Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Mer-Murder at the Cove by S. Usher Evans

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.

Title: A Mer-Murder at the Cove

Series: Witch’s Cove #1

Author: S. Usher Evans

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Magic

Publication Date: April 23 2024

Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray


A hapless witch, a dead mermaid, and a beachside bar with money problems. What else could go wrong?

Jo Maelstrom’s avoidance problems hit an all-time high when, after weeks of dodging her grandmother’s calls, she got a text that “Big Jo” had died suddenly. Now back in Eldred’s Hollow, a supernatural haven on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Jo is forced to reckon with her past – and the severe lack of magic that sent her running in the first place. Her grandmother’s bar and marina, Witch’s Cove, is in some dire financial straits, and there are more than a few people with ulterior motives itching to take it off her hands.

But when the leader of the local mermaid clan washes up dead on the shore, Jo finds herself embroiled in the question of who and why – and does it have anything to do with her own grandmother’s mysterious death?

My thoughts:

I love, love, love S. Usher Evans’ books! Her space opera series, Razia, got me hooked. Then it was on to fantasy (Demon Fall, Demon Spring, Princess Vigilante), YA fantasy (Lexie Carrigan), and cozy fantasy (Weary Dragon Inn). Now she’s trying her hand at paranormal cozy mystery, and I am here for it!

The book is due out in less than a month, and I can’t wait to read it. If y’all aren’t familiar with Evans’ work yet, what are you waiting for?! Pick a series and get going, and then grab A Mer-Murder at the Cove when it comes out next month. You’re welcome!

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7 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Mer-Murder at the Cove by S. Usher Evans

  1. Tonje says:

    Sounds like a fun read! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. I love a new cozy series and witches, sign me up. Thanks for sharing this and I hope we both love this one.

  3. This sounds like so much fun! I will definitely have to check out S. Usher Evans’ other series too because they all sound good. I hope you enjoy A Mer-Murder at the Cove when you read it!

  4. Carla says:

    I’ve not heard of this author, but it sounds like some fun books. I hope you love it.

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