When town troublemaker, Louella Drummond, drops dead in front of Isolde Quinn's pet store just minutes after threatening both Issy and her cousin Graeme, the police in the small lakeside town of Silver Hollow assume it's from natural causes.
Until it's discovered that Louella was murdered.
Not just any murder, though. Murder by paranormal means. Dark magic that could only have been performed by a powerful witch. And every law-abiding paranormal knows that dark magic is forbidden and carries strict punishment at the hands of "the committee" - the mysterious entity that provides law and order within the paranormal community.
Being witches, Issy and her three cousins fear they are at the top of the suspect list. To make matters worse, a secret division of the FBI has gotten wind of the happenings in Silver Hollow and sent two agents to ferret out paranormal activity. Even worse than that, Issy is annoyingly attracted to one of them!
Armed with their unconventional posse of familiars, Issy and her cousins dodge the efforts of the police and the special FBI agents while following a twisty path of clues that lead to a shocking betrayal.
©2016 Leighann Dobbs (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.
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"whimsical and humorous"
This is a clean whimsical story that has some unexpected humor. I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun change of story for me compared to my typical preferred genres. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and publisher.
"A fun easy listen!"
Really enjoyed the different kinds of familiars, including a plant! Looking forward to the next book!
The story was very entertaining, I am looking forward to the next book. Well read!
I liked that Silver Hollow was a town of mostly supernaturals, with a few humans thrown in for fun. Seeing all of the different familiars was particularly fun for me.
Possibly Kristen Painter's Nocturne Falls series, in that it's set in a supernatural community. Honestly, I think Painter's books are a bit better, with more character development, but that's not to say that A Spell of Trouble wasn't very enjoyable.
I really enjoyed this book and I'll be downloading the second book in the series.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
"More of a YA Supernatural Novel"
I would classify this less as a cozy mystery & more of a YA Supernatural adventure. It's a bit immature in its tone & while I enjoyed it ok, I felt a little underwhelmed. It needed more density.. a bit too much of a fluff listen, not much suspense. I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review
"A magically fun story!"
Let me start this review by saying, I am still listening to A SPELL OF TROUBLE as I write this. But I wanted to get it posted.
I’ve truly been enjoying listening to this para-cozy by authors Leighann Dobbs and Traci Dougless. Cozies about witches aren’t my go to books, but I will read them when written by an author I admire. And I do admire Ms. Dobbs.
A SPELL OF TROUBLE is a creatively written tale. I like the idea that Silver Hollow is a town of mostly paranormal people . . . witches mostly, along with other creatures. There are everyday humans as well who tend to turn a blind eye to what goes on around their town. I’m liking the characters very much. Issy is a great protagonist. It’s fun getting to know her. I also love the different animal familiars! They have the best personalities.
The mystery so far has been very well done. I’m now listening to chapter 17, and I still have no idea who the killer is. There is also some romance in this tale with Issy and an agent in town who is looking into the murder.
I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of A SPELL OF TROUBLE, and hearing the reveal and conclusion.
If you’re a fan of para-cozies, especially those with witches, you are going to want to read and/or listen to A SPELL OF TROUBLE for yourself! There are two more books in the series as well. SPELL DISASTER, and NOTHING TO CROAK ABOUT. These two books are not yet available through Audible, but are in print form and eBook!
Reading, A SPELL OF TROUBLE is, Amy Rubinate. This is the first audio book I have heard by her. I think she’s doing a wonderful job!
Issy. So fun!
"A Fun Paranormal Cozy Mystery"
Spell of Trouble was a fun and enjoyable listen. The characters were neat and I loved the paranormal community and the special FBPI which was the secret division of the FBI. This story was a light listen, a cozy mystery with nothing heavy. A nice, relaxing way to spend the evening.
One of the reasons I chose to listen to this audiobook was because of Amy Rubinate's narration. I've listened to her one other time and think she's a terrific voice actor. She's awesome and I'd listen to anything she reads.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
I'm surprised to see so many good reviews of this book. The characters are very poorly developed. The plot is shallow,boring and at times just plain silly. I will definitely not be purchasing any more in the series.
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