Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ghost of a Potion


Author:  Heather Blake
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Series:  A Magic Potion Mystery
Rating:  4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Description:  With all the ghosts that haunt her at this time of year, Carly doesn't exactly rush to celebrate Halloween.  Even a costume ball organized by her boyfriend Dylan's mother, Patricia Davis Jackson, holds little allure.  But to please Dylan, who wants peace between the two women, Carly reluctantly agrees to go. 

Gossip around town is that architect Haywood Dodd plans to make a big announcement at the party. But before he can address the crowd, he’s found dead with Patricia standing over him, holding the murder weapon. Anxious to clear Patricia’s name and perhaps broker a truce with her, Carly would love to use her snooping skills to find the real killer. Only she has bigger problems to deal with—ghosts are flocking to her for help, including a very persistent Haywood Dodd.

My Review

I will start by saying that I am a fan of Heather Blake and any new release automatically goes on my to be read pile.  This series is no exception.  Ghost of a Potion is the third book in the Magic Potion Mysteries and Ms. Blake has written a charming addition to the series. By now, the cast of characters are like old friends so it is always nice to stop in for a visit.  In the Magic Potion Mysteries, the main character Carly Bell Hartwell, is a white witch and empath, who runs her families potion shop in a small town in Alabama.  Although this installment is set during Halloween, this series is welcome entertainment anytime of the year.

The author does a wonderful job creating a cast of witty, fun characters that will enchant you from the start. She writes this story will humor and emotion that will make you laugh out loud and become more attached to the characters.  Add to that a plot filled with mystery and some mayhem; throw in witches, ghost, and Carly's crazy family and you have the perfect blend for a wonderful story.   Ms. Blake never disappoints and I never hesitate to pick up the latest copy of one of her books.  Reading a story written by this author is like going home and catching up with old friends.  I have to say this was a great visit and I can't wait for the next installment.  Do your self a favor, if you haven't tried a book by this author pick up a book in one of her series and you will become a fan.  If you are already a fan like me----definitely put this on your to be read pile.  You won't be disappointed.

Disclosure:  I was provided a copy of this book by the author for a fair and honest review.

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