Even the most skilled sorceress can't ward off a lawsuit, and Lily is not at her enchanting best with her hands full as the temporary leader of San Francisco's magical community. So after her potbellied pig, Oscar, head butts rival clothier Autumn Jennings, Lily tries to make peace without a costly personal injury case.
But any hope of a quiet resolution is shattered when Autumn turns up dead. As one of the prime suspects, Lily searches for a way to clear her name and discovers a cursed trousseau among Autumn's recently acquired inventory. Lily must deal with a mysterious dog walker and spend the night in a haunted house as she delves into the trunk's treacherous past. She's got to figure out who wanted to harm Autumn fast, before the curse claims another victim.
©2016 Julie Goodson-Lawes (P)2016 Tantor
Quirky and Fun. The best of Juliet Blackwell's Witchcraft Mysteries Series! Thank you Ms. Blackwell. Keep them coming Please
Xe Sands is an AMAZING narrator, she really makes you feel connected to the characters. Juliet Blackwell is a terrific writer. I love a good mystery, throw in a bit of magic and that is even better. What I like about the series is that she doesn't go overboard with the romance. The book is light, but captivating.
I was happy to see a new book in this series but it isn't as strong as the previous books. I love the ending and the characters are as true to their individual quirks as they have been since the beginning. What I found not up to par was the storyline. The story felt like elements were missing or that it had been rushed. I think it was meant to be an hour longer to flesh out the story and put a little more excitement into it. The dénouement was unexpected because it was just dropped in your lap with little to lead you there.
I’ve read this cozy mystery series since it first came on the market but you can read them as stand alones. However, there are character relationships that will make more sense if you do read them in order. In this book Adrian leaves town and puts Lily in charge and holding “the satchel,” which is a mystery in itself with no backstory. However, the backstory of Adrian might be helpful to know. This book also dangles an impending magical showdown involving this absent character but the ending is NOT in any way a cliff-hanger. The book has a conclusion. Well done, Miss Blackwell!
This is a light hearted series with loveable paranormal characters such as Lily’s familiar pig/goblin named Oscar. This books revolves around a law suit caused by him. The plot twists keeps the story from having a predictable ending. I love how the author throws us off the scent with every turn of the page.
Lily and Sailors relationship took on a more settled down/stable tone in this book. There are also some new and interesting characters introduced which I am sure will be in future books for which I can hardly wait!
LOVE the narrator who brings it all to life.
Reader of all things science fiction, fantasy, mystery and paranormal.
Lily is back and solving more clothing-related mysteries in this latest Witchcraft Mysteries book. I really enjoyed that Lily spent more time out of the shop this time and we got to see more of her city. The main mystery was well paced and interspersed with a few more incidents that advance the over-arching plot that involves Aiden. I love that these book have an over-arching plot, and I'm dying to see it come to the forefront. I wouldn't mind a whole book about Aiden or Sailor, and it's a rare author that can make each character so interesting that you wish you could know more about each of them.
I enjoyed the narration, the accents bring the characters to life, especially Lily and Oscar and the rest of the main cast.
This is the 8th book of Juliet Blackwell's "Witchcraft Mystery" series. Each book just gets better and more fun! This was an exciting story, the books plot lines were solved, and yet the reader knows they can't wait for the next book!
As always, Xe Sands is a knock out of the ballpark narrator.
This book is as good as the rest. Never would have guessed the conclusion of the mystery AND then a cliff hanger we have to wait in for he next book. HURRY UP JULIET!
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