this paranormal cozy mystery from start to finish.


Some cozy mystery series are cookie cutter, but not this series. Each book is different and I can't wait to see what kind of fun Lily, Gage, and their crew gets into. This series is my addiction!


My Rating: 5++ stars


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Author Biography:


Award-winning and best-selling author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading cozy mystery and romance novels and getting lost in the fictional worlds. While her friends dreamed of becoming doctors and engineers, her dream was to become a writer—a novelist.


As life twisted and turned, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion. After developing the storyline for the McKenna Family Romance series, it was time to start living her dream. Her fingers practically fly over computer keys she weaves stories with strong, quirky characters, snarky humor, and toss in a bit of romance. To date, she has published over 30 novels paranormal cozy mysteries, and romance.


Lucinda lives with her two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she's not at her day job, she’s immersed in her fictional worlds. And if she’s not writing novels, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on.


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Lucinda’s Heart Racers Reader Group


Reviewed by: Nancy


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