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Some Like it Witchy
Wishcraft Mystery #5
Heather Blake

May 5, 2015/ ISBN 978-0451465887
Mystery / Cozy

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


While Some Like it Witchy is not the first release in the series, author Heather Blake included enough unobtrusive backstory for me to quickly grasp the characters’ relationships with others in the magical Enchanted Village. Many of the characters are a “crafters” with special abilities. Darcy is able to help grant wishes and is nicknamed the “Grim Reaper” because she has an uncanny talent for discovering and solving murders.

Darcy and her cousin Cherise discover murdered real estate agent Raina Gallagher in an empty house before a showing, grasping an amulet and other clues that point to her killer. The house was owned by the Tavistock family, one of whom stole a large amount of diamonds in the past and hid the treasure in the house. Now that it’s on the market, did someone trying to find the hidden diamonds kill the agent?

Darcy is asked to investigate the murder by the “Elder” and, while investigating the death and the past diamond heist for clues, her list of suspects grows.

I loved the cast of characters in this book. Nick, a single father and policeman, helps Darcy but, being an understanding hunk, gives Darcy the freedom she needs to follow the clues to uncover the mystery behind Raina’s death. Darcy is also a matchmaker, whose machinations brought laugh-out-loud humor to the story, but I felt a wide range of emotions, especially the sadness Darcy felt while investigating her own mother’s death and the growing romance between her and Nick.

Some Like it Witchy is a wonderful fairy tale for adults, replete with witches, familiars, crafters, romance and especially a solid mystery. Charming characters, like Mrs. P, a mouse familiar, and Archie the parrot, add to the charm of the story. An interesting, magical setting and an entertaining plot made this a win-win for me.

Reviews of other titles in this series

It Takes a Witch #1
A Witch Before Dying #2
The Goodbye Witch #3
The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy #4
Some Like it Witchy #5
Gone With the Witch #6


Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2015