ARC REVIEW — Pressed to Death (A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery, #2) By Kirsten Weiss

Pressed to Death Book Cover Pressed to Death
A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery, #2
Kirsten Weiss
Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Midnight Ink
March 8, 2017
ebook
338
NetGalley

Perfectly pressed. Perfectly proper. Perfectly deadly. 

Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski thinks she has the perfect paranormal exhibit for the harvest festival—a haunted grape press. But before she can open the exhibit, she’s accused of stealing the antique press. And when her accuser is found murdered, all eyes turn to Maddie.

Solving the crime is the last thing on Maddie’s mind, but her mother insists she investigate. Does her mother have a secret agenda? And why has the local charity, Ladies Aid, seemingly gone gangster?

In this light, cozy mystery, haunted houses, runaway wine barrels, and murder combine in a perfect storm of chaos. Facing down danger and her own over-active imagination, Maddie must unearth the killer before she becomes the next ghost to haunt her museum.

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descriptionI always love the covers on these cozy mystery books. This one is a very good representation of the story within. It’s eye-catching and interesting. The composition is spot on. It has interesting typography and makes great use of graphics.description

 

description I enjoyed this one. It was quirky and well-written. It had a nice pace to it. It was filled with twist and turns. It had a bunch of interesting side characters, and it kept me guessing right up until the end.That said, what I could have done without was the romance aspect. One because romances rarely work for me in these type of books. They are always inevitably underdeveloped or treated as an afterthought. And that was the case here. Two, this romance was depressing and included one of the biggest cliches you’ll find in romance books. I ended up thinking Mason was a douche and although I was glad Maddie ended things I finished this book feeling bummed out, and that took away from my enjoyment of the story as a whole.

Had the romance aspect been simpler without all the cliched drama or had it been left out altogether this book would have gotten a higher rating.description

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