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By Familiar Means Audiobook

By Familiar Means: A Witch's Cat Mystery, Book 2

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After discovering her mystical heritage - and being adopted by furry feline familiar Alistair - artist Annabelle Britton has decided to make picturesque Portsmouth, New Hampshire, her new home. Now she can take the time to figure out her new abilities and welcome her grandmother, who is visiting Portsmouth, and her old coven, for the first time in 30 years.

But being a witch doesn't magically put money in the bank. When she's hired to paint the murals for a new coffeehouse, it seems like a wish come true. But then a series of spooky sounds and strange happenings convince the owners that their new shop is haunted. They want Anna and her coven to evict the restless spirit before the grand opening.

Annabelle is certain the haunted happenings at the shop are just hocus pocus. But when her search reveals hidden smugglers' tunnels beneath the shop - and a dead body - Annabelle, Alastair, and the coven suddenly find themselves in a cat-and-mouse game with a killer....

©2016 Penguin Random House LLC (P)2017 Tantor

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    Valerie 11-05-17
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    "Fun story with weak plot points and great cat"

    I'm going for the third book in the series, because I enjoy the characters, especially the cat. The narrator has a great voice - even for the cat. I also enjoy the protagonist's honest and often funny self-commentary. The weak points are: too much what-iffing scenarios, mostly unreasonable; an obvious, overlooked clue; and the glossing over of a key point, which allows for a scary, action-packed ending. The strong points are: character development, lots of interesting angles, almost constant action - and a strong cat character. What can I say? I love cats and aside from the mountain lion that shares Jane Yellowrock's body, this is the best cat character that I've found!

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    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 10-16-17
    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 10-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story!"

    I loved this book. I listened to the first in the series and had to get this one. Alistair the cat is awesome and hilarious with his "human like" ways and his funny disappearing acts. I also loved Annabelle's Grandmother! She was a real hoot! Can't wait to get the rest of this series.

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    Lolasark 10-11-17
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    "keep them coming!"

    this is a series I hope to continue to listen to for many, many more books! There are so many directions to go and characters to expand on.

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    charro chicago, IL, United States 08-30-17
    charro chicago, IL, United States 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    good job Arthur good job narrator can't wait for the next book if there is one

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-25-17
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    This is an enjoyable story with a pretty good plot. Which is why I put up with Anna being self righteous and annoying. Although it's obvious that Anna has a good relationship with her grandmother, she is constantly second guessing her and treating her like she isn't a capable adult. She also seems to think that she's the smartest person in town and only she can solve the murder. Once I got over that I was able to enjoy the story.

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