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Home for a Spell (A Bewitching Mystery) (edition 2012)

by Madelyn Alt

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Title:Home for a Spell (A Bewitching Mystery)
Authors:Madelyn Alt
Info:Berkley (2012), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
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Home For A Spell is the ninth book in the Bewitching Mystery series.

Maggie, recovering from a broken ankle, is staying with her boyfriend, Marcus. But when Marcus decides to put off returning to college, she figures it is time for her to look for a place to live while hobbling around with a cast on her leg. Marcus' uncle gets a lead on an apartment and Maggie goes to check it out. The next morning she returns to sign the lease, only to find the manager has been murdered and floating in the pool. The office had been ransacked and a computer that the manager had gotten the day destroyed.

Maggie and Marcus start do some looking around the complex and find that almost all of residents are single and attractive women. That almost all the possible suspects have ties to a fraternal organization. The police find a flash drive for the manages computer in his office and ask Marcus, who is a computer guru, to attempt to recover any and all data on it and old hard drive.

Once Marcus has recovered the data it basically answer the question as to the killer is. Then pass the information to the police before anyone else becomes a victim.

I feel that Maggie missed a very obvious clue, but overall a well told story. ( )
  yoder | Sep 20, 2013 |
Nice cozy mystery, as usual I enjoyed the antics of Maggie as she tries to muddle through life. The ending for this book seemed a little abrupt, a long lead in to figure out "who done it" then the book was over. Nice light read. ( )
  WendyPitts | Apr 17, 2013 |
I am getting less and less involved in this series as it goes on. The main character continues to annoy me and her love life bores me to no end. The plot plods along with little to no comic relief and, perhaps the most irritating, for a book that is often shelved with paranormal fiction or modern fantasy - There were no elements of the supernatural whatsoever! ( )
  ZabetReading | Mar 31, 2013 |
In Alt’s mystery novel, Maggie is back at work with her broken ankle still in a cast. A lot is going on from her best friend preparing to leave town, to her boyfriend Marcus working and preparing to go to school to her desire to find new lodging. With some help from Marcus’ Uncle Lou, Maggie finds a new dream home that quickly turns into a nightmare when the creepy apartment manager is found murdered before she can sign the lease. But what’s worse, Maggie finds herself knee deep in the search for a new home and a very clever killer on the loose and determined to stay that way.

The character of Maggie continues to mature while never once losing her sense of humor. Charmingly spooky, a true page-tuner that will keep readers wondering if something lurks in the darkness beyond. ( )
  debbieaheaton | May 25, 2012 |
Maggie is still recovering from her broken ankle so she can't get into her basement apartment. Not that she does not enjoy staying with her man, Marcus, but she does not want to be a burden. So Maggie decides that it might be a good time to find a new apartment. She gets a lead on a newly renovated place and although she has some bad feelings about the manager, the deal is too good to pass up. But with Maggie's luck, the manager turns up dead before Maggie can sign the lease.

I am not sure why I love this series so much. Well, yes I am. I just love Maggie and the cast of characters that surround her. I am also fascinated by the over reaching mystery of why all these murders have suddenly started happening in her tiny hometown. This mystery was pretty good and the magic was definitely on the back burner although Maggie's super intuition was in hyperdrive. The next book in the series is just around the corner, can't wait! ( )
  TheLibraryhag | Apr 9, 2012 |
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For Josh and Rose, whose dedication has now paid off. As if we ever though otherwise! Congratulations, dearhearts!
And for Matt and Lindsey. You know why.
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To the world at large, I am Margaret Mary-Catherine O'Neill.
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Out flew the web and floated wide; the mirror crack'd from side to side; "The curse is come upon me," Cried the Lady of Shalott. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Maggie is back at work at the antique shop Enchantments. Unfortunately, she's hobbled by a broken ankle, which makes helping customers a pretty lame proposition. But just because she's sporting a bright yellow, sparkle-covered cast doesn't mean the rest of her life is slowing down.
Her boyfriend, the magically inclined Marcus, has some unfinished business that she feels guilty about distracting him from. And her best friend and upstairs neighbor is getting ready to tie the knot with her own boyfriend and move away. This leads Maggie to wonder if it isn't time to find her own change of scenery. First things first: a new apartment.
But when she finally finds a place to call her own, Maggie's dream of new digs turns into a nightmare after the apartment manager is found dead before she can even sign the lease. And Maggie finds herself not only searching for a new home - but for a frightfully clever killer...
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Maggie O'Neill's dream of a new place to live turns into a nightmare: the apartment manager is found dead before she can even sign the lease. And Maggie finds herself not only searching for a new home--but for a frightfully clever killer.

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