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That Olde White Magick
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That Olde White Magick by Sharon Pape Kensington Books Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
That Olde White Magick is a fantastic mystery filled with humor, suspense, romance and of course Magick - the kind that keeps the reader glued to the page and leaves them with a smile on their face. Between the wonderful cast of characters - including Merlin who is both out of his time and his comfort zone - and Kailyn’s six cats, and the delightful plot, Sharon Pape’s mystery has a lot to offer readers.
That Olde White Magick begins with a meeting and a murder. New Camel is divided on the issue of rezoning - a hotel wants to build a large resort in a wetlands area. Some hope for the added business that the hotel will bring. Others fear the large hotel will bring many changes to the small town whose appeal lies in its quaint nature. When one of the council members in favor of the hotel is murdered just before a debate, it looks like the reason was her position on the hotel. As Kailyn’s Aunt Tilly discovered the body, and Kailyn has her doubts about the investigator in charge, she starts her own investigation, aided by her reporter love interest and her well meaning clan both living and departed.
Merlin’s antics are hilarious and it's clear that he and Aunt Tilly are definitely a handful. I loved the characters and definitely plan to read more of this delightful, dare I say magical cosy series.
5 / 5
I received a copy of That Olde White Magick from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
It’s time to work her crime-solving magic again . . .
Kailyn Wilde enjoys running her shop, Abracadabra, in the quaint New York hamlet of New Camel, where she lives with her six cats. Her family’s been here for centuries, and she’d like to keep up the tradition. But the place may never be the same if a big hotel gets built, so she does her civic duty and attends a town meeting along with her aunt Tilly . . . and Merlin. Yes, that Merlin—though he gets introduced to folks as her “distant English cousin.” The wizard is pretty grumpy about being transported here, but there are things about the modern world he doesn’t mind—like pizza.
Kailyn was prepared for a heated debate about the hotel, but she wasn’t expecting murder. When Tilly finds the body of a board member outside the schoolhouse, Kailyn doesn’t want any suspicion cast on the wrong person. She plans to crack this case, even if she has to talk to every living soul in town—plus a few departed ones . . .
“Pape has a sure‑handed balance of humor and action.” —Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author