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Mystic Guests

(Mystic's End #1)

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A new beginning in an old town.
A punk ghost raging in the middle of the night.
She wanted to get away from the paranormalbut did she wake it up instead?

Fortuna Delphi's plans to open an art studio while searching out her mysterious origins are derailed when she discovers a punk ghost raging against her in the middle of the night. As his bones are unearthed along with the

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Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published February 20th 2020 by Badchen Publishing (first published February 5th 2020)
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Emily Pennington
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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One of the reasons witch Fortuna Delphi moved to the small town of Mystic End was to see if she could find out anything about her origins there, as she had been abandoned as a baby and adopted by someone from California. She also wanted to open an art gallery and perhaps offer some art classes as well. Before she even opened the place, she is visited by the police, Detective Gabe Wilcox, who got a call about her being trouble from a Sheriff in another town! In a derogatory tone, Gabe called her ...more
Lynn
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When witch Fortuna Delphi moves to the small town of Mystic End to open an art gallery she finds the ghost of Spike, a murdered young man and helps to find his murderer. The very attractive police detective Gabe thinks she is a con artist and up to no good. She friends a greyhound dog named Gideon who can show her pictures in his head. The book was well written and interesting. Im looking forward to the next one in the series.
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Cath
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Mystics End Mysteries series and starts with the main character Fortuna Delphi, not her real name obviously, having moved to Mystics End to open up an art studio and shop, with her own apartment above. This was to be a new beginning after leaving the paranormal carnival circus life. She has come back to this obscure little town as this was where she was left on the town hall steps as a baby. She hopes to be able to find out who and where she actually came from. She ...more
Billie
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A new beginning in an old town.
A punk ghost raging in the middle of the night.
She wanted to get away from the paranormalbut did she wake it up instead?
Fortuna Delphi's plans to open an art studio while searching out her mysterious origins are derailed when she discovers a punk ghost raging against her in the middle of the night. As his bones are unearthed along with the town's secrets, she is determined to find out who killed the mohawked teen and why. At least, if she can do it without tipping
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Aimee Bower
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fortuna Delphi has moved to Mystic End, hoping to find out information on her past. She is not expecting to have a detective come to her store about a phone call he received about her. She explains to him why she is here, to open her art gallery and life her life quietly. Fortuna feels like she has satisfied him, he leaves. She hears glass breaking, she rushing in expecting to find a burglar, what she finds is a ghost.
The ghost explains to her who he is and he is stuffed in the wall. He tells
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Diana Lindoff
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
MYSTIC GUESTS is another fun read from Leanne Leeds and follows Fortuna Delphi as she tries to find her true roots. Ms. Leeds' character and world building will make you feel right at home with these people.

With the Magical Midway era coming to an end, Fortuna has decided to find out her history before she was adopted. She's moved back to her birthplace to open an art store and quietly get to know the town and its residents while looking for clues to her birth parents. As we know, life just
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Amanda
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great characters, great writing, great storyline.

When I heard that there was going to be a spin off of the Magical Midway I have to admit I was concerned it had been such an iconic series, with amazing characters, Fortuna being one of them, So I was not sure how Leanne Leeds was going to follow it up!
I am pleased to say that she has done it in such a great way, there is a nod to the Midway (How could there not be!) However it does not rely on those connections at all, and it carries itself in
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Pete
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Cosy Mystery readers
I have read most of the Magical Midway series and so was interested to see what happened to Fortunal Delphi, one of the characters in that series. This book starts to answer the question. As she is technically a witch, she does have some powers, but unfortunately she doesn't really know their extent. She buys an art shop/studio in the town of Mystic End, which is where her rather mysterious origins are, in the hope that she can get some clarity about those origins.
Needless to say, things don't
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Jamie Brydone-Jack
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, mystery, 2020
Charming Paranormal Cozy Mystery

I love a good paranormal cozy mystery, and I found this one to be very enjoyable. Our heroine is just moving to a small town, trying to figure out her family history and opening an art store. Things go off the rails for her pretty quickly when a local detective stops by and essentially accuses her of being there to fleece the local residents of their hard-earned money. Soon, a ghost of a punker who was murdered some 20 years ago shows up; hed like to figure out
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Disney14604
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books, arc, 2020
Full of fun surprises. Think you know someone and wham. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Fortuna just wants to do her art and teach. She has secret not ready to share yet. Past comes back to hassle her? Her abilities, weak though, let her deal with her unexpected guest. She needs to help him. Past employment comes back to create trouble?

What is going on with the town, the race track, the cop, and his grandmother? read the book to get as hooked as I am.

If have read the Magical Midway series by
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Jill Anna  Freeman
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mystic Guests- Mystic's End Mysteries Book 1 by Leanne Leeds is a tale of one
Fortuna Delphi and her art studio in the sleepy little hamlet of Mystic's End.....IF only the irate teen-aged spirit in her attic would cease haranguing her nightly to punish his murderer ...and the alluring males in town would quit distracting her...by tossing their combined sexual appeal in her direction....then Fortuna wouldnt have sooo much trouble ferreting out the clues of who killed her resident
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sherri jones-teachout
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ghosts, psychics, witches. Fortuna has moved to Mystic End for two reasons. To open an art shop and to possibly find out whom her parents are. She was abandoned as a baby in Mystic End but later adopted by a couple in California. But on the eve of opening her shop the ghost of a dead man named Spike tries to get her to leave. He died twenty years ago in her shop and his body was bricked up behind a wall. He doesnt remember how he died but Fortuna is going to find out. But even though many of the ...more
Catherine Stratman
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great start to a new series!

