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Magick Run Amok

(An Abracadabra Mystery #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Praise for Magick & Mayhem, the first Abracadabra mystery
“Pape has a sure‑handed balance of humor and action.”
—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author
“Spellbinding, with magical prose, a wizardly plot, and a charming sleuth.”
—Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of the national bestselling Threadville Mysteries
“Magic, Merlin, and murder are a great mix for
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Lyrical Press
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Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape is the third book in the An Abracadabra Mystery series. The series is a mix of cozy mystery with urban fantasy with the main character being a witch who runs a magic shop, Abracadabra, talks to the ghosts of her relatives that have passed and had conjured Merlin who is now also a character in the series.

As with most cozy mystery series each book is centered around a new case for the characters to solve so the mystery side could be understood without having read all
Montzalee Wittmann
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a book I won from Goodreads Giveaway
A paranormal murder mystery
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sharon Pape has such a fun paranormal cozy series and in Magick Run Amok I truly enjoyed the twists and the turns the story took. It is light hearted, fun, funny and was such a good ending too. The characters in this series I love from main character Kailyn, her Aunt Tilly and Lovely Merlin, yes the very same Merlin you are thinking of, get up to some pretty amazing things in the tiny town of New Camel! The setting, the cats and the visits from beyond make this one of my most favorite and treasu ...more
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

There is something brewing in New Camel and Kailyn Wilde had nothing to do with it until her boyfriend Travis pulls her in. Ryan Cutler, an investigative journalist is found dead after a car crash. It is ruled an accident by the police but Travis feels it was murder. Ryan was neck deep into an investigation and Travis believes it got him killed. Travis needs Kailyn’s help to find out all about the story Ryan was working on and knows they may need a little magick to get the inf
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
**I voluntarily read this ARC**

My notes on this book are not helping me at all. For example, I wrote down "Amok! Amok! Amok, Amok, Amok!" because every time I saw the title it popped into my head. I really enjoy the humor in this series. It actually comes in two different forms - Merlin attempting to understand the modern world (or not bothering to understand some of it), and Morgana and Bronwyn's constant bickering and awkward timing. The mystery itself was pretty good, but a little overly comp
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
This is one my favourite paranormal series as it's full of humour and really funny situations.
This book keeps all the promises and it's fun to read and well written.
It's alway good to meet the entire cast of characters (favourite one Merlin) and to see how things are evolving.
The plot is very good, a bit darker than usual, and some parts made me laugh loudly.
A very good book.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley
Mary Brown
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magick Run Amok
An Abracadabra Mystery, Book #3
Sharon Pape
5 Stars


Praise for Magick & Mayhem, the first Abracadabra mystery
“Pape has a sure‑handed balance of humor and action.”
—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author

“Spellbinding, with magical prose, a wizardly plot, and a charming sleuth.”
—Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of the national bestselling Threadville Mysteries

“Magic, Merlin, and murder are a great mix for this fun debut cozy.”
—Lynn Cahoon, New York Times and USA T
Magic and murder mix in many ways as Kailyn Wilde tries to help her dear friend Travis discover what happened to his distant and mysterious friend. Ryan was a reporter who had a nose for obscure cases to chase, didn't mind ruffling feathers and sticking his nose into dangerous places.

Kailyn and her aunt Tilly have some unusual talents, which they seem not to have yet mastered. Determined to stay clearly on the white side of anything magical, this time the lines are more blurred and graying. Ver
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I know I have mentioned this in my reviews of the first two books, but I really think that Merlin's character really makes this book. Reading how he loves food and is enthralled with modern technology reminds me of how much we take for granted.

