Thursday, September 28, 2023

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Secrets and Scallywags (Magical Mystery Book Club, #5) by Elizabeth Pantley


Secrets and Scallywags
Magical Mystery Book Club
Elizabeth Pantley

Paranormal Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – A Small Oceanfront Community
Publisher: Better Beginnings, Inc.
Publication Date: September 20, 2023
Digital Print length: 256 pages




When this club selects a book, magic happens. They become the main characters in the story when the mystery comes to life.

This month’s book selection takes them to a charming island community that’s abuzz over a mysterious boat that washed ashore. Rumor has it that it’s the same pirate boat that sunk a year ago in the bay. The one that supposedly sank with treasure aboard. When the club meets the ghosts of the men from the boat, they learn the astonishing secrets of the treasure. These ghosts can’t move on until it is found. Can the motley group find the treasure and free the ghosts? They better, since it’s the only way they can exit the book and get back home.


5 stars!

Yay! Another in the Magical Mystery Book Club series is here! 

Secrets and Scallywags is the latest addition to author Elizabeth Pantley’s delightfully entertaining Magical Mystery Book Club Mystery series. She can’t write them quickly enough to suit me. Each new adventure feels like a reunion with old friends who arrive ready to have fun, full of news, and with a story to tell. 

In this fifth outing, the group ends up in a tropical location to find pirate ghosts with an SOS and with a new member in tow. One of my favorites of the book club members was Valentina (“Vee” to the club) Torres, who decided to pursue her personal HEA at the end of the last book. I was sad to see her stay behind, but the author has come up with one heck of a plot twist in her replacement. 

And speaking of twists, there are plenty as the mystery book club members work to get to the bottom of their new-found friends’ dilemma. As always, they ask good questions and follow the clues as they investigate as an ensemble, with Zell up to some new “tricks.” Although the book can be enjoyed as a standalone, do yourself a favor and read the previous books for the full story of this great group of amateur sleuths. 

I recommend SECRETS AND SCALLYWAGS to fans of the series and readers of paranormal cozy mysteries.


Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents, published in over twenty languages. She simultaneously writes well-loved cozy mysteries: The Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic book series and the Magical Mystery Book Club series.

Elizabeth lives in the Pacific Northwest, the gorgeous inspiration for the setting in many of her books.


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