Come closer! I have a new series to tell you about that seems to have been written just for me. Imagine, cats, but not just cats, familiars, witches, and a mystery to solve! A Familiar Tail (Witch's Cat Mystery #1) by Delia James was a joy to read. I know this is going to be a series that we all will love!
From the back of the book:
Magic and meows meet in the first enchanting Witch’s Cat mystery!
Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky gray cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spellbook full of trouble.
Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms, and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. But despite their gifts, the witches can’t prevent every wicked deed in town....
Soon, the mystery surrounding Alistair’s former owner, who died under unusual circumstances, grows when another local turns up dead. Armed with magic, friends, and the charmed cat who adopted her more than the other way around, Annabelle sets out to paw through the evidence and uncover a killer.
I absolutely love starting new a series and I simply adore a paranormal theme. And I also love anything with cats! While you all know I have nothing against witchcraft, in fact I am partial to it, I will say it was handled in this story in a way that everyone can enjoy it, even if you don't love para-cozies as much as I do. The setting was sweet, and Annabelle was so easy to connect with.
This had such a warm feeling, really embodying how a cozy is supposed to make you feel. The characters were charming, literally, and sucked me into the world easily. I loved watching them weave their way through the facts as they tried to solve the mystery of both the Alistair's owner and the other death. It was paced beautifully and left me knowing that I will be reading more in this series as soon as the next part is released.
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