Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Book Review: Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier

✰✰✰½ Lucy Stone is back for another spooktacular Halloween mystery. The fun begins when Lucy and her friends visit Solstice, the charming new shop in town. They each receive a psychic reading by the mysterious and sultry Wiccan owner Diana Ravenscroft. It's all in good fun or so it seems until parts of Lucy's reading start to come true.

First, there's the charred dead body in the clearing. Then Lucy's new neighbor, Ike Stoughton, begins a campaign against Diana and witchcraft. When the murder victim turns out to be none other than a friend of Diana's, Lucy finds herself caught in the middle and must reluctantly help this Wiccan in distress. Can she solve the mystery and set things straight before the angry citizens of Tinker's Cove have their way? Or will Lucy herself succumb to the evil lurking in the quaint town?

The Bottom Line:
Whether you've been following the series from the beginning or this is your first one, you'll enjoy this quick read. Recommended for fans of cozy mysteries; the Lucy Stone mysteries are always good fun.

Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier. Hardcover published by Kensington Books in 2010. 304 p. ISBN: 978-0-7582-2929-8

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