The Village Library Demon-Hunting Society (Paperback)

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A librarian with a knack for solving murders realizes there is something decidedly supernatural afoot in her little town in this cozy fantasy mystery.

Librarian Sherry Pinkwhistle keeps finding bodies—and solving murders. But she's concerned by just how many killers she's had to track down in her quaint village. None of her neighbors seem surprised by the rising body count...but Sherry is becoming convinced that whatever has been causing these deaths is unnatural.

When someone close to Sherry ends up dead, and her cat, Lord Thomas Crowell, becomes possessed by what seems to be an ancient demon, Sherry begins to think she’s going to need to become an exorcist as well as an amateur sleuth. With the help of her town's new priest, and an assortment of friends who dub themselves the "Demon-Hunting Society," Sherry will have to solve the murder and get rid of a demon.

This riotous mix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Murder, She Wrote is a lesson for demons and murderers alike: Never mess with a librarian.

About the Author

C. M. Waggoner grew up in rural upstate New York, where she spent a lot of time reading fantasy novels in a swamp. She studied creative writing at SUNY Purchase and lived in China for eight years before moving with her husband to Albany, NY. In her spare time she volunteers, performs kitchen experiments, asks if she can pet your dog, and gardens badly.

Praise For…

“Imagine if Jessica Fletcher worked in a village library and found herself fighting a demonic murderer with an ironic sense of humour, and you have a sense of how original, funny and fantastical this book is. I laughed my way through this smart, warm-hearted cozy mystery and I know readers will too.”—Freya Sampson, USA Today bestselling author of Nosy Neighbors

“A smart, stylish mystery with just the right amount of demon possession. The perfect read for a dark, stormy night by the fire.”—Auralee Wallace, national bestselling author of In the Company of Witches

“Sherry is the modern-day meta Miss Marple that we all need in our lives. This book effortlessly delivers a fun murder mystery with a possessed cat, a self-aware sleuth, and a well-meaning priest who missed the day they taught exorcism in seminary. I can’t wait until this book comes out so I can yell “have you read this yet?” at my friends.”—Mur Lafferty, Hugo Award winning author of The Midsolar Murders

"Waggoner makes nimble and entertaining use of cozy mystery tropes while also constructing Winesap’s larger supernatural conflict with careful attention to detail. Meanwhile, plentiful humor and endearing budding friendships give the story heart. Fantasy fans who also watched Murder, She Wrote and wondered about the abnormally high murder rate in Cabot Cove will especially want to check this one out."—Publishers Weekly

"Waggoner doesn't miss a beat."—A.J. Hackwith, author of Toto

“If you ever thought that all Cabot Cove really needed was a visit from Buffy Summers, this is the book for you. Clever, touching, and just a tad dark, The Village Library Demon Hunting Society brings meta to murder in a thoroughly satisfying way.”—Juneau Black, author of the Shady Hollow Mysteries series
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984805881
ISBN-10: 1984805886
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: September 24th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English