Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab

Cozy Mystery Novel
Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab is the second cozy mystery novel in the "A Mind For Murder Mystery" series. This is the first novel I've read by author, Rochelle Staab.

I enjoy reading cozy mystery novels  in general. So, I am always open to new cozy mystery series and new to me cozy mystery authors.

I love the book cover design and artwork for Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab, along with the premise of this cozy mystery novel. I also like that Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab incorporates Santeria as an element of the plot, but I wasn't overly wowed by the storyline. Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab is good, but not as great as I hoped it would be.

The following is a plot summary for Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab from Amazon:
Practical psychologist Liz Cooper and occult professor Nick Garfield are enjoying the sixteenth wedding anniversary celebration for their charming hosts Paco and Lucia Rojas, devout Santeria practitioners who own the historic Botanica Rojas near MacArthur Park. But the small group of friends is left horrified and confused when the evening ends in tragedy. 
Devastated by loss, Lucia, a Santeria priestess, blames the locals for the escalating crime in her beloved community. She casts a vengeful hex on the neighborhood, leading strangers and friends alike to dub her bruja--Spanish for witch--and turn on the elderly woman. Lucia may be in harm's way, and it's up to Liz and Nick to unravel a mysterious disappearance and solve a murder before more lives are lost...
I am giving Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!

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