Betting Off Dead
Spies and Spells, Book #2
And their off!
Gambling on horse racing is Kentucky’s number one sport but when Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred picked to win the Derby, Rails and Nails, ends up poisoned, SKUL special agent Mick Jasper and rookie witch Maggie Park, who keeps her witch powers a secret, are called in to investigate a world of illegal gambling where a run for the roses can prove to be deadly. (Goodreads)
Betting Off Dead is the second book in the Spies And Spells series, and it was a great read. There is humor, suspense and characters that you can really cheer for.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Maggie is a hard working witch who tries hard to always do the right thing. But that is not always an easy thing to do, especially when you are a witch living in a mortal world. And you have to keep your witchery a secret. And you have a crazy family full of witches. But she still does her best and tries hard to be a good witch. I enjoy spending time with all of Maggie’s family, reading about their interactions and the way they have each other’s backs. I laughed out loud when I was reading about the interactions between Aunt Meme and Maggie’s neighbor, Mrs. Hubbard.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and her character development. Through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching the witchy activity take place and listening to all the spells being cast.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick, easy entertaining read. The mystery was carried on well throughout the book and there was enough tension to keep me turning the pages. I found it refreshing that Maggie did not stumble across any dead bodies, that was a nice change from most cozy mysteries that I read.
I would recommend this book, as well as all of the other books written by this author, to all readers who enjoy a well crafted cozy mystery. This is a very talented author and all of her books are great. Check them out and see for yourself.
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