A Corpse at the Witching Hour Book Review

A Corpse at the Witching Hour Book Review

Title: A Corpse at the Witching Hour
Author: Debra Sennefelder
Published: October 5, 2023, Beyond the Page
No. of Pages: 276
Cover Price: $5.99 Kindle

In the sixth installment of The Food Blogger Series by Debra Sennefelder, A Corpse at the Witching Hour , Hope Early, helps pass out Halloween candy with her best friend, Drew, at his Aunt Izzy’s house. The house always has hundreds of trick-or-treaters due to the legend that a ghost causes a woman to die every 20 years on Halloween night. Hope is determined that no one will die on her watch, and even though Izzy is sick and bedridden, she watches her closely. Unfortunately, Hope discovers the body of a witch in the yard, and that woman has been murdered. Hope is quite nosy and has a reputation of solving murders in their small town, and investigates, especially since Aunt Izzy is the prime suspect.

Sennefelder does an excellent job of developing her characters. Hope, the protagonist, is likeable, and readers will also like the supporting characters: Ethan, the police chief and Hope’s boyfriend, and Hope’s best friend, Drew, whom she has known since they were children. The author also does a good job of telling the story, including ups and downs, and building suspense. As is Sennefelder’s style, the dénouement is a surprise and is at the very end of the book, so readers are on the edge throughout.

While there are dozens of references to food, the book only includes two recipes at the end, leaving readers wishing they could prepare more of the mouthwatering dishes mentioned at home. All told, however, this is a fun novel and a good installment to the series.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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