Essentials of Murder

by Kim Davis

aromatherapy apothecary cozy mysteries #1

small town cozy mystery

Following a scandal that chased her from San Francisco, Carissa Carmichael struggles to find acceptance in her small Southern California hometown as she opens her aromatherapy  and reflexology shop.

When she finds a man murdered in her distilling room, Carissa becomes the main suspect, especially when her fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. Despite her father’s position as Oak Creek Valley’s chief of police, most townspeople assume she’s guilty—including the new leading detective.

Refusing to run again, Carissa knows she must prove her innocence to save her shop and her family’s reputation. With suspects acting as slippery as the essential oils she distills, it’s up to Carissa to apply pressure and sniff out the truth before it’s too late.

If you like your cozies with quirky hometown characters, small-town California charm, recipes, and essential oil and reflexology tips, Book 1 in the Aromatherapy Apothecary cozy mystery series is for you. Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

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love from readers

This book has all the qualities of a top notch cozy mystery.

5* Goodreads Review

Author Kim Davis creates a riveting and daunting crime scene investigation that kept me guessing as to whodunnit the entire story!

Chatting About Cozies
5* Goodreads Review

Essentials of Murder is a fun debut. I already can’t wait to go back and visit my new friends again. Don’t miss it.

Carstairs Considers
4* Goodreads Review