Vickie McKeehan’s Shadow Canyon is Book II of A Coyote Wells Mystery Series. She blends a tablespoon of Native American mysticism with a cup of cozy mystery, adding a dash of a second chance, with a pinch of critters to make a wonderful recipe. You can see my review for the first book, Mystic Falls. HERE
Cover: Vanessa Mandozzi
Publisher: Castletown Publishing
Vickie McKeehan blends a tablespoon of Native American mysticism with a cup of cozy mystery, adding a dash of a second chance, with a pinch of critters to make a wonderful recipe.
Hanging with her hunkalicious ‘boyfriend,” Gemma awakes from a dream, thinking of Kamena, the giver of visions (which we met in Book I, Mystic Falls), one of the three shamans that will be visiting her in the series. Oh, well, she’s up, so let’s take Rufus, her dog, for a potty break.
OH NO! What’s that laying on the beach? It’s a dead body and it’s name is Mallory. Because of their dislike of each other, the small town gossip mill is put into action and her name is at the top of the list for likely candidates as the murderer.
Gemma, Lando, and her friends begin to investigate the murder by taking a horse ride out to Shadow Canyon. Gemma is drawn there, like a fly to honey, or should I say, me to chocolate. She saw the past and knew Aponivi, the second shaman, was telling her something. But what? Whereas Kamena was a comforting shaman, Aponivi was kind of creepy. But murder is scary.
Gemma is a fun character. A bit bullheaded, she bumbles her way through a break in and I sure wouldn’t hire her for that job. She puts herself in harm’s way without meaning to, but she has a big heart and means well.
I love how Vickie McKeehan has easily blended mystery with Native American mysticism. It adds extra elements and that makes the story deeper and richer for me. And who doesn’t like a second chance at romance? The critters add some more of that delicious goodness that I love so much. The romance is clean and raises its head around every corner. No murder will distract them from making their relationship work this time, or will it?
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Shadow Canyon by Vickie McKeehan.
MY VICKIE MCKEEHAN REVIEWS
Evil Secrets Trilogy
Pelican Pointe Series
Sky Cree Series
A Coyote Wells Mystery Series