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Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

Kindle Freebie (free at the time of purchase)

Genre: Cosy Mystery, Fantasy

Number of Pages: 191

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS 📖

To call Gran eccentric is somewhat of an understatement. She has questionable fashion sense, cough, can anyone say bedazzled Ugg boots and a tutu? But my Gran? She is awesome. So when she suggested I buy The Dusty Attic Bookstore I was all in, after all, what could go wrong?

Try finding my high school nemesis dead on the floor of my newly acquired store for starters. Now I’m on the suspect list! Okay, so I just need to find the killer, clear my name, and pass my witches exam. Oh, didn’t I mention that? Yeah, seems the stunt I pulled on my cheating ex-fiancee cost me not only my job but my magic.

My name is Harper Jones and this is not how I expected my return to my magical hometown of Whitefall Cove to go.

💭THOUGHTS💭

This was another Kindle Freebie (free at the time of purchase) that I thought would be perfect for Halloween month. I hadn’t read a cosy mystery in a while and thought that I needed to find a few for this Halloween season! I didn’t want anything too long and this one fitted the bill. 

The writing was light and entertaining. There were moments that had me smiling as well as tense moments. Despite it being fairly short, I was completely taken in and kept wanting to read more. It was well balanced and nothing felt rushed. The ending was a bit of a surprise, but it tied up well. There were a couple of questions that I had at the end, but I assume that these would be answered in the next book. They are only minor curiosities and don’t in any way hamper the enjoyment of the book. 

The chapters were fairly long, but they didn’t drag. You got a good chunk of story before the chapter ended. The story overall had a good pace to it and as I mentioned above I just wanted to keep on reading! 

The characters were excellent. I loved the main character and the relationship she had with her family and friends. The support from everyone shone through. The main character’s Gran brought a smile to my face and added humour to the story. 

There were a lot of different supernatural characters which was interesting. You would be reading about a character and then suddenly it came to light that they were a supernatural creature. They all seemed to understand that there were other creatures around, but I am not sure what the humans thought as there was very little mention of them, apart from the main character’s ex fiancé. 

Lastly the settings. I loved the town and specifically the bookshop. The description of the shop with the addition of magic made it even more special. The settings were described enough to give you an idea of where the characters were, and aside from the bookshop, the settings were secondary to what was going on with the characters.

Overall a great murder mystery and one that I recommend.

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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Stacking The Shelves

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. A quiet one this week with one Blog Tour sign up and one Kindle Freebie (free at the time of purchase):

Blog Tour Sign Up:

Dashboard Elvis is Dead by David F Ross (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

A failed writer connects the murder of an American journalist, a drowned 80s musician and a Scottish politician’ s resignation, in a heart-wrenching novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

Renowned photo-journalist Jude Montgomery arrives in Glasgow in 2014, in the wake of the failed Scottish independence referendum, and it’ s clear that she’ s searching for someone.

Is it Anna Mason, who will go on to lead the country as First Minister? Jamie Hewitt, guitarist from eighties one-hit wonders The Hyptones? Or is it Rabbit – Jude’ s estranged foster sister, now a world-famous artist?

Three apparently unconnected people, who share a devastating secret, whose lives were forever changed by one traumatic night in Phoenix, forty years earlier…

Taking us back to a school shooting in her Texas hometown, and a 1980s road trip across the American West – to San Francisco and on to New York – Jude’ s search ends in Glasgow, and a final, shocking event that only one person can fully explain…”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 1 December so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Kindle Freebie:

The Clause In Christmas by Rachael Bloome (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sometimes home is where you least expect it…

Cassie Hayward hates Christmas. Especially this year.

No job. Flat broke. And an ex most definitely on the naughty list.

But the unexpected inheritance of a Victorian cottage in the idyllic town of Poppy Creek may be the miracle Cassie needs. Except for one problem: a clause in the will. Cassie must complete a series of festive tasks for each day in December leading up to Christmas. Overseen by the disarmingly handsome, Christmas-loving lawyer, Luke Davis.

Luke is as strong and steady as the bespoke furniture he crafts as a hobby. He has to be. Stepping into his late father’s shoes as the town lawyer comes with a sleigh full of responsibilities. Which means the alluring stranger collecting her inheritance is a distraction he can’t afford.

