Review: The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #1) by Kirsten Weiss

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Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #1
Kirsten Weiss
Cozy Mystery - Paranormal
Midnight Ink
March 8, 2016)


When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But a new ghost may be on the loose. A fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present.

With her high school bully as one of the officers in charge, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she’s certain it won’t be.

Maddie grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the hunt for a killer, she discovers there truly is no place like home.


I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this mystery. I’ve been look for a cozy paranormal mystery to dive into and was not having much luck until I ran across Caffeinated Reviews review of book 3 in this series, Deja Moo. That review made the series sound good and so, I went looking for book one at my library and low and behold they had the book.

I had such a delightful time getting to know the characters, the town, and this odd museum that is haunted and full of weird items. 

Maddie got fired from her job for standing up for her ethics and now she’s back in her home town, San Benedetto. Her longtime friend soon tricks her into taking over the quirky paranormal museum in town and things soon get interesting with a museum cat, a dead body found in the museum, and a few odd things happening in the museum. 

Maddie doesn’t hesitate to help her find out and do some sleuthing to figure out what really happened to a past resident of the town and the current murder. Their’s a closet witch (they don’t want anyone to know they are a witch), a high school bully, the towns uppity ups the Ladies Aid Society that want the museum closed, a strange man who claims to know about the murder, a lawyer with questionable morals, and so much more. The books full of interesting characters that make this cozy mystery a charming read. 

Last, I can’t forget about the love interests. Two men are interested in Maddie. We have Lieutenant Slate and Mason the museums neighbor. Either one sounded’s delicious, but our main focus is on the current murder and solving a decades old murder.

As for who the killer is, well I had know idea until it was reveled. I was guessing all wrong along the way through the book. 

I had a bewitching time with this cozy paranormal mystery that I went out and bought the book plus I’m going to be diving into the next installment. The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum was a lot of fun!

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #1) by Kirsten Weiss

  1. Awesome review angela!!! Sounds like a cute mystery read!!! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Glad you enjoyed and thank you for sharing!

  2. I don’t know what it is that keeps me from the cozy mysteries. I know once I start a good one I’m hooked, but it’s just that picking up the first one. They are always a good mystery. Hopefully I will get to this one someday.

    • I was having such bad luck with finding cozy mysteries that worked for me until I ran across this series and author. I just finished book two and enjoyed it as much as this one. I’m hoping my library buys book 3 which I suggested to them. ^_^ Thank’s for visiting Tanya.