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Bethany Blake, author of the nationally best-selling Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries, launches a charming new spinoff mystery series featuring an artist and art teacher with a magical gift for solving murders.

Near the creek that runs behind her Pennsylvania house, Willow Bellamy has converted an old barn into an art school - though the place does still have some animal inhabitants, including Rembrandt, the owl who lives up in the rafters. And while it's important for any artist to have a vision, Willow can sometimes see things others can't, just like her mother and grandmother before her. Not that she would exactly call herself a witch.... 

When some local merchants gather in the studio for a painting party, they focus their attention on a still life with flowers and an assortment of garden tools, including antique pruning shears that disappear - at the same time despised restaurant owner Evangeline Fletcher is murdered. Willow must use all her gifts to find the killer, although it means teaming up with a handsome, mysterious detective whom Willow fears she may have accidentally conjured from a canvas. This investigation is sure to be a hoot....

©2019 Beth Kaszuba (P)2020 Tantor

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Magic and art are the same

Bethany has brought a magical new cozy mystery. Willow, a art witch, must use her powers to find out who killed Evangeline which isn’t easy a suspect list a mile long. Then she has to figure out the new hunky detective who has his own secrets. This mystery will keep you guessing and surprised until the end.

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A Brushstroke with Death is pretty good. I might get the next book in the series.