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Witch Hunt: An Ophelia and Abby Mystery (Ophelia and Abby Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

Small-town librarian Ophelia Jensen is finally starting to embrace her lot as one of the "chosen"—a psychic and folk magick practitioner, a.k.a. a witch. Expert loving guidance from her magickally adept grandmother Abby helps—and adopting Tink, an exceptionally talented teenage medium, has given Ophelia's life new purpose . . . until a brutal murder clouds the sunshine of their days.

Ophelia's co-worker and best friend, Darci, is distraught when her cousin is implicated in the small Iowa town of Summerset's most recent murder—the violent death of a biker. Unfortunately for Darci's cousin, it's her fingerprints all over the murder weapon. She claims she's innocent, but it'll take Ophelia and Abby more than a good incantation or two to get to the bottom of this crime—what with ghosts, crooked cops, secret identities, and a small army of outlaw bikers thrown into this devil's brew.

Review:

"Four installments into her paranormal mystery series (after The Trouble with Witches), Damsgaard delivers a scattershot whodunit that's more tedious than tricky. When her friend's cousin is charged with murdering a member of a motorcycle gang, librarian and returning heroine Ophelia Jensen reluctantly agrees to use her psychic gifts to help clear the woman. It's no easy case, however: the suspect, Becca, was found in bed with the dead man, her fingerprints all over the knife that killed him. A reading of the runes persuades Ophelia that the answers lie in the victim's past, and soon she's spinning theories and digging into an old crime that may have involved other gang members. At the same time, Ophelia has more personal concerns to deal with, including her foster daughter, budding medium Tink, and her own long-ignored abilities, which she's hoping to hone with the help of her gifted grandmother, Abby. Although the psychic elements are fresh and well handled, the heroine's habit of leaping to erroneous conclusions and brushing off obvious clues may frustrate mystery fans. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Ophelia Jensen is finally starting to embrace her lot as one of the chosen. Expert guidance from her magickally adept grandmother Abby helps, and adopting Tink, a talented teenage medium, has given Ophelias life new purpose--until a brutal murder takes place and a cousin of Ophelias best friend is implicated. Original.

About the Author

Shirley Damsgaard, author of numerous published short stories, resides with her family in small-town Iowa, where she has served as Postmaster for the last twenty years. She is currently working on the next Ophelia and Abby mystery, which again touches delightfully upon the paranormal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061147111
Subtitle:
An Ophelia and Abby Mystery
Author:
Damsgaard, Shirley
Author:
by Shirley Damsgaard
Author:
Damsgaard, Shirl
Author:
ey
Publisher:
Avon
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Psychics
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Ophelia and Abby Mysteries
Publication Date:
20070529
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.79x4.28x.81 in. .31 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Four installments into her paranormal mystery series (after The Trouble with Witches), Damsgaard delivers a scattershot whodunit that's more tedious than tricky. When her friend's cousin is charged with murdering a member of a motorcycle gang, librarian and returning heroine Ophelia Jensen reluctantly agrees to use her psychic gifts to help clear the woman. It's no easy case, however: the suspect, Becca, was found in bed with the dead man, her fingerprints all over the knife that killed him. A reading of the runes persuades Ophelia that the answers lie in the victim's past, and soon she's spinning theories and digging into an old crime that may have involved other gang members. At the same time, Ophelia has more personal concerns to deal with, including her foster daughter, budding medium Tink, and her own long-ignored abilities, which she's hoping to hone with the help of her gifted grandmother, Abby. Although the psychic elements are fresh and well handled, the heroine's habit of leaping to erroneous conclusions and brushing off obvious clues may frustrate mystery fans. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Ophelia Jensen is finally starting to embrace her lot as one of the chosen. Expert guidance from her magickally adept grandmother Abby helps, and adopting Tink, a talented teenage medium, has given Ophelias life new purpose--until a brutal murder takes place and a cousin of Ophelias best friend is implicated. Original.
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