Wednesday, August 03, 2022



Piper Hayden is happy with her life in Cranberry Harbor, Wisconsin.  Music is her happy place.   She orders a brand new Steinway piano and it is scheduled to be delivered just hours before her recital.  But when the crate is delivered, it’s not the piano that is inside but the body of her ex-fiancĂ©.  Piper is the number suspect.  She must do everything she can to clear her name.  Her part in the recital is put on hold, and she must switch her focus to who murdered her ex.  Piper and her friends are on the case, but time is running out.  They must solve the murder before the murderer strikes again.

I really enjoyed this cozy mystery.  The characters are believable and relatable, the author does a great job of describing how they look along with their characteristics.  They were fun to read about and yet so quirky.  They sounded like a great group of friends and very different from each other.  I enjoy reading while listening to music and that added a little extra drama to this wonderful whodunnit. This is a wonderful start to a new cozy mystery series.  I was laughing out loud but I was also flying through the pages because I couldn’t wait to find out who the culprit was.  Don’t pass up this great story full of mystery and intrigue.  I highly recommend it.

Thank you Malissa Chapin for such a wonderful story.  This cozy mystery has a fantastic storyline.  I’m so happy that it is only the first installment to your new series.  I look forward to reading the next book.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author: Malissa Chapin
Publisher:  Ivory Keys Press, LLC 
Publication Date: August 1, 2022
Pages: 226 

Piper Haydn is on the case when murder comes to peaceful Cranberry Harbor, Wisconsin.
With her piano recital hours away, Piper's last need is a piano problem—or a murder problem!

When her new piano arrives with the body of her ex-fiancé inside, suspicion rests on Piper. To avoid a murder charge, she must shift her attention from music to murder. With a killer at large, Piper calls off the recital and closes the academy.
Believing that she and her friends can solve the murder, Piper tries to clear her name and discover what happened to her secretary Lisa.

As the investigation crescendos, Piper leans on the support and creativity of her best friend Roosevelt and fellow music teacher Trefor to help solve the crime. Can Piper and friends solve the mystery before the killer solos in on another victim?


Malissa Chapin grew up reading books, making up stories, and vowing to publish a book before turning twelve. She's a few years late for her goal but still devours books and makes up stories.

Malissa loves creating with words, yarn, fabric, and watercolors. She enjoys sharing her faith, reading, collecting vintage treasures, drinking coffee, playing the piano, homeschooling our bonus baby, and looking on the bright side. She lives and sometimes freezes in Wisconsin with her family and a crazy cat.

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