This time the mystery centers around Kailyn's boyfriend's friend, Ryan, that is murdered. Travis knows that it wasn't an accident and what is unraveled in the book is much more than anyone expected....even me! I know when the killer was revealed in the end
Arlene Arredondo
A good murder mystery with a paranormal kick.
This third book has a more complex and developed plot than the previous installments.
We have our main character working on the family business, a Magic Shop, with a bit of supervision from her departed mother and grandmother. Her aunt Matilda, medium and baker extraordinaire, convinced the she is becoming like the Angel of Death, with premonitions of murder. The Great Merlin, that has decided to mend the error of the name of the town by running for a
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The perfect escape. How could you not want to hang out with witches, ghosts and THE Merlin (who wants to rename the town Camelot)? Kailyn is still running the magick shop with the help of her Aunt Tilly and her ghostly mother and aunt. (I would so enjoy spending time with Tilly over tea and yummy baked goods) In this, the third installment, Kailyn is asked to help investigate the death of a reporter, a vegetarian who supposedly died from eating a hamburger. While that mystery is unfolding, Merli ...more
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This took a long time to get to the heart of the story but once it did the mystery played out in an interesting and exciting way. I liked the characters. All had special qualities that added to the story line. This is book three and because I had not read the first two I did think I was missing out on some of the subtexts. Still a nice cozy mystery filled with cats.

I received a free copy fo the book in return for an honest review.
Sue Em
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
shelves stocked with items with an extra ingredient -- magick. Her Aunt Tully helps when she can, but Merlin, the famed sorcerer is often flummoxed in the 21st century. Now Travis, her reporter boyfriend, pulls her into the investigation of his brother's death. A list of names that his brother had turns out to be all deceased. But what is the connection between all the names and why does it seem that somebody is after Kailyn and Travis? An enjoyable cozy.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for
May 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Do you believe in magic?
Kailyn Wilde, our main character, has magic and she is not afraid to use it when her family or friends are in danger... So when her "boyfriend", Travis, confesses to her that his stepbrother has been murdered and wants to investigate, she is not afraid to help him, even if it means putting her life in danger!
This story not only turns about the mystery, but the curious family of Kailyn, with her ghost mother lecturing her when she is not acting correctly, her "mysterious"
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
MAGICK RUN AMOK by Sharon Pape
The Third Abracadabra Mystery

Merlin, yes, that Merlin, is a magician on a mission. He's determined to changed the name of New Camel back to it's original name, a mission that could do more harm than good! It also seems that Aunt Tilly has developed a new power and it's one she really doesn't want. Tilly can predict death. Sadly, her prediction is realized when Travis finds his missing journalist brother dead. And Travis doesn't think it was an accident. He's asked f
Susan Johnston
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Princess Fuzzypants here: If mew like a fun read with magic and cats and a good mystery, check this out. I confess I am reallly enjoying this series and look forward to each new story. Kailyn owns Abracadabra, skating the line between acknowledging she has special powers as the women of her family had done for centuries before and pretending she is a normal shopkeeper.
She has let a limited number of others into her secret world but she is getting stronger and more capable and this time, she is a
Ms Cats World
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not only was this a new to me cozy mystery series, this was also a new to me author and I must say, I have totally been missing out! After receiving book three, Magick Run Amok, in the Abracadabra Mystery Series for this book tour, I have already shelved the first two to read! With that being said, this is a well-written novella in which there is enough background information of the characters to be able to catch up easily.

Abracadabra is a cozy shop in upstate New York that is ran by our talente
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This series features four sorceresses (two are ghosts), a TV anchor boyfriend, six cats and the wizard Merlin, transported from ancient England when Kailyn preformed a ritual to summon her own familiar.

Kailyn owns Abracadabra, an “authentic magick shop”, while her Aunt Tilly, a psychic, owns Tea and Empathy where she gives readings followed by tea and delicious pastries that she bakes herself.

In this adventure, boyfriend Travis finds his stepbrother murdered and is determined to find the killer.
Allyson Abu-Hajar
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a fun read! Kailyn Wilde's Aunt Tilly has another premonition of a murder and although Kailyn feels her Aunt's premonitions are more of a hunch until Travis informs Kailyn that he found his friend and he's dead. Travis shares that Ryan and his connection to each other goes beyond friendship, and vows to find out who killed Ryan. Kailyn joins in using her magic skills. Together they discover quite a few people have been killed, but need to find out what Ryan, a reporter, knew. Although, the ...more
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Magick Run Amok is a fast paced cozy that serves up a winning mix of humor, magick and murder.  

