*Starred Review* Riccio's intrepid Wiccan crime fighters are back. What they lack in skills both practical and magical, they more than make up for with their enthusiasm. Their coven, which began as a book-study group at the local library, is made up of the story's narrator, Cassandra "Cass" Shipton, owner of Earthlore Herbal Preparations and Cruelty-Free Cosmetics; Fiona, the branch librarian; a cookbook author; the manager of a vitamin franchise; and a volunteer at the animal shelter. Between her business and her visions, Cass has many conversations with her telepathic, tell-it-like-it-is mutt, Scruffy, while waiting for her true love, Joe Ulysses, to take a break from his Greenpeace activities so that they can finally get married. Action and humor abound as Cass and the coven take an abused wife under their wings and try to find out why the only way people leave Manomet Manor is in a body bag. This is their third case, following Circle of Five
(2003) and Charmed Circle
(2003), and one can only hope that book number four will follow quickly. Shelley MosleyCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"Witty and fast-paced...charming...a fun read and food for thought."