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Maggie O'Neill, "empath, intuitive, and sometimes witchy nice girl," is oh-so-slowly recovering from a broken ankle in Alt's sprightly seventh paranormal cozy set in Stony Mill, Ind. (after 2010's A Witch in Time). Though Maggie loves her temporary digs with Marcus Quinn, her doting wizard boyfriend, she doesn't want him to delay his back-to-college plans to care for her. Maggie finds a great deal on a place at New Heritage, a local apartment complex, but before she can sign the lease, she and Marcus discover its manager, Rob Locke, floating in the complex's pool, dead from blunt force trauma. Maggie's ex-boyfriend, policeman Tom Fielding, isn't thrilled that Maggie is once again connected to a murder case. As Rob's involvement in some unsavory doings at New Heritage becomes clearer, Alt's light brew of mystery and romance turns deliciously chilling. (Jan.)
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Madelyn Alt lives in South Whitley, IN. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Bewitching Mystery (Book 7)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; First Edition edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425238679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425238677
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,350,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jennifer Sicurella VINE VOICE on January 4, 2011
Format: Hardcover
With the relationships taken care of in A Witch in Time, the Bewitching Mystery series returns its focus to murder in Home for a Spell. The set up for the murder begins almost immediately, the body found soon after and readers will be delighted to find that almost the entire book is Maggie investigating.

Even while still incapacitated by her leg cast, Maggie still stumbling over corpses and ferreting out killers. Teaming up with both Marcus and Tom, making for some wonderful jealous tension, Maggie's embroiled in the best mystery in the series to date.

Maggie's prospective landlord is killed, and while the motive is obvious early on, the murderer is not. Twists and turns and a mighty unexpected ending will leave readers shocked and anxious for more.

The Bewitching Mystery series is notorious for dragging things out longer than need be. Home for a Spell is no exception. As with the multi-book "should Maggie be with Tom or Marcus?" conundrum, readers will still be wanting to know two big things - What's really going on in Stony Mill? and Is Grandma C a ghosts or what?

Even without all the answers we crave, the Bewitching Mystery series is better and better with each new book. Home for a Spell puts the much needed mystery back in the series.
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I can honestly say that even though I like this series I was hoping for a book with more excitement, it seemed a little underwhelming, especially after all the previous books. There really wasn't much danger, mystery, or paranormal but it was still making references to some brewing supernatural trouble in town. I finished this book and felt like I was missing something. I think the book just felt like filler, a way to tie up loose ends and maybe set some bigger things in motion but overall definitely not the best in series.
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I was a little disappointed with this one - it is as if Alt wasn't too sure where she wanted to take her character, Maggie, especially now that she is with Marcus. Still, the book was worth the read if you're a fan of the series. After all, Maggie is always finding herself at the wrong place at the wrong time, and it usually has to do with dead bodies. This novel is no exception.

In this seventh installment of the Bewitching Mysteries series, Alt opens the novel with Maggie back at work again, hobbling around with her broken ankle. Does that stop Maggie from trying to help Marcus discover what is truly behind the death of the manager of an apartment complex? Of course not, this is Maggie I am writing about after all. Her middle name is can't stay out of trouble to save her life. But, is this case going to be "the one" to break Maggie? And what does the high school girl hiding in a closet have to do with anything and everything? And one final question: why does this apartment complex rent to tenants that look as if they've stepped off the Paris runway?

My disappointment in the novel comes at the end. I felt that Alt spent so much time giving readers Maggie & Marcus that she neglected the other reason we buy and read her novels - the mystery itself. That element of the novel was lacking, especially since I would love to see Maggie & Marcus as super-sleuths delving into a deep, complex mystery that is not wrapped up in just a few of the final pages of the novel. In other words: a little more mystery please with a side of romance.
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I am happy to say that I am giving this book a five butterflies because it kept my attention and I actually like the storyline this time. Granted we don’t see much of Steff or Dr. Dan or of mostly anyone else in the N.I.G.H.T.S unless they are the ones working at the antique shop with Maggie, Liss, Tara, and Evie.

The one time that Steff is mentioned is when Liss tells her that she is moving with Dr. Dan sometime soon. Which is how Maggie ends up trying to find a new place and she kind of does. Even if the apartment manager gives her the creeps and she had no clue why.

This time I actually figured out who did it along with Maggie and them. Granted I didn’t understand the motive for this person. However, I did realize it was her and we found out the reason at the end of the book. Let’s just say that even though the ending of the book is perfect. This might be the last book of Maggie’s life and that is sad. And we are left to our own devices on thinking up stuff for Maggie and the N.I.G.H.T.S. and what has been going on in their life.

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Stony Mill, Indiana is a charming small town known as the antiques capital of the Midwest. It used to be a quiet place where nothing major occurred, but in the last year a string of murders unconnected to each other has occurred. Maggie O'Neill, who works at the Enchantments antique shop, is an empath who channels her Spirit Guides and at times casts a magick spell. Her lover Marcus Quinn and her boss Felicity "Liss" Dow are experienced with the paranormal arts.

Maggie lives with Marcus since she broke her ankle and needs his help to get around. When she realizes he is going to delay attending college to take care of her, she decides to move into her own place. Maggie gets a good deal on a rental but when they go to sign the lease, they find the complex manager dead in the pool. Using Marcus' mundane skills and Maggie's arcane gifts, they work with the police to find out what was on a flash drive and a hard drive that was smashed to smithereens. What they learn explains why he was murdered, but who the perpetrator is remains blank.

This whimsical amateur sleuth small town urban fantasy mystery is pure magic as is the overall series (see A Witch In Time). Maggie has matured considerably in the past year as she has learned to love her skills rather than rue having them. The murder is believable and the characters ring true. However, Home for a Spell belongs to the lead couple as the author casts a spellbinder of a tale on enchanted readers.

Harriet Klausner
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