Monday, August 27, 2018

Bells, Spells and Murders by Carol J. Perry

I love that holiday feeling, even in the sweltering heat of August. I was thrilled to get an ARC of Carol J. Perry's upcoming Witch City Mystery Bells, Spells and Murders. I have been a huge fan of this series for years and found this cozy mystery to be perfectly delightful. It was however a little light on the paranormal this time, but still an excellent read! I love the main character. Lee is a very relatable and personable. She is creative, talented and curious. I love her aunt, boyfriend and best friend in this series and of course her lovely cat as well! This story takes place in December and even though for me it is the end of August, the story did leave me with that warm and cozy holiday feeling. Complex and cozy, complicate and celebratory, Bells, Spells and Murders is a very good read.

Someone’s spreading deadly holiday cheer through Salem, Mass . . . 
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. 

This one is out September 25th from Kensington and  can be found on by clicking here ( I am not an amazon affiliate) 
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