Friday 7 January 2022

Dangers and Empty Mangers: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Book 17) by Trixie Silvertale

A frozen cheesemaker. A vandalized Nativity. Can our psychic sleuth serve up justice before she’s iced?

Mitzy Moon might be getting too comfortable. Her love life is satisfying, her family is supportive, and her extra senses are becoming more reliable. But, before she can bask in that glow, a suspicious death and a missing Messiah threaten to spoil the New Year…

Sniffing out the murderer of a local cheesemaker should be her guiding star, but there’s nothing as upsetting as a stolen baby Jesus. And with the trail growing smellier than a ripe Limburger, she’s desperate for help from her supernatural supporting cast. Unfortunately, with her powers now leading her in circles, she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Can Mitzy peel the rind off the culprit before she’s prematurely aged?

Dangers and Empty Mangers is the seventeenth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural misfits, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s heartfelt whodunits.  (Summary via Amazon)

It has been a while since I have read a paranormal cozy mystery and boy have I been missing out !!  Dangers and Empty Mangers is the seventeenth book in the Mitzy Moon Mystery series by Trixie Silvertale and even though it is the first one in this series that I have read, I was not lost at all and I caught on to everything going on immediately and I was sad when it ended.

In Dangers and Empty Mangers main character Mitzy Moon is asked to look into the disappearance of the Baby Jesus from a church's nativity scene.  And considering the person asking is her boyfriend, Sheriff Erick Harper she feels she has to say yes.  While Mitzy is looking into the disappearance for the church a friend of her's, Quince Knudsen calls asking to talk to her.  Unfortunately Quince's uncle just died and the police are ruling it an accident.  However when Mitzy and Quince go to the scene which is a fishing house on the lake, they find evidence leaning towards murder.  They are able to convince the sheriff to look into the death and he soon changes his mind also.

Luckily Mitzy has "special" powers that few people know about.  She inherited her grandmother's bookstore, Bell, Book & Candle, and her ghostly grandmother whose ghostlike body is still there at the shop and can communicate with Mitzy.  Mitzy also has some psychic powers and a moodring that provides clues at times.  And she has a unique cat for a pet.  Luckily she has confided in some people, her boyfriend being one of them, that she sees and talks to her grandmother regularly.  Mitzy's grandfather also lives in the same town, Pin Cherry Harbor and owns and runs Myrtle's Diner and seems to also have psychic abilities in that you never have to put in an order for food.  Odell knows exactly what you want to eat without you telling him and he always gets it right !!

Mitzy seems to have a great town that she lives in, a great job and apartment, her boyfriend is awesome but she has a hard time navigating her powers sometimes.  ( You would think that by now in the series that she would have all that figured out but that wouldn't be as much fun, would it ? )  And even though the Sheriff knows some of her abilities, she still has to keep some things secretive ..... for her own sake.

I don't think I have to tell readers that they will fall in love with this series and everything Silvertale puts into each book but I will nonetheless.....  I have only read this one book out of the seventeen that are in this series and just reading Dangers and Empty Mangers, I am hooked !!  I wish I had the time to go back are read the previous sixteen but unfortunately I don't possess that time...  so I will go with the hopes that any more in this series I am able to read and will love hanging out with Mitzy and seeing what happens next in her crazy life.

Review by Missi M.

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