When I requested this book I did not realize it was the 3rd book in a series that I had not read. While had no problem understanding the story it would have been better if I had read the previous books as the tale often refers to them. I now have 2 more books to add to my TBR PILE. Violet Waverley is now the caretaker of the Charming Books, a Magical Bookstore. There is a talking crow who had broken his wing as a fledgling and refused to leave. Emerson, a tortie cat who went everywhere with his previous owner. Both added humor to the story. The store keeps throwing copies of LITTLE WOMAN around. Violet does not understand what the store is trying to tell her. There are 4 Perkin sisters in the tale that are estranged from each other. Violet and Grandmother Daisy are supplying the books for a local winery for a book signing affair for sommelier Belinda Perkins. Violet had a lot negative history with the winery. Emerson managed to sneak into the car and ride to the event. After an upsetting scene between the two sisters, the affair closes. Violet left Grandmother Daisy to pack up as Violet is looking for Emerson who has managed to disappear. He leads Violet to a dead body. Will Violet find answers Belinda'death before a friend is arrested for her murder? Disclosure: Many Thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.