The Trouble With Magic
Antiques-shop clerk Maggie O'Neill was a little weirded out when she discovered her new boss Felicity was a witch. But when Felicity becomes the suspect in a local murder, Maggie must enlist Felicity's wiccan friends for help--and discover her own spellbinding talent.
Maggie works for a witch (*gasp!*) who's being investigated for the death of her sister. Maggie immediately knows that her boss isn't the killer (because she has a good heart - not kidding) and sets out to find out who the real killer is, while trying to teach the rest of the town not ...more
Maggie O'Neill is going through a bit of a rut. She hates her job (collections) and she hates her boss (The Toad) and she is tired of her mother ragging on her and comparing her to her perfect little sister. While driving to work one day she sidetracks and takes the long way just to prolong her freedom from her icky job. She parks her VW and heads down to the shoppes on old River Street. As she is strolling along looking in the windows of antique shoppes an ...more
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A normal person with rueful family dynamics, is concerned with paycheques and keeping a car running. She doesn't believe in metaphysics and the author was brilliant to let ...more
I've been meaning to read this book for awhile now, and when one of my groups here on GR voted it in as the April book I was glad I finally had the extra push to get me to read it. I thought it was really interesting. It had an interesting take on the world of magic and witches. Instead of spells and hexes and all of that, the basis of the world was all about energy signatures and spirits. ...more
I was very let down by this book and sor ...more
When Liss is accused of murdering her sister, Maggie uses both her Hoosier resourcefulness and her newfound insight to help bring the real murderer to justice.
This is probably my least favorite book in the series, but I enjoyed it enough to want to keep going with the series. ...more
The Trouble With Witches follows Maggie as she starts off with having a really bad day. First she's locked out of her car Christine, then she get fired for being late. Inbetween the two events, however, she meets the charismatic and intriguing Liss. Liss owns a local store that sells anyt ...more
The first in a new series (Bewitching Mysteries), THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC is a cosy paranormal mystery. A nice easy read. Maggie O’Neill is in a job she hates so when circumstances leads her to the antique shop ‘Enchantments’ – followed by a job offer from the lovely owner, Felicity, Maggie jumps at the opportunity. She is a little taken aback when Felicity announces that she is a Witch ...more
Anyway, in this book Maggie falls into a new job (literally) at a charming antique store called Enchantments. It is run by Felicity, a sophisticated English woman who tells Maggie she is a w ...more
Felicity, which leads to a timely job offer. While investigating Felicity's
sisters' murder, Maggie is introduced to a witches coven. Maggie is a
skeptic; she had no idea that her empathy was a magical talent. The
interesting plot and characters makes this an exciting read.
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As often happens, I picked this to review for a bingo challenge, and got carried away. As I post this, I am beginning #4 in the series, so, obviously, I highly recommend it.
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Maggie O'Neal is stuck in a rut. She hates her collections job (mostly because of the tyrant she works for, affectionately known as "The Toad"), she has an old, cantankerous car, and her love life is non-existent. While wasting a bit of extra time before work, she literally falls into a small shop called Enchantments. The owner, the eccentric Felicity Dow, is very nice, if a little ...more
"Antiques-shop clerk Maggie O'Neill was a little weirded out when she discovered her new boss Felicity was a witch. But when Felicity becomes the suspect in a local murder, Maggie must enlist Felicity's wiccan friends for help--and discover her own spellbinding talent."
The Trouble With Magic is the beginning to a cozy mystery series that I had wanted to begin for some time. I'm so glad that I finally found the time to read it because it was quite an enjoyable r ...more
The mystery itself includes varied suspects and motives--enough to keep you guessing--but the suddenly so obvious reveal should've been guessed by Maggie. Still, I can't fault this aspect of the story too much since the who dunnit puzzled me for most of the book.
Of the characters, Felicity is the most charming. I enjoyed the descriptions of the townspeople, as well as Maggie's family and friends. Grandpa is a hoot. The N.I.G.H.T.S. are a ...more
After losing her job Maggie literally stumbles upon a great opportunity working at Enchantment's, an antique store that specializes in unique treasures. The stores owner, Felicity Dow, is everything Maggie aspires to be, worldly, sophisticated, wise...and, oh did I mention she is also a witch? Growing up as a "good catholic girl" Mag ...more
Alt writes a good story that keeps the reader involved. Main character Maggie lives a pretty empty, depressing life- then walks into an odd little book store ...more
Madelyn Alt is the national bestselling author of the witchy and hip Bewitching Mystery Series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The Bewitching series features small town single girl and fledgling empath Maggie O'Neill, her witchy boss, and an unlikely circle of ghosthunting friends, the N.I.G.H.T.S., as they investigate an increasing level of paranormal disturbance--not ...more