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Evil Turns

(A Madelien Maclin Mystery #5)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Murder by witchcraft? Private investigator and former beauty queen Madeline Maclin thought she'd seen it all in her small North Carolina town of Celosia. Yet EVIL TURNS, fifth in the lively series by Jane Tesh, opens with a young man's body covered in strange occult symbols found in a local vineyard, putting Maddy on notice that there is more than one witch in the neighbor ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Poisoned Pen Press
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What a fun little read! Totally enjoyable!
Barbara Hackel
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't read any Madeline Maclin Mysteries, don't start with this book. It's #5 in the series, and although it is a great book, it won't make as much sense without reading the others first. Plus you will simply enjoy all the books about Madeline and Jerry! Over the course of the first four books we learn about Madeline's forced pageant days, her working as a PI and going into business for herself, her art career, Jerry's many many cons and involvements in the supernatural world, the ups a ...more
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
First off, I am curious about the name of this book. It didn't really seem like it went with the story. Cool name, but I don't get it.
Ok, so I started off feeling like this was going to be another poorly informed book about how "Witches" are involved in black magic and curses, which I was fully prepared to disdain (I read waaayyyy too many books whose authors didn't even bother to google witchcraft, or Wiccae before writing their stories). Ho
Celosia is a small town, but it does seem to have more than its fair share of murders. Fortunately, it also has resident detective, former beauty queen Madeline Maclin, who is helped by her former con-man husband Jerry. When local businessman Harold Stoker is killed, Amanda Price, a bossy queen bee, is questioned and immediately hires Madeline to clear her name. Then everyone else who is questioned also wants to hire Madeline, who is also fascinated by a recent death, in a local vineyard, of a y ...more
Sharon Thurnell
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this books in a Goodreads Giveaway, along with another one. I very generous gift, given to me by the author. I really enjoyed this read. I found this a fast paced, fun story. I really have grown to like the characters and I plan on reading more from Jane Tesh and see their story continue. I really like that you can pick up any of the books in this series and read it and not feel let down. You do not have to have read any of the other books to be right up to date, but, after reading on ...more
Ramya (Idea Smith)
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A charming book, if somewhat convoluted. I did feel like there were too many plot twists and multiple threads going on. Also, I kept getting confused between the characters (too many of them!). But this is part of a series and I haven't read the other books before so perhaps it's easier if one reads them in sequence.

The story took a little while to kick off but once it did, it kept on at a decent pace and all of a sudden, there were mobster conmen, murders and danger. It was a fun read. I got th
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jane Tesh lives and writes in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, the real Mayberry. She is the author of the Grace Street Mystery Series, the Madeline Maclin Mysteries, four fantasy novels, and over thirty plays for children.
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