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 867 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!


  • Great read

    By caligirl1111
    Fast and fun
  • The Witching Place

    By i luv reading
    Excellent story, lots of twists and turns. Unexpected ending was cool.
  • A very interesting book.

    By Mobius24
    I really enjoyed this book but it did kinda drag through the beginning. After that it got interesting. I would recommend this book to those who like cozy mysteries.
  • The witching place

    By Grandma Fox 85
    Pretty good book and the author has a way of getting to the reader without being a horrible mystery. Loved it and never had a chance to be afraid. Ole grandma
  • Lose Your Job, Dump Your Boyfriend…

    By karenmce
    I came upon the second book in the series first (and found it fun and intriguing) and hunted for the series debut (which made me even more enthusiastic about Alexis’ adventures in a new town and new job, and making new friends! She keeps finding murder victims and becoming the first suspect! But there are other mysteries to be solved! Very well written and beautifully descriptive!
  • Worst book I ever read

    By Sroberts65
    I downloaded this one and the second edition because they were free and I like mystery books, however this has got to be the worst book I ever read. I’m not even gonna try to read the second one. Dumb characters and even dumber storyline.
  • The Witching Place book 1

    By Ok what else do you want?
    I enjoyed this book very much. I loved Lex and her story, her new friends, town and her job and the bookstore. It’s a very good solid book. I’m looking forward to learning more about her father. Thank you for writing this Series.
  • What a a great setting for Murder!

    By Avid Reader QC
    I loved the quirky town. Unlike some books that begin in Boston, this author understands Massachusetts. But that’s not important. Reading and enjoying the book is what’s important 😁
  • Entertaining

    By surprisendings
    Very entertaining
  • Interesting read

    By gonnette1
    Well written. Intriguing story line.