Review of Bowling Blunder

Bowling Blunder

Magical Mane Mystery Series, Book #2

Stella Bixby

5 Stars


Ellie thought her investigation days were over.

After finding herself in a new town, discovering a body in her cornfield, and nearly being murdered, she would have been fine never investigating another crime.

When a friend invites her bowling, she thinks it’ll just be a fun night out with the girls.

Boy, was she wrong.

Now, someone else is dead and two of the suspects have asked Ellie to help clear their names . . . using her magic.

Will Ellie be able to harness the power of her magical color-changing hair? Or will she be left in the dark with a murderer roaming around?  (Goodreads)


The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Ellie is still trying to settle in with her pet pig, Penelope, and her VW microbus, Mona, on her farm.  She is making friends , which she never really had before.  She even gets invited to go bowling with friends, and she goes to have a good time.  But things do not work out as planned, and someone is killed at the bowling alley.  When she is asked to find the killer to clear someone’s name, she cannot refuse.  Sne might need some help from her friends, and Penelope, if she hopes to solve it. And maybe figure out her changing hair colors and learn to control it.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick, easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing, and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching all the action taking place and eavesdropping on conversations.  The mystery was well plotted and had enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  I was not hundred percent certain who the culprit was until the reveal at the end.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery with a touch of magic in it.  Both of the books in this series were highly entertaining.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

Bowling Blunder: A Magical Mane Mystery (Magical Mane Mystery Series Book 2) by [Stella Bixby]