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Alfhild Daemonne has inherited an inn.
 

And a dead body.
 

Estranged from her witch mother, and having committed to little in her 30 years, Alf surprises herself when she decides to start a new life.
 

She heads deep into the English countryside, intent on making a success of the once popular inn. However, discovering the murder throws her a curve ball. Especially when she suspects dark magick.
 

Additionally, a less than warm welcome from several locals persuades her that a variety of folk - of both the mortal and magickal persuasions - have it in for her.
 

The dilapidated inn presents a huge challenge for Alf. Uncertain who to trust, she considers calling time on the venture.
 

Should she pack her bags and head back to London?
 

Don’t be daft.
 

Alf’s magickal powers may be as wonky as the inn, but she’s dead set on finding the murderer.
 

Once a witch, always a witch - and this one is fighting back.
 

A clean and cozy witch mystery.
 

Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this fantastic new witch mystery series, from the author of the award-winning novel, Crone.
 

Listen to The Wonkiest Witch now!
 

©2018, 2019 Jeannie Wycherley (P)2019 Jeannie Wycherley

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Midsomer Murders, if Inspector Barnaby was a witch

I started The Wonkiest Witch on a complete spur-of-the-moment whim and I'm so glad that I did! I've been listening to a lot of intense, action packed, even dark stuff lately and it's been taking its toll on me. I knew I needed something light and fun, but had no idea what. The Wonkiest Witch was right under my nose and it was just what I needed.

I've just finished organizing an audiobook blog tour for The Wonkiest Witch, but wasn't planning on listening to it myself. However, when I began reading the tour reviews and hearing how much everyone was loving it, I knew it was something I had to try. I was teetering on the edge of a listening slump and The Wonkiest Witch was like a splash of cold water to my face. It was a quick, light, and fun listen, as expected. But what I wasn't expecting was how involved I would become in the story.

The premise may seem slightly familiar at first: A witch who has shunned her powers and magical ancestry suddenly finds herself in a situation where she must face her magic- and her past- head on. But what sets The Wonkiest Witch a part is the absolute brilliance of the writing. Cozy mysteries are something that I want to love, but unfortunately, I've been spurned by juvenile writing too many times to keep returning to the genre that I could so easily adore. If all cozies were written this well, wouldn't life be lovely?!

The Wonkiest Witch combines magical world building with the coziness of a British murder mystery set in a small English Village. Think Midsomer Murders, if Inspector Barnaby was a witch. Bizzarre, I know, but that's what kept popping into my mind as I was listening. It's an atmospheric story and the setting perfectly complements the protagonist.

What surprised me most about The Wonkiest Witch was how well Wycherley was able to pace the story. It's just over four hours long, but I don't exactly feel short changed by the short runtime. Of course, I would have loved it to have been longer, but it didn't need to be. Wycherley told a complete story and probably provided more background information and well-developed characters than do most 8-hour stories.

The Wonkiest Witch was a solid, well-rounded, and satisfying tale. I will 110% be listening to the next installment, which I'm told is only weeks away from being released on audio! I would binge this series in a heartbeat if it were already available. It's heartwarming and adorable, yet substantive at the same time. The Wonkiest Witch is the perfect little witchy cozy mystery and a magical start to a series.

Narration review: From the first sentence, Kim Bretton's narration had me hooked. Her voice was the first thing I noticed about this audiobook and it propelled this story from good to great. Her narration was absolutely delightful and she is clearly a talented performer. Her voicing of Alf, the protagonist, was wonderful. But what really shook me was her voicing of the secondary characters. She switched between accents seamlessly, with each of them as authentic as the one before it. That actually had me wondering about her natural accent, which I will have to investigate, because I honestly could not tell which one was native to her. They all seemed so natural.

If you're planning on giving The Wonkiest Witch a try (which I suggest you do, since it's likely better than whatever cozy you've heard lately), try it on audiobook! Bretton's performance amplifies the magic of the story in a way you have to experience to believe. ♣︎

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Welcome to the Wonky Inn!

I have read some of the Wonky Witch series, but this is the first audio book in the series which I have heard. I am pleased to say that I was not disappointed.

The story involves our heroine inheriting an inn which needs a bit of TLC, and not everyone wants her to succeed.

The story is very well written, easy to follow and boasts a fascinating cast of characters, from our heroine right down to the least supporting character. You get a mix of intrigue, magic and humor which makes for a delightful read, or in this case, listen. The narration was also spot on with a wonderful English voice to match the setting. Highly entertaining and well worth your time.

Highly recommended.

I received an ARC for review purposes.

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HIGHLY ENTERTAINING COZY MYSTERY

THE WONKIEST WITCH is the first book in the Wonky Inn Cozy Mysteries. This one definitely needs to be read first.

Okay, I’m silly enough to catch myself singing, “what’s it all about, Alfie” at the odd pauses in the book for no good reason except that it is the main character’s name. It certainly has nothing to do with the story.

Alfhid is exactly the type of character I would love to make my friend. She is quirky, but practical. She may be a bit wonky, but her intentions are solid gold.

What I most want to say about this story, I can’t without giving away the major plot points, but I will tell you that there are surprises. The mystery is solidly thought through and executed.

This is a highly entertaining, clean, cozy mystery with a well-written plot, wonderful characters, and surprise ending that had me gasping. Though there is a happy-ending, there is enough room to expand this into the series it is meant to be. It will be fun to listen to more of the Wonky Inn and its visitors.

