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Review: Magickal Mystery Lore

Title: Magickal Mystery Lore

Series: Abracadabra Mystery #4

Author: Sharon Pape

Release Date: April 16, 2019

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: The New Camel Day Fair is a fun-filled event for residents of this upstate New York town. Kailyn Wilde, a modern-day witch of ancient lineage, leaves her potion shop, Abracadabra—and her feline familiar, Sashkatu—to attend with her fortune-telling Aunt Tilly. Joining them is legendary wizard Merlin, who’s discovering new pleasures of time-traveling to the modern world, including curly fries and kettle corn—but the appeal of the Tilt-a-Wheel is beyond his mystical imagination. The real wild ride begins later, when neighboring sweet shop owner Lolly rushes into Abracadabra with news about a dead body. The victim has one of Lolly’s fudge knives stuck in her back, but in spite of the sticky evidence, Lolly is only one of several suspects with ample motive and opportunity. Meanwhile, Merlin’s research into old family scrolls and electromagnetic ley lines is causing some unusual mix-ups. As the two investigations collide, Kailyn will have to do everything in her power to prevent disaster…

My Review: This was another solid book in the series and I really enjoyed it. I liked that the mystery was a bit darker than regular cozy mysteries and I enjoyed the magical antics that Merlin got up to. I do think that the series is beginning to rely a little too heavily on Merlin though to keep things entertaining and light. His ridiculousness is getting a little bit old. I enjoy the relationship between Kailyn and Travis and hope that it will continue to develop more throughout the series. This is the 4th book in the series and although, from the mystery stand point, it could be read as a stand alone I wouldn’t recommend it. Start at the beginning and things will make much more sense!

*I received this book from Lyrical Underground in exchange for an honest review*

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