Sunday, February 25, 2024

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Sprites and Scuttlebutt (Magical Mystery Book Club, #6) by Elizabeth Pantley


Sprites and Scuttlebutt
Magical Mystery Book Club
Elizabeth Pantley

Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Independently Published
Publication Date: February 15, 2024
Print length: 289 pages



Would you join a book club that gets absorbed right into their cozy mysteries? These people did, and now they are hooked on traveling into books to become the amateur sleuths!

In this journey, the book club travels to the Kingdom of Everglow, where the royal family is rocked to the core when a key staff member falls dead at a community event. In the turmoil that follows, any evidence of what happened is destroyed, so they must go by the recollection of witnesses who were too busy enjoying the celebration to offer any valuable testimony. The royal family is further distressed when they return to the castle to see signs of a break in that somehow defied their complex security system. They wake the next day to discover that one member of the royal family has fallen into a deep, deathlike sleep.

Can the Snapdragon Inn Book Club uncover the plot behind this attack on the royal family? Can they find the antidote to wake the princess from her supernatural slumber? Can they bring peace back to the worried royal family and the frightened community? Let’s hope they can, since they must solve the mystery and reach The End to get out of the book and back to their home in Colorado.




5 stars!

Fun and unique adventure for the cozy mystery book club sleuths when they find themselves in the Sprite Kingdom of Everglow. 

I was so glad to see that there was a new addition to author Elizabeth Pantley’s paranormal cozy mystery series featuring the Magical Mystery Book Club. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of the previous books, and I was not disappointed in the least. Sprites and Scuttlebutt is the sixth adventure for the book club members, and they are faced with not only a murder but a mysterious sleeping disorder that has affected a member of the Queen’s household. 

While told from the club leader Paige Erickson’s point of view, the stories are always an ensemble story, and this book maintains this excellent style. However, this time around, Frank, the enigmatic and oft-times sarcastic library cat, takes on a featured role, and readers are finally let in on some of the details of his mysterious past. 

The Everglow setting is vivid, colorful, and populated by paranormal creatures, sprites, with a ruling family led by the split personalitied Queen Iris. The author’s rich and detailed descriptions of the sprites and their world made this setting come alive. 

The mystery involves both a murder and a sudden affliction that makes a member of the Queen’s family fall asleep and unable to be awakened, and the book club members must struggle with whether these two things are related or separate. There are many suspects with possible motives or access to the means to have committed these deeds, so there are lots of red herrings for the characters and armchair sleuths to consider. The clues are present to point the way to the final resolution if one is paying attention. 

The book club members remained much more aware of their chosen book’s author’s role in crafting their adventure in this story. There were discussions of the different routes an author can take in developing their plot, including cozy mystery tropes and common story structure, which I found quite enlightening. I enjoyed this latest adventure and continue to look forward to more. 

I recommend SPRITES AND SCUTTLEBUTT to cozy mystery readers who enjoy a touch of paranormal in their stories and fans of the previous books in the series.


Elizabeth Pantley is the author of fourteen fun, magical cozy mystery books, as well as the international bestselling No-Cry Solution parenting series.

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. 

All the books in this series are now available as Audio Books! 


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Rita Wray said...

I liked the review, thank you.

Karen said...

This series is always a pleasure!

Elizabeth Pantley said...

Thanks for the great feature! I love writing these magical book club journeys. The characters take over - and I'm just the typist! :)

Karen said...

Elizabeth, I'm absolutely delighted about that! LOL
They feel like people I actually know.