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Deja Moo

(Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #3)

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A holiday tradition turns deadly, but is the paranormal museum to blame?

Maddie Kosloski is no fan of San Benedetto's Christmas Cow, a thirty-foot straw bovine that graces the town square every December. For one thing, the cow displaces her paranormal museum as the number one tourist attraction. Plus, every year, despite around-the-clock surveillance, the cow goes up in fla
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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by Midnight Ink
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Carrie
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Deja Moo by Kirsten Weiss is the third book in the cozy Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum mystery series. Each book in the series features a new murder case to be solved so they could be read as a standalone if one chooses although some character/setting building would be missing if not starting at the beginning.

In this installment of the series we pick back up with Maddie Kosloski who owns the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum in San Benedetto as she is about to join her mother guarding the t
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jv poore
There’s a Halloween-ish vibe to San Benedetto’s Christmas celebration. Perhaps it’s the 30-foot straw cow erected by the Ladies Aid Society, in honor of their Swedish sister-city. Or the fact that, most years, someone is going to turn that bovine-tribute into the ultimate bonfire.

This year’s event surpassed haunting and was actually horrible, even with Fran Kosloski herself standing guard. The sacred statue was still attacked and set ablaze. When the smoke cleared, a human casualty was discover
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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This one was OK. The mystery aspect was well done and kept me guessing until the end. It had an excellent cast of likable secondary characters. Maddie continues to be a likable heroine. Again, as with the previous book, I thought the Mason and Belle stuff was rather pointless. And I am sorry, but I still think the dude is a major douche. He sure had ZERO issues dumping his girlfriend for some shady chick he knocked up years before. But this is a cozy mystery, not a romance. Last, I really wish t
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
“Madelyn, this is your mother,” she said, terse. “Don’t come. I repeat, do not come.”
My scalp pricked. “What-?”
“The cow is under attack.”
“Attack?” My grip tighten on the phone. “What’s happening?” Slate straightened. “Maddie?” 
“Oh my God. The gingerbread men!” she shrieked, and the phone disconnected.


I had a great laugh with that start to Deja Moo. It’s another delightful cozy mystery in the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum series.

In Deja Moo we get a few different mysteries; in the Ch
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☕️Kimberly
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have not read the previous books but decided to jump in any way. I like that while previous cases were mentioned the author was careful not to spoil the outcome. I am hoping to go back and read the first two.

Maddie Kosloski, own the local paranormal museum and its the Christmas season, which means the local dairy association is proudly displaying a thirty-foot straw bovine known as the San Benedetto's Christmas Cow. Hoping to increase sales, Maddie secures a set of haunted cowbell, gifted by t
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Tari
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a real page turner! I got absorbed into the mystery so fast that I could barely put this down. I finished it by reading straight through since just after lunch. Even though this is the third book in the series, it could be a stand alone if anyone isn't familiar with the series. I hadn't read any of the previous books but I quickly got acquainted with the characters and knew what was going on since not too much backstory was really needed.

It's almost Christmas in San Benedetto, CA w
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Betty
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cats, cozy, e-books
The third book of this cozy mystery with aspects of the paranormal is a fun and a relaxing read on a cold winter night or a sunny beach.
San Benedetto's Christmas Cow has been attacked by a group of men shooting flaming arrows as straw replica destroying it. Maddie Kosloski's Mother was guarding the cow when the attack occurred. The guard has died from one of the arrows and Maddie's Mother becomes a person of interest. Maddie looks into the matter to clear Mother's name. Rumors begin to be widesp
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Stewart Tame
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last two books have referred to San Benedetto’s Christmas Cow. In this book, it finally makes its appearance. Every year, the town constructs a giant cow made of straw. During the holiday season, it's the town’s second biggest tourist attraction … knocking poor Maddie’s Paranormal Museum to third. Part of the draw for tourists is the Cow’s unfortunate tendency to catch fire. There's even a betting pool every year to pick the date it will burn. Despite posting guards, it seems to happen every ...more
Jeri
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
A great addition to the series! Every year the town puts up a "Christmas Cow" made of straw and every year without fail it gets destroyed. This year is different though, a local dairy farmer is hit and dies. Was it murder or just an accident? Maddie's mom was also guarding the cow and soon is in danger too. When the local legend of the cursed cowbells comes back to life Maddie has to put it to rest before it gets out of hand along with finding out who is the murderer before her or her mom is nex ...more
Elliot A
May 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received this ARC from Red Coat Publishing and the author in exchange for an honest review.
Before I begin this review, I should admit that I have not read the first or second part of this murder mystery series, therefore all of my impressions have been formed only by this third installment.
I found there were too many characters to keep track of to make for an interesting story. The main character felt slightly too confident and distant to allow for the reader to make a connection with her.
My g
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Karen
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found Kirsten Weiss' upcoming March release Deja Moo, to be a very uplifting holiday themed cozy. This one is Christmas themed even though there are three lovely Witch dolls on the fun cover, it is a Christmas Cozy through and through and a great addition to this series. This is a very light paranormal cozy in that it is implied but not overly paranormal. I like the diverse characters and the really different job that main character Maddie has in owning and running a Paranormal Museum, even wh ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Deja Moo by Kirsten Weiss is the third book in the cozy Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum mystery series and I think I enjoyed this one the most. Each book can be read as a standalone, but because this series is so good, I would read them all.

