I received this book for free from Novel Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs, Traci Douglass
Length: 5 hours and 50 minutes
Published by Author Format: Audiobook
Source: Novel Audio
Narrator: Amy Rubinate
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When town trouble maker, Louella Drummond, drops dead in front of Isolde Quinn's pet store just minutes after threatening both Issy and her cousin Graeme, the police in the small lakeside town of Silver Hollow assume it's from natural causes.
... Until it's discovered that Louella was murdered.
Not just any murder, though. Murder by paranormal means. Dark magic that could only have been performed by a powerful witch. And every law-abiding paranormal knows that dark magic is forbidden and carries strict punishment at the hands of "the committee" - the mysterious entity that provides law and order within the paranormal community.
Being witches, Issy and her three cousins fear they are at the top of the suspect list. To make matters worse, a secret division of the FBI has gotten wind of the happenings in Silver Hollow and sent two agents to ferret out paranormal activity. Even worse than that, Issy is annoyingly attracted to one of them!
Armed with their unconventional posse of familiars, Issy and her cousins dodge the efforts of the 'real" police and the special FBI agents while following a twisty path of clues that lead to a shocking betrayal.
Here is what I thought
Izzy and her family are witches and are not the only paranormals in town, but non-paranormals don’t know about them and they like it that way. Then Louella a witch dies and they know another witch did it so they have to be careful. Izzy and her cousin Grey are suspects but didn’t do it. Izzy must find out what happened and keep themselves from getting in trouble not only with the police but the Paranormal police as well.
They find out that Louella had taken photos of some rare salamanders that are on some property that is for sale. She might have been going to tell about them which would stop the sale, or it could be because she knew some other things. There could be paranormal or non-paranormals wanting her dead.
A Spell of Trouble was a cute short paranormal cozy mystery and my first by the authors. It has a good mystery and lots of colorful characters. Izzy and her family seem pretty cool and I love cozies with witches as they are always fun ones. 🙂
Can’t wait to listen to the next one as I want to know more about Silver Hollow and it’s colorful characters.
Recommend if you like
Short cozy mysteries with paranormal elements, fun characters and murder. 🙂
Amy Rubinate did a great job with this one. I have listened to her before and enjoyed her narration.
Audio rating: 4