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A prank too far:
Wanda Le Fey is dead, and Renaissance Faire lover, Jessie Morton, looks suspiciously like the person who killed her. Jessie was simply returning the prank Wanda played on her by dyeing the other woman blue. It wasn't her fault that Wanda was also stabbed in the chest by a sword as she tried to get out of her shower. ...
A prank too far:
Wanda Le Fey is dead, and Renaissance Faire lover, Jessie Morton, looks suspiciously like the person who killed her. Jessie was simply returning the prank Wanda played on her by dyeing the other woman blue. It wasn't her fault that Wanda was also stabbed in the chest by a sword as she tried to get out of her shower. Now Wanda's blue ghost is prodding Jessie to find her killer. And a dead Wanda is far worse than a live Wanda.
And a deadly Renaissance wedding:
In less than two short weeks, Jessie Morton will marry Chase Manhattan at the Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace. But so much can go wrong in that short time. A man is murdered in Jessie's new Arts and Crafts Museum and her assistant is being scrutinized for the deed. Chase's brother and parents have arrived and are still against their marriage. Wanda's ghost is busy making Jessie's life miserable. The Ren Faire wedding of her dreams may never take place. Can she talk Chase into eloping before it's too late?
"This book is more than just a murder mystery. There's some paranormal elements, one of them is the blue ghost Wanda, whose rather ornery? obnoxious? antics will leave you laughing until you cry. She really makes the book! If you are a fan of Renaissance Festivals, you will have to love this book. It really feels like you are getting a inside look at how these festivals work and the kind of people that work for them. This is definitely a series not to be missed." -- Andrea Guy, Cruisin' through the Cozies
"This novella whets your appetite for the next book in the Renaissance Faire Mystery series - Murderous Matrimony, coming in November 2013. This is a quick fun read. It will keep you turning the pages so you can find out whodunit. The story is well plotted and will keep you intrigued with quirky characters and red herrings galore. Well, Joyce and Jim have done it again - they never disappoint. So if you like your mystery with the fun of a Renaissance Faire, then you should be reading Perilous Pranks."- Cheryl Green
Posted March 16, 2014
this series revolves around a renaissance faire village. of course it is not 'real', but the citizens that live there treat it as if it were. the tales from this city are indeed unique. some of the residents do live there year round, some are only there temporarily, no matter, when you are in the villge, you are renaissance! a murder has been committed and jesse feels she needs to sleuth to save a friend, manny. chase, her fiancee and baliff of the town, discourages her. this tale involves two murders. this series is written to entertain and it does so admirably. there is romance, mystery, and more than enough humor. i love this serires and can't wait for the next story. try out a tale or two and see if you don't agree. forsooth, i think you will. the tales a great fun and i can't think of a beteter way to spend an evening!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 12, 2014
Hear Ye', Hear Ye'
Have you received your invitation to the wedding? What wedding says you? Well it's the wedding of Lady Jessica to that hunky man, Sir Baliff Chase. In attendance will be Robin Hood and his merry men and Lady Marion, the pirates will leave their ship for the ocassion. The Madmen, jesters, ladies in waiting, the minstrels, Merlin and 250 couples, (Adventureland sees this as a huge press advantage) who will also be sharing in the wedding day of Jessie and Chase. King Harold and Queen Olivia will be there, after all you can't have a proper wedding without them! Do you wonder if Wanda the ghost who is causing so much trouble will be there?
Once again, Joyce and Jim Lavene have captured my attention as soon as I got my invitation to the royal affair. Oh yes, this little old reviewer has been asked to attend! I have been blessed, once again, to have received an ARC of this book, so I got about a weeks head start on you. I adore this series by the Lavenes, as well as their other books, as some of you know. Joyce and Jim are one of the reasons that I got hooked on cozy mysteries. They and a certain author and her fabulous cat, no names mentioned, have the ability to make my hands itch, at just the mention of a new book by them coming out. If you are a faithful reader of the Renaissance mysteries, I know we will meet at the wedding. HUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH!