Welcome! Today, I’m hosting a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Bear Witness to Murder, the second in the Teddy Bear Mystery series by Meg Macy.
About the Book
Bear Witness to Murder (A Teddy Bear Mystery)
2nd in Series
Kensington (May 29, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
Digital ASIN: B075C38DMD
Purchase Links: Amazon – B&N – Kobo
As autumn air settles into the quaint small town of Silver Hollow, there’s nothing more popular than Sasha’s teddy bears—and murder in cold blood . . .
Silver Bear Shop and Factory manager Sasha Silverman is cozying up to the fall season by hosting Silver Hollow’s Cranbeary Tea Party, the opening event of the village’s Oktobear Fest—a too-cute celebration themed around teddy bears. She barely has a moment to agonize over the return of her former high school rival, Holly Parker, whose new toy and bookstore in town could spell big trouble for the Silver Bear Shop and her cousin’s small bookstore . . .
But when Sasha discovers Holly’s shop assistant dead with a knife plunged in her body, the unpleasant woman suddenly looks like a real backstabber. So does Sasha’s ex-husband, rumored to have rekindled the fiery extramarital affair he once had with the victim. Now, before a gruesome homicide case takes the fun out of both the Fest and her personal life, Sasha must identify the true culprit from a daunting suspect list—or risk becoming as lifeless as one of her stuffed bears . . .
Review – 4 out of 5 stars
This was a fun read! It’s set in a fictional town in SE Michigan where I live so it’s neat to see some of the references in the books and to recognize landmarks.
I enjoy the characters in this series. I really like Sasha and Maddy. This one had some big surprises in characters! I don’t want to say any more about that though because it’d give away the ending!
The plot line moved along at a decent pace. I loved all the things that were going on in the town, Oktobear Fest and the Cranbeary Tea Party and all the interesting things! There were some good red herrings in this book so it was hard to figure out the villain. I totally did not see it coming!
I recommend the series if you’re a teddy bear fan, cozy mystery fan, or both! You can read them as stand-alone books but it’s more fun to read them as a series, so start with the first book, Bearly Departed.
About the Author
Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter — the area she chose for the setting of her new “Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear” cozy mystery series for Kensington. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series; two books have been named Agatha Award finalists. Meg’s first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She’s a graduate of Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program. Meg loves reading mysteries, historical, and other genre fiction, and also enjoys gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.
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