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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.

Opal Fire (Stacy Justice Mystery #1)

Opal Fire - Barbra Annino

Excellent story!  I tend to stay away from self-published books since I'm rarely wowed by the quality of either the writing or the editing (not to mention the atrocious behaviour or a few SPA's that ruin it for the rest), but this book (and series) is the exception that proves the rule.


I loved the characters and found it very easy to get caught up in the setting, the plot and the dialogue. There were quite a few moments throughout the book that had me laughing out loud. The mystery itself was so well done I didn't have any idea at all, until the end, who the culprit was. I thought the representation of the magic was very well integrated and nothing felt too over-the-top.


I'm looking forward to reading more about Stacy and her family.