A Spell of Murder: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery

Clea Simon. Polis, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-1-947993-32-7
Set in Cambridge, Mass., this delightful series launch from Simon (World Enough) introduces three talking cats—littermates Clara, Harriet, and Laurel—and their 26-year-old human, Becca Colwin, who has recently lost her job as a researcher for the local historical society due to “budget cutbacks and the advances in technology.” Becca rightly interprets this to mean that “they can get an intern to do a Google search.” Her self-esteem has plummeted, so she’s ripe to respond to a flyer advertising an opening for “Witches: New and In Training.” Convinced she has psychic powers, Becca joins the coven, but none of the women, nor their lone warlock, has any aptitude for performing magical spells. When one coven member is murdered, the police regard Becca as a person of interest. Clara, with the reluctant help of her sisters, steps in surreptitiously to help Becca solve the crime. You don’t have to be a cat lover to appreciate this paranormal cozy’s witty observations, entertaining dialogue, and astute characterizations. Agent: Colleen Mohyde, Doe Coover Agency. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/08/2018
Release date: 12/01/2018
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