Monday, August 8, 2016

Dakota Cassidy, The Old Witcheroo (Witchless In Seattle Mysteries Book 4)

Title:  The Old Witcheroo (Witchless In Seattle Mysteries Book 4)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Mystery
Sub-Genre: Cozy Mystery
Keywords:  Witch, Spy, Cotton Bat, Medium, Afterlife, Ghosts, Murder
Page Count:  249              
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Price:  $4.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 


Ebenezer Falls, Washington…a sleepy burg or murder central?

The game is afoot...again, as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into another murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.

USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in The Old Witcheroo, Book 4 of her bestselling series, Witchless in Seattle Mysteries.

Just when you think you know your one-time International Man of Mystery turned ghostly confidant…

When last we met, dear friends, a man had come calling, claiming to be Crispin Alistair Winterbottom, my dead British ex-spy. A notion I'd find ludicrous, if the handsome imposter didn't, in fact, look exactly like my dead British ex-spy. But there's no time for that mystery when a quiet walk on our private stretch of beach turns up something far more pressing—another tragedy in my beloved small Washington town.

That's right. I, Stevie Cartwright, ex-witch turned amateur sleuth, have stumbled upon another murder. But this time it's closer to home, more personal, a victim who'd touched the hearts of so many in Ebenezer Falls, young and old. In fact, there's only thing more surprising than the victim…

The good man who's become the number one suspect.

Along with my Spy Guy Win, my bat familiar Belfry, our rescue dog Whiskey, and even an unexpected new friend or two, I'm jumping back into my Sherlock shoes to catch the cleverest killer yet!

This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance. 


Every time I visit Ebenezer Falls, Washington I fall a little more in love with these characters.  Stevie Cartwright and her sleuthing antics will have you flipping the pages as fast as you can.  If this is your first trip to Ebenezer Falls don’t worry, Dakota Cassidy gives a tidy little summary at the beginning to help bring you up to speed.  However, it is a much more enjoyable journey if you know all the back story.

The Old Witcheroo takes up where book three left off.  The imposter spy is still pestering Stevie and driving her small posse nuts. Fakebottom as we come to know him is actually a sub-plot line. 

We are treated to a full blown murder mystery with a very memorable character from the previous books and a newer one.  This murder and the characters involved is well thought out and very emotional.  Ebenezer Falls’ residents are emotionally invested in this murder which makes the characters seem all that more real.

Book four is not lacking in action or sarcasm.  Readers are also treated to a little romance along the way.  Win, Belfry, and Whiskey as usual play important roles in Stevie’s life and a playful new man is introduced to the crew.  This new addition brings up old questions regarding Stevie’s nemesis and what he’s really up to.

This is a full length book with a beautiful cover, but as with all the Witchless In Seattle Mysteries we are left with a small cliff-hanger to bring us back and keep the sub-plot going.  Dakota Cassidy doesn’t keep readers waiting for long so check out this series and you may be up to date by the next release!

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