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-Meg Macy Books-


What Reviewers Are Saying

"When the summer heat gets too oppressive, grab the second book in Macy’s delightful Teddy Bear Mystery series — you’ll be transported to small-town Michigan in the fall! The clever use of the teddy bear theme all over town adds to the cozy atmosphere of the book, even if it does get almost too kitschy at times. Of course, that’s part of the charm of this particular genre so it’s certainly not unbearable. The mystery is very well plotted and nicely paced, revealing new layers at just the right moment to keep readers guessing. The victim and the prime suspect are both intensely dislikable characters, but Sasha and her circle of friends and family are easy to embrace and invest in for the long haul. A dash of romance rounds out the story — just enough to please the romantic reader without overpowering the mystery."  – RT Reviews

"From the first line to the finale, I was immersed in all facets of this multi-plot drama."  – Dru's Book Musings

"I was kept guessing until the final suspenseful reveal. I loved the first adorable book and I was more than delighted with this second installment in the series!"  

  – Cinnamon Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder Reviews

"Those pages were really flying and so much was happening, there was no way I was going to put this book down until I reached the end. By the way, I was wrong and surprised by the ending. I loved it!"  – Dollycas Reviews

"There were some good red herrings in this book so it was hard to figure out the villain. I totally did not see it coming!"   – Valerie's Musings

"This second book in the series doesn't disappoint...  I loved the cuddly nature of the story and the theme of OktoBear Fest. Made me wish I truly lived in a small town with fun activities like this."

   – A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery

"Meg Macy has found that balance with the second in this series... I got so caught up in the story that I finished it in just a couple of days.  I kept switching who I thought the killer was and what the motive was, but it all made perfect sense once we reached the climax."  Carstairs Considers

"Bear Witness to Murder is an engaging mystery with enough danger and malice to counteract the shamelessly adorable setting!"  – Cozy Up With Kathy

"I would be thrilled to recommend this book to all mystery fans, I say buy it now and read it in the fall! A five star hit and I can’t wait for the next!"    – Bibliophile Reviews

"The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was watching all of the action taking place at the Oktobear Fest... I liked all of the twists and turns thrown in. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery."  – MJB Reviews

"Order a pizza, blow off dinner, and get lost in this book."  – A Cozy Experience

"I am looking forward to visiting Silver Hollow again, not only because Ms Macy is such a talented writer, but because I love teddy bears as much as I love cozy mysteries."  – Melina's Book Blog

"Kids love them! Adults love them! Pets Love them! Teddy Bears! This story has the ‘wow factor’! The splendid entertainment makes the pages fly by... I enjoyed this second story even more than I did the first." – Chatting About Cozies

"Autumn has arrived along with more bear themed celebrations.  Being a midwestern girl myself, I love the Michigan setting. I am also a huge fan of themed festivals and those in cozy mysteries give us the very best and more."  

 – Laura's Interests

I may be biased because I have a huge love for all things teddy bear but this is just the cutest cozy mystery series . . . The characters are all well developed pulling you into the story until you feel like you have known them forever.  – Books a Plenty Book Reviews

"All the story is told around the Oktobear Feast.. if this kind of village exists, I want the name of the town!  – Varietats

"As I turned the last pages I thought two things. I need to go back and read book 1. And how long do I have to wait for book 3?  – My Reading Journeys

Meg Macy has a tale of sweetness and suspense in this series. Readers will fall in love with the teddy bears (Seriously we all had a stuffed animal we loved) and will stay for the characters and their charming town.   Bibliophile Reviews

Meg Macy creates a delightful world with a close-knit family and plenty of adorable stuffed animals. I enjoy the details she provides about the bears and, in this entry, the Bears on Parade.   –  Cozy Up With Kathy

What Other Authors Are Saying...

“You’ll fall in love with this delightful debut mystery.” —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries

"Teddy bears​,​ quaint shops​, ​and murder! Bearly Departed is​ stuffed with everything cozy mystery readers crave." 

Leigh Perry, The Family Skeleton Series


“Cute and cuddly on the outside, murder and mayhem on the inside—I love this book!!! Totally adorable.”—Duffy Brown, bestselling author of the Cycle Path Mysteries

"A clever who-done-it, Bear Witness to Murder kept me entertained and engaged in the story...  As a lifelong Michigander I enjoy a good story, in any genre, that is

based in my state."   – Sapphyria's Reviews

"I don’t know what I enjoy more about this series – reading about the teddy bear themed events, or the mystery itself. Sasha Silverman is such a down to earth, believable character that she makes both of them fun." – The Book's The Thing

"I love when I can't figure out the mystery, because it shows how creative the author is. Don't miss this wonderful 2nd in a series cozy mystery series."  

  – Texas Book-aholic

"...another fast-paced mystery by Meg Macy complete with loveable characters. I didn’t see that ending coming at all. It was explosive to say the least. I will definitely be re-visiting the Silverman’s and Silver Hollow."

  – Socrates' Book Reviews


"Who does not love a good mystery and a cuddly teddy bear?  ...I enjoy the author's writing style as her words just flow off the page. "  – A Holland Reads


"Just the right mix of intrigue and cozy. I thought this was even better than the first book. I love the main character, the townspeople, and the longtime family-owned teddy bear/teddy accessories shop as the background. A genuinely likeable setting and I hope to return to it over and over as the series continues. It's even fun to hate the unlikable people! I think it's got an edge to it that actually keeps it from being shamelessly adorable, but I love that tagline. Octobearfest never sounded so good! I really recommend this to people who enjoy a good mystery, cozy or otherwise!"

   Eleanor Cawood Jones Recommends

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