Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
by Sharon Pape
We get to follow Kailyn, her aunt, Merlin, and the cats on yet another murder investigation that will have you laughing and gasping along the way.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
About the Book
Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Lyrical Underground (May 1, 2018)
Print Length: 337 pages
Digital ASIN: B074LTNV8H
The answer to whodunit may lie beyond the veil . . .
November in upstate New York can be chilly, but Kailyn Wilde’s shop, Abracadabra, is a cozy respite where you can find lotions, potions, and plenty of warm, feline company. But what customers don’t know is that the proprietor has some unusual powers—and unusual friends, including the renowned magician Merlin, who’s been transported into the modern world. All of which comes in handy when there’s a murder to be solved . . .
Investigative journalist Ryan Cutler has perished in a car accident in New Camel, and his friend, Travis, suspects foul play—especially when the reporter’s notes reveal a mysterious list of dead men’s names. Kailyn wants to help, but she’s also got her hands full with the curmudgeonly Merlin, who’s not exactly maintaining a low profile. Between keeping the wizard under wraps and mixing up cold remedies that work like magic, she’ll have to tap into her many talents to figure out a killer’s fatal formula . . .
Not only was this a new to me cozy mystery series, this was also a new to me author and I must say, I have totally been missing out! After receiving book three, Magick Run Amok, in the Abracadabra Mystery Series for this book tour, I have already shelved the first two to read! With that being said, this is a well-written novella in which there is enough background information of the characters to be able to catch up easily.
Abracadabra is a cozy shop in upstate New York that is ran by our talented Kailyn Wilde who mixes up “magical” homeopathic remedies next to the reknowned Merlin alongside her Aunt Tilly and her ghostly mother and aunt. Merlin is quite the handful who likes to bake and wants to change the name of the town to Camelot.
We follow Kailyn’s full hands as her boyfriend, Travis, finds his stepbrother murdered and is determined to find the killer. Travis, knowing Kailyn’s abilities of “magick”, the two choose to start with what story his investigative reporter brother was working on.
I felt this read was full of lighthearted fun with plenty of twists and turns to draw me into the mystery. I like the cross-genre that mixes the mystery with paranormal fun!
About the Author
Sharon Pape describes her writing career as having two stages. Back in the dark ages, before computers were in every household, she had three paranormal books published. The first one was condensed by Redbook Magazine, the first paperback original they ever condensed. Then life brought her an unexpected challenge, by the name of breast cancer. After treatment, she and her oncologist started a not-for-profit to provide information and peer support to breast cancer patients. With the organization up and running, she returned to her first love – writing. This time around she’s been writing cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist. That Olde White Magick is the second book in her Abracadabra Mysteries.
Website – http://sharonpape.com/
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