Charms and Firearms + Bars and Boxcars by Trixie Silvertale – Mini Reviews

Continuing with the Mitzy Moon cozy mystery series, books 5 and 6 were even more exciting than the previous four!

A weekend getaway. A charming present. Will this psychic sleuth find a suitor on the slopes?

Mitzy Moon plans to take a break from snooping and learn to ski. And after receiving a mysterious gift from her travel companion she feels light as a feather. But her heart goes stiff as a board when she faceplants into a corpse.

Racing back to the bookshop to consult her otherworldly helpers, Mitzy is horrified to discover her meddling Ghost-ma is missing. Her spoiled feline seems to ignore her pleas and her alchemist attorney isn’t answering either. She can’t decide if she’s lost her powers or her mind…

Can Mitzy solve a murder without her extra sensory perceptions, or will one misstep put her in the killer’s crosshairs?

Charms and Firearms is the fifth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunits.

Available on Amazon and through Kindle Unlimited.

Oooh Mitzy is really getting into the thick of things with this one. Were Ghost-ma and Silas right to warn her off of the dashing Rory Bombay? 

The mystery to solve is who murdered a well-known photojournalist. What possible motive could there be for his murder and how was it done? The who of the matter is another mystery. There aren’t very many suspects but because the motive isn’t clear, it’s difficult to pinpoint until more facts line up. Don’t worry, you don’t have to wait too long to get to the heart of the matter. Clues drop at a regular pace and the action flows right through the story. The big reveal isn’t too dramatic but it’s very much suited to the characters and what’s been happening. 

The side stories are just as entertaining in this one too. The possibility of romance with Sheriff Erick continues to feature. Seems like the d sheriff isn’t pleased about a possible link between Mitzy and Rory… hmm… 

Mitzy’s powers seem to be growing as well and her lessons with Silas continue. We even get a sad story from Silas’ past… just to make us love him even more!

Overall, another delightful escapist read from Trixie.

I give Charms and Firearms 4.5/5 charmed espresso shots.


A robbery on the rails. A gang in hiding. Can this psychic sleuth blow the whistle on a dangerous crew? Mitzy Moon struggles to put snooping on the back burner and help launch the Duncan Restorative Justice Foundation. But her good-girl routine leaves the station after a deputy crashes the Grand Opening with a search warrant. And she’s full-steam ahead on the case when she discovers her father’s railroad is the target for a heist.

Never one to play it safe, Mitzy blatantly ignores the warnings of her entitled feline and risks everything. She even cons her interfering Ghost-ma into helping her with an alarming undercover plan. And now she promises just a few more shifts at the seedy roadhouse and she’ll have the crooks stopped in their tracks.

Can Mitzy pull off the double cross of a lifetime, or will more than her investigation be derailed?

Available on Amazon and via Kindle Unlimited.

Excitement galore in this one! I think this might have been my favourite yet of the series.

The mystery: there are two mysteries for Mitzy to consider this go around. She wants to crack the case of the gang robbing train lines, especially when their newest target is her father’s service. While figuring out how best to handle that situation she also agrees to help a old friend of Sheriff Erick’s find her missing son. She’s going to be one busy lady!

Mitzy takes it upon herself to work undercover at a local dive bar to dig deeper into the robberies. We meet some interesting characters while clues and events fall into place. The big showdown spans a couple of chapters and really ramps up the suspense and excitement. It’s all a bit more dramatic than usual and I loved it!

Speaking of Erick, things definitely do take off between these two in Bars and Boxcars. All attempts at playing it cool are completely off the table and these two finally decide to admit their feelings for each other. So sweet!

I give Bars and Boxcars 5/5 steaming espresso shots. 

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