I finished That Olde White Magick on October 23rd, this is the 2nd book in the Abracadabra Mystery series. I read the first one last spring and it was so captivating I was thrilled when I was selected to read book 2. Sharon Pape has a enchanted me with the very idea of this series. I love paranormal cozy mysteries and the fantasy aspect of this one gives it a special place in my heart. Sharon writes about a Witch who prefers the term Sorcerer and she works with her aunt in their 400 year old Magick and tea shop. Oh but there is more, living with her aunt in book two is the wizard Merlin who seems to be stuck out of time and place in the story and yet ads such a wonderful element to this cozy mystery series. Befuddled and Belligerent, Merlin is the perfect addition to the story, though his magic seems to be somewhat missing, his knowledge of old magick is not, his love of food, pizza and pies especially are just some of the reasons you can't help but love Merlin. There is also the great mystery to the story as well, a fairly gruesome murder, followed by a mysterious discovery and a town at odds over development lend themselves to a story I could not put down. Loved it!
Sharon Pape's That Olde White Magick is out November 7th by Lyrical Underground and is available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking here.
Kailyn Wilde enjoys running her shop, Abracadabra, in the quaint New York hamlet of New Camel, where she lives with her six cats. Her family's been here for centuries, and she'd like to keep up the tradition. But the place may never be the same if a big hotel gets built, so she does her civic duty and attends a town meeting along with her aunt Tilly . . . and Merlin. Yes, that Merlin-though he gets introduced to folks as her "distant English cousin." The wizard is pretty grumpy about being transported here, but there are things about the modern world he doesn't mind-like pizza.
Kailyn was prepared for a heated debate about the hotel, but she wasn't expecting murder. When Tilly finds the body of a board member outside the schoolhouse, Kailyn doesn't want any suspicion cast on the wrong person. She plans to crack this case, even if she has to talk to every living soul in town-plus a few departed ones . . .Learn more about Sharon Pape and her writing by clicking here for her website.
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