Witch and Famous
Witch and Famous by Angela M. Sanders is the third novel in A Witch Way Librarian Mysteries. Witch and Famous is an amusing paranormal cozy mystery. Josie Wray is an interesting main character. She is a librarian with special magical abilities. I like that her special gift is bibliomancy. Josie can talk to and hear the books. Josie can recommend the perfect book for each patron. She is slowly learning how to use her magic thanks to letters (magical lessons) left to her by her grandmother. There are a variety of quirky characters in the story. Wilfred, Oregon is a small town where everyone knows your business and gossip flows faster than maple syrup on hot pancakes. There are many amusing incidents. I was not a fan of the women getting jealous when Daphne Morris smiled and flirted with their beaus. I found Roz’ behavior to be juvenile. Roz really let the green-eyed monster get to her. Josie has no reason to be jealous because Sam is just her friend. Josie has a “crush” on Sam, but he treats her like a good friend.
The mystery was a fun one to solve. I like how the clues were sprinkled throughout the book. There are red herrings to distract readers from solving the crime before the reveal. I did feel the reveal was a bit rushed considering the complexity. The solution to the crime suited the story. I enjoyed the books dialogue and how the various books behaved. The book on racing was particularly amusing. There is humor scattered throughout the story to keep readers amused. Witch and Famous can be read as a standalone as the author provides the necessary background information on our main character. You will be missing out details regarding the townspeople. The story is a bit of a slow starter with most of the action taking place in the second half. The magic helped spice up the story. Josie is slowly learning her craft, but she does need to learn caution. I was glad that the name of the town was not mentioned so frequently as in Bait and Witch. With and Famous is a magical tale with a magnetic movie star, prying residents, fatal threats, a mischievous feline, a green-eyed girlfriend, a smitten sheriff, a powerful potion, and a meddling librarian.
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