Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Caught Dead HandedCaught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads.

Salem, Massachusetts is generally associated with witches, but to Lee Barrett its home. Halloween is approaching and Lee has returned home to interview for a job as a reporter for WICH-TV, the local television station. After finding out the position had been filled Lee discovers the body of Ariel Constellation, the station’s resident psychic. Lee takes on the character of Crystal Moon and begins hosting Nightshades, a late-night horror movie/talk show. When Lee begins seeing images in the obsidian ball, a prop on her set, she begins to wonder if she might really have some psychic abilities.

Along with her beloved Aunt Ibby, Lee confronts/struggles with her long forgotten childhood abilities as they investigate the connection between the murders of Ariel, one of her regular callers, and the attempted kidnapping/murder of O’Ryan (Ariel’s cat whom Lee and Aunt Ibby adopt). What do these three events have in common and who at WICH-TV may be involved?

A well written mystery with a well paced plot. The author has a gift for describing the scene without giving too much away. The characters are well written making them easy to connect with, yet still able to surprise.

I very much enjoyed the story and the characters. I look forward to reading the next in the series

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