Title: A Potion to Die For Series: Magic Potion Mystery #1
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genres: Mystery & Thriller
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!
Also by this author: One Potion in the Grave, A Potion to Die For (Misty's Review)
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Jen’s Review of A POTION TO DIE FOR
Carly is a hoodoo witch in Hitching Post, Alabama. She owns a magical potion shop, specializing in healing and love remedies. A dead body is left in her shop. Everyone thinks she killed the man. Determined to clear her name, she investigates on her own, despite her cousin’s warnings that she is in danger.
Romantic Interests: her ex-fiance is the investigating officer
The story grabs your attention right from the beginning. Carly, her best friend, and her family members are colorful characters who keep the reader entertained.
I liked a lot of things about this book, especially how the author works back in details the reader may had forgotten about. The twist at the end makes sense, but it’s not overly predictable. I also liked how Carly’s cats are scared of the critters in the walls of her money-pit house.
The only negative I noted was how sometimes the author seems to slip in and out of the Southern dialect. This is so minor of a complaint, it doesn’t affect my overall impression.
A Potion to Die For is a fun mixture of romance, friendship, mystery, and witchcraft. The book left me with a satisfied smile on my face.