4.4.2023 | Tuesday


category: Book Reviews

Dewitchedtitle: Dewitched
author: Dakota Cassidy
series: Witchless In Seattle #3
published: 29 May 2016
publisher: self-published
genre(s): paranormal, cozy mystery
pages: 270
source: Kindle Unlimited
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | Goodreads

rating: four-stars | series rating: four-stars

the blurb

"It's nice to meet you, Mr…er, stage, screen, and Japanese film star, but party…and thirty-two years, actually almost thirty-three now. And um, stuff…to do… So, talk later. I mean, you and me. M'kay? Gotta go."

Ebenezer Falls, sleepy fishing village or murder central? The game's afoot in Dewitched from USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy as Stevie, the powerless witch (or is she?), her bat familiar Belfry, and resident British ghost spy Winterbottom, hunt for a killer. Book 3 of the Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a thrilling whodunit, and this time, it's personal!

I, ex-witch Stevie Cartwright, do hereby solemnly swear to avoid future murder-mystery shenanigans, nosiness, tomfoolery, and any further crazy killer inflicted pain to my person, so help me goddess…

Hah! Like I could help myself? But after busting my butt (literally!) on the last murder case in my beloved hometown of Ebenezer Falls, WA, I could use a nice long break. I was determined to take the time to enjoy the company of my bat familiar, Belfry; my British ex-spy ghost, Win; our adorable St. Bernard rescue, Whiskey; and of course our gorgeous home, Mayhem Manor, freshly and lovingly renovated.

Until shazam—a dead man invites himself to our fancy housewarming party! When my mother's husband number five ends up deep-sixed in my parlor, it's not like I can't NOT try to solve this mystery, right? Especially if I ever want Mom to leave so I can get back to my semi-peaceful existence.

But our work is definitely cut out for us this time. With Belfry's rascally bat family visiting and the two hundred or so guests, acrobats, mimes, cooks, catering staff, orchestra members—and a surprise guest who throws me for a loop in the house—suspects sure aren't a problem.

Looks like it's time for another spirit-filled, witchless adventure in Ebenezer Falls!

a few notes

keywords/phrases: ghosts, mystery, family, murder
mood reading:
good mystery, witty banter

my review

I love this series so much! And this installment doesn’t disappoint! Dewitched is a whirlwind of action brought in the form of Stevie’s less-than-maternal mother and her new husband, as well as a surprise visit from the last person she expected to see.

Mystery and murder seem to find Stevie, and she is left to solve it in order to clear her own name, that of someone she cares about, or to help a friend. The author is brilliant at weaving each mystery with the quirky cast of characters in Ebenezer Falls. And in Dewitched, there is a big pool of possible suspects and lots of twists and turns to keep the mystery completely engrossing.

It’s often the little things I love most about Dewitched and the series as a whole. The dynamic between Stevie and her two ghosts, Win and Arkady, and that between the ghosts themselves. The witty banter. Belfrey the bat and his slightly demented family members. The relationship, whether good or bad, between Stevie and the local police.

Whether it’s the primary storyline, or the secondary thread running through the entire series, it’s a series that’s impossible to put down. Each book fully delivers, and Dewitched is no different!

About Dakota Cassidy

Dakota Cassidy is a national bestselling author with over thirty books. She writes laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, grab-some-ice erotic romance, hot and sexy alpha males, paranormal shifters, contemporary kick-ass women, and more.

Invited by Bravo TV, Dakota was the Bravoholic for a week, wherein she snarked the hell out of all the Bravo shows. She received a starred review from Publisher Weekly for Talk Dirty to Me, won an RT Reviewers Choice Award for Kiss and Hell, along with many review site recommended reads and reviewer top pick awards.

Dakota lives in the gorgeous state of Oregon with her real life hero and her dogs, and she loves hearing from readers!

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

reading challenges:

  • 2023 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
  • 2023 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge
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