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The Circus of Mystic Springs

(Mystic Springs #6)

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  43 reviews
He swore he'd never return to Mystic Springs. Now he might pay the ultimate price.
Rufus Wellington swore that he'd never return to Mystic Springs.
Now he has. And he might just pay the ultimate price.

The circus is in town, but there's more than magic and cotton candy in store.

A dead body.
A secret worth dying for.
And a witch who is ready to see how much she's really capable
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published February 24th 2020
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Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the Mystic Springs series. Im so excited about this book! Circus of Mystic Springs was so much fun to read. I love the circus though Im really scared of clowns. Haha. The rest of the circus, though, I adore. The fortune teller is one of my favorite people at one. I was a carny, (carnival worker), in my youth so I totally understood the travel and the motor homes. The author really captured that experience. I loved the mystery as I was kept guessing all the way! I had a delightful time ...more
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Mona. Loved the circus atmosphere. Enjoyed the paranormal aspect of the book and as always love the characters
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read this series before. I really enjoyed it and enjoyed the characters. I can't wait to revisit Mystic Springs
Barb Foerst
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
The circus has come to Mystic Springs. Lots of excitement and a little trouble. Ellie is attending magic night school, Violet has an exciting portrait to paint, and Godiva now talks. The co-owner of the circus is found murdered. It appears that he had more connections to the town than would be expected. The townspeople bond together to solve this murder and protect themselves.

I really enjoyed this book. I hadnt read previous books in this series but look forward to more.
Angie R Geissman
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked the book. The storyline was interesting. I hadnt read any of the other mystic springs series so I was not familiar with some of the characters that were brought into the story. These characters werent given a very big background but it didnt really take away from the story. It was a fun book to read and Im looking forward to reading more of this series to learn more about the interesting characters. ...more
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Set aside a day for this family-friendly cozy mystery about when the circus comes to town in Mystic Springs. I had an ARC and this voluntary review is my own opinion.
Debi Paglia
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Mystic Springs series! A circus comes to town and changes everything! If you like a good mystery, a little magic, a little laughs, a small town and friendship, then you need to read this one!
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This latest book in the series was a real delight.
The characters were interesting and the circus premise was entertaining. I really enjoy the paranormal aspect of the series.
The whodunit was well written and kept me guessing.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Completely captivating!

A different style than Marples previous books. Third person, but more importantly, multiple POVs. And that worked really well! It was a book that I just didnt want to put down. Upon reading the first sentence I was already completely drawn into the story. So well-written! Completely captivating. Seemingly effortlessly Marple has created an addictive story. It flowed so well, and the mystery had twists and turns that had me gasping.

Violet is quite a character! Very much
Gayle B
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another really good book in this series. The story is fast paces, interesting, with a surprise ending. A little magic adds to the mystique. In this book, we learn more about Violet and her past. The characters are indeed colorful and interesting. A feel good ending that may change someone's life. You will love the residents of Mystic Springs. They may not all get along all of the time but they are truly an extended family.
Darla Abney-Cox
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is another wonderful Mystic Springs mystery by the awesome Mona Marple. The man who broke Violets heart many years ago returns with the circus. He had sworn never to return. Fates throw them back together when a man is found dead and it looks like murder. As with all of her books, this one can be read as a stand-alone and theyre never scary! This is another fun cozy mystery! ...more
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-other
The Circus has come to Mystic Springs. What should have been fun for the residents for Mystic Springs, quickly becomes a nightmare when the co-0wner of the circus, Rufus Wellington is found murdered.
When it is revealed that Rufus Wellington had deep ties to Mystic Springs the mystery becomes much more convoluted. The police have several suspects, including resident artist/witch, Violet. Ellie is determined to help her friend and find the real killer.
Investigating Rufus's murder leads Ellie to
Babe Johnson
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy a visit to Mystic Springs. This can be read as a standalone but I encourage people to read the entire series. New characters are introduced and the mystery is well crafted. I love that Marples stories are not gory or gruesome. Although I enjoy the mystery in each novel, my enjoyment is more from the characters and their interactions.

I received a complimentary eARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Roxx Tarantini
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Violet and Ellie are back!   And though Violet is a trifle reluctant, they're in thick of another murder investigation too!  This time it's Violet's childhood beau.  But before the untimely truncation of his life, he had managed to astound Violet with quite a revelation.

