Admittedly, I’m not the biggest Halloween fan. But I do enjoy a good, light-hearted vampire tale here or there. So, when Mrs. Morris and the Vampire came up, I thought, why not? I’ll give it a shot. As it turns out, I’m really glad I did!
Enter Salem, the site of those famous witch trials. Enter witch-y characters and their friends, Charlene, Celeste, Serenity, Lucas – even the guests at the B&B. Within mere pages, you’ll fall in love with (or hate!) every character who dances across the page. And with good reason.
Immediately upon reading this, you will realize there are more books in the series. I found this promising, because that means I can go find them and enjoy more of the stories surrounding these well-written, fun-loving characters.
The story-line grabbed me immediately – no delays or meandering introductions. Just right there, right then, I knew I wanted to keep reading. Such a great hook in a cozy mystery is rare to run across, so even more big points from me.
The characters and the plot kept me reading, too, supporting that amazing hook. The author, Traci Wilton, knows the craft and executes it well. Even in creating icky characters you love to hate, Wilton has done a marvelous job.
I absolutely adore this book, despite it not really being my sub-genre. The vivid imagery and descriptions of settings cement the story for you and make this Halloween party and beyond come to life.
If you love a good, spooky, cozy vampire tale, you’ll love this cozy mystery from the first page to the last. Personally, I think it would be a great book to read aloud to the family (if the kids are old enough!) all October long as you enjoy the atmosphere and preparations for your own haunted holiday.
This well-crafted tale, Mrs. Morris and the Vampire, is a must now on my October reading shelf.
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.