GHOST OF A POTION by Heather Blake

GHOST OF A POTION by Heather Blake Magic Potion Mysteries: Book #3 Obsidian Pub date: October 6, 2014 The stretch between Halloween and November 3rd is a rough one for Carly Bell Hartwell; it’s when restless ghosts rise up and seek help from witches like her to cross over. Carly has every intention of lying low this year until the spirit activity dies down, but then Haywood Dodd gets himself murdered at a costume ball she’s attending and her plans go straight out the window. Haywood can’t find peace until his killer is caught—and he’s determined to haunt Carly in the meantime. Carly’s willing to investigate if it means she...

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...

Ripped From the Pages by Kate Carlisle

Ripped From the Pages Kate Carlisle June 2, 2015 Obsidian Brooklyn Wainwright and her boyfriend Derek are house sitting in the Northern California commune of Dharma while their apartment undergoes renovations. They’re hoping for a quiet stay, but when Brooklyn discovers a hidden chamber under the commune’s winery containing a host of treasure and a long-dead body, the duo quickly realizes they’re in for anything but. Kate Carlisle’s ninth Bibliophile Mystery, Ripped From the Pages, is a gently paced, intelligently plotted tale that educates while it entertains. Readers interested in art, WWII-era history, wine, and rare books will find...