Maddie Kosloski owns the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum in San Benedetto and has changed everything up to a Christmas theme. Each year, the Ladies Aide Society and the Dairy Association erect a 30 foot Christmas Cow made from straw, so Maddie purchased
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Taryn
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun series with a great premise. When the Christmas Cow is burnt down and a local dairy farmer found dead, shot with an arrow, Maddie can't help but investigate. Her mother was helping guard the cow that night and is a suspect, at least in one officers eyes. Maddie is also worried about some decorations that she has on display for the holidays. See Maddie has bought the haunted cowbells that were brought over from the towns sister town. Her exhibit has brought forth the story of when the bells ...more
Kathy Martin
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maddie Koslowski runs the local paranormal museum. It is time for the yearly Christmas Cow display and she is featuring a set of cursed cowbells to draw tourists her way. Every year, someone finds a way to set the cow on fire but this year there is an added complication. the head of the dairy association is found shot with an arrow when the cow is destroyed by flaming arrows. Maddie's mother was on guard duty which encourages Maddie to get involved investigating the murder.

It isn't much later wh
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Lisa Morin
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I really wanted to give this series another try. Like any reviewer, it's difficult to write a review that is not very flattering.
Deja Moo fell flat for me. I just can't relate to the characters. There is no closeness or familiarity that really grabs me and brings me inside to the story.
I feel like the story is disjointed and I was unable to finish the book.

I read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
Lesa
Although I guessed the killer within the first fifty pages of Kirsten Weiss' Deja Moo, the third in the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery series was worth reading. The likable team of sleuths, along with the paranormal museum added up to a fun story.

Maddie Koslowski's reliable truck broke down, so she didn't make it to the thirty-foot straw Christmas Cow display to help her mother guard it. She missed the four gingerbread men and Santa Claus who attacked the cow with flaming arrows. But
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Ann
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoy reading this cozy series, (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, book 3). Maddie realizes the 30 foot Christmas Cow takes over the town's tourist business so she plans to do a little relaxing and helping her Mother "guard" the Christmas display. When the local president of the dairy association is killed during a raid to burn the cow, (I know, some strange tradition) the local police want to pin it on Maddie and her mom. This series incorporates just enough paranormal activity to think the ...more
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Deja Moo by Kirsten Weiss
Book #3: Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Series
Source: Netgalley
My Rating: 4/5 stars


Maddie Kosloski has always known her hometown of San Benedetto is a bit odd, but perhaps the town’s oddest tradition is the construction of the yearly Christmas Cow. And, the inevitable burning of said Christmas Cow. Determined the cow will stay standing through the holiday, Maddie’s mom and select group of Christmas Cow committee members work out a guard duty rotation that should see
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Andreia Nuno
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun, cosy-mystery, perfect for a relaxing evening filled with laughter.

Maddie Kosloski shouldn’t be surprised when the Christmas Cow of San Benedetto’s does up in flames. Every year the same thing happens and she can’t say she doesn’t feel a little bit happy since the cow moves the attention from her paranormal museum. However, this year proves to be a bit different. One of the guards of the Christmas Cow is found dead with an arrow through the chest. When the haunted cowbell in her museum sta
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Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maddie has her museum all decked out with some cool paranormal type Christmas decor and she even bought the towns cursed Christmas cow bells.

