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Murder, Take Two

Murder, Take Two, September 2020
A Witch City Mystery #10
by Carol J. Perry

Kensington
384 pages
ISBN: 1496731395
EAN: 9781496731395
Kindle: B082WR2QXQ
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Perfect read for the Halloween season"

Fresh Fiction Review

Murder, Take Two
Carol J. Perry

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted October 11, 2020

Mystery Cozy | Mystery Police Procedural

A local murder has everyone abuzz in Salem, Massachusetts. Professor Samuel Bond has been murdered in what appears to be a copycat version of Captain Joseph White’s brutal murder in 1830. Lee Barrett, WICH-TV reporter, is embroiled in the investigation both as a reporter and as a friend of the uncles of the accused murderer. Can Lee, with the help of her aunt and the Angels (think Charlie’s Angels, but elderly) solve this modern-day murder?

MURDER, TAKE TWO is the 10th book in the Witch City Mystery series but can easily be read as a standalone. Carol J. Perry provides enough back story on the characters for new readers to jump right in and enjoy the story line. I particularly like that the historical murder is a real life whodunnit as it adds an air of believability and gives a bit of atmosphere to the fun but sometimes campy aspects of Salem.

I absolutely love the game, Clue, and what a phenomenal surprise to find it used as part of the story! I want to visit with Captain Billy at the Toy Trawler and see what other life-sized games can be played as a role-playing version of Clue seems like pure fun. In fact, Captain Billy practically steals the show with his fun store and creative ingenuity about his store and its products.

MURDER, TAKE TWO is an engaging paranormal-tinged cozy mystery that is perfect for the Halloween season! The characters are a lot of fun and the whole town of Salem, with all things witch-themed, is a joy to visit! Each and every visit I find myself fascinated by yet a different part of the town and I eagerly look forward to more visits. Carol J. Perry’s MURDER, TAKE TWO is a yet another hit in the Witch City Mystery series!

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SUMMARY

When a copycat killer has reporter Lee Barrett brushing up on ancient history, it’s a test where failure could be lethal . . .
 
As a Salem, Massachusetts, native, WICH-TV field reporter and amateur sleuth Lee Barrett is well versed in the region’s lore. So when the murder of revered local professor Samuel Bond resembles a killing from almost two centuries ago, everyone is on edge. Especially assistant professor Cody McGinnis . . .
 
Not only did Cody have differences with Bond, he even taught a course on the historic murder. And when his fingerprints and ladder are found at the crime scene, the police are certain of his guilt. Cody’s family, however, believes otherwise and asks Lee for assistance. Now, with the help of her clairvoyant cat, O’Ryan, her tech-savvy librarian aunt and housemate Ibby, and Pete Mondello, her handsome detective beau, Lee will delve deeper than ever into Salem’s past—and into her own psychic gifts—to find the real killer—before someone else is history . . .
 
Praise for the Witch City Mysteries
 
“Perfectly relaxing and readable.”
Kirkus Reviews

 
“This rewarding paranormal cozy series debut will have Victoria Laurie fans lining up to follow.”
Library Journal

 
“An entertaining story that keeps readers guessing until the very twisted and eerie end.”
 —RT Book Reviews


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