Book Review: Bells & Bombshells by Trixie Silvertale

A pattern of murder. A threadbare case. Can our psychic sleuth pick out the guilty before time spools out?

Mitzy Moon is finally tying the knot. And she’s loving the whole town’s excitement for their upcoming big day. But when their tailor is found buttons up behind a jazz lounge, the almost-newlyweds will have to hem in a murderer before their dreams rip apart at the seams.

Knowing they’ll get no help from the new sheriff in town, the couple embarks on a tightly woven undercover assignment. But Mitzy fails to heed ominous warnings from her mentor, Ghost-ma, and her entitled feline. When another body drops, she could be the next target erased by the mounting powers in the darkness…

Can Mitzy and Erick unravel the twisted clues, or will their wedding be eclipsed by a funeral?

Bells and Bombshells is the first book in a hilarious new paranormal cozy mystery series, Harper and Moon Investigations. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s wedded whodunit.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is the first book in the Harper & Moon Investigations series. It’s a continuation of the Mitzy Moon series, but now she and her fiancé are starting their own private investigation business. She’ll no longer be an amateur!

Erick calls Mitzy a corpse magnet for a reason. She tends to stumble on murder scenes frequently, and now is no exception. In this case, her beloved mentor, Silas, is arrested for the murder of an old friend. Of course, Mitzy and Erick have to help Silas. It’s their first case together!

Although there are a couple of bumps along the way, I enjoy watching Mitzy grow as she gets better at “adulting.” She and Erick make it through their first case, but will Silas make it to their wedding? And what powerful sorcerer have they uncovered?

It was fun reading about both Mitzy and Erick going undercover, and Mitzy learning more paranormal abilities. All of the characters are unique, and I feel like I know each one of them. When someone is out of town, I wonder what they are up to! Mitzy’s grandma (ghost-ma) and caracal, Pyewacket, are always funny!

The Harper & Moon Investigations has started off with a bang, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling author Trixie Silvertale grew up reading an endless supply of Lilian Jackson Braun, Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew novels. She loves the amateur sleuths in cozy mysteries and is obsessed with all things paranormal. Those two passions unite in her Mitzy Moon Mysteries, and she’s thrilled to write them and share them with you.

When she’s not consumed by writing, she bakes to fuel her creative engine and tends to her herb garden.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Bells & Bombshells by Trixie Silvertale

    • sleepygirl2 March 28, 2023 / 12:16 pm

      It is! I don’t usually care for cozy mysteries, but I’m hooked on these!

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