Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Witch Hunt

 

 

 

I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Cate Conte and her new book Witch Hunt.  This is the 1st book in her A Full Moon  Mystery.  I read it and really enjoyed it a lot.

 

Witch Hunt (A Full Moon Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (June 30, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1496717600
ISBN-13: 978-1496717603
Digital ASIN: B083TQX2CT

 

 

 

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Murder isn’t always crystal-clear . . . especially when the prime suspect discovers she’s a witch.

Violet Mooney owns The Full Moon crystal shop in quaint North Harbor, Connecticut. Still grieving her beloved grandmother’s recent unexpected death, she takes comfort in her fat orange cat Monty and her work. Not everyone in town is thrilled with her business, however. When disagreeable town councilwoman Carla Fernandez picks a fight over Violet’s “voodoo shop,” the two have a very public confrontation. Of course, when Carla turns up dead, Violet gets little sympathy from the police as suspect #1.

But the shock of two policemen showing up at her door pales in comparison to the sudden appearance of her estranged mother Fiona and a surprise sister, Zoe. What Fiona reveals will rock her world and her sense of self—and reawaken her long-dormant mysterious power. Good thing. She’s gonna need it . . .

 

 

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Violet owns The Full Moon crystal shop and she really enjoys what she does.  But when a member of council accuses her of having a seance in the street and a loud altercation ensues, she is upset.  She becomes even more upset when that council member is found dead, and she is the prime suspect.  Add to that the fact that her friend is lying to her, her boyfriend is not very attentive and having her mother and sister show up in her life, and she is about ready to lose her mind.  She has not seen her mother in years, and she did  not even know she had a sister.  She cannot catch a break and nothing is as it should be.   The things her mother tells her are mind-blowing and she does not know how to process it.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  There was so much going on in Violet’s life and I found myself reading eagerly to see what would happen next.  The mystery was well plotted and fast paced.  There were enough suspects to consider and suspects to consider.  I really enjoyed trying to figure this one out.  

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted magical cozy.  If you like great characters, a magical setting and a intriguing mystery, give this book a try.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.  

 

 

 

Cate Conte is the alter ego of Liz Mugavero. Liz is the author of the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series from Kensington Books, the first of which was an Agatha nominee for Best First Novel. Cate is the author of the new Full Moon Mysteries for Kensington and writes the Cat Cafe Mystery series for Minotaur Books. As you can imagine, her canine and feline rescues demand the best organic food and treats around. She is a member of Sisters in Crime National, Sisters in Crime New England, Mystery Writers of America, and the Cat Writers’ Association. She currently lives in Connecticut.

Author Links

Webpage  Twitter  GoodReads  Facebook – Instagram

 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

June 29 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

June 29 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

June 29 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

June 30 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

June 30 – Thoughts in Progress – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

June 30 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW

July 1 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

July 1 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

July 2 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

July 2 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

July 2 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

July 3 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

July 3 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

July 3 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

July 4 – OFF

July 5 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

July 5 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

July 5 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

July 6 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW

July 6 – eBook Addicts – REVIEW

July 6 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

July 7 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT

July 7 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

July 7 – RUFF DRAFTS – SPOTLIGHT

 

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2 thoughts on “Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Witch Hunt

  1. Thank you for your review on “Witch Hunt” by Cate Conte and for being part of the book tour.

    Sounds like a book I would very much enjoy reading. On my TBR list since I first read about it. Cute cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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