Guilt is Midnight Blue (A Hazel Dean Mystery)

by Josalyn McAllister

Guilt is Midnight Blue
by Josalyn McAllister

About Guilt Is Midnight Blue


Guilt is Midnight Blue
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Eburnean Books
~250 Pages
Amazon and GoodReads Links Coming Soon

Hazel Dean has an ability to see other’s emotions in color. She mostly uses it to help people find the perfect book in her shop, Books and Chocolate. When one of her customers is murdered, the police point to an old feud. Only Hazel can tell that the accused is innocent. Hazel must navigate around her husband, the DA and her surrogate uncle, the police captain, to find out what really happened. Hazel drives, hikes and snoops all over her small Appalachian town in an attempt to bring peace to the victim’s family and prevent her community from being torn apart by old grudges.

About Josalyn McAllister

Josalyn McAllister is a cozy fiction author whose most recent works include Love Over Easy and Guilt is Midnight Blue. Josalyn started writing character descriptions at the tender age of seven, inspired by the works of LM Montgomery. In her teenage years she moved on to Newsies fan fiction. Inspired by National Novel Writing Month, she wrote her first novel about a child she mentored in college. She has never stopped writing. Josalyn taught middle school history before deciding she would rather spend time with her own children than other peoples. A restless soul, she has moved all over the country and collected an eclectic array of hobbies. Her writing has a relatable quality that will charm and entertain you.

Author Links

Website    josalynmcallister.com,

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/josalyn.mcallister.5

GoodReads  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20244955.Josalyn_McAllister

Instagram    https://www.instagram.com/josalynmcallister/

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MY REVIEW

    The title – GUILT IS MIDNIGHT BLUE BY Josalyn McAllister – caught my interest right away. I know a woman who has a similar synesthesia, only she “tastes” colors. I’m fascinated with this condition, and the mystery in the book uses it in a unique way – to help solve crimes.

Hazel Dean, owner of the amazing “Books and Chocolate” shop (back to that in a minute), and wife of her town’s prosecutor, sees people’s emotions in colors. I was fascinated, when she declares a man who is jailed for murder as innocent – just because of the color that emanates from him (It’s NOT midnight blue.).

That book shop of hers is almost a fantasy place. As people arrive seeking either books, or a tasty baked sweet or hot chocolate, or even to join in the book club, Hazel is able to immediately see which book they should read – the book makes itself known to her.  That’s what happened to a young man seeking refuge one night, and what led to a series of horrendous crimes.

I was caught up in the story right away, meeting Hazel’s family, (glimpsing her cooking talents – yes there are recipes at the end), and learning of her determination to free an innocent man despite the risks she has to take. Oh, my! I mean, a 40-something woman doing THAT??

You will totally enjoy this book, have your heart-strings pulled by the characters, and hold your breath in the suspense scenes.

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