Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Title: Beewitched
Author: Hannah Reed
Published: February 4th 2014 by Berkley
Format: ebook, Paperback, 304 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Queen Bee Mystery #5

A twisty maze feel complete with witches was a perfect autumn read.

First off, thank goodness this series dropped the text speak, that was almost the series breaker for me. Now if we can get Hannah Reed to drop the bullet points, I would be a much happier reader.

Moraine, Wisconsin does not try to hide the fact that you either belong or you do not, so when “witch” Dyanna Crane moves into the neighborhood, people start their chatter. The way this town is reacting you would think that it was Salem in the sixteen hundreds. Things get a little dicer when another member of her visiting coven is murdered.

Claudene Mason has ties to Moraine, she grew up there and her estranged brother still owns the farm outside of town; since that is where her body was found in a corn maze, the town is in a twitter as to who did it. It would be so much easier to blame a member of the coven than one of Moraine’s own, but sometimes tragedy hits closer to home and since Claudene was the cause of a boy’s death years ago, this might be the perfect time for revenge.

Story Fischer owns the local market, The Wild Clove, and since it is known as a “hotbed of gossip and innuendo”, it only makes sense that she jumps into amateur detective mode to get to the bottom of this. Not only is she lying to the police chief about her involvement, she is lying to her boyfriend Hunter Wallace, the detective on the case.

With fingers pointing and stories flying, it is surprising that this book actually nailed down the culprit. The reader might wonder about this person in the beginning, but with so many other things going on the ruse was very good.

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