Absorbing, fun, and compulsively readable…
Fast-paced action and paranormal intrigue sweep through Cardel’s tantalizing debut installment in the Mysty Haven Mysteries series. Bob McLarney, a fresh journalism graduate, is happy to land in the small town of Mysty Haven and begin his new job as an investigative reporter for the local paper. But after getting fired, Bob finds himself taking on a private assignment and sets out to locate a missing gnome. The expert pacing and high suspense stand out, but more memorable are the vividly developed setting and various characters. The affable and determined Bob is credible: readers will have an easy time taking to the young man as the main lead. The large cast of quirky characters is equally compelling. Tension stays high, with nonstop twists and new revelations, and Cardel smoothly blends the sleuthing with hefty doses of humor. The whimsical setting of Mysty Haven and affecting insights about community, friendship, love, identity, and secrets make this cozy tale a triumph. Readers looking for a page-turning classic mystery won’t be able to resist.
Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mysteries)
Mentha Press LLC
Pub date August 1, 2022
Price $3.99 (USD) Kindle edition, $12.99 Paperback