Author Addison Creek’s series Witch of Mintwood mysteries is an adorable paranormal cozy mystery. I loved the concept of a ghost cat for a familiar and ghosts protecting The new Witch of Mintwood, Lemmi. Her best friends, Greer, and Charlie also stay with her in her deceased Grandma Evelyn’s farmhouse which is almost in a state of falling apart. The best part is not only Lemmi, a witch, but also her human best friends, Greer and Charlie can see and talk to ghosts as Lemmi has given them permission to see and interact with them. Liam Smart, the owner of Twinkle Costume Shop, Jasper Wolf and Deacon Grates also are the ladies’ friends.
Witch Way to Mintwood ( Book 1)
Lemmi is woken up by her friend as they are shocked to find their best friend, Charlie, a reporter for Mintwood Gazette, sobbing her heart out after being dumped by her boyfriend, Andy. The trio had been great friends since their school days. Charlie’s decision to move in with them upsets Lemmi because only Greer knows her secret that she’s a witch and can see ghosts and talk to them.
There is the first twist in the tale when Lemmi sees the ghost of the former Mayor, Mrs. Bessie Goodkeep, peeking through the window while Charlie is making the breakfast. Mrs. Goodkeep blackmails Lemmi into helping her as her great-great-granddaughter, Gracie Coswell, is in great danger. Lemmi and her friends, never liked Gracie who was a rich snob. Yet, putting aside her feelings, she checks on Gracie who acts weirdly but otherwise alright. Lemmi goes back to join the protest against the demolition of the town’s historical Babbling Brook Barn which has been sold by the Grates to Jasper Wolf . She meets her old school crush, Jasper. His grandfather and her grandma never got along and she always forbade Lemmi to continue her friendship with Jasper.
Later, after dinner, Lemmi’s intuition warns her to check on Gracie. This time, she meets the ghost of Hank the butler and they are shocked to find Gracie missing and so is the precious jewelry, Pier Pearl. Her room is in a mess. Detective Cutter responds to her call. However, this is not the only crime being committed. There are a series of robberies across various stores. Lemmi’s friend, Liam’s store has been broken into. Are these incidents interlinked? Is Gracie alive or Lemmi would find her dead body? This is a fabulous book as there are startling revelations to keep you glued until the end and there are so many good twists and unexpected turns. A roller coaster ride of fun, thrill, humor, and a great suspense filled adventure.
Witch Some Win Some (Book 2)
Lemmi’s friend, Liam, seeks the help of the trio to help him win the Best Window Display decoration as a part of The town’s 200th anniversary celebration along with the ribbon-cutting ceremony which is a matter of prestige for any store and would get featured in the newspaper, Gazette.
Lemmi and her friends are returning from their dinner at a restaurant called Beans and Greens in the neighboring town of Caedmon when Lemmi abruptly applies break to her car after watching a ghost in the midst of a road which passes near Babbling Brook Barn. The ghost of a lady called Kayla Caldwell tells Lemmi that she was driven off the road and her car skidded into the lake, twenty four years ago. She feels that someone had murdered her and that her car is still in the lake, waiting to be found so that Kayla could be given a proper burial. She seeks Lemmi’s help to investigate the case and close it within a week so that she could move on and asks her to meet her sister Mary Caldwell. Lemmi informs Detective Cutter about the sunken car. Charlie is disgusted to find her rival, Hansen Gregory from the Chronicle on the site of car recovery.
In the meantime, Liam is depressed because his main competitor is Artist’s Art Gallery, and can only win when he finds the Vintage Dress collection by Fransesca Holly. He seeks Lemmi and her friends’ help. Can Lemmi and her friends successfully accomplish the two tasks and seek justice for Kayla? I never expected some fabulous twists and turns. This book had me completely in its grip. Excellent read. Highly recommended.
Spell by Midnight ( Book 3)
Lemmi has a romantic dream of Jasper confessing his love and she ruins it by mentioning the feud between their grandparents. Her ghost cat, Paws, insists on her to start her training in magical spells.
She is forced to join Greer and Charlie in a fundraiser dinner by Jasper and Deacon. The trio are enraged to find Macy and Mildred, the irritable sisters and business partners owning, Moody and Marble, the party decorators, flirting with Jasper and Deacon. They forced them to show around the newly renovated barn and Lemmi and her friends follow them. There’s a foul smell emanating from the silo and Lemmi asks Jasper and Deacon to investigate. They are shocked to find a human body but what’s strange that Lemmi doesn’t see the ghost of the deceased.
The next day, she and her ghostly friends barely manage to escape the attack of a dark force, making it even more mandatory for her to learn the magic skills. The town is suddenly brimming with strange women who seem to be staring only at Lemmi. Who are they? What do they want from her? Will Lemmi and her friends be able to solve the mysterious murder of Hank Smith, whose corpse was discovered at Jasper’s barn? Do grab these books whenever you find time.
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2 thoughts on “WITCH OF MINTWOOD MYSTERIES”
Wow! Wow! Wow! Great book review! Dear Aparna, wonderful work, as always.
I love farmhouses… Have a lovely, fun and relaxing weekend! Cheers!
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