Mini Review: Mrs. Morris and the Witch (Book #2: A Salem B&B Mystery) by Traci Wilton

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Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year in Salem, Massachusetts–but when B&B owner Charlene Morris finds the dead body of a witch, it spells trouble…

Charlene, recently widowed, has renovated her historic mansion just in time to greet guests arriving for the town’s annual Halloween festivities. She’s lucky to have a helpful staff to provide support–as well as a handsome ghost named Jack standing invisibly by her side.

Unfortunately, while the revelers head out on haunted tours, have their fortunes told, or grab a drink at Brews and Broomsticks, a killer walks among them. When Charlene discovers Morganna, a local Wiccan, dead in her shop, she starts getting cozy with the local coven, looking for clues to locate the crafty culprit. Salem may be famous for the false accusations of witchery in centuries past, but this time someone is genuinely guilty–of murder…

Unfortunately, while the revelers head out on haunted tours, have their fortunes told, or grab a drink at Brews and Broomsticks, a killer walks among them. When Charlene discovers Morganna, a local Wiccan, dead in her shop, she starts getting cozy with the local coven, looking for clues to locate the crafty culprit. Salem may be famous for the false accusations of witchery in centuries past, but this time someone is genuinely guilty–of murder . . .

Source: Purchase Rating: 4/5stars

The Bottom Line: Yet again, Charlene Morris finds herself drawn into a mystery that she feels compelled to solve.  This time, a local witch is killed, and Charlene must figure out what happened before others suffer.  This case takes Charlene into a deeper history of Salem and the men and women who have practiced witchcraft there since the founding of the town.  Charlene gets a crash course in Wicca and a reminder that not every person is what they initially appear to be.  With the help of some very unlikely sources, Charlene plugs away at the case until she finally comes to some very scary conclusions.  One thing I particularly liked about this book (and the others) is Charlene’s ability to discern when her guests can help and when she needs to protect them.  Her guests come with their own set of skills and knowledge and sometimes those skill sets can be quite useful.  This type of involvement also expands the character base which is always fun.

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