If you like cozy mysteries hop on over to The Cozy Mystery List Blog where you're sure to stumble across a new cozy mystery author. It was here that I was first introduced to Tim Myers and picked up At Wick's End. Unlike many cozy mysteries where the protagonist is female, the main character is a young man. After the suspicious death of his Great Aunt Belle, he takes over her candle shop and delves into both the murder and the candle making craft. Mr. Myers' writing is smooth and his mystery is peppered with delightful characters and a charming town set on the Gunpowder River in the North Carolina Mountains. I'll be looking out for more of his books (he also writes under several pseudonyms).
From the cover:
Harrison Black knows nothing about candlemaking. But when he inherits his Great-Aunt Belle's candle shop, At Wick's End, he's ready to take on the challenge. Then, when someone vandalizes Belle's apartment, Harrison realizes that he's also inherited a whole lot of trouble.
Why anyone would have wanted a harmless old lady dead is beyond Harrison. So he takes it upon himself to do a bit of sleuthing. but it looks like he's playing with fire - because somebody wants Harrison to mind his own beeswax . . .