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An invitation to a medieval festival. A ferry ride to a mysterious island. A scheming, inept witch. An office break-in, an unidentified body, and a string of suspects. Can Hayden, her brave, sassy cat, Latifa, and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and enjoy the festival?
Jousting and Justice: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic
by Elizabeth Pantley
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Jousting and Justice: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Better Beginnings, Inc. (February 15, 2022)
Number of Pages 315
Jousting and Justice follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery.
The Island Mystery: Hayden and all her friends get an invitation to a medieval festival – but it’s on “the forbidden island.” It’s too enticing to pass up. Of course, strange things will happen once they get there! . . . You’ll also learn the truth about the witch’s sister!
The Murder Mystery: A dead body shows up in the most shocking place. First, they need to figure out who this dead guy is. Then, who killed him and why. There are so many twists and turns on the way to the answers! But we know that Hayden, Latifa, and their family and friends will figure it out and justice will be served.
Hayden’s many adventures in Destiny Falls will keep you guessing with each book in this intriguing series.
Jousting and Justice is the latest book in the whimsical cozy mystery series by Elizabeth Pantley, Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic. Though you can read this book on its own, I don’t recommend that you do. You really won’t know the characters or what is going on if you don’t read the books prior to this.
Each book in the series contains its own mystery which is solved by the end. However, there is a mystery that begins in the first book and is not solved even at the conclusion of this book since there will be more books in the series.
The mystery in Jousting and Justice begins in Hayden’s newspaper office when she discovers a dead body in the archive room. Not only do they need to find out who murdered this man, but they also need to find out who the man was. No one recognizes him, so that makes the mystery even more intriguing.
As with the prior books, the characters in Jousting and Justice are well written. There is definitely an eclectic mix of characters. I don’t want to spoil anything by telling you about many of the characters whom I adore! It is really fun to discover them in the books on your own.
By reading the prior books, you can better appreciate the character development. I really love Hayden’s grandmother. I feel like her character goes through the biggest change throughout the series. Though she has always been the way she is, we have the enjoyable experience of seeing her personality unveiled in the series. She is much different than how she was in book one.
This book is well paced. Though there were a couple of scenes that were a bit slow for me, by the second half of the book I was reading very quickly. It only took me a day and a half to finish Jousting and Justice because it kept me interested in not only the mystery but also the festival in which many of Destiny Falls’s residents attend. It is elaborately described, so you feel as if you are attending the festival along with everyone else. I won’t say anything more about the festival, but it has many exciting moments.
If you enjoy light-hearted cozy mysteries with a magical theme, you will really enjoy not only this book but also the entire series. With its eclectic mix of characters, magical setting, and intriguing mystery, Jousting and Justice is a book I definitely recommend. Since the books are quick easy reads, I definitely suggest beginning with book one!
About Elizabeth Pantley
Elizabeth Pantley says that writing the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she’s ever had at work. Fans of the series say her joy is evident through the stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful inspiration for the enchanted Destiny Falls world.
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Jousting and Justice TOUR PARTICIPANTS
February 15 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW
February 15 – eBook Addicts – CHARACTER GUEST POST
February 16 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
February 16 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
February 17 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
February 18 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST
February 19 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
February 20 – Mythical Books – GUEST POST
February 21 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
February 22 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
February 23 – The Book’s the Thing – SPOTLIGHT
February 24 – Tea Book Blanket – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
February 24 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
February 25 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
February 26 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
February 26 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT
February 27 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
February 28 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
February 28 – Girl with Pen – SPOTLIGHT
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