The Magic of Murder
Emlyn recently learned she’s a direct descendant of a woman hanged as a witch in 1692. She has a book filled with arcane recipes and chants passed down through her family. Possessed of, or perhaps by a vivid imagination, she intends to use these to solve Jimmy’s murder before Roger takes revenge on the killer. But she’s new to this “witch thing,” and needs help from her friend Rebecca Nurse, whose ancestor also took a short drop from a Salem tree.
Rebecca’s not much better at deciphering the ancient directions, and while the women stumble over spell after spell, the number possible killers grows. When Chief Woodward’s wife is shot and a bottle bomb bursts through Emlyn’s window, it becomes clear she’s next on the killer’s list.
I was pulled into the story from the first page and thoroughly enjoyed the witty dialogue. It was fun to follow along as Emlyn discovers her Wiccan heritage.
I felt like I was in the book, the descriptions are very realistic. An all around fast, funny, engaging read.
The book kept me wanting to turn each page and see what was going to happen next. I would recommend this to a friend and give it a gold book worm!