Narration: Do you love listening to Hermione in the Harry Potter movies? I do. Well then, you’ll love listening to Kim Bretton as the narrator in THE WONKIEST WITCH. Her lively cadence and engaging attitude is thoroughly entertaining.

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy via Audiobookworm Promotions, my opinions are my own and are given freely.


Title: THE WONKIEST WITCH
Series: Wonky Inn #1
Category /Genre: Cozy Mystery
Recommended for: 12+ (vocabulary level)
Listenability: OK for ears
Received from: Jeannie Wycherley (as an Audible gifted copy)

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FUN. MYSTERY. WITCH. MURDER.

Alf was the light-hearted character that I was looking for after the week had. She too was looking to get-away and start something new all of her own. Only to have her plans stalled by the unexpected and the obstacles placed in her way. Packing up and heading back home may have been an option but she was made of something more. I liked her determination. I liked the build in to a character and location. I loved the English countryside even if it was not initially welcoming to Alf.

Alf was one of a kind. She was independent by nature. A rocky relationship with her mother. A lost relationship with her father. And someone(s) were trying to scare her off of the one thing that tied her to the memories she had that were so fond. The ending was a surprise and not at the same time. This was the one part that I needed a little tissue. I very much enjoyed this little wonky witch. She was coming in to her own.

The narrator had a light and airy feel that brought out the coziness of the mystery and the paranormal aspect of it as well. The soft English accent help me feel right at home and just that much closer to the characters. The accent(s) felt real authentic.

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wonderful tale!

Simply a delightful story who strayed, yet eventually found her true calling as a witch.

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Witches & Warlocks & Spirits, oh my!

This is the first book in this series that I’ve read. I was familiar with this author’s work from a precious series that ended too soon for me. So then when I came upon the Wonkiest Witch series, I knew I had to check it out. The protagonist is indeed a witch, but she decided in her early teens that she wasn’t going to be a practicing witch. She preferred the field of hospitality & focused her life on that instead. Upon the death of her mother, Alf discovers she has inherited a small town to include an inn. She thinks her prayers have been answered but she gets more than her perceived dream of this gift. Can she live up to all that’s expected from her or will her dreams turn into a nightmare? She finds that her own inherent gifts have the ability to help but will she consent to using them? A good read!

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Completely Smitten with Snarky Small Town Series

I am so in love with this series. Having been an avid paranormal cozy mystery listener we can all get into a lurch of feeling series can become formulaic and repetitive but this first book of a series is a breath of fresh air. Alfhild Daemonne or Alf, is an incredibly strong protagonist with great humor who has distanced herself from her witch abilities and was estranged from her mother who recently died and left an inheritance to Alf. An Inn that will change the course of Alf's life. The character development is lovely, the narration is beyond fantastic, the world is immersive, and the use of magic wonderfully rooted into the tale. This really was such a treat to listen to. A corpse found at the Inn throws a wrench into Alf's new life and a mystery comes quickly to the forefront. Magical groups and conflict add layers to the tale that are sure to weave throughout the series, we are being given glimpses of the politics within a small town and across the magical communities. There is not the standard heroine throwing herself unnecessarily into danger with eye rolls and face palms from the audience, Alf is funny, endearing, and overcomes believable personal insecurities to become confident in herself in a way that is satisfying for the audience. Alf feels real and relatable and the magic in this story does not feel like an afterthought or a prop but an organic aspect of this world. I adore the large cast of secondary characters who feel unique and thanks to fantastic narration of individual voices very real. I am eager to return to the small English countryside town and see the new developments at the Wonky Inn. Highly recommend!

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this was a great story! great characters that reach out and grab your attention!
great narration!
everything about this was great!

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Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant! One you won't want to stop listening to! Will the inn survive the craziness of the wonkiest witch, grab your copy today you won't be disappointed!

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Loved it!

cosy-mystery, urban-fantasy, supernatural, magic, England, small-business, small-town

Alf turned her back on her witchy heritage to live in London and work in the hospitality industry, but after her mother's death she found out that she was now the proud owner of a rather neglected inn and properties in a small town. A lot of work needs doing and she accidentally discovered that she wasn't sure who to trust. Let the magic begin! Starting with the identity of the body she discovered on her very first day there! Like any good mystery it's got plenty of twists, red herrings, and starting incidents. A very good read!
Kim Bretton gives a lively voice to the myriad of interesting characters.

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  • Lady Daxy
  • 06-13-21

slow down

Really enjoyed this story but wished the reader would slow down at the beginning.. it was making my head spin lol... but either she slowed or I got used to the speed.. All in all a good listen 😁

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  • Beth Goodman-Williams
  • 03-16-21

The wonkiest witch

Love the wonky inn stories, had read them all, very easy to read fun. And now I find they are just as much fun to listen to - highly recommended fun.

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  • Helen
  • 01-08-21

Good listen

I really enjoyed the story, it's well narrated and the end has a good twist

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  • murder! she read
  • 08-04-19

Superb

I loved this book and the narrator did such a wonderful job, she is perfect as Alf and really captured the spirit of the book.

I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the books in the series!

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  • Helen
  • 06-17-19

Amazing

Cozy mystery loved this audio I could not stop listening too can’t wait for more book story line was wonderful
Just all round amazing

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  • Readalot
  • 03-31-21

Great Fun!

I found this story while looking for more books narrated by Kim Bretton. It's short, funny and has a satisfying mystery which is continued (or at least one strand is) through the next four books. I enjoyed them all, although I did find Alf's reaction to the photo of George in the final story a bit odd. There are others in the series, it seems, even though the main mystery is finished. They're just not currently on Audible. If/when they come, I'll buy them.