Audiobook Review: One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake

Posted May 19, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 12 Comments

Audiobook Review: One Potion in the Grave by Heather BlakeSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Tantor

Format: Audiobook

One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins

Date Read: March 2015

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

From the author of the Wishcraft Mysteries

Carly Bell Hartwell’s love potions are always in demand in Hitching Post, Alabama, the wedding capital of the South.…

When Katie Sue Perrywinkle walks into the Little Shop of Potions, Carly is surprised and delighted to see her old childhood friend. Katie Sue fled her hometown and a troubled family over a decade ago. But she’s not back for a social visit. She’s come to settle a score with Senator Warren Calhoun, who is in town for his son’s high-profile wedding.

But before Katie Sue has a chance to voice any objections, she’s forced to forever hold her peace. After finding her friend dead, Carly vows to find her murderer. Were the corrupt Calhouns willing to go to any lengths to avoid a scandal? Did Katie Sue’s family take the term “bad blood” to a whole new level? And why did the bride-to-be come to Carly for a love potion? As Carly gets closer to the truth, a killer is planning a very chilly reception.…

More Information:
Publisher: NAL, Tantor
Series: Magic Potion Mystery #2

Also by this author: The Goodbye Witch, It Takes a Witch, A Potion to Die For, Some Like it Witchy

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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 for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake was such a great cozy mystery and makes me hope there ends up being more in the series.

Overall Thoughts: I really loved the mystery and the character issues I had in A Potion to Die For are mostly gone. I really liked Carly this time out and love her family. I wish there had been more D in this one but overall I have nothing to complain about. There are some really good twists and turns, some sad moments, and lots of things to make you smile. This was just a good read!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Carla Mercer-Meyer / Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins

Carla did a good job with the narration. I am still getting used to her male voices but she really does a fantastic job with all the ladies. I really do think this is a good series on audio.

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


“I’ll give you a minute to get her and sneak out the back. And don’t let it be gettin’ around that I didn’t shoot her on the spot, got it?”

FTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
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12 responses to “Audiobook Review: One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake

  1. It is always a good sign when the second book improves over the first. I am glad this series is getting better. Sounds like another one I should try.