Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley

Posted July 15, 2022 by elzaread in Book Review / 11 Comments

Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth PantleyShifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley
Series: Magical Mystery Book Club #1
Published by Better Beginnings Inc on July 15th 2022
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 210
Format: ARC
Source: Author's Copy
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Paige and her adventurous Aunt Glo inherit a country inn from eccentric GeeGee. They pack up and hit the road, arriving at the charming place they both loved since childhood. Finally! They can get into the secret room in the basement that GeeGee kept locked! They discover it’s a wonderful library filled to the brim with mystery books. But more than the room was a secret – it’s a magical place that houses enchanted books. Paige and Glo find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, along with a motley group of book club friends. The club will need to work together to solve the case in order to get out of the book and back to their home.

Greetings you guys! Oh we are so thrilled to share the first instalment of our favorite feline author in the whole wide world’s brand new series. Jeezzz, that sentence might be a bit long and without any punctuation marks. As long as you can see the excitement jumping from the page here, we don’t really care.

Elizabeth Pantley, the greatest feline author ever, decided to take a detour from our beloved Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series to write a new cozy mystery series. Wait wait, before you go into a complete state of panic, here’s the facts:

  1. It is not the end of Queen Latifa and her human, Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls
  2. Yes, it is just as fun and quirky as the Destiny Falls series
  3.  The murder mystery angle is better in the new series (our humble opinion)
  4. It ticks all the necessary boxes to qualify as a cozy mystery. If you’re not sure what those boxes are, here’s a quick recap – Five Essentials for your Cozy Murder Mystery Kit 
  5. Yes, there is still a gorgeous feline lead character (not Latifa, to be quite Frank)
  6. It’s pure magic! No really. Pure Magic.

After her recent divorce, Paige is ready to turn a page (get that?? Oh, Frank would have loved it). When her dear Grandmother, GeeGee passed on or away or however you humans love to phrase it when a loved one isn’t part of this realm anymore, it wasn’t hard to make the decision to pack up and leave for Colorado with her Aunt Glo. GeeGee left the two ladies the Snapdragon Inn and of course adventure, a secret room, a couple of new friends and a clever feline companion awaits them around the next hairpin bend!

To be Frank, there is nothing not to love about this new series. A room filled to the brim with magical books, yes I know all books are magical, these are just a cut above. Quite similar to cats outshining dogs. A rather eccentric Book Club I wouldn’t mind to be part of and twists and turns that will make your head spin in the good kind of way, and of course – the host.

I give you the star of the show, the amazing, the wonderful, the host to all your dreams and wishes, the guide to your future adventures….”

Frank wasn’t quite GeeGee’s cat, he comes with the library. So therefore, he is now Paige and Glo’s feeding problem. Luckily they do that quite diligently as all humans should. A well-fed cat is just so much easier to take on a thrilling adventure.

Gosh, we loved this book so much and found ourselves completely submerged in the murder mystery and shenanigans of the Book Club members. Don’t you just love it when you are so into a book, you become part of it? If that’s your idea of a thrilling ride as well, do not miss out on this book! You might have noticed that I haven’t mentioned the first part of the title – shifting. I’m not going to give it away, I’m just going to say – mind blowing! Such a clever and well crafted twist.

Bravo Elizabeth! We are completely in love with your new book and can’t wait for the next instalment that will hit the best selling charts in September 2022.

About the Author

Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents, published in over twenty languages.

She simultaneously writes the well-loved Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic book series and the new Magical Mystery Book Club series.

Elizabeth lives in the Pacific Northwest and is the mother of four and Nana to one. Visit her and sign up for her newsletter at

Magical Mystery Book Club, book 1
Release Date is July 20th
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