WITCH WAY TO MURDER & MAYHEM by Jane Hinchey
Fiction, Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Blurb: To call Gran eccentric is somewhat of an understatement. She has questionable fashion sense, cough, can anyone say bedazzled Ugg boots and a tutu? But my Gran? She is awesome. So when she suggested I buy The Dusty Attic Bookstore I was all in, after all, what could go wrong? Try finding my high school nemesis dead on the floor of my newly acquired store for starters. Now I’m on the suspect list! Okay, so I just need to find the killer, clear my name, and pass my witches exam. Oh, didn’t I mention that? Yeah, seems the stunt I pulled on my cheating ex-fiancee cost me not only my job but my magic. My name is Harper Jones and this is not how I expected my return to my magical hometown of Whitefall Cove to go.
Thoughts: There are a lot of nonhumans in this book – witches, shapeshifters, fey, etc. This little town is populated with all sorts of beings – including a murderer. Harper returned to her hometown in disgrace. She’d lost her tempter after finding her fiancé with another woman, lost her witch’s license, and her job. Now she’s living with her grandmother, who is beyond eccentric. And has a orange cat familiar.
And a murder to help solve. One that happened in her newly-acquired bookshop.
This was a fun book to read. Gran was a hoot and a half. Harper was a good character – this is a good start to the series. But… there were quite a few strings left dangling that bothered me – the issue with the female cop, the license, and a couple others – I know it’s a series, but I was left unsettled by some of the threads.
But the ending was funny! I can’t wait to read more in this series.