Review: Murder’s a Witch (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #1) by Danielle Garrett

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Murder's a Witch Book Cover Murder's a Witch
Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #1
Danielle Garrett
Cozy Paranormal Mystery - Halloween
Danielle Garrett
August 9th 2016


Holly Boldt has a secret. Well, technically, she has lots of them. After a scandal uproots her entire life, she is forced to relocate to a halfway house for displaced paranormals. It’s her last shot for a fresh start. But keeping secrets isn’t easy in a town that goes through gossip faster than tissue paper, even for a powerful witch. 

When a murder sends shock waves through the small community, Holly finds herself tangled up in the investigation. With everyone watching, Holly must solve the case before she’s forced to abandon her new found home and live life as a witch on the run. But with a paranormal investigator tailing her every move, a civil war brewing between her vampire and shifter roommates, and her ghost landlord on the edge of a breakdown, she’s having trouble thinking in complete sentences. How is she supposed to track down a murderer? 

Holly has to make it work, or else risk losing everything…again. 


Murder’s a Witch is a cozy witch mystery with a spunky twist. Come see what’s brewing in Beechwood Harbor in this first installment of The Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Series.


Murder’s a Witch is book one in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery by Danielle Garrett. It’s a cozy mystery, light and thoroughly entertaining.

Holly Bolt is not your normal Witch. She has been banished to Beechwood Harbor. I found Holly to be a delightful character with a mysterious past. I am wonder why Holly is banished. I did read another reviews review and they mentioned a prequel that explains this, so I’ll have to go and find it. 

All the secondary characters were amusing and fun. It’s a great cast that includes a shifter, a vampire and a ghost plus a pesky P.I..

Their is a possible love interest or two, but this is not a romance book. It’s a mystery. A murder occurs, a friend is the main suspect, and Holly has a desire to find the true culprit to help her friend out.

Murder’s a Witch is a light magical mystery full of twists and turns. I’m curious to see what happens next with this cast of characters.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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