Dangerous Magic, an all-new cozy mystery from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart writing as Evie Hart, is available now!
It’s not every day you have to return to your hometown to bind your borderline-poltergeist grandmother to the family property.
Unfortunately, today is that day for Avery Thorn.
All Avery wants is to report the binding to the Witch Council so she can fulfill her obligation, but finding a dead body and the Head of the Council on the brink of death isn’t in her plan.
Especially when she’s pegged as the number one suspect.
Now, it’s down to Avery and her cousins–and her sassy feline familiar–to figure out who tried to murder the Head of the Council. Magically bound to find the culprit, the last thing she needs is the new detective getting under her toes.
Unfortunately for her, she finds herself colliding with the hot cop more than she wants. And since her familiar hates him, it’s not always pleasant.
New magic and a devastating tragedy threaten to derail their investigations–but not quite as much as the person who isn’t happy they’re involved…
Fly Girl’s Review:
I’m not going to go into how long it took to read it, as I’m dealing with some family health issues that has made it hard to concentrate, as of late. This too is why my reviews are so far behind the releases. I hope you, our passengers, can hang with me until I can get back on my feet. I promise you’ll see more reviews, it’s just taking me longer to get through books.
This is a cutesy story, that leaves a smile on your face long after the last page is read. It also makes you want more. There is not great scary mystery in this one, just a lot of fun had by people who live in a protected town who all have gifts and abilities that make it hard to fit in with the non magical world. Evie gives us a great town full of ripe, full of life personalities that could all be guilty. I can see where this series will have the legs to go on for quite sometime in the future and keep readers engaged.
Avery is supposed to be the strongest witch in Haven Lake, she comes from a long line of powerful witches, only she doesn’t know how to use the power yet…This is where the hunk of a hot detective comes into play. He helps her gain some insight even as he plays with her while she is knee deep in his investigation. Also, she is always one step behind him and he loves to remind her of that. This love interest gets better when he discovers another has his eyes set on Avery. Will it be a love triangle or will she choose? We’ll have to keep reading to find that out.
The mystery was fun. I mean, who doesn’t love a good poisoning…It’s like Arsenic and Old Lace…Such a classic way to go, I mean Cary Grant was so handsome in that one. Back to this mystery though. She uses this mystery to introduce the town folk, the inner workings of the town, and the factions of magical folk that are all fighting for their place in town. It really works well and introduces you to all the main players.
I’m giving this a 4 of 5 and can’t wait to read the next one when it comes out. There’s not release date yet, but I’m sure we won’t have to wait too long. Emma Hart went all out creating this alter ego and it works. I will definitely be reading more.
4 of 5 Propellers
Connect with Evie Hart or should we say Emma Hart?
Evie Hart is the cozy mystery writing alter-ego of New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart.
Evie was born when her love of paranormal cozy mysteries jumped from her Kindle to the page. The Haven Lake Mystery series is her first foray into the paranormal cozy world and begins with DANGEROUS MAGIC.