A Thrift Shop Murder by N.M Howell – A Book Review

Posted October 4, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 2 Comments

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A Thrift Shop Murder

(Cats, Ghosts, and Avocado Toast – Book 1)

by N.M. Howell & L.C. Hibbett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow Burn PNR, RH Mystery
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Funny, witty and completely original – this is a magical mystery with a RH twist. Free on Kindle Unlimited!

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

One witch with a grudge, three cats with a secret, and one vegan with a very big problem.

Priscilla “Price” Jones is down on her luck. First, her childhood sweetheart dumps her a month before their wedding so he can hook up with a model he met at one of his yogalates fitness studios. Then, her vegan smoothie store burns to the ground.

Out of work and out of love, Priscilla accepts the first job she can find, packs her bags, and takes the first bus from Portland to Salem, Oregon, to find her luck is even worse than she thought. Her new boss just died, and the old lady’s thrift store, her apartment, and three huge male cats just got added to Priscilla’s long list of problems. But when Price opens one of the old lady’s books and accidentally unleashes some witchy magic, Priscilla realizes her troubles have only begun…

A hilariously witchy reverse harem mystery.

Thoughts on A Thrift Shop Murder


Can a magic filled mystery, slow burn RH be adorable? Why yes, yes it can.

This small town jaunt is funny, charming and the perfect, magical ‘who done it?’ for the supernaturally minded.

Favorite Line

I was not the kind of woman who exchanged banter with a cat. (20%)


  • FMC is funny… and seriously a hipster, even if she denies it. I expect sone tweed in future installments.
  • The cats…. the men. I can’t even. 😂😂
  • The Who is who is a bit surprising.


  • This chic needs to up her game and her brain…. but I have a feeling she’ll learn.
  • I need resolution for that fire, that creep needs some karma.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range

Adults, all


4 out of 5 Stars

Often hilarious and fully clever, this magical ‘who done it?’ is the perfect afternoon mystery! Free on KU!

Published March 30th, 2018
264 Pages

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