Ghost of a Potion by Heather Blake is the third book in the “Magic Potion” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, October 2015
In the latest from the bestselling author of One Potion in the Grave, it’s Halloween in Hitching Post, Alabama, and potion shop owner Carly Bell Hartwell has an especially spooky customer to handle…
With all the ghosts that haunt her at this time of year, Carly doesn’t exactly rush to celebrate Halloween. Even a costume ball organized by her boyfriend Dylan’s mother, Patricia Davis Jackson, holds little allure. But to please Dylan, who wants peace between the two women, Carly reluctantly agrees to go.
Gossip around town is that architect Haywood Dodd plans to make a big announcement at the party. But before he can address the crowd, he’s found dead with Patricia standing over him, holding the murder weapon. Anxious to clear Patricia’s name and perhaps broker a truce with her, Carly would love to use her snooping skills to find the real killer. Only she has bigger problems to deal with—ghosts are flocking to her for help, including a very persistent Haywood Dodd.
I love, love, love this book. Carly is up to her ghostly responsibilities when Dylan’s mom becomes the prime suspect and despite the animosity between the two, Carly sets out to prove that Patricia did not kill Haywood. What a surprising turn of events when the killer’s identity is revealed, one of which didn’t cross my mind. I love how the author weaved the telling of this tale giving us a glimpse into some closely held secret that causes a person to commit a horrendous act. I enjoy the closeness of Carly and her family and friends and how they support each other. The dialogue is engaging, the action keeps pace with the flow the story and I simply adore the enchanted small town setting. This is one of the best book in this delightfully bewitching series.