Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie

SENSE OF DECEPTION Victoria Laurie July 7, 2015 Obsidian As a consultant for the FBI, psychic Abby Cooper has helped convict more than her fair share of criminals. When a series of unfortunate events conspires to land her in a jail cell with Skylar Miller, though, she finds herself desperate to do just the opposite. Ten years ago, Skylar was given the death penalty for murdering her nine-year-old son. When Abby meets her, she’s two weeks away from her final appeal. If the argument doesn’t go well—and Abby can sense that it won’t—Skylar will be executed. The thing is, Abby’s pretty sure her cell mate is innocent, and her “radar” never steers...

SPELLCASTING IN SILK BY JULIET BLACKWELL, REVIEWED

SPELLCASTING IN SILK Juliet Blackwell July 7, 2015 Obsidian Juliet Blackwell’s seventh Witchcraft Mystery, Spellcasting in Silk, finds vintage-clothing-store owner and “unofficial witchy consultant” Lily Ivory assisting the San Francisco Police Department in yet another investigation—this one involving “a curandera shop gone haywire, a suspicious suicide, and a missing kid.” Spellcasting in Silk has an intriguing setup, a complex plot, and does a great job forwarding the series arc; supernatural crime has been on the rise since Lily arrived in the City by the Bay, and the events of this book make it clear she’ll have an...

Some Like it Witchy by Heather Blake

SOME LIKE IT WITCHY Heather Blake May 5, 2015 Obsidian When Darcy Merriweather agrees to help Cherise Goodwin hunt for a new home, she doesn’t realize she’s essentially signing herself up for yet another murder investigation. But when the pair goes to tour the old Tavistock place and stumbles across real estate agent Raina Gallagher, dead and clutching a magical amulet, Darcy isn’t left with much choice. The village Elder did task her with investigating all Craft-related crimes, after all; what else is a nosy witch to do? I’ve always found Heather Blake’s Wishcraft Mysteries to be great fictional escapes, and this fifth installment, SOME...