A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake
Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Length: 10 hrs
Date Read: February 2015
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
TROUBLE IS BREWING…
As the owner of Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched.
But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!
Publisher: NAL, Tantor
Series: Magic Potion Mystery #1
Also by this author: The Goodbye Witch, It Takes a Witch, One Potion in the Grave, Some Like it Witchy br> br>
Also in this series: One Potion in the Grave
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Listened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75
Audio Rating : 3.50
First Thought when Finished:A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake was a witchy good time!
Quick Thoughts:I thought this was a good mix of mystery and magic. The mystery was strong and loved all the twists/turns. The characters were fun. It took a bit for me to warm up to Carly but by the end I really liked her. Oddly, I really liked her cousin D from the beginning so I am hoping she is in book 2 more. Overall, this was a really good cozy mystery that makes me want book 2 NOW! I will wait for the audiobook though 🙂
Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer/Running time 10 hrs
Carla did a solid job but it did take a bit to warm up to her accents. As the story went on the more I liked it. The females were strong and the male voices were easy to get used too. I have a feeling I will like Book 2 narration right off the bat.
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