Thursday, October 13, 2016

Book Review: Putting on the Witch by Jim & Joyce Lavene

In the latest mystery from the bestselling authors of Looking for Mr. Good Witch, the retired witches of Wilmington, North Carolina, are ready to kick up their heels...

With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun.

The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks...[summary via Amazon]

The witches are back for a spine-tingling good time this Fall, with their third adventure - and in  my opinion, their best one yet!!

Molly and Elsie, along with their friends, are headed to a very exclusive Witches Ball. However fun and frivolity soon turns to murder when a member of the Council turns up dead, and the ladies are called to find the murder. With danger lingering in every dark corner in the castle, it is a spine-tingling good time, as I watched Molly, Elsie, Olivia, Dorothy and Brian investigate and try to find a killer!

Alike to other readers of this series, reading Putting on the Witch was very bittersweet for me. I've read and loved so many books that Jim and Joyce Lavene have read, and with both of them passing away within the last year, reading their final book in this series was so bittersweet. Jim and Joyce Lavene always created memorable characters, in unlikely situations, that always left me more than satisfied when I turned the last page. This series is certainly no exception. The Retired Witches Mysteries is a first class series, and any fan of para-normal cozy mysteries should certainly add this one to their list.

If you're looking for a bewitching tale to read this Fall, pick up the Retired Witches mysteries. You will love all the characters, both human, ghostly and feline, and will be wanting to read the entire series again and again. 

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