I love these two ladies!   Violet so comfortable in her own skin, fully accepting of her powers.  Ellie just starting really to acknowledge to herself that she has powers and what those can mean.   And it would seem that she has
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Out of the past, comes a killing

The past comes to Violet in the form of the circus and boy, does it bring surprises. It brings family and it also brings murder. It will take Violet and Ellie to solve it and make sure the right person is punished for it. It is a fun read and there is plenty of drama. Nice job Mona.
Lisa Jordan
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Who Killed Rufus??? Only way to find out is read this book & see if you can figure it out before the ending...with Ellie a novice witch trying to figure it all out, Violet & her feline Godiva (who knew she could talk!) and Frances and her little dog with a series identity crisis going on, & the police, youll be reading into the night just to find out who-dun-it...its a page turner & has suspense & quirkinesses & loads of mystery! Awesome read for those who have a love of ...more
Victoria Williams
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the characters, the mystery, and the setting. Who knew there could be so much going on behind the scenes of the circus. My interest was caught in the first couple of pages, and held right on through to the end, as I tried to figure out who the murderer was. Love the snarky cat! The family elements to this murder made it all that much more interesting. I would recommend to anyone who loves magic and murder.
I was an ARC reader for this book, lucky me!
Sue Buck
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Circus returns to Mystic Springs, along with Rufus Wellington who broke Violet's heart many years ago. Rufus never wanted to return the Mystic Springs but he did and now he's dead. Violet and Ellie have another murder to solve!

If you enjoy a good cozy with a paranormal mixed in then this is the book to read along with the complete series! I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book. Great writing and enjoyable characters.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You will laugh at the antics of Violet and Ellie as they try to solve the murder of Rufus. Rufus left town over 30 years ago, breaking Violets heart. Can she forgive him enough to find his murderer? Can she move on with new friends? Frances joins the townies (Violet and Ellie) in following the clues, she and Violet are the main suspects. They need to find the killer before one of them spends their life in jail. The paranormal aspects of this series are fun and entertaining. Mona Marple has ...more
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Violet saw Rufus' niece, she knew that 1) he was back in town and 2) something was well amiss and that she had to find him and confront him with the secret that she knew he had been keeping. But things don't always go as planned.

A long awaited for visit back to Mystic Springs, a town I wish I could really visit as having read all the previous books, there will be so many faces and people and ghosts and paranormals that I will know! Totally enjoyable; you don't have to have read the other
Jodi Stoffel
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This great cozy mystery is the sixth in the series, but can certainly be read as a stand alone book. There is enough background of the characters in this book to know what theyre all about. Rufus did not want to bring the circus back to Mystic Springs and doing so revealed a family secret, created drama, and tragically, the end of someones life. I loved this book! Its a magical cozy murder mystery with the perfect length. If you like this book, youll love the series. ...more
Carmela devito
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is another carefully crafted tale by Mona Marple. The circus returns to Mystic Springs and with it mayhem, murder and mystery. Town witch Violet makes a point of seeking out Rufus, the man who broke her heart 30 years ago. Rufus reveals a secret that enrages Violet to the point where she knows she needs to do something. Rufus is found dead and Violet was the last person to see him alive... or was she? There are many people who werent enamored with Rufus and the suspect list grows. This ...more
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Circus of Mystic Springs is another page turner by Mona! The characters are so fun and interesting that you dont want the book to end. You just want to keep reading to see what happens next! Im looking forward to seeing what happens next for Ellie, Violet and Glory! ...more
Dorothy  Scott
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The circus and Violets past have come to town. However, as secrets are revealed, a killer strikes. Ellie and Violet team up to find who that is. Mona Marple creates stories that keep me laughing and coming back for more. My favorite quote about Violet was, One of the many advantages of her age and profession was that she was allowed-and almost expected-to be odd. I recommend The Circus of Mystic Springs and the entire series. ...more
bobbie mckeever
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
The circus of Mystic Springs

I love this series. Nice quick read. Violet is a quirky character. Colorful and a bit eccentric. Hope to see more of Gloria in future installments.
Carolann Hiller
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun ala Murder

The circus is in town. Old acquaintances. Old trysts. Murder. Too many suspects. A witch or three in the mix. Great read. Go get it!
Barbara Webb
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun story, funny characters and a mystery to solve. What more can you ask for? I especially love the character who knows all about the police and investigations because she has read plenty of mysteries, and the dog who thinks she's a cat. If you enjoy cozy mysteries with some witchcraft, you'll love this visit to Mystic Springs.
Theresa Conner
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You can never know what will happen when the Circus comes to town! Make sure that you are in a comfortable place when you start this book. I didn't want to put it down. There are some big surprises in store for the people of Mystic Springs when the circus arrives and a man is murdered. Whether or not you're a fan of this series, you don't want to miss this book.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Circus is both a fun and mysterious read!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The setting of a circus was fun and different. The characters were well-developed and interesting. I liked learning more about Violet and Ellie and seeing their relationship develop, as well as the introduction of Glory. She sounds like an interesting character.
Tammy Hudson
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The circus comes to Mystic Springs Rufus gets killed and Ellie and Violet work together to solve the murder. I love the characters This is a good cozy paranormal mystery. I enjoy Mona Marple's writing.I would recommend this

I received a complimentary copy for a honest review
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