Murder Most Owl
by Sarah Fox

The first in the enchanting new Magical Menagerie mystery series where things are not always what they seem. Georgie Johansen returns to the charming, coastal town of Twilight Cove and quickly finds herself in a whirlwind of romance, magic and murder!

It’s been years since screenwriter Georgie Johansen last visited her Aunt Olivia’s farm in the coastal town of Twilight Cove and things have certainly changed. First of all it’s now an animal sanctuary, and then there’s the new farmhand who’s as mysterious as he is handsome. Her first day on the farm, Georgie encounters the eccentric Dorothy Shale, an older woman who lives in a cabin in the woods. There are rumours that Dorothy’s a witch, but Georgie doesn’t believe that. Although, Dorothy does have an unusual magical presence around her . . .

When Dorothy ends up murdered, suspicion falls on Georgie – she was the one who found the poor woman’s body, and being new in town doesn’t help with the suspicion. Things only get worse when it turns out that Dorothy left her valuable plot of land to Auntie O!

Georgie must act fast to clear her and her aunt’s names by finding the real killer. But as bodies start to mount up, the pressure rises. With the help of the unusual powers of Dorothy’s two dogs and great-horned owl, can Georgie uncover the truth before she becomes the killer’s next target?


“This delightfully warm and charming series starter is filled with romance, murder, and magic”


“Cozy fans will find plenty to like”

Publishers Weekly on Claret and Present Danger

“A prototypical shopkeeper cozy, right down to the pun-filled recipes at the end”

Kirkus Reviews on Claret and Present Danger

“The Inkwell’s charming atmosphere, solid plotting, and several enticing recipes are sure to please cozy fans. Readers will look forward to Sadie’s further adventures”

Publishers Weekly on The Malt in Our Stars

“Fox offers plenty of plausible suspects and a thrilling confrontation with the killer, along with a dash of decorous romance.”

Publishers Weekly on An Ale of Two Cities

“Readers will cheer this brisk, literate addition to the world of small-town cozies”

Kirkus Reviews on Wine and Punishment

“Fox capably combines a smart, relatable heroine; plenty of clever red herrings; and the well-realized orchestra setting. Multiple kinds of appeal for cozy lovers”

Booklist on Dead Ringer

Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels, she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English springer spaniel.

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Murder Most Owl by Sarah Fox is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483122902nd April 2024145 X 225mm224$29.99
Hardback97814483122902nd April 2024145 X 225mm224£21.99
Ebook97814483123062nd April 2024N/A224$24.99
Ebook97814483123062nd April 2024N/A224£20.99
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