The Book of Candlelight, a review

43228373._UY400_SS400_Title:  The Book of Candlelight

Author:  Ellery Adams

Published:  28 January 2020

Publisher:  Kensington Books

Date Read:  27 January 2020

Format:  Trade Paperback

Source:  Advanced Readers’ Copy

Genre:  Mystery

Sub-genre:  Cozy

My Rating:  5/5

Other Books by Author:  Antiques and Collectibles Series; Supper Club Series; Books By the Bay Series; Charmed Pie Shoppe Series; Hope Street Church Series; Book Retreat Series; A Novel Idea Series; and the Secret, Book, and Scone Society Series

First Sentence:  Nora Pennington had no idea how much the rain would change her life.

My Review:

Pick up any of the forty-three cozy mysteries written by Ellery Adams and you will be treated to a novel populated with likable and relatable characters, within a gorgeous and memorable setting, with a well-plotted and engaging narrative, possessing delicious dialogue, strewn with actual clues and several red herrings, and an amazingly-crafted, surprise ending.

Her 43rd cozy mystery, The Book of Candlelight, is set within The Secret, Book, and Scone series, and will be available for purchase on 28 January 2020 and is published by Kensington Books.

The Book of Candlelight, the third novel within The Secret, Book, and Scone Society series, returns us to the idyllic and restorative setting of Miracle Springs, North Carolina, where people come to heal their bodies, minds, and souls. This enchanting novel opens in the early Spring where a deluge refuses to leave and keeps visitors and residents seeking the comforts of dry solace within their residences. The four, precious members of The Secret, Book, and Scone Society are with us once again, as well as three new residents of Miracle Springs: Lou Simmons and Patty Meacham, new proprietors of The Inn of Mist and Roses and Sheldon Vega, who is one amazing and instantly lovable character who brings light, wisdom, understanding, encouragement, humor, and great love and compassion to those in Miracle Springs.

When a local Native American potter is found murdered the ladies of The Secret, Book, and Scone Society set out to catch a killer and before they solve the mystery a second body turns up. This amazingly-plotted cozy is ripe with Native American culture and lore and the pottery aspect of the story reminds me fondly of Ms. Adam’ first book in the Antiques and Collectible series, A Killer Collection.

Ms. Adams continues to delight and I highly recommend The Book of Candlelight without hesitation . 

I was provided an advanced reader copy of this novel for a fair and honest review.