Dakota Cassidy returns to the blog today with the seventh installment in the Witchless in Seattle series, this one again narrated by Hollie Jackson and bringing us yet another encounter with the otherworldly in
Witchless in Seattle
Probably my favorite so far in this ‘must read in order as to not be hopelessly lost’ series, Stevie’s been rather bored and at loose ends since the last case. But, always be careful what you wish for because things are seriously heating up. Despite the snow, our witch and her familiar Belfry and her ghostly ex-spy companion Win are tracking a memory. See, Win has remembered something about his murder – and it leads to ex-nun Trixie, now running a tattoo parlor and her sidekick, a demon who, as one would expect, is accused of murder. When you add in the snowstorm and the usual smart-alec rejoinders mixed with a healthy dose of old sitcom references and plenty of missteps, backstories from Trixie and Coop and the usual interplay with Stevie and the new familiar Livingston – the action (and giggles) never stop.
Packed with information and solidifying the old characters into their familiar patterns, with a few twists, and the introduction of the new mystery to solve and the development of the new characters of Trix, Coop and Livingston – this is probably the most densely packed story in terms of plot – and the pacing manages to keep everything moving forward without losing any key elements. Sure these are fun and funny stories, and the ‘girl power’ vibe from Stevie is wholly on point here, but they are perfectly suited for an escape: an escape into situations that are utterly unworldly and simply fun for that. Characters are plausible and likable even in the most improbable situations, and there is never a time when the story or the action are without some humor.
Narration for this story is provided by Hollie Jackson who is perfectly suited to this series: she’s got Stevie with her own vocal quirks, Belfry who has a ‘unique’ presence guaranteed to draw attention, and her struggling for control sense that comes through with Win as the ‘experienced’ man in the group are clever and come through clearly in the story. New characters all come with their own sound and delivery – each adding to and building on the character as written, and are easy to pick out in the often fast-paced dialogue and interactions. I love Jackson’s ability to keep each character distinct and unique, and the sense that she is enjoying her performance as much, if not more than my experience listening is clearly present and adds yet another layer to the experience.
Stars: 5 Narration 5 Story 5
Title: Good Witch Hunting
Author: Dakota Cassidy
Series: Witchless In Seattle #7
Also in this series: Witch Slapped, Witch Way Did He Go?
Genre: Contemporary Cozy Mystery, Humor elements, Mystery Elements, Paranormal, Witches
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Published by: Self-Published, Tantor Audio
Published on: 26 June, 2018
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Length: 5 Hours: 56 minutes
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Good Witch Hunting from USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy takes you back to Ebenezer Falls, where mayhem and murder take Stevie, Win, and Belfry on another wild adventure. Book 7 of the bestselling Witchless in Seattle Mysteries series, is sure to keep you turning the pages from start to finish.
After a really busy summer, things have settled down for my crew here in Ebenezer Falls. That is until my favorite Spy-Guy, Win has a crazy recollection of the night he was murdered. His memory leads us to the new tattoo artist in town who just happens to be an ex-nun named Trixie Lavender. Sister Trixie has a gifted tattoo artist for a sidekick who just happens to be a demon straight from the bowels of Hell...
A demon who, coincidentally, is accused of murder, that is. You know what that means—Stevie and gang to the rescue!
A copy of this title was provided via Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.