Charmed Bones by Carolyn Haines is the first Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery I have ever read, and first I have read from this author. I was drawn to it for the cover and I could not resist the plot. I am a fan of paranormal cozies and love ones with witches in them, this mystery was different than the cozies I normally read. While this was a very good read it had more sexual tension than I normally see in cozies, just letting you know if you are someone who prefers more of a tame cozy. I very much enjoyed the idea of a Wiccan Boarding School, and the fact that main characters Sarah and her partner Tinkie are PI's with no nonsense attitudes and who feel the fear and do things anyway. They have a complex relationship and a strong friendship. But they also have strong and stubborn ways about them that make them quite likeable. This book had lots of elements I enjoyed, especially a live in ghost who manifests as movie characters throughout the book providing a bit of comic relief. This book may not be for everyone but I could not put it down. This one is May 15th and is published by Minotaur Books.
Zinnia, Mississippi is rife with quirky characters, but the arrival of three sister witches—and their intention to open a Wiccan boarding school—sets the small town on its ear. And bodies begin to accumulate as a result. Faith, Hope, and Charity Harrington are sexy and smart. They’re setting up their boarding school in an old dairy—a piece of property with tremendous development potential. And they’re standing in the way of “progress,” according to some in the town.
When young Corey Fontana goes missing, Delaney Detective Agency is hired to find the youth—who’s well known as a local hooligan. His mother, Kitten Fontana, who is married to the kind of land development, believes the witches have abducted her son and makes no bones about it. She’s willing to pay hard cash to find her son, especially if she can implicate the witches in his disappearance.
When Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner, Tinkie Richmond, find Corey, unharmed, it is only the beginning of a series of events that include midnight dances under a full moon, love potions, and murder. Are the sister witches criminals… or victims? Do they truly have magical powers, as they claim? Sarah Booth and Tinkie must find the answer before more people are harmed.
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