Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review: A Haunting is Brewing by: Juliet Blackwell

Title: A Haunting is Brewing
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Publisher: InterMix
Series: A Witchcraft Mystery #6.5, A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #4.5
Pages: 109
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

Description:

In this all-new novella, New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell’s popular characters from her Witchcraft Mysteries and Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries find themselves joining forces to solve a supernatural dilemma…

When Mel Turner is hired to rehab an old Victorian mansion to act as the eerie setting for a Halloween bash, she’s expecting the normal challenges—old wiring, bad plumbing, maybe a ghostly specter or two. But when a young man is killed after spending the night in the house, and the mannequins in the attic start to come to life, it’s clear that this is serious paranormal activity. Maybe this time, a real witch is needed.

Recommended by a mutual friend, vintage clothes expert Lily Ivory arrives to offer her help with the mannequins. Armed with Lily’s spells and Mel’s know-how, the two women must figure out the cause of all of the ghostly commotion—before Mel’s renovation project turns into even more of a deadly haunt.

My Thoughts:

This book followed Mel Turner who is fixing up the Spooner house for a Halloween Bash, when early on one of the kids from the college helping to decorate is found dead in the same maner as the surviving owner of the Spooner house was found dead.  It's up to Mel to figure out who killed Adam and how to get him to cross over.

Mel meets Lily Ivory from one of the college kids who thinks Mel might need a little witchcraft in dealing with Adam. After meeting Lily she then meets a voodoo guy who sheds light on poppets which the Spooner family had made before they died.

I loved this novella and am going to be checking out more of Ms. Blackwell's books I loved the idea of a ghost hunter and witch working together and will be interested to see how they do in their own series.

Juliet's books remind me of Victoria Laurie's ghost hunter series!  Such a great book full of so much in such a short story.  I especially liked when they did the research into the family that adds to what I love about a good ghost story!  Can't wait to see what is next for Ms. Blackwell.

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