Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Spellcasting In Silk by Juliet Blackwell
Narrator: Xe Sands
Length: 8 hrs
Date Read: July 2015
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Vision in Velvet comes more spooky sleuthing with Lily Ivory, vintage boutique owner and gifted witch…
Lily would like nothing better than to relax, enjoy her friends, and take care of business at her store, which is booming thanks to San Francisco's upcoming Summer of Love Festival. But as the unofficial witchy consultant to the SFPD, she is pulled into yet another case.
A woman has jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, and her apparent suicide may be connected to a suspicious botanica in the Mission District. When the police investigate the shop, they ask Lily to look into its mysterious owner, whose granddaughter also appears to be missing. As Lily searches for the truth, she finds herself confronted with a confounding mystery and some very powerful magic…
Series: A Witchcraft Mystery #7
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
Listened for Review/Read for Fun (Tantor/Paperback)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Spellcasting in Silk by Juliet Blackwell is my favorite in the series so far! Such a great mystery this one had!
Overall Thoughts: This was the best case of the Witchcraft Mysteries to date*. I really liked the twists, turns, and sleuthing that was needed in order to get to the bottom of who was behind the “suicides”. I have always enjoyed that the paranormal is well-balanced with the actual sleuthing in this series. This one leans a little more to the paranormal side but I think it is Lily’s ability to not only work things out but work with the people around her that solved it. If you haven’t read any of the books in this series, the case will stand alone but the side story will not. I am not sure how I feel about the ending or where things stand with Aiden. I do love that her relationship with Sailor appears to be working and solid. We will see what the future holds!
Narrated By Xe Sands/Length: 8 hrs
I have listened to this whole series on audio. I think Juliet/XE make a great writer/narrator team. So this time I will just say, you need to listen if for no other reason than XE does a great Oscar the Pig/Gargoyle (he is my favorite character).
Part of my Read it, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews
*NOTE: I have not read Books 5 and 6 for some reason so I will be going back to read those*
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