Harrowing Hats – REVIEW

3.5 out of 5 stars

Harrowing Hats book cover - Outside shop stall featuring hats on shelves and counter

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Working as a hat-maker in the Renaissance Faire Village is pretty sweet for Jessie Morton-until one of the fair’s chocolatiers is found drowned in a vat of chocolate in his shop. Now Jessie must sort through a long list of knaves, knights, and wenches who might have wanted to see the chocolatier double-dipped and dead. (Source: Goodreads)


Harrowing Hats by Joyce & Jim Lavene is the fourth book in the Renaissance Faire Mystery series. It’s not my favorite in the series, but it has its appeal.

The mystery in this one is not what held my attention. I found that story line to be a bit boring and stilted. In fact, by the time we find out who the killer is, I just didn’t care anymore.

However, I thoroughly enjoyed the way that Jessie & Chase’s relationship grows throughout the book. That helped redeem this one in my eyes. I love the series in general and can’t wait for the next installment!