No Rest for the Wiccan

No Rest for the Wiccan

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Maggie O'Neill reluctantly volunteers to care for her bedridden, oh-so-perfect sister, Mel, but strange spirits threaten to divert her attention. Then a friend of Mel's loses her husband to a dreadful fall, and the police call it an accidental death. Maggie's not so sure, and sets her second sights on finding a first-degree murderer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 295 pages
  • 104 x 168 x 28mm | 159g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425224562
  • 9780425224564
  • 306,031

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"Quirky, enchanting, mystical, and addictive." -- Annette Blair "Alt has a surefire winner on her hands."
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About Madelyn Alt

Madelyn Alt is the author of the Bewitching Mysteries. A born aficionado of all things paranormal, she currently spends her days toiling away in the mundane world of business and her nights writing tales of the mysterious. She loves chocolate, Siamese cats, a shivering-good ghost story, the magic in the world around us, and, sometimes, more chocolate.
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3,525 ratings
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3 23% (808)
2 3% (118)
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In volume four by <b>Madelyn Alt</b>, the 'a girl has to' narrative was a nuisance and I worried enjoyment would wane. I had praised <i>Susan Wittig Albert's</i> first three 'cottage tales' but style suddenly grated and characters went nowhere. I truly begged out loud: "please <b>Madelyn</b>, I want to keep loving your books"! Quirkiness we appreciated from her burns out with irritating sentences like 'sorta kinda'. Girl power is unsuited to <i>Maggie</i> because she hasn't stood up for anything. It didn't help that "<b>No Rest For The Wiccan"</b> opens with a foiled date. Readers reject <i>Tom</i> to begin with. That they don't produce one luscious moment for entertainment, is a waste of time. Fortunately we shift to <i>Maggie's</i> nieces, relieving the false start with this introduction and unexpected intrigue. If we invest in a protagonist, exiting the usual setting is more natural than gothic heroines, orphaned and not leaving a mansion. It's rewarding <i>Melanie</i> turns to her instead of friends and regards her as an expert on something. Silly avoidance of metaphysics is shed for the sake of family and finally, <i>Maggie</i> tests something she's learned! I'm exasperated she doesn't seize <i>Marcus</i>, knowing he's available! The old bit where <i>Tom</i> finds them at crime scenes and goes <i>"what are you doing here"</i> is cliché but for once, we appreciate his presence. The death is uninteresting but leaves room for much more important threads. It's a push that the alternative religion of dear friends is out and it is triumphant that <i>Maggie</i> speaks her mind to her mother. A precious new character is very welcome. I'll leap into the sequel hurriedly, to find out if <i>Marcus</i> sleeps with <i>Maggie</i> at last! Please don't make it about a long road. Let's get the couple there, so we can enjoy seeing them more
by C. Riedel
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