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Prose and Poison: A Cafe Prose Mystery (Cafe Prose Mystery Series Book 1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Murder, mayhem, and Shakespeare collide in the small town of Willow Creek.

For the past twelve years, thirty-three-year-old Talbot Meadows has thrown herself into her work as a rare materials appraiser at the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington D.C., forgetting the small-town life she left behind years ago.

But when Talbot is called back to her perfectly charming
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Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published June 13th 2019
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Sue
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-challenge
Rare materials appraiser Talbot Meadows receives a frantic text from her mother saying something has happened to her aunt and must come back to her hometown of Willow Creek immediately. When Talbot arrives in town, she soon finds out that her mom’s phone is missing and the text were made by an eccentric millionaire who wanted Talbot in town. If Talbot knew ahead of time that Harold Ellerton needed her help, she would have never made the trip. However, he makes an offer over the phone that she ca ...more
Suzanne Hare
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talbots Meadows loves books. For the last 13 years she has been working as an appraiser for Washington D. C. Library of Congress. She is requested by Harold Ellerton, her old boy friend’s uncle, to appraise a book with unusual qualities. She decides to return home to her home town of Willow Creek. What she doesn’t expect is to find him dead and the mysterious book no where in sight. Then news comes that she is laid off, just great. In addition, her mom seems to be somehow a suspect. She takes th ...more
Krystyna
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To thine own self be true

A great read and I believe it is the first time I have come across this author. A mixture of murder, ancient books and the dastardly actions of others. Okay some of the facts are right but the value of the book is just a tad high (Oxford sold there copy for just over £2.5 million in the early 21st century ) and there are also a few proofing errors but overall leaving that aside it is a great read. Nice plot with great lively, vibrant characters tat add a depth to the rea
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Jamie Jack
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: p-2019, mystery
This book is the cozy mystery debut of a writer who has written in different genres. Unfortunately, this mystery seems more like a general mystery than a cozy to me. To me, cozy mysteries must be filled with quirky characters in a zany small town. There's at least one familial relationship that bolsters the protagonist in a way that is not typical of the family relationship; usually this is with an aunt or a grandmother. The protagonist is usually involved in one of the funky businesses in town. ...more
Pat Eroh
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love cozy mysteries and I read a lot of them. I also read regular mysteries. This awesome little cozy is fabulous and a great series starter. Wonderful characters that make this a series that I will want to read all of the books from, and a great storyline packed with action to keep me reading! I highly recommend this to fellow cozy-lovers.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kristin Smith
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first cozy mystery and it did not disappoint! As a small town native, it was filled with the quirky but authentic relationships that make small towns so great. Throw in the twists and turns of the mystery and you have a great read. I look forward to more in the series.

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Terri Cloud
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A writer's dream...

I enjoyed the book thoroughly from beginning to end. There was mystery, romance, life lessons learned, lots of "red herrings," and even a touch of possible narcissism on the author's part. The ending will leave you breathless and definitely ready for more.
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Gail Mickalonis
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun mystery with a really relatable heroine and a delightful small town setting. I hope there are plenty more to come in this series - the small town Central PA touches are great, too!

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Patrice Bond
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting but poor editing. The book was free. Not sure if I would buy from this author.
Mary
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this mystery. I thought the mystery was engaging and there was enough humor to satisfy me.

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Beth Gabler
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great cozy mystery by a relatable author. Looking forward to her next...
Debi
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I started out enjoying this story but it slowly got more disappointing by the page. First, she needs to either fire her editor and hire a better one because as you turn the page it just gets messier as the story goes on or she needs to open her eyes and fix it herself. Talbot's dog Romeo was clearly a boy but he's called a her a few times.
My biggest irritations....
This town of less than 1,500 people is like the old game of Telephone because everyone knows your business in minutes...correct or no
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