Title: The Witch and The Dead
Author: Heather Blake
Series: Book 7 A Wishcraft Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Rating: 5 out of 5
Reviewed by: Tina
Paranormal mysteries are just not my bag. But... I'm not just a fan of the A Wishcrafter Mysteries I love every single one I have read. Wishcrafter and witch, Darcy Merriweather is moving house from her Aunt Ve's and home of "As You Wish" their personal concierge business.
Darcy, Aunt Ve are wishcrafters and live in an Enchanted Village in Salem,Massachuetts who grant wishes and live among the mortals. Waiting for police chief, Nick Sawyer to propose to Darcy is more than Darcy and the village can bear but she is hoping he will soon.
While cleaning out Aunt Ve's garage of Darcy's belongings to move Darcy, Aunt Ve and Darcy's sister, Harper happen upon the skeletal remains of one of Aunt Ve's ex-husband's proven to be Mike Babbage. Known by Aunt Ve as a weasel,a wonderer also a haunted and tortured man but a man who was alluring to women but even his death remains a mystery.
Darcy is a craft investigator who investigates criminal cases involving magic and this one hits close to home when Aunt Ve becomes a suspect. Soon layers unravel and Miles has been romancing many witches in the Village. Suspects may be among them or someone with many secrets to hide.
A very character driven mystery, and I love them all. Thats why I love this series so much. I forget they are witches but Darcy being a witch granting wishes is not a bad thing. Excentric characters like Archie the mascaw bird and Pepe and Mrs P are mice and delightful and bring a sense of whimsy and comedic relief to The Witch and the Dead. Tears filled my eyes at the end. Gripping drama that had me turning pages I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.
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