This is another great book from Morgana Best in what is fast becoming my favourite witchy cozy mystery series – a big call, I know, but these books are hilarious and I love them dearly. With each passing book, I become more and more convinced that the house is my favourite character, and yes, I’m aware that ‘the house is my favourite character’ sounds like an insult, but it’s not. (If this doesn’t make any sense to you, go back and read the other two books in the Kitchen Witch series.)
From the culinarily-obsessed house to the culinarily-challenged Amelia, I love everything about this book. It opens with an accidentally vodka-fuelled game of Clue and a murder. If that doesn’t suck you in, I don’t know what will.
Of course, there are more encounters with the enigmatic (and very handsome) Alder Vervain, who we now know is descended from a line of (SPOILERS – IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE SECOND BOOK, STOP NOW) witch hunters. Dun dun duhhhh! But he just seems too darn nice and, you know, kissable to be evil.
Also, I loved the reference to ‘Melbourne Breakfast’ tea – I used to drink it every morning, and will forever be saddened by just how terrible ‘Sydney Breakfast’ is in comparison. Methinks a Melbournite decided on those names. Definite favouritism. Such conspiracy. Or conspira-TEA, am I right??
Wow, that was a bit of a tangent…
Anyway, make sure to buy ‘Sit For A Spell‘ now while it is 99c. It’s a great read and a great series that deserves your love.
(I received a free copy of this book, but it didn’t impact my review. I genuinely just loved it.)