I’d just finished my sample slice of almond cake with vanilla cream filling and vanilla buttercream frosting, and was about to take my first bite of chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate glaze covered in chocolate cookie crumbs, when I heard that Megan was dead.”

My review:

The sixth book of the Witches City series is one of the best in the series. I have read them all and O’Ryan is one of my favorite cats. He is very active in this story. Lee Barrett scrying ability is back and her visions are plentiful. Crows, Cries and more crows are everywhere in Salem City. Theys stripped a quince and apple tree bare. No one has an answer why the crows have arrived in numbers. Three cats set on the fence near Lee’s home. O’Ryan The witches in Salem are dying, Is someone killing them? Lee has accepted a job as an intern investigate reporter for the local TV. A couple of students at the last class Lee taught are getting married and she promised the bride that she would be the maid of honor. Pete is exceptionally good at keeping police business from Lee and their romance continues. Will Lee find the answer to her visions before another death? The answer will shock you! Recipes are included. I highly recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Kensington books for my copy to review. The opinions expressed are my own.




After parking the borrowed Buick in a space marked VISITOR, I pulled down the visor mirror and smoothed a couple of strands of red hair into place. I stepped out beside a granite seawall onto a sparse, brittle strip of grass that was already winter-killed, although it was only October.”


The first in series that has the background of the Salem Witches in this paranormal mystery. The descriptions take you to Salem and the historical information is intriguing. Lee Barrett returns home to Salem for a news reporter job. When leaving the station she stumbles on a body in the sea. There is another murder on the same street that evening. Lee accepts a job as a physic on a late night TV show. Her Aunt adopts the dead woman’s cat, O’Ryan., who has mysterious attributes that perk up the story. I highly recommend this series.






About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 60 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very.Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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  1. Happy Friday! I’ve never heard of this author so thank you!😁

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading soon, Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak!

    As far back as Sloane McBride could remember, she’d been told she was an ice-queen. Even the people closest to her, especially the people closest to her, complained about her reserve.

    Have a great weekend!😁

    • It is a wonderful story of the witches of Salem. Brenda Novak is writer I often see post on her work. I am stuck with my current read and I haven’t decided rather to start another and try again later.

  2. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    Today I am showcasing the first line from Michelle Griep’s newest novel, The Innkeeper’s Daughter. I am loving the book. It is a page turner, and the hero is wonderful. I am just starting chapter 18, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    “Johanna opened the door to chaos, then stood there, jaw agape.”

  3. That first line is funny, until it’s not. 🙂 Well done. Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, “Peace and quiet. That’s all he sought.” Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Some of the oldies are great often better than the new releases. I am just starting NO CURE FOR THE DEAD. A story about Florence Nightingale.
      CHAPTER 1 September 1853 Some said I must have been possessed by a demon to take on the position as superintendent at the Establishment for Gentlewomen

  4. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I love these covers with the cat and your first lines! My lines for today: “Louisville, Kentucky, 2015

    All Allison wanted was for this conversation to be over. That and she hoped the ehavy gray clouds would part and the sun would appear. It could go either way today – sun or rain. She stood at the kitchen window, peeling old white paint off the sill as she waited for the Kentucky sky to make up its mind.

    Meanwhile, sitting behind her at the table, her lover, Cooper Mc Queen, gently ruined her life.” Happy Friday!

  5. I need to read more mystery!

  6. “Winter-killed” is such a great description! I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise on my blog today, so here I’ll share the first line from another book I hope to read soon, The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim:

    “Buffered by grassland, the collision is strangely quiet.”

    Happy Friday!

  7. hjsnyder28 says:

    Oh my…great first line! Happy Thursday!

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