The Witching Place: A Fatal Folio (A Curious Bookstore Cozy Mystery—Book 1) - Sophie Love

The Witching Place: A Fatal Folio (A Curious Bookstore Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

By Sophie Love

  • Release Date: 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4
From 456 Ratings


“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
--Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE WITCHING PLACE: A FATAL FOLIO is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews.

When Alexis Blair, 29, is fired from her book publishing job and breaks up with her boyfriend on the same day, she wonders if life is urging her to make a fresh start. She decides it’s time to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a bookstore of her own—even if that means leaving Boston and accepting a job in a curious bookstore in a small seaside town an hour away.

But the odd shop, Alexis soon learns, is from more than just a rare, occult bookstore. Something strange is going on in the shop’s secret back room, with its eccentric owner, and in the small town itself.

And when a dead body appears, Alexis, with her beloved newfound cat, may find herself right in the middle of it all.

A page-turning cozy, rife with the supernatural, mystery, secrets and love—and centered around a small town as odd and endearing as its shop—A CURIOUS BOOKSTORE will make you fall in love and keep you laughing out loud as you turn pages late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
--Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

Books #2-#5 are also available!


  • A new start

    By ano ang pangalan
    A small town with mysteriously old fashioned people. A friendly place by the sea where casie thought she might have a fresh start in life and find her missing father . A murder with a surprising twist. It was an intriguing read and kept me going till early in the morning.I need to read more!
  • The witching place

    By awful good
    I delightful story! So enjoyed it! Well done! Laraine H
  • The witching place

    By gweneeth
    Pretty good mystery but left some loose ends; the steel door, the man in the long black coat, etc. I did appreciate your vocabulary. You even used a word I had to look up! It would have been nice to know more about Carrie and Noah but maybe that will come in another book. Thanks, G
  • No witches involved

    By Schmelshk
    In the end you can see how it ties together, but it’s a very slow start, very disjointed, characters that really don’t need to be there, and not a witch in sight. That being said, it’s a quick read and fairly entertaining whodunnit. However I will not be reading more of the series.