Saturday, October 29, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway:The Witch and The Dead by Heather Blake

 Title: The Witch and The Dead
 Author: Heather Blake
 Series: Book 7 A Wishcraft Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 5 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Tina

Book Review

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.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.


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  1. A series I have not read,, hope to get a chance to; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  2. This is a new series for me. I would love to start with this book. They sound like fun reads. Thank you!
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  3. A cozy which I would enjoy greatly. Thanks for this feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. This series sounds captivating and special. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds like an intriguing read. Definitely adding to my TBR list.

  6. I just love this series. Heather Blake creates characters that come alive. I am looking forward to reading the latest installment in the Wishcraft series. Thank you for your review and a chance to win! Happy Halloween.

  7. I haven't read this series yet. Like you I'm not big on the whole witch thing. But this series sounds just intriguing enough to give it a try!

    Angie Young

  8. I really enjoy Heather Blake's books

  9. I love this series. The town sounds like so much fun! Wish I could visit it in real life. anajs95 at gmail dot com

  10. Would love to read. Sounds intriguing.
    Carol Smith

  11. Loved your post! Thanks for the chance to win the latest in one of my very favorite series.

  12. I love this giveaway! Thank you for a great synopsis and review. I so enjoy your insights!

  13. Thank you for the giveaway! I have loved every one of these books. Ms. Blake always does a marvelous job with her characters and devising a mystery that I cannot put down.

  14. Thank you for the chance at this book.

  15. Sounds very exciting. Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. I love this series, own a couple of her other books. I've also met the lady and she is amazing and funny. I'd put a spell on anyone to ensure I win this giveaway.

  17. This is a fairly new series for me but one i will be continuing.

  18. Love this series!

  19. I love this series.



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