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Lola Sphinx and Detective Dereck, a witch and warlock in the town of Warlor, head off to the library to meet the famous potion master, Fern Magnus. Fern's in town on her book tour, and Lola is star struck at the woman's arrival. At the book signing, however, one of the guests drops dead from a poorly made potion.

Lola and Dereck must work together to discover who killed her fellow bookworm, and in the process Lola learns an unfortunate lesson: You probably should never meet your heroes.

A perfect short cozy for when you need a few minutes to immerse yourself with magic, mystery, humor, and mischief!

©2019 Lori Woods (P)2019 Lori Woods

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Cute Paranormal Cozy Mystery

This is a sweet, fast listen. The story continues to build on previous ones. While it does have its own mystery, there is an overall arc that builds from story to story. In some ways, not bad ways, this is more like a serial than individual books. Even so this a fun, lighthearted story - well worth reading.
This all being said, four books in, I still find the same issues as in the previous books. The narrator has a pleasant voice, but she pauses in weird spots in a sentence. Very distracting. She also sometimes attempts voices, sometimes doesn't. Choose one! And the voices she tries are not very well done. Lastly, the story is interrupted several times with the author's appeal for reviews. I wouldn't mind if this was at the beginning or end of the story. And I understand how important reviews are. But this makes me not want to listen to more of her books. I'll finish this series, just because I want to see how the overall arc ends, but I doubt I'll get others by this author and this narrator.

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Love these books they are very entertaining and have recommended them to many of my friends

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Great series!

Each book is just as great as the the first! I'm in love with the characters and the storyline is very creative!

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A treat, salty & sweet

I liked this installment in the lola sphinx cozy mysteries! I cant wait to see how the storyline of different worlds and IMA is resolved. For some reason this story didn’t keep me as interested as the first 3... but its still very good. Narration is good!

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  • DMA
  • 05-11-21

cute short short

This is another cute short story by this author populated by witches and wizards and all sorts of magical creatures. Fast past mystery with lots of great characters.

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  • 01-20-20

not a bad book

I like this series it is fun and quirky. The only thing is it is so short, you only just start to get into the story and it ends. This makes it great for short card rides and as it is a clean cozy mystery it is fine for little ears too, if you forget they are in the car to. the book continues from where book 3 finished off and I think it is the kind of series you need to save your pennies or credits and get all the books so you can listen to them all in one go.
Lola Sphinx while trying to find out how to get the human back to his own world by looking in the library discovers a celebrity potion master is signing her latest book.. Detective Dereck, offers to take her and it is not long before the pair witness a murder. working together can the pair solve the mystery?
The narrator is good and uses a variety of voices to keep the story interesting.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.