Games, Ghouls, and Waffles (The Diner of the Dead #19)

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Summer is almost over and Sonja decides to throw a fun party for the kids who come to Friday night game night. She is going to host an introduction to witches and wizards role play game. However, when a ghost comes and steals Cassie’s die, Sonja is certain that there is more than meets the eye to a recent murder.

This was a really fun book, I think it might have been my geeky side showing. I really really like board games and role-playing games, so seeing them incorporated into the book was really fun. It was also really nice to see Cassie again after the last little while. What I enjoyed about this book so much is the deeper understanding that we get about Cassie in this book.

I also really enjoyed the phantom in this book was really interesting and fun. Having seemingly walked out of the witches and wizards game, she matched perfectly with the feel is the book. Given three characteristics of the phantom, she really came in handy in this book.

For once, I would say that a sudden storm works very well with the progression in this book. most of the time, stories insert a storm to add suspense when introducing the spirits, however, this storm really added to the story and the plot.

Overall, i enjoyed this book, and it feels like it’s building up to something.

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Fireworks and Waffles (The Diner of the Dead #18)

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The fourth of July is a time of celebration, parades and fireworks. Sonja is looking forward to relaxing and spending time with her family and friends. However, when a firework accident kills a man on the float, Frank and Sonja get wrapped up in a new mystery.  Was this really an accident or was it murder.

This mystery was a very interesting one. I can’t think of a book that I’ve read that used fireworks as the weapon before. It was interesting and very turn m timely for the time setting of the story. Though Sonja doesn’t really get permission from Frank before looking into the mystery, he does give her some lea way this time around.  He would still prefer that she does not get into dangerous situations, nor that that stops her.

The murder victim was expanded a little in this book, but past being a ruthless businessman not much is really known. We get to go a little into depth about his past which helped in understanding the motive of the murderer, however, I would have loved a little more. Sonja and Frank work really well as a team in this book, which was really nice.  There were a couple of things in this book that makes me suspect that the series is building up to something. Also, where is Belinda?

Overall this was a fun book