Midnight Spells Murder

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Series: A Happy Camper Mystery #2
Published by: Lyrical Press
Release Date: July 13, 2021



Spirit Canyon's annual Spirit Spooktacular weekend is on, and for local amateur sleuth Zo Jones, it's boomtime for business at her Happy Camper gift shop . . . until a murderer drops in for a browse.

To celebrate Halloween at the Happy Camper, Zo schedules a talk by successful author and self-proclaimed witch Marianne Morgan. Although Marianne's benign brand of witchcraft is more about feminine empowerment than black magic, her presence is still not welcomed by everyone. Then on a midnight stroll home, Zo spots what seems to be a new Halloween decoration propped up outside the Happy Camper. What she finds is not a mannequin but a dead Marianne, her lifeless body dressed in traditional witch's garb. But why would someone send this good witch back to the spirit world permanently?

Soon Zo realizes that plenty of folks have motives for murdering Marianne. What's worse, nosy TV newsman Justin Castle plans to broadcast a report associating Marianne's murder with the Happy Camper. Zo calls on her partner in sleuthing, local forest ranger Max Harrington, to help her find the culprit before Justin's report airs. Otherwise Zo's business just might go bust. But to catch this killer, Zo will have to risk much more than just her reputation . . .


"...diving into Spooky Spirit Canyon was sublime. I loved all the descriptions of costumes, pumpkin carvings and the parade. Midnight Spells Murder was over way too soon for my liking and I'm eagerly awaiting the next book." --Books Read By a Prairie Girl


"The second book in this series has left me a very happy camper. I really enjoyed the first book and was thrilled to see the second one. Filled with enjoyable characters and a solid whodunit! I’m ready for Halloween after reading this…and we have awhile to go before October even thinks about making an appearance. While each book focuses on solving a mystery, I really enjoying learning a little more about Zo as she learns it herself. Seeing Zo forming new relationships and nurturing others makes this one series that has me tuning in for more than just the whodunit. A great cozy that will have you coming back for more too!"

--Cozy On Up


“Midnight Spells Murder is the second book in the “A Happy Camper Mystery” series and is as good, if not better, than the first book.” --The Cozy Review


“I read this in one day because I just couldn’t put it down!” –Texas Reader Girl


“I love a holiday themed cozy mystery, and Midnight Spells Murder really delivers! Not only does it have spooky Halloween vibes, but it also has hints of wintery holiday fun to come!” –I Like Old Books


“I’m always curious to see if the second book in a series can live up to the first book… and Mary Angela may have written an even better one!” Cozy Mystery Launch


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