Saturday, 9 November 2013
Opal Fire (A Reluctant Witch Mystery: Stacy Justice Book One) - Barbra Annino
Opal Fire is a paranormal mystery with a splash of romance and a helping of humor.
Stacy Justice did not expect to be set on fire that night, but being raised by witches prepares one for life's little surprises. In fact, she isn't the least bit shocked when her cousin is accused of arson, or when her divorced grandparents sign up for a marriage retreat, or even when her own boyfriend hauls her off to jail. But when a decades-old secret is discovered within the walls of her cousin's bar, even Stacy is rattled. Now, someone wants her dead and she finds herself dodging angry motorists, exploding chickens and a very creepy man who lurks around every corner. As she begins to dig up the past, Stacy learns that even those closest to her have something to hide--and she's about to discover a destiny she never imagined.
I picked up this book as I loved the cover. It's a cozy kind of mystery with some magic thrown in.
This is part of a series of cozy mysteries starring Stacy Justice, a witch who is a journalist and a lovely Great Dane called Thor who is her guardian angel. It starts off with her cousin (Cinnamon) bar being burnt down. Stacy investigates herself and gets into all sorts of trouble. Her boyfriend is the Chief of Police, she has a grandmother and 2 weird aunts who are witches (who help her). She finds a body and goes around investigating who the body is and what happens. Along the way people die cos of her investigation.
I found this funny in parts for the way Stacy and Cinnamon were. I loved Thor as he chases or sticks up for Stacy. Can't wait to read book 2.