Title: One Corpse Open Slay (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries
Author: Dakota Cassidy
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Pages: 189Reviewer: 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...Halliday Valentine here! It’s a week before Christmas, and my quaint holiday town, Marshmallow Hollow, is chock-a-block with seasonal activities. Some less fun than others…like the ice sculpting competition my bestie, Stiles, has talked me into. Let’s just say, as a pair, Michelangelo we ain’t. I’m secretly relieved when our epically awful ice display gets damaged. It gives me a chance to watch my new beau, Hobbs, compete in the sled race.
But not five seconds in, and Hobbs’s sled-loving dog, Stephen King, escapes my grip to get in on the action—and boy, does he. He even manages to find himself a sled to ride. Too bad it’s already occupied. With the corpse of a renowned ice sculpting judge.
True-crime lovers that we are, Hobbs and I jump right into the investigation. It’s not nosiness, I swear. A little kitten’s fate is on the line, after all (long story)!
Only problem? A bajillion suspects. The victim was nothing if not an equal-opportunity jerk, universally hated by everyone he’d ever met. And every suspect has an air-tight alibi. Not to mention, the murder weapon is a giant mystery the police can’t solve.
All this sleuthing would be a heck of a lot easier if I could just use my magic. But can I trust Hobbs with that reveal? Or more accurately, is he ready for that reveal?
One Corpse Open Slay has a full cast of secondary characters that keep the story moving and readers guessing. We of course get to spend lots of time with Halliday and Hobbs as they work through the suspects trying to find the killer. As they interview suspects, we get to learn more about the people of Marshmallow Hollow, which is a magical little town.
Get ready for an interesting mystery and reveals from more than one character. If you are looking for a fun holiday cozy mystery series, then I highly recommend the Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries.
I received an ARC for an honest review.