Bells, Spells, and Murders

Bells, Spells, and Murders

A Witch City Mystery

Book - 2018
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Lee Barrett has landed her dream job at Salem's WICH-TV. As the new field reporter, she'll be covering events live as they're unfolding. Next on her holiday checklist is an interview with the beloved chairman of a popular walking tour through Salem's historic districts. But it may be his ghost walking this snowy Noel season after Lee finds him murdered in his stately offices, bloody Santa hat askew.

With her police detective boyfriend working the case and a witch's brew of suspects-including some bell-ringing Santas-Lee chases down leads aided and abetted by her wise cat O'Ryan and some unsettling psychic visions of her own. When a revealing clue leads to another dead body, not even a monster blizzard can stop Lee from inching closer to the truth . . . and a scoop that could spell her own demise this killer Christmas.

Praise for the Witch City Mysteries

"Perfectly relaxing and readable." - Kirkus Reviews

"This rewarding paranormal cozy series debut will have Victoria Laurie fans lining up to follow."
- Library Journal

"An entertaining story that keeps readers guessing until the very twisted and eerie end." - RT Book Reviews
Publisher: New York, New York :, Kensington Publishing Corporation,, ©2018.
Edition: First Kensington mass market edition.
ISBN: 9781496714589
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PER
Characteristics: 367 pages ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Bells, spells & murders


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Jun 29, 2019

I like these books. They are a little lightweight, but along with the mystery, you have Lee’s relationships with her librarian aunt, police detective boyfriend, and cat, O’Ryan—they are all involved in solving the mystery. And Lee has visions, which often just muddy the waters, since she has trouble figuring out what they mean. This murder mystery is set at Christmas time, which makes it more complicated: all the veterans playing Santa with their kettles on street corners, the battered women’s shelter with kids not home for the holiday, a feral cat out in the cold, a Hercule Poirot Christmas mystery (book and play), someone trying to commit suicide, and another murder.

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