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Be Careful What You Witch For
A Family Fortune Mystery #2
Dawn Eastman

Berkley Prime Crime
July 1, 2014 / ISBN 978-0425264478
Cozy Mystery

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Clyde Fortune can’t help being psychic. It runs in her family. Clyde is also an ex-cop, which comes in handy when her best friend Diana Moonward becomes a prime suspect in a murder case. Diana was in charge of the annual Fall Fun Fest in Crystal Haven, Michigan, a town aptly named for the numerous psychics residing there. During a Wiccan Samhain ceremony held during the festivities, the coven leader dies. Most everyone in town knew he had an allergy and the peanut oil discovered on the bread Donna prepared reveals his death was murder.

When Diana is accused, Clyde is determined to prove Diana’s innocence. Clyde’s old beau, Mac, a homicide detective with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, helps to find other suspects with solid motives. In the meantime, Clyde and Mac attempt to rekindle their past relationship, but the sudden arrival of Clyde’s nephew Seth and his dog Tuffy further complicates their romantic plans.

This is a wonderful novel about a charming town filled with zany characters and enough motives to keep the mystery alive. I love the way Ms. Eastman handles the relationship between Clyde and Mac. Mac obviously adores Clyde, but he’s willing to take his time until she comes around. Clyde wants a deeper relationship, but having young Seth around adds to her concern. With the help of elderly Neila Whittle, Clyde is learning to develop her skills of predicting the future through dreams, while young Seth has special abilities of his own.

Be Careful What You Witch For is an intriguing mystery. The divergent attitudes toward witchcraft and several surprising revelations are handled extremely well, and resulted in an exciting story that kept me entertained until the very last page

First release in the series: A Pall in the Family.

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2014