Monday, October 26, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, Have Yourself a Merry Little Witness (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 2)

Releasing October 29, 2020

Title: Have Yourself a Merry Little Witness (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 2)
Author: Dakota Cassidy

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Keywords:  Witch, Hummingbird, Reindeer, Dog, Cat, Detective

ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC

Price:  $4.99

Publisher:  Self-Published

Pages: 189


Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  


Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care...

For an adorable little Christmas town, Marshmallow Hollow sure sees a lot of action. Just days off the last murder—solved by moi, Halliday Valentine, and my gorgeous tenant, Hobbs—I’m eagerly awaiting a visit from my dear Uncle Darling and his husband, Monty, when my phone blows up.

Another murder, this time at the convenience store on the edge of town…and Uncle Monty was hurt in the process.

Without hesitation, Hobbs and I jump into action, seeking justice for the deceased and both of my uncles. Between ambulance-chasing lawyers, career-climbing journalists and chain-smoking ex-drug dealers, we have more than enough suspects to go around.

But how do any of them connect to three missing girls from neighboring towns…?

Will Monty, the only living witness, be safe while the killer’s at large …?

Will Atticus, my adorbs hummingbird familiar, magic me to Siberia when I use one too many spells for his liking…?

And most of all, how will Handsome Hobbs react when he learns my frequent “migraines” are a lot less neurological…and a whole lot more paranormal?


The underlying story between Halliday and Hobbs continues and progresses. Readers get to meet Hal’s uncles and are treated to some more back story through these new characters. They are a hoot!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Witness is a gripping cozy mystery that will keep you turning the pages to find the killer. Dakota Cassidy promises a full story with the mystery wrapped up before the end. She completely delivers, but I highly suggest reading the previous story Jingle all the Slay as it sets up the main characters.

Marshmallow Hollow is a wonderful escape, and I wish it was a real town to go visit. Anxious to see what’s in store for Hal and Hobbs and what new mystery they will face next!

I received an ARC for an honest review.

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