Kailyn Wilde has plenty to keep her busy between managing her shop and helping her aunt keep an eye on Merlin - who has a talent for trouble.  When an investigative journalist and good friend is found dead, Travis suspects foul play. But all he has to back up his claim is a list of names that Ryan believed were connected.  Kailyn readily joins in on his investigation, providing magical assistance when
Katrina Wiese
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I have read by Sharon Pape, even though I have had the other two books in the Abracadabra book series on my want to read list for awhile...too many books, so little time. I am so glad I got the opportunity to read and review this book, it is SO GOOD! I love cozies that have a fun paranormal twist to them and this series fits the bill perfectly. Also, how can you not love a story full of magic, cats and Merlin, yes that Merlin and visits from ghosts! The character and stor ...more
Fleur Bradley
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read in the Abracadabra Mystery series, but it took me just a few pages to get caught up. The characters are easy to get to know, and the magick elements are accessible to readers who aren't familiar with this, like me.

What I loved most about this book was how strong the mystery is, how well-paced the revelation, and how the amateur sleuth element works so well. Although Kailyn is a Magick Shop owner, her boyfriend is reporter, which makes for a more natural amateur sleuth invo
Cozy Cat Reviews
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful series ! I have read the entire series and highly recommend each book. The author has a magical (pun) writing style that has created the most fascinating characters. .
Magick Run Amok is the third in this wonderfully magically funny cozy mystery series. The series main character is a witch and with her quite normal T.V. Reporter boyfriend, her insightful psychic Aunt Tilly and Merlin himself Wow! ) she solves crimes. The personalities are so eclectic and fun that I found mys
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaway
A fun and magical paranormal cozy mystery full of twist and turns. You will want to figure out who did it. Kailyn Wilde return's in the 3rd book in an Abracadabra mystery book series.

Travis's brother Ryan dies in a car accident but he thinks something fishy is going on. Ryan was working on a story and he is concerned this might be the real cause of his death. Kailyn and Travis decide to investigate the story he was working on to figure out if this lead to Ryan's death. She will need the help of
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We are at the third book in this cozy paranormal mystery series, and I must admit it is fast becoming a favorite. I just love the humor elements in this book, especially how the character Merlin brings a sense of wonder and a huge dose of funny frustration to the books. I also love the relationship between Kailyn and Travis, and I think the author does a great job of keeping it real between them. They aren’t perfect, and they know it as evidenced in a couple scenes in this installment. I also re ...more
Kathleen Gray
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun installment in an entertaining paranormal cozy series- and if you haven't read the earlier books, you'll be fine starting here. Kailyn's magic shop is doing well and although she's dealing with Merlin (yes, Merlin), who wants to change the name of their town from New Camel to Camelot, things are pretty calm (well, she's also dealing with her rambunctious family.). That's before Travis enlists her to find out what really happened to his friend Ryan. The mystery has some twists, Kail ...more
Leith Devine
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Abracadabra mystery series, and I enjoyed it very much. You have to believe in witches a little to enjoy these books but they are fun reads.
The characters are fun and quirky, especially Merlin (yes, that Merlin), and the book reads well and is fun to boot.
Kailyn is back in her shop and she's working with her boyfriend to solve a series of murders. It takes them some time, and they have to use her magick along the way to get to the truth.
I definitely recommend this
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Excellent supernatural cozy

I loved this book. Although the third book in the Abracadabra Mystery series, it is a great stand-alone. I didn’t even realize until after I finished it that it was not the first book. Character development is great as is the pacing. Sharon Pape writes with a good sense of humor and keeps the reader enthralled from start to finish. If you liked books like Strange Sight by Syd Moore, Witches Gone Wicked by Sarina Dorie, Case of the Deadly Doppelganger by Lucy Banks, and
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Once again magic and murder go hand in hand in this small town cozy mystery. Tilly and Merlin bicker constantly throughout the book and it seems Kailyn is now fully vested as a sleuth. Her boyfriend Travis becomes involved in a dangerous investigation when his friend/adopted brother is killed. Magick, especially when it's wonky, is not helpful, but it might be enough to keep everyone alive. Merlin accidentally turning himself into a duck Overall this was another fun foray into life in New Camel( ...more
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