Wishcraft Mystery #2
August 2012/ 978-0-451-23763-7
by Laura Hinds
is back in the second Wishcraft Mystery written by author Heather
Blake, who to many cozy mystery lovers is also known as Heather
Webber. I am such a fan of her writing and always thrilled when
she has a new book out. I am also a fan of Heather on Facebook,
and noted that she recently posted she was nervous about book number
two coming out in August. She needn't have worried; the second time
readers travel to Salem, Massachusetts and the Enchanted Village
within Salem is a charm.
Village is home to quite a few Crafters, such as Wishcrafters, Curecrafters,
Cloakcrafters and more. There are mortals who live in the village
as well, and the Crafters must be very careful to maintain their
secrecy, or risk losing their powers. In this installment, Darcy
finds herself accepting a job cleaning out the house of a missing
hoarder. You see, Darcy works with her Aunt Ve in her business "As
You Wish" and they say no job is too small or too big. Yet
this one turns out to be a doozy, when Darcy discovers the missing
woman's body right in her own home.
There is mischief
afoot all over the place: shenanigans disrupting the plans for Ve
and Sylar's upcoming wedding, a magical amulet that disappeared
now being sought after with ill intent, a peeping tom, dubbed the
Creeper-Peeper, and a rash of food poisonings at a local restaurant.
It's up to Darcy and her friends to figure out what is going on
before anyone else is killed. Good thing one of Darcy's friends
is the sexy village police chief!
Blake has brought
back characters from the first book, and showed readers more of
their innate personalities. She's also incorporated new characters
to flesh out the village and make it even more interesting. There
is magic found in this book, as well as a dash of romance and a
hint of sex too! You'll read about gemstones, many types of Crafters,
some delicious sounding food, and mix it up with murder, mysteries,
a fabulous talking bird and a talking mouse, and even a traveling
band of rock and mineral sellers, named "The Roving Stones"
and hilarity ensues. Four magic wands for "A Wish Before Dying"
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