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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Ghost of a Potion (Magic Potion Mystery, #3)

Ghost of a Potion - Heather Blake

Heather Blake/Heather Webber has a talent for writing mysteries that manage to overcome their cuteness and offer the reader a little something more.  The back story for this series is beyond cheesy and cute, but the mysteries themselves are full of humour and fun, with enough depth that you don't feel like you've wasted your time.

 

I picked up Ghost of a Potion from the TBR because it takes place during Halloween and Carly is trying to hide for the three days that ghosts walk about after a bad experience with a evil intentioned ghost years ago.  But this year she can't avoid them and she's running around trying to tie up the loose ends for three ghosts so they can pass on.  One of the ghosts was murdered and the secrets that come out in the course of finding his killer won't leave anybody in her small town completely untouched.

 

The plot was well crafted, the murderer a surprise and heart-breaking.  The plot twist at the end was pretty awesome, as was the way Carly handled it.  I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.