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A Potion to Die For

A Potion to Die For
Heather Blake
NAL, 2013
Source: Library
Audience: Adults, Older Teens

From Goodreads:
As the owner of Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched.

But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!

Basically, this book is half Stephanie Plum, half Charlaine Harris. It could be Plum and Aurora Teagarden with a little supernatural thrown in, or it could be part Plum with a tame Sookie Steakhouse feel. Either way, A Potion to Die For was a fun, light mystery - good for around Halloween time. (Not important - but from what I understand, it’s bad to end a sentence with a preposition. Why would Blake’s publishers let the title of the book end in a preposition? Just a thought.) I’ll definitely continue to read the rest of the series.