Life after the Magical Midway (No, you don't have to have read that series to follow along with this one, but you might want to!) finds Fortuna opening an art studio in the small town of Mystic's End. She was abandoned as a baby in this town and is trying to search out her origins. A punk ghost tries to scare her away from her new property but it's going to take more than that to deter Fortuna! With ghost Spikes help, she finds his bones bricked up in her
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Annalisa
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fortuna was abandoned as a baby so when she left the circus to move back to mystic springs to search for her family and open an art gallery a hottie comes into her store and starts searching her supplies and accusing her of being a gypsy con artist. She humors him and finds out hes a detective. Later that night shes awakened by a ruckus and discovers its a punk teenager ghost complete with mohawk and dog collar. He tells her he dont know how he died but his body is still there and he was ...more
Krystyna
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A witch. A ghost and a crooked town

Awesome. A great read. A body bricked up in a wall, a ghost and a town that has more secrets then Peyton Place or the Borgia's. Terrific characters from the eccentric to the threatening but all imbued with life and colour.
A move to this email town should have gone smoothly. No one knew her name or her origins. Nor did any suspect her witchiness. Now a ghost, a bricked up skeleton, an escape artist of a greyhound and a detective that is trying to cope as he an
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Claudia
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are familiar with the Magic Midway-series then you know Fortuna Delphi, as a witch, who helps people find their way. This is her own story now. After teh circuses cease to exist, she moves to the town where she was abandoned as a baby to find out more about herself. Opening a shop seems a good way to start and to blend in. What she had not counted on was to find a ghost - and its body - in her new house.
A nice cozy mystery, reminiscent of the Magic Midway, but a stand-alone, nonetheless,
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Janet Graham
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great New Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Starter
If this new series is anything like the first book, I will be reading them all. The mystery is very well done. The reader immediately gets invested in both the victim and the investigation. The characters that are introduced are all very fascinating and I can't wait to get to know them better. The main character was a minor player in the Magical Midway series, so I guess that that makes this a spin-off. However, it is an entirely different type of
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Whitney
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been provided with a copy of Mystic Guests by the author via Booksprout for an impartial review. This is the first in the brand-new Mystics End Mysteries series and this was just a great way to start off a new series. Fortuna Delphi originally appeared in the Magical Midway Paranormal Cozy series and I am just so happy that she finally got her own series. I just had so much fun reading this story and getting to meet some new characters. I cant wait to read the next book in this series. ...more
Angel Ballard
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nothing ever goes as planned
All she wanted was to find out more about her past, but she fell into a plot that seemed to never stop unraveling! A fast-paced story that pulls you in from the very beginning! Nothing is as it seems and everyone seems to be suspicious in one way or another. Moving can be such a drag...everyone wants to know who you are and what you did before moving there. The characters are well-rounded and the storyline is fast and fluid. Loved it!
Jodi Sweet
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that Ive only had the time to read one of the Magical Midway books. I still didnt feel lost or that I was missing anything by reading this book. Things flowed beautifully and I truly enjoyed it. Im looking forward to learning more about Fortunas past with her. I also loved Miss Bessie! What a character!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Dorothy  Scott
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fortuna is looking forward to opening her new business and finding out more about her origins. A visit from an angry ghost and a suspicious detective is the beginning of her adventure. I enjoyed this novel and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Shweta Beriwal
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In turn funny, hilarious, mysterious, emotive and more this book was a very easy read.

A simple plot, with many grey characters, 2 psychics, a loud nosy reporter and an intelligent yet inefficient detective, I had a great time reading it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Bane
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this cozy mystery. I found the storyline and characters well written and enjoyable. The storyline keeps your interest throughout the book. This was a new author for me and Im looking forward to more. I recommend reading.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Bonny Niswonger
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. The book is about a woman that wanted to find out about her family because she did not know anything about them. So Ms. Delphi had open a business in Mystic so she can learn more about her family and just sale art and paint stuff and give classes for art. Detective Wilcox does not want her in his town because of what he found out about her when he did a check on her and he thought she was there to take ...more
Pat Eroh
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a really great read with awesome characters and a great and compelling story. The book has tons of twists to keep you guessing.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
K
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read!

I enjoyed this book, the characters are likable and the story had a good pace, not too slow or bogged down with unnecessary lengthy descriptions. As an animal rescuer, I love the Fortuna character. Looking forward to the next installment.
Lesley Hewitt
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good

A really good cozy mystery, Fortuna is a witch who has bought a shop in Mystic End. She has a ghost called Spike and a greyhound. She has a body in her bedroom wall and a mystery. This is a fun read. I can't wait to read the next book.
Jennifer Laird-Lord
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book, Fortuna trying to find out about her family and Mystic End. The characters were fun and likeable. I look forward to reading more of this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Brenda Ellis
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
New beginning

This was a fun read with ghosts, witches, nosy busy bodies, and a telepathic dog. It's goingto be interesting to see what changes are coming to this little town and it's crooked politicians once Pepper and Fortuna team up.
Lorna Jarrett
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A good read

Not my usual genre, but, it was lighthearted and kept me reading in one day. Looking forward to the next one!
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