Prose and Cons
by Wendy Corsi Staub

Young widow Bella Jordan investigates a mystery with a literary twist in this charming, magical small-town cozy mystery from New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub.

It’s been nine months since widowed mom Bella Jordan and her young son Max moved to Lily Dale, the quirky, close-knit New York community populated by people who can speak to the dead . . . if one believes in that kind of thing. Now she counts Valley View, the guesthouse she runs, as home and her psychic medium neighbors as friends. Even haughty, British Pandora, who used to own Valley View before her difficult divorce.

So when Pandora sweeps in, requesting an urgent tête-à-tête, Bella expects it to be another complaint about book club. It isn’t. Pandora airily reveals her elderly Auntie Eudora is taking a last-minute cruise from London to New York with her gentleman friend Nigel – and minutes later Bella is bemused to find she’s agreed to host them at Valley View free of charge.

Bella has enough on her plate: her son Max, their two kitties, a budding relationship with local vet Drew . . . not to mention this month’s book club pick to read. But when she begins to have suspicions about one of her new guests, she’s determined to uncover the truth for Pandora’s sake – even if it kills her first.


“Cozy fans will enjoy the company of Bella and crew”

Publishers Weekly

“This warm, small-town series will appeal to fans of the Hallmark Channel’s The Good Witch

Booklist on Dead of Winter

“Charming . . . Anyone who enjoys Nancy Atherton's "Aunt Dimity" mysteries will be drawn to this cozy”

Library Journal on Something Buried, Something Blue

“A touch of the paranormal, a hint of romance, and a sweet and sympathetic protagonist will lure readers to enchanting Lily Dale again and again”

Publishers Weekly on Something Buried, Something Blue

“Staub introduces a host of warmly appealing characters and throws in a touch of the otherworldly. Recommend for readers who enjoy the TV show Charmed

Library Journal on Nine Lives

Nine Lives hooked me from page one. In fact I didn't want to put it down: with warm characters, an intriguing setting and just a touch of the unexplainable it's a thoroughly satisfying read”

Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mysteries

Nine Lives has everything . . . Wendy Corsi Staub has done it again”

New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd

Wendy Corsi Staub

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than ninety novels, including young adult fiction, psychological suspense and traditional mysteries.She lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband, their sons, and a trio (give or take) of rescue kitties.

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Prose and Cons by Wendy Corsi Staub is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278501647th December 2021145 X 223mm224$28.99
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