by Danielle Garrett
Series: Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #5
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 6 hours and 14 minutes
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
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Narration: 5 cups
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Holly’s feeling lucky…
At least, right up until a dead body shows up in the woods behind the esteemed Beechwood Manor.
With the townspeople distracted by a mysterious shamrock-themed scavenger hunt, everyone seems content to chalk up the death as a tragic hunting accident. But when the clover-shaped clues lead back to the crime scene, things take a deadly turn.
With a rogue leprechaun on the loose and something sinister lurking on the edges of town, it’s up to Holly to stop the murderer and keep secret paranormal powers from swallowing up the sleepy town she's grown to love.
Lucky Witch is the fifth novel in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series by Danielle Garrett. Once I again I grabbed my headphones to listen to Amanda Ronconi, bring these characters and small-town to life.
Because of the developments and overall arc of the series, I recommend listening to them in the order of their release. I really enjoy this series. It offers supernatural creatures living in a seaside human community. All of them live at Beechwood Manor, a halfway house owned by a ghost. Our heroine, Holly, is a witch and local barista who makes potions on the side but moonlights as a detective of sorts.
Lucky Witch picks up a little while after the events of Witch Way Home. A werewolf infected Nick, the towns private eye and he will soon undergo his first transformation. Only something goes horribly wrong.
Lots of mysteries to keep Holly, Nick while keeping the folks at the manor on edge. Police discover a dead body in the woods behind the manor. Someone is leaving shamrocks with clues to a scavenger hunt all over town and someone is stealing and moving gnomes all over town. Oh, and there are reports of a little green man being spotted all over town.
Then we have trouble with Holly and Adam’s relationship. Not to mention things are up with our vamp. Yep, just another quiet week for Holly. Humor, suspense and classic whodunit with a little paranormal woo-woo made for a fun installment.
Suspense, character growth, an intriguing love development and change as the series moves forward. I had wondered if this was the last of the series, but its clear there will be more.
I must confess. I got a little annoyed at Holly. No one can be that obtuse. I don’t think she realizes what others can see about another or even herself. We see growth and an interesting career development for her.
Amanda Ronconi has become a favorite narrator. I love both her male and female voices. Her pacing and ability to capture both the humor and suspense enhance the story. At around six hours, this series is perfect for listening on your commute.
Fans of cozy mysteries with paranormal elements, humor and a close-knit community will enjoy Lucky Witch and the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery.
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I’ve been watching you enjoy these short listens Kim. It’s still on the olde wish list 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful review. The narrator is new to me but it looks like she’s a keeper
This narrator rocks Debbie. Check your library!
The cover alone really piqued my interest and your review just clinches my need to check this book out! Hugs and Happy Saturday! RO
Happy Saturday Ro. I hope your weather is nicer than mine.
I think I could really enjoy this series too!
I hope you get a chance to try the series
Lover Of Romance
You have me really curious about this one, I haven’t heard of this author before. But I ADORE Amanda Ranconi…she is so good and I love her voice. Its so lovely to listen to.
This is a fun series, small-town setting, mystery and paranormal elements mixed with humor.
This sounds fun. I see you are enjoying this series.
It is a fun series and just the right length.
This is a series I hope to try. Thanks for the review! Anne – Books of My Heart
Sweet. It is a lot of fun.
Sounds like a fun read for Halloween! Thanks for the post, and enjoy the weekend!!!
Enjoy your as well. It is cold and dreary here 🙁
I love all the little busy sideline stuff you mention that add to the story around the mystery. Sounds quirky and fun. I’ve got this series marked for when I can get to it.
The series is fun Sophia.
Hmm….I was thinking as I read your review that thsi sounds like a fun, light cozy series, but then when I read the line about Holly being annoying because she is obtuse, I was not so sure…
She is smart except for maybe when it comes to relationships. This really is a fun serie. I think you will love the manor.
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
Amanda Ronconi is one of THE best narrators I’ve listened to. I bet she really enhanced this listen!
She really is fantastic.
I really enjoyed book one in this series. I need to pick up the next. Soon!! It’s nice to see that you enjoyed this one.
I m glad you’ve started it.
Having a solid narrator is always a win for me! It takes skills to really sell a story, so I can’t wait to check this one out! The story also sounds like a lot of fun, and perfect for this holiday season! Now to see if my library has the audiobooks…
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?
I hope they have them available.
That is awesome
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
Aww, this sounds like a fun read – a good dose of mystery and magic. ?
This is a fun series Sophia.