I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake
Length: 9 hours and 46 minutes
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Published by NAL, Tantor Audio Pages: 337
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer
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Also by this author: One Potion in the Grave, Ghost of a Potion
TROUBLE IS BREWING…
As the owner of Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched.
But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!
I have heard of this author and I have wanted to try her cozy books for a while so when I got a chance to review this series I jumped on it. It’s different.
What I thought of this book.
Carly Bell Hartwell has a little potion shop where she uses her magic to do nice things to help people. Now there is a dead body in her shop and everyone thinks she and her potions are the culprit. They are her potion bottles but they are not her potions because she has them color coordinated for men and women.
When Dylan comes to investigate things old feeling surface as they use to date. He doesn’t think she did it but he still has to investigate and having him around gets on her nerves a bit. Meanwhile she has to try and find out who might have wanted to kill the man in her shop. Delia her cousin wants their family book but Carly won’t give it over to her because she uses her magic to make Hexes. Though they have often been at each other it seems that Delia actually wants to be more friendly with Carly, but Carly doesn’t trust her much. She also learned that Delia has been buying up her used potion bottles and selling them which could be why a man would have a woman’s potion bottle.
A Potion to Die For was interesting but at time I was a little bored. I had a hard time getting into the narration but once I got into it it wasn’t to bad. I like Carly she is an interesting character. I can’t wait to see how her and Dylan evolve into a relationship again. I liked Delia but that is probably cause I always seem to like the bad seed, even though she is not really that bad.
I heard from someone who listens to the books that book two is better so I can’t wait to give it a try as I have that one to review as well. So it will be fun getting back into the small town of Hitching Post, Alabama. 🙂
If you like your cozies with a little paranormal then you will probably like this one.
This was my first time with this narrator, Carla Mercer-Meyer and it was a little too southern for me at times. Though overall I did enjoy the narration and she is now ingrained in my head as the MC of the book so I think the next in the series will go better for me as I am use to her. 🙂