Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

*Book source ~ NetGalley
Author ~ Kirsten Weiss
Publisher ~ Midnight Ink
Published ~ 8 March 2016
Genre ~ Cozy Mystery 
Pages ~ 288

My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble

Maddie Kosloski’s career has taken a turn right into the dumper. All because she did the right thing. After running home with her tail between her legs and unsuccessfully job hunting for months, when her friend Adele tricks her into managing the Paranormal Museum until she can find someone else, Maddie finds she’s enjoying it, despite her protests to the contrary. When Adele is arrested for a murder Maddie knows she didn’t’ commit and then another murder happens as well as strange goings on at the museum, she finds herself playing amateur sleuth. Can she solve the murders and get her friend cleared or will she end up just like the other victims?

I thought this would have more paranormal with it being in the title and all, but it’s still got a bit of the paranormal in it if you believe in ghosts. It’s definitely got mystery as well as a large suspect pool. Maddie is a decent character and the rest aren’t bad. There are two potential romantic prospects for Maddie and I’m not sure which I’d pick since they haven’t had much page time and thus I don’t have a good feel of them. For them. *cough* I mean, for them. The mystery kept me guessing even if the writing isn’t stellar. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just not awesome. Kinda middle of the road. It is an entertaining read and I would definitely read more if this book turns into a series. Though I’m not sure how much murder the author can write about in a small town where there hadn’t been a murder for decades before this book. Might be a bit limiting.


  1. I did enjoy this book a bit more than you did. I had expected a bit more paranormal as well, but also liked how they handled it here and I thought the more subtle approach worked well for this book. I also thought the mystery was well done.

    1. All-in-all it's a decent mystery with a touch of paranormal to intrigue those of us who believe in ghosts. :)

  2. I liked this one though like you I thought it would have more paranormal but I guess since that is what the museum is call it had to be in the title. :) I really like cozies so I was after the mystery more than the paranormal. Great review. :)

    1. True. I was disappointed at first, thinking there wasn't going to be *any* paranormal, just stuff in the museum that *could be* paranormal. lol It's a great cozy though.