Thursday, June 7, 2012
Book Review: Witch Way to Murder
Book 1 in the Ophelia and Abby Mystery series
AUTHOR: Shirley Damsgaard
GENRE: witches, mystery,
PREMISE: A librarian gets caught up in intrigue.
MY REVIEW: This is another short review because this is just one of those books that I really don't have much to say about. Cozy mysteries are what they are, nothing more, nothing less. Some are better then others and some click more then others but really whether a cozy mystery clicks is probably wholly dependant on the reader. Therefore I find cozy mysteries somewhat hard to write lengthy reviews on because lets face it: most of them are more or less the same.
This series is perfectly all right for a quick mystery read. It's a quick read, has some fun characters here and there (Abby is awesome), and has promise of romantic drama to keep readers coming back. So if you just want a new series to distract you for a bit, this fits the bill. It's just not terribly original. But as I've said, most cozy mystery series are pretty similar so it's rather silly to complain about lack of originality when it comes to the genre.
Hmm...did I say short review? Never mind. Rec this to fans of the cozy mystery genre. For everyone else...only read if you want too.
WHO SHOULD READ: cozy mystery fans, Bewitching Mysteries series fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five amateur sleuths