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Book Review | Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry

Date Published |September 1, 2014

Book Club Date | August 2021

Goodreads Rating | 4

Overall | This was a fun and interesting read – I really liked the main character and the writing style of this book.

Pros | Light and fun characters

Cons | It’s not a light subject matter – reads a little bit more like Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for the type of mystery she is solving

Warnings | This is not a cozy mystery case – it deals with gender iendtification issues, child sexual abuse and other possibly uncomfortable situations that are never found in cozies.

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | Yes

Description | Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it’s home. This October she’s returned to her hometown—where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives—to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming.

Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she’s using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it’s starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch—especially when O’Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer—or her career as a psychic may be very short lived . . .

Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry
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