Muffin to Fear by Victoria Hamilton is the fifth book in the “Merry Muffin” mystery series. Publisher: Penguin Random House, July 2017

In the latest from the national bestselling author of Much Ado About Muffin, newlywed baker Merry Wynter has some unwanted guests looking for ghosts at Wynter Castle.

While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry’s home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it’s a miracle they get a show produced at all.

It all goes from bad to worse when the show’s psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry’s property. When two cast members are found dead, Merry and Virgil must figure out who’s picking off the Haunt Hunt team before their hard-earned happily ever after is cut short.

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Love, love, love this story. Merry is back, married and finds herself thrust into murder, psychics and reality TV and what a tangled web of deception these reality people live in. The mystery was nicely done keeping me glued to the pages. The author did a great job with the suspect pool and I love that every time I thought I knew the identity of the killer, she changed direction until I got the aha moment and enjoyed watching it all play out when it was clear who was behind the deed. I also like that they treat Lizzie with respect and she is definitely a favorite of mine and I enjoyed watching her grow and come into her own. Boasting a wonderful cast of characters, engaging dialogue and a lovely small-town feel, this is one of the best book in this delightfully charming series and I look forward to new adventures with Merry and her friends.

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