Linda’s Book Obsession Review “Mrs. Morris and the Witch” by Traci Wilton, Kensington Mystery, April 28, 2020
Traci Wilton, Author (Traci Hall and Patrice Wilton) have written a suspenseful, entertaining, and intriguing novel. This is the second in the “Salem B & B Mystery)” series, but can be read alone. Of course, reading both is even better. The Genres for this story are Cozy Mystery, Ghost Story, and Fiction. The story takes place around Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts. The setting is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The authors describe their characters as complex, and complicated. Some are quirky, and most are likable. This is a delightful and easy read, especially in trying times.
Charlene is the owner of a Bed & Bath in Salem and has also inherited the resourceful, intelligent and handsome ghost, Jack, who is part of the house. Only Charlene can actually see and hear Jack, and her cat senses that he is around. Of course, Jack can be mischievous and does cause slight problems for Charlene. Charlene is a widow, and her business is taking off nicely. This year for Halloween, Charlene is gifting her clients a bus tour around Salem and the holiday festivities. Many witches can be seen, and the retail stores also hold the interest of the visitors.
Unfortunately, a local Wiccan is found dead in her shop, after the group has visited her. Sam, a detective, and ” a friend” of Charlene’s mentions that all clues lead to one of the visitors that was on the tour. Charlene can’t believe that this is possible, and is determined to discover what is going on.
I found the Wiccans interesting, as well as the herbs and spells discussed. I would highly recommend this cozy mystery.