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Every town has its secrets, but no one has a secret like hers.

Amber Blackwood, lifelong resident of Edgehill, Oregon, has earned a reputation for being a semi-reclusive odd duck. Her store, The Quirky Whisker, is full of curiosities. It has everything from extremely potent sleepy teas and ever-burning candles to kids’ toys that seem to run endlessly without the aid of batteries. 

The people of Edgehill think of the Quirky Whisker as an integral part of their feline-obsessed town, but most give Amber herself a wide berth. Amber prefers it that way; it keeps her secret safe. But that secret is thrown into jeopardy when Amber’s friend Melanie is found dead, a vial of headache tonic from Amber’s store clutched in her hand. 

Edgehill’s newest police chief has had it out for Amber since he arrived three years before. He can’t possibly know she’s a witch, but his suspicions about her odd store and even odder behavior have shot her to the top of his suspect list. 

When the Edgehill rumor mill finds out Melanie was poisoned, it’s not only the police chief who looks at Amber differently. Determined to both find justice for her friend and to clear her own name, Amber must use her unique gifts to help track down Melanie’s real killer. A quest that threatens much more than her secret...

©2019 Melissa Erin Jackson (P)2019 Melissa Erin Jackson

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So GOOD!!

I love the different spin this book takes on magic. While the story is sad, I didn't need to dwell on the sadness. I was able to focus on the magic and mystery that was wonderfully portrayed.

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Brilliant witchy murder mystery by a great author

Absolutely brilliant murder mystery with a twist of witchy magic thrown in great, narration was brilliant too

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Enjoyed it!

A great start to what looks promising to be a fun mystery series.
There wasn't too much magic involved. The story centred more on the characters rather than the magical which I prefer. The mystery was well thought out and it kept me guessing. I look forward to listening book 2.

I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

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Great narration and enjoyable book

This is the first book I listen of this genre, and I really like it. The story is well written, and had me wondering and thinking who was the murderer. I was making and discarding theories as the story progressed.

First time listening to Victoria Villareal, but I really loved her narration, she did a wonderful job with this story. She performed it pretty well, she has different voices for each of the characters which is so perfect, her tone and paced were really good. I will look forward more of her narrations for sure.

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Amazing Mystery

Pawsitively Poisonous by Melissa Erin Jackson is book one in the A Witch of Edgehill Mystery series that I listened to on audio narrated by Victoria Villarreal.

This is the first book of Melissa’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. This book kept me very intrigued until the very end. I cannot wait to listen to the next book in the series Pawsitively Cursed.

Victoria did an amazing job on the narration. She really knows how to bring a story to life.

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Pawsitively Poisonous

This was such a fun mystery to listen to. I really liked the magical side to this and how she has to do it without anyone knowing what is going on. I was able to guess who the murderer was, but the way they found out was fun to listen to as it was happening. The narration in this book was done really well also. I will definitely be on the lookout for the next to come out.

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Pawsitively Perfect

I loved it, it was a mystery murder with a difference. as a mystery should it keeps you guessing and throws some false clues at you to keep you changing direction and she is a witch so a win win for me. Easy to listen to as it has a light feel to it not sinister.
the detail Erin Jackson wove within the mystery, about the town and the characters really gave the whole story such visual characterisation, brought to life by the lovely narration of Victoria Villarreal. Cant wait to listen to the next one!

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All types of characters in this enjoyable story.

To me this felt on the lighter side although it's not funny it's just not heavy. I enjoyed the setup and the way the characters all interact with each other. The complete cat focus of the town made me smile a lot. I like the way she hides her witch side and the things she does with her powers. The story follows along nicely and I didn't guess he culprit too far ahead of the reveal. Overall enjoyable.

Victoria Villarreal does a good job with the narration.

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  • 15-02-20

Such intriguing magic

When Amber's friend is found dead, the local police chief puts her at the top of the suspect list. He's clearly always been suspicious of her though she never knew just how far back that mistrust stemmed from. Amber decides to do a bit of her own investigating and there are plenty of suspects in town.

Such intriguing magic, I would love some of Amber's toys! I really liked that the magic wasn't perfect and infallible, it seemed so much more realistic this way.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Quirky mystery

Great listen... with the witchyness coming through at just the right places without being over the top. I liked the way the spells and potions was used to solve the mystery which makes me think it would be a eeal handy gift in real life too

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-19

Such fun!

This is the first book in a fun cozy mystery series complete with a cat-obsessed town, enchanted toys and now, a murder. The story is fast-paced and exciting and the performance is first-rate. Don't miss this one. I look forward to the others in this series.

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  • lisamarie137
  • 02-12-20

Wonderful World Intro

Mystery, magic, and a quirky small town! Such a fun world introduction and story. Love the characters, and cannot wait for more in the series!
Also a good audiobook version!

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  • Mindjacked
  • 06-11-20

Pawsitively Poisonous

Amber Blackwood longtime resident of Edgehill, and owner and operator of The Quirky Whisker that sells a bit of a lot of things but it is her toys that has people perplexed, they move and do other things all seemingly without a battery. But when her friend dies with one of Amber's home remedies in her hand that is when things really heat up.

This is the first of the series of cats and witches that will worm its way into your heart, as it did mine. This is a very cute story and wonderful mystery that has lots of suspense and action despite many thinking Edgehill is a sleepy little cat nap town. The narrator does a wonderful job transporting you right into Edgehill and the story I had a good time walking through The Quirky Whisker and looking at all of those wonderful toys that I wish were real. I really love this book and this series I hope the author keeps writing more.

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  • Reda G. Seal
  • 18-10-20

Can’t Wait For The Next One

Awesome series. I’m excited to start the second book in the series. I highly recommend.

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  • Queen of Halloween
  • 07-09-20

Great Start!

Excellent start to the series, I'm anxious for more. Fun, witty and wonderfully narrated. Highly recommend!

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 05-09-20

great paranormal mystery

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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  • 23-08-20

Amber is a Psychic?

Amber tries