Dangerous Magic, an all-new cozy mystery from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart writing as Evie Hart, is available now!
It’s not every day you have to return to your hometown to bind your borderline-poltergeist grandmother to the family property.
Unfortunately, today is that day for Avery Thorn.
All Avery wants is to report the binding to the Witch Council so she can fulfill her obligation, but finding a dead body and the Head of the Council on the brink of death isn’t in her plan.
Especially when she’s pegged as the number one suspect.
Now, it’s down to Avery and her cousins—and her sassy feline familiar—to figure out who tried to murder the Head of the Council. Magically bound to find the culprit, the last thing she needs is the new detective getting under her toes.
Unfortunately for her, she finds herself colliding with the hot cop more than she wants. And since her familiar hates him, it’s not always pleasant.
New magic and a devastating tragedy threaten to derail their investigations—but not quite as much as the person who isn’t happy they’re involved…
Review by Jennifer Mitchell, Bibliolater
Review: Full disclosure: I am not an expert when it comes to cozy mysteries. It is a rare read for me; however, when this series was announced, I just knew it was for me. Emma Hart as a romance writer makes my heart smile. Emma Hart writing as cozy mystery writer, Evie Hart, does just the same.
Dangerous Magic is a mixed between Sabrina, Bewitched and Nancy Drew. It is a light, innocent, funny and quirky read. Evie’s writing has the perfect mixture of mystery, magic and laugh out loud moments that will keep in tune the entire time.
All the characters (there are A LOT) are peculiar yet lovable. Avery Thorn, our MC is my sarcastic soul sister, yet it is Grandma Thorn who my heart loves the most. I want to be her best friend. And although the mystery is solved at the end and although this is not a romance (my heart can find romance anywhere), we are left with some sort of….love square (?)….between Avery, a broody detective, a hot werewolf and a handsome fairy.
Did I like this book? Very much. Would I read the next installment? ABSOLUTELY.
PS – For the record, I’m #TeamDetective….
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Grandma opened her mouth, but a red and gold flash darted through the window. It circled the kitchen before it came to settle on top of the fridge and showed the room its true form.
Aunt Rose’s familiar, Honey, a red and gold macaw with more attitude in one sharp toe than most Haven Lake residents had in their entire family.
She surveyed the room with her beady eyes before they came to rest on me. “Look what the cat dragged in.”
I’d always hated that bird. “My cat will eat you, you little—”
Silence fell over the room.
“The dirty creature would have to catch me first.” Honey followed that up with a bird noise and a flap of her wings.
Is that vile bird here? Snow sounded way too excited in my head, and I was feeling way too petty to lie to her.
On top of the fridge, I replied, digging into my pasta.
The next thing I knew, the sound of paws on the steps reverberated through the kitchen. I smirked as a flash of white launched itself at the fridge. Honey cawed and took flight, but I shrugged a shoulder in the direction of the open window, and it slammed shut seconds before she could make her escape.
Rose side-eyed me, while TJ grinned into his pasta.
Honey circled the room, flapping frantically, while Snow jumped onto any available surface in her pursuit of the bird.
Grandma surveyed the scene with barely disguised annoyance. “This place has gone downhill since my death,” she announced, straightening.
“You’ve gone downhill since your death,” Rose snapped.
“I heard that.”
“Good,” I added. “You were supposed to. She said it loud enough.”
Evie Hart is the cozy mystery writing alter-ego of New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart.
Evie was born when her love of paranormal cozy mysteries jumped from her Kindle to the page. The Haven Lake Mystery series is her first foray into the paranormal cozy world and begins with DANGEROUS MAGIC.
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