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To Catch a Witch By Heather Blake: Review/Giveaway

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Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of The Catch A Witch along with a link to purchase the book from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL.

Only two years have passed since the Merriweather sisters moved to Salem, Massachusetts, but their worlds have completely been changed. Not only did they discover their heritage as witches able to cast spells, they also learned about an entire magical community within the Enchanted Village. More practically, Darcy Merriweather has incorporated her wishcrafting abilities into the prospering personal concierge service, As You Wish. Her latest client Abby Stillwell has hired Darcy to organize the annual Wicked Mad Dash, an adventure and obstacle race benefiting local charities. Unfortunately, Darcy’s other role as Craft Investigator soon comes into play when Abby goes missing just before the race, only to later be found dead under the Aural Gorge footbridge.

mystery book coverWhile her fiancé Nick Sawyer tackles the mundane side of the crime in his official role as Chief of Police, Darcy follows the clues that may indicate magical means and motivations. Darcy’s sister Harper would normally be eager to stick her nose into the investigation, but since her recent breakup, she is wallowing and spiraling into such a dangerous state that Darcy is forced to call in professional – and magical – assistance. Darcy may be proud of her stubbornness and unwavering faith in others, but it’s going to test all of her strength of will as she helps a resistant Harper, finds herself inexplicably enmeshed in a wedding for her former nemesis, and attempts to guide a rogue sorcerer towards the light.

This continues to be one of my favorite paranormal mystery series, and I absolutely adore how it is embracing its strong magical mythology. Additional spellcasters have gradually been introduced, and here we meet energy-reading Vitacrafters and athletically talented Vincicrafters who compete, but cannot profit, from their talents. The rules of this world have been thoughtfully established from the beginning, but the loopholes are what may eventually doom their carefully maintained village. Throughout these eight novels Darcy’s world has expanded as she learns more about the Elder, her own role within the coven, and the upcoming battle that could forever change the Enchanted Village.

While impending events build momentum with the threat of danger, the novel never loses the light-hearted charm of the many animal familiars populating the Village. Former practicing witches themselves, these witty creatures continue to assist Darcy and her family while keeping their secrets from the rest of the world. Perhaps the most outstanding trait of this novel has been the development of its characters, many of whom have realistically evolved as a result of having Darcy in their lives. The mystery may conclude with a celebration, but the future they have in store is sure to leave readers eagerly anticipating the fate of these beloved Crafters.

To enter to win a copy of To Catch a Witch, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “catch,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen September 22, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address (so if you win we can get the book sent right out to you), and if via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. Also listen to our new mystery podcast! They are also available on iTunes and Google Play.

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

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1 Amy DonahueNo Gravatar September 16, 2018 at 5:01am

This sounds like a fun series :-)
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2 Nora-Adrienne DeretNo Gravatar
Twitter: @NoraAdrienne
September 16, 2018 at 5:45am

I love the series. In fact I love all the books Heather writes. I own quite a few in both of the author’s writing names and have met her and even had the pleasure of her company for dinner one year when she was in NYC. “I’d put a spell on you” if it meant I could win a copy of this book.
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3 DOWARD WILSONNo Gravatar September 16, 2018 at 5:52am

One of my favorite series, thanks for the giveaway.

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4 Paula AdamsNo Gravatar
Twitter: @qnofdnile
September 16, 2018 at 10:44am

Like the cover. I like books that are in Salem, MA. I once went to the Halloween celebration in Salem, there were a lot of sexy witches.

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5 Autumn TrapaniNo Gravatar September 16, 2018 at 11:07am

Sounds like an enchanting series!

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6 Kathleen KendlerNo Gravatar September 16, 2018 at 11:11am

Thanks for the review. kckendler at gmail dot com

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7 CarlNo Gravatar September 16, 2018 at 1:31pm

This sounds so readable, I think we’d really enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of To Catch a Witch! crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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8 Debbie PriceNo Gravatar September 16, 2018 at 5:56pm

I am looking forward to reading this one!
debprice60@gmail.com

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9 Sonya SwanNo Gravatar September 17, 2018 at 1:58pm

This is such a charming and fun series, I have enjoyed every book! And love the cover art

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10 Dianne BahnNo Gravatar September 17, 2018 at 1:59pm

A new to me series which I’d love to read. dbahn@iw.net

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11 Kathy SchnitzNo Gravatar September 17, 2018 at 2:24pm

Sounds like a great series! I love cozy mysteries and would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance.

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12 AretaNo Gravatar September 17, 2018 at 2:34pm

Love this series

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13 Margo SueNo Gravatar
Twitter: @MargoSue
September 17, 2018 at 6:57pm

Looking forward to reading to this. Love the series.

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14 Kara Vaughan MarksNo Gravatar September 18, 2018 at 2:17pm

I’d love to read this–ty for the giveaway. legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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15 Dianne CaseyNo Gravatar September 20, 2018 at 3:25pm

Love this series. Would really like to read “To Catch a Witch”.
diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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16 LorieNo Gravatar
Twitter: @mysteryrat
October 2, 2018 at 12:39pm

We have a winner!

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