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Spirits, Pies & Alibis

The Witches of Pinecroft Cove, Book 1
Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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After moving to the magical world of Pinecroft Cove, will Tamsyn’s life ever be normal again?

Tamsyn Bassett is having a bad week. Like the "losing your job and getting dumped by your boyfriend" kind of bad. So, when her great-aunt invites her to spend the summer at her inn on a remote island in Maine, Tamsyn jumps at the chance. But instead of the peaceful getaway she expected, she's immediately confronted with the preposterous revelation that she's descended from a long line of kitchen witches and is the last hope of her generation to keep magic alive in Pinecroft Cove. That she's the world's worst cook could be an issue.

As if navigating a strange new world of spells, magic, and exploding blueberry pies isn't enough to handle, that awkward boy who had a crush on her when they were kids seems to turn up everywhere she looks. Only, now that he's a super-dreamy doctor, it's Tamsyn's turn to be the awkward one. If she didn't know better, she'd swear someone put a hex on her.

One more thing. Tamsyn's pretty sure she's being haunted, and not by just any ghost but by Doctor Dreamy's dead uncle. If she can't harness her powers in time to figure out the truth behind his mysterious death, she may never have a moment of peace again.

When death strikes the island’s controversial real estate mogul, will Tamsyn’s newly discovered powers be any match for murder?

Don’t miss the new Witches of Pinecroft Cove series of paranormal cozy mysteries!

©2019 Nicole St. Claire (P)2019 Nicole St. Claire

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FUN & WELL THOUGHT OUT

SPIRITS, PIES, & ALIBIS is the first book in The Witches of Pinecroft Cove series. Of course, this one needs to be read first as it introduces the world and island to the reader. It is yet to be seen if the future books will need to be read in the order of release.

Tamsyn isn’t the usual early 20s, known about witches all of her life, new witch. Though at times, she acts more like a teenager than the near 30 years she is. Still, she’s pragmatic and doubtful of the magic powers she’s being told she holds. She’s told she’s a kitchen witch, but she claims she could “burn water.”

I like that she may be something different from her aunt, and that her mother may have been, also. We may never know about that since her mother disappeared fifteen years ago.

The story is quick and light, but well thought out and interesting. It’s unpredictable and fun. Plus, there are ghosts and witches, a combination sure to capture my imagination and attention.

Narration: Stephanie Murphy is one of the best narrators I have heard. She doesn’t just read the words, but makes you believe she is Tamsyn Bassett discovering the world of witches, learning to bake a magical pie, and encountering spirits. Please, may I have another book with her as the narrator?

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy via freeaudiopromocodes(dot)com, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Title: SPIRITS, PIES, & ALIBIS
Series: The Witches of Pinecroft Cove #1
Category /Genre: Cozy Mystery, Witches
Recommended for: 14+ due to vocabulary & murder
Listenability: OK for most ears

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I love this type of story

If you're looking for a wholesome,and fun witch story. Then this is the book for you. I loved everything about it. From being dumped, finding out you're a witch, and a murder mystery to go along with it!

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RECOMMENDED WITCH MYSTERY

One of my favourite subjects, a witch that thinks she human and the story begins!
l was very happy with both the storyline and the narrative and would recommend this book to any age group.

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Will Tamsyn be able to solve a murder and control her magic?

Spirits, Pies, and Alibis is the first book in the Witches of Pinecroft Cove series. Tamsyn accepts her great-aunt’s invitation to visit her inn after she’s had a really unlucky and bad day. Once she’s there, she finds out about her family’s legacy, that she’s supposed to be a kitchen witch, she’s crushing on a guy who used to have a crush on her, oh, and his uncle was murdered and she can see his spirit! Will Tamsyn be able to solve his murder and get her magic under control?

This book was really fun to listen to, and I really enjoyed this magical world that Ms. St. Claire has set up! Tamsyn was a great mix between being unbelieving at first, to clumsy with her magic, and even by the end, there’s still some mysteries behind her witchiness. I really enjoyed learning about this history of Pinecroft Cove, the side characters were engaging and entertaining, and I loved the mystery behind the murder! It was fun to have the magical elements trying to solve the murder, as well as the whole who did it atmosphere! I also thought that Ms. Murphy did a great job bringing all of the characters to life! I really enjoyed listening to this book and look forward to more from this author!

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Great

Really enjoyed Yasmine story ,she moved back to her hometown with her Aunt to find out that she is a witch , but not only that she's thrust into a murder investagation.Looking forward to more of her story's

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Fun!

This was a fun story. Everything that could go wrong does for the heroine. But it all works out in the end. Looking forward for the next story.