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...
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 br> br>
Also in this series: Secondhand Spirits, A Cast-Off Coven, In a Witch's Wardrobe, Spellcasting In Silk
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!
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)
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.
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