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Queen Bee Mystery #5
Hannah Reed

Berkley Prime Crime
release February 4, 2014 / ISBN 978-0-425-26161-3
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Story Fischer doesn’t live a fairytale life, but it is a pretty darn good one. She owns her own business; a market called The Wild Clover. She keeps bees for their honey, and has a detective live in boyfriend, and a close enough relationship with her family.

Unfortunately, Story seems to be a magnet for murders, and she has a penchant for solving them. Boyfriend Hunter Wallace worries that she’s going to get herself into a situation she can’t get out of, but he finds ways for them to investigate the latest murder in the small town of Moraine, Wisconsin. It’s not as though he could stop her from sleuthing anyway.

A witch has moved to Moraine, into the house right next door to Story and Hunter’s home. When her coven arrives to help her settle in, Story worries for her friend and neighbor, Aurora, who she has unintentionally put in danger when she suggests that Aurora join the coven for a ceremony. A member of the coven is later murdered, stabbed to death with their ritual dagger, and Hunter and Story investigate.

I love Moraine and the quirky characters that live there. Hannah Reed has done an excellent job of bringing readers into the stories of Story’s adventures, while weaving a honey of a mystery. I really enjoyed the “witchy” and magical parts of this book, as well as how Story questions her own beliefs.

You can’t go wrong with a book written by Hannah Reed, who also writes as Deb Baker. I’m sure you’ll enjoy Beewitched. Make sure you have a cup of tea and honey handy as you settle in for a relaxing and fun reading experience.

Reviewed 2014