Audiobook Review: Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet Blackwell

Posted May 28, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 4 Comments

Audiobook Review: Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet BlackwellSource: Audiobook Purchase, Physical Book Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet Blackwell
Narrator: Xe Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins

Date Read: March 2015

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

With her vintage clothing store taking off, Lily Ivory is finding that life in San Francisco suits her just fine. But her ability to sense vibrations from the past, so useful in locating secondhand gems, has landed her in the middle of a new mystery...

Lily gets called away from Aunt Cora's Closet when the police need a witch's take on a strange case. Malachi Zazi was stabbed to death in his apartment, under a ladder, surrounded by the number thirteen, a broken mirror, and a black cat—superstitions that the victim, as head of a rationalist society, was devoted to discrediting.

When the police identify a suspect from the Serpentarian Society, Lily is shocked to learn it's someone she knows. But with bad luck plaguing all its members, she begins to wonder if there's more at work than mere coincidence. And while there aren't many clues from the crime scene, Lily finds evidence of dark witchcraft and a hex on her friend's doorstep. With her friend's safety at stake, Lily is determined to use magic to find the murderer before everyone's luck runs out...

More Information:
Publisher: NAL, Tantor
Series: A Witchcraft Mystery #3

Also by this author: If Walls Could Talk, Secondhand Spirits, A Cast-Off Coven, Keeper of the Castle, In a Witch's Wardrobe
Also in this series: Secondhand Spirits, A Cast-Off Coven, In a Witch's Wardrobe, Spellcasting In Silk

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NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂 

Listened/Read for Fun (Tantor/Paperback)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet Blackwell while not being my favorite in the series was still a pretty darn good read!

Overall Thoughts

1: While this wasn’t my favorite in the series. I still had a really good time reading it.
2: The more I read this series, the more I wished I could find a vintage clothing shop near me.
3: The side characters make this series. I was a little sad that I didn’t get enough of them.
4: Lily is whip smart!
5: Need more Sailor! (and Oscar to boot)

Audio Thoughts

Narrated by: Xe Sands /Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins / Publisher: Tantor Audio

Xe nails Lily! She brings her to life and adds a richness to the character. She does a really good job with all the characters–making them unique and fun. I really enjoy this series on audio.

Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews

FTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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4 responses to “Audiobook Review: Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet Blackwell

  1. Ichabod Temperance

    Hi Felicia.
    I have not tried an audio book yet.
    What are qualities that you look for, and/or, what are common annoyances?

  2. Ichabod Temperance

    I like cozy mysteries.
    Thanks for alerting me to this series.
    Sounds like fun!

  3. I want to read this series! While at the used bookstore a few weeks ago I actually picked up this one here, so now I just need the first two…lol.