Halloween in Santa Fe means sugar skulls, pan de muerto, and a Goth Masquerade at the Wisteria Tearoom. Fans of Edgar Allen Poe will especially enjoy Patrice Greenwood’s latest mystery.
Despite her desire to make the Wisteria Tearoom a haven of tranquility, Ellen Rosings can’t rid her parlors of the shadow of death. Fascinated with the tearoom’s resident ghost, her customers flock to spirit-tours-with-tea, and to crown all, the office manager and her Goth friends plan a Halloween masquerade recreating a classic horror story.
Between his heavy workload and his fits of jealousy when Ellen looks at anything male, Detective Tony Aragón can’t offer her much comfort.
Are the flashes of light she’s been seeing some kind of message from the spirit world? Or is it just coincidence when a body turns up where she last saw a gleam?
This cozy mystery is the fifth in the Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries series.
Patrice Greenwood was born and raised in New Mexico, and remembers when the Santa Fe Plaza was home to more dusty dogs than trendy art galleries. She has been writing fiction for longer than she cares to admit, perpetrating over twenty published novels in various genres. She uses a different name for each genre, thus enabling her to pretend she is a Secret Agent.
She loves afternoon tea, old buildings, gourmet tailgating at the opera, ghost stories, costumes, and solving puzzles. Her popular Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries are colored by many of these interests. She is presently collapsed on her chaise longue, sipping Wisteria White tea and planning the next book in the series.