Each year at Christmas time their town builds a Christmas cow out of haystacks. It's a Swedish tradition they got from their sister town and it was the Swedish town that gave them the cow bells. A few years back the cow caught fire and now it's a new tradition with some of the local teens to see who can light it up. So the Ladies Aid along with the Dairy fa
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What do I like about this book? Absolutely everything!

Maddie, the proprietor of the Paranormal Museum is busy getting ready for the big Christmas holiday in her little hometown. Shock runs through the San Benedetto community when their 30 ft Christmas Cow is put aflame by Gingerbread archers. The shock continues when the President of the Dairy Association is found murdered by 'Santa Claus?'

Adding to the confusion is Maddie's newest acquisition, haunted Swedish Bells. If you hear the bells you w
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Patty
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deja Moo by Kirsten Weiss is the 3rd book in the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum mystery series, and another delightful addition. Maddie Kosloski owns the Paranormal Museum in her home town of San Benedetto, CA and is use to her towns quirky traditions and people. Every Christmas the town builds a 34 foot straw cow, and even though the cow is guarded, it gets burned down. This year it not only gets burned down, someone is killed. I really enjoy the uniqueness of this book/series, and it alway ...more
Shannon
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Charming, quirky and laugh out loud tell you snort like a pig funny. It's a well written mystery, with a down to earth female protagonist that you will love. There is something in this book for everyone, mystery, secrets a little romance, burning straw cow set on fire by crossbow shooting gingerbread men, cursed cow bell's all that good stuff and so much more. Hope there will be a book 4 and that it tops this one. I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review
The Cozy Review
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maddie Kosloski is not a fan of San Benedetto's Christmas Cow, the thirty-foot straw cow that sits in the town square every December. The cow displaces her paranormal museum as the number one tourist attraction, and she can’t afford to have fewer customers. Plus, every year, despite around-the-clock surveillance, the cow goes up in flames.

This year, there's more than just a straw cow ablaze in Maddie's hometown. One of the Christmas Cow guards has been found with an arrow in his chest, and Maddi
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Katherine P
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
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This series is completely bonkers in the best possible of ways. I mean for starters the setting is just amazing and I really enjoyed the running argument on whether or not the cow bells were actually cursed. I've heard a lot about the Christmas Cow and it's annual destruction in the previous two books so I was excited to see it front and center. And the destruction was definitely on the epic side with flaming arrows sho
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Sue Em
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
A cute cozy with a fair mystery and solution that kept me guessing. Maddie Kosloski is getting a handle on running the Paranormal Museum in San Bernadetto when she gets involved with investigating another death. For the past several decades, a straw Christmas cow is built for the Christmas holiday celebration. Unfortunately, part of that tradition has been for pranksters to burn the cow. And even worse, one of volunteers trying to protect it has been killed. Maddie is helped by her mother, a cha ...more
Patty
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Deja Moo by Kirsten Weiss is the 3rd book in the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum mystery series, and another delightful addition. Maddie Kosloski owns the Paranormal Museum in her home town of San Benedetto, CA and is use to her towns quirky traditions and people. Every Christmas the town builds a 34 foot straw cow, and even though the cow is guarded, it gets burned down. This year it not only gets burned down, someone is killed. I really enjoy the uniqueness of this book/series, and it alway ...more
Sheryl
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! This book is a win, win with for me. I really like all the characters not to mention the witty dialog. If you like cozie mysteries with a little paranormal on the side, you'll love this series for sure. I've already purchased the first book in the series and this is the third installment I got some catching up to do for sure.
I would like to thank Midnight Ink and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this e-galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Heather
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Deja Moo is a delightful Christmas mystery that can be enjoyed any season of the year! The paranormal aspects of the story were stepped up a bit in comparison to the first two in the series, and all the regular characters are back. It was great to see the first hints of a new romance developing for Maddie. I'm really having fun with this series and look forward to reading the next installment. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my opinion.
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
Maddie Koslowski owns a paranormal museum in San Benedetto, California. Right now, the town is gearing up for Christmas and the annual tradition of the Christmas Cow - a 30 foot straw cow that seems to be the victim of an accident every year (almost). This night, Maddie's mother Fran is taking guard duty with the cow; and Maddie is supposed to relieve her soon. However, she's stalled on a road and ready to call for a tow when the handsome Detective Slade happens by...at the same time Maddie rece ...more
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Kirsten Weiss has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.

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