As the unlikely pair works together to complete the daily tasks, fighting their attraction becomes more futile than putting good ol’ St. Nick on a diet. But when Cassie’s ex reappears with the offer of a lifetime, she’ll have to choose between love and the life she always wanted.

Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and visit a town that feels like home. This endearing, sweet romance will warm your heart and fill you will hope. A “must-read” year after year.”

What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?

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Mini Book, Mini Review – Witch Happens by AM King

Free Kindle Book (free when I purchased it)

Genre: Fantasy/ Cosy Mystery

Number of Pages: 139

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS 📖

Some people come from a long family line of lawyers, doctors, teachers and even cops. Febe just found out she comes from a long line of…witches! 

Febe Summer is not having a good day. Or a good year, for that matter. She lost her fiancé, her job, and her apartment all in one day—on her 25th birthday! Talk about the worst. Birthday. Ever! 

She’s jobless, penniless and soon to be…homeless. 

Will she be able to rebound and pick herself up again? 

Oh, and she just found out, thanks to a dark family secret, that she’s not who she thought she was. She’s a witch! And she’s not allowed to practice magic—yet. 

When she moves back to her small hometown of Blackshore Bay, there’s more family drama than she can handle. Her aunties are out of control, her sister is being secretive and someone has murdered the malicious town gossip. Will she be able to find out whom, before it’s too late? 

💭THOUGHTS💭

I wanted something short to read for this Halloween month and this Kindle Freebie (free at the time of purchase) jumped out at me. Whilst it took me longer to read than expected (due to other commitments) I ended up really enjoying the story.

The writing was light and descriptive. I really felt that I got to know the main character in a short space of time. For a short story a lot was packed in. It suddenly got quicker towards the end and all of a sudden the murderer was announced. It was a surprising twist that, whilst it felt quite sudden, looking back there was a bit of a build up that I didn’t realise had taken place at the time that I was reading it.

The chapters varied in length with the longer chapters at the beginning and the middle. It gave an interesting pace to the story. Whilst there seemed to be a big build up and back story, I wasn’t disappointed by the sudden solving of the murder. I knew that it had to come soon due to the number of pages left, but it was still a surprise! I think that the answer to the murder was so interesting that it took my mind off the speed of the solving. 

I loved the characters and the relationships that they all had with one another. I enjoyed reading about the ups and downs in the family unit. It made it more relatable (as far as a magical story can be!). 

Lastly the settings. I loved the small town and how everybody seemed to know everyone, yet still no one knew who the murderer could be. 

Overall an enjoyable, short, cosy mystery. I recommend it if you just want a magical, one sitting book. 

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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Mini Book, Mini Review – Count Your Hexes by Wendy Meadows

Free Kindle Book (free when I purchased it)

Genre: Fantasy/ Cosy Mystery

Number of Pages: 88

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖

Was Daniel George an unfortunate victim of some dark magic, or some invisible revenge? 

In the sleepy tourist town of Wickrock Bay, Maine, Mimi’s artifact and antique shop is a hit with customers far and wide, especially crotchety next-door cafe owner Daniel George, who likes to duck into the shop often to spot what Mimi has in her collections.  But, after three Wickrock Bay citizens rub Daniel the wrong way, in one form or another, the man moves to take action against them.

Only for him to turn up mysteriously dead.

Wickrock Bay Police Chief Robert Thompson, and soon along with his crush Mimi, are immediately on the case.  But Mimi also has to be cautious, because the object used to murder poor Daniel had come from her shop.  Wickrock Bay may be a small, cozy seaside town, but tongues could wag if enough people find this out.

💭THOUGHTS💭

I saw this free on Kindle and thought that it would be a good little one sitting Halloween read. It was a good murder mystery, but it wasn’t very Halloweeny. There was a bit of magic, but really it was a Winter cosy mystery. 

The writing was good and the story had a good pace to it. Nothing felt rushed, with the story being broken up with little bits of description and the character’s thoughts on the case and her newly found magical ability. 

The main character was likable and I loved the relationship she had with her pug. I also liked the growing relationship between her and the Police Chief. That was a nice little side story. Whilst I couldn’t really picture the character, I got to know her through her thoughts and actions. 

The settings were secondary to the character’s actions and conversations, but what settings there were described was good. I enjoyed the little bits of description of the main character’s shop and the surrounding village.

Overall a good one sitting cosy mystery, but not a Halloween read. I struggled to see the relevance of the title to the story. 

⭐Rated 3.5/5⭐

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