WITH THE HELP OF A FRIEND EMLYN DISCOVERS THAT SHE IS THE DECENDANT OF A WITCH KILLED IN SALEM . NOT ONE TO STAND STILL SHE USES THESE SKILLS TO HELP SOLVE CRIMES MUCH TO HER NEIGHBORS CHAGRIN AS HER ALBINO CAT ELVIRA WATCHES CLOSELY!
When his partner is discovered in a frozen alley with eight bullets in his chest, Niagara Falls Police Detective Roger Frey swears vengeance. But Detective Chief Woodward has forbidden him or anyone else on the detective squad to work the case. Emlyn Goode knows Roger will disobey his boss, which will cost him his job and his freedom. Because she cares for him more than she’ll admit, she needs to stop him. Desperate, she can think of but one way.
Emlyn recently learned she’s a direct descendant of a woman hanged as a witch in 1692. She has a book filled with arcane recipes and chants passed down through her family. Possessed of, or perhaps by a vivid imagination, she intends to use these to solve Jimmy’s murder before Roger takes revenge on the killer. But she’s new to this “witch thing,” and needs help from her friend Rebecca Nurse, whose ancestor also took a short drop from a Salem tree. Rebecca’s not much better at deciphering the ancient directions, and while the women stumble over spell after spell, the number possible killers grows. When Chief Woodward’s wife is shot and a bottle bomb bursts through Emlyn’s window, it becomes clear she’s next on the killer’s list.
July 21, 2016
I fell in love with The Magic of Murder! It is a charming, funny, and very interesting twist of a mystery!
I enjoyed following Emlyn Goode in the discovery of her family heritage and her unique abilities as well as finding out who did it! I admit it was quite a surprise to find out who it actually was!!!
Emlyn is a delightful character, I loved her humor. Even Elvira made me laugh many times. It was easy to slip into the minds of each character and see through their own eyes the events which were unfolding and taking place around them. Being a resident of the Niagara area it was wonderful to be able to picture in my mind all the places mentioned throughout the book. Sue has written an awesome story, definitely worth 5 stars and more. Cant wait to read the next one, hope there will be many more to come!