Ginger Of The West
A Witches of Broomfield Bay Mystery, Book 1
Meg Muldoon, Jools Sinclair
A dead mayor.
A wacky aunt.
An uppity millionaire romance author.
And a town full of explosive secrets…
It’s one headache after another for witch and café owner Ginger Westbrook.
When Mayor Penelope Ashby rolls her car off a driveway and into the ocean, everyone in the small, sleepy seaside town of Broomfield Bay, Oregon is shocked.
Everyone but Ginger’s Aunt Vivian, who “saw” the grisly death coming long before the unlikable mayor plunged into the Pacific.
But when it’s discovered that the death may not have been an accident, accusations start flying and Ginger and Vivian find themselves smack dab in the middle of a modern-day witch hunt.
Because strange things are afoot in Broomfield Bay this summer, and it will take all of Ginger’s powers – supernatural and otherwise – to keep the small town’s pitchforks and torches at bay.
Amazon best-selling authors Jools Sinclair and Meg Muldoon join forces in this magical tale. Full of mystery, romance, humor, and chowder, the first book in the Witches of Broomfield Bay Mysteries is this summer’s perfect cozy mystery beach read.
Includes 5 delicious recipes! (Goodreads)
The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional. Ginger is a loyal, likable and lovable witch. She is busy running her cafe and doing her “witch” business on the side. But when her Aunt Vivian gets accused of murder, she does not hesitate to investigate the murder, in hopes of proving her aunt is innocent. Aunt Vivian is a quirky funny witch who does not let things bother her. Even when faced with jail time, she keeps her positive upbeat attitude. Eddie is the one that got away, and Ginger hopes that he will be back in her life on a more permanent basis. And Sherwood is one of the most unusual characters that I have ever known. I cannot wait to spend more time with all of them in future books.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The authors are very talented in their descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all the action taking place and listening in on plenty of conversations. The mystery was carried on well throughout the book. There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through that I did not figure out who the killer was until it was revealed at the end. That is a plus in my book.
I think many of us read to be taken away to a world that an author creates, leaving behind our reality for a little while. That is exactly what happened to me when reading this book and I want to thank the authors for giving me that world to escape to.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you like witch cozies, you will love this book. If you do not especially like witch cozies, you will still love this book. I forgot that I was reading a cozy about a witch, I just knew that I was reading a great cozy mystery. I have read other series by both of theses authors and I think they are great. Put them together and you have a dynamic duo. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.