4.13.2023 | Thursday

The Old Witcheroo

category: Book Reviews

The Old Witcherootitle: The Old Witcheroo
author: Dakota Cassidy
series: Witchless In Seattle #4
published: 3 August 2016
publisher: self-published
genre(s): cozy mystery, paranormal
pages: 259
source: Kindle Unlimited
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | Goodreads

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

the blurb

Ebenezer Falls, Washington…a sleepy burg or murder central?
The game is afoot...again, as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into another murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.
Just when you think you know your one-time International Man of Mystery turned ghostly confidant…
When last we met, dear friends, a man had come calling, claiming to be Crispin Alistair Winterbottom, my dead British ex-spy. A notion I'd find ludicrous, if the handsome imposter didn't, in fact, look exactly like my dead British ex-spy. But there's no time for that mystery when a quiet walk on our private stretch of beach turns up something far more pressing—another tragedy in my beloved small Washington town.
That's right. I, Stevie Cartwright, ex-witch turned amateur sleuth, have stumbled upon another murder. But this time it's closer to home, more personal, a victim who'd touched the hearts of so many in Ebenezer Falls, young and old. In fact, there's only thing more surprising than the victim…
The good man who's become the number one suspect.
Along with my Spy Guy Win, my bat familiar Belfry, our rescue dog Whiskey, and even an unexpected new friend or two, I'm jumping back into my Sherlock shoes to catch the cleverest killer yet!
This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's series, A Paris, Texas Romance.

a few notes

keywords/phrases: murder, friends, imposter, loyalty
mood reading:
humor, smart dialogue, quirky characters

my review

The author has created such a lovely world in this series, with a cast of characters that are diverse, quirky, and interesting, whether main or secondary. As a whole, the series has all the necessary elements that cozy-mystery fans love… the charming small town, the unexpected sleuth, the mystery. And added to that are the paranormal aspects, a lot of humor, and a little bit of magic. Each book focuses on a new mystery, but there are threads within them all that weave together to form another overall story arc, which is just as gripping. There are new characters in this one, along with a lot of twists and turns for both the new mystery and the series-long storyline.

My only quibble would be about the introduction of one of those new characters, and the attached storyline. It was a big deal at the beginning, but barely touched on throughout the rest of the story. It felt odd that it wasn’t more explored, considering Stevie’s love of a good mystery. I hope it comes back in sometime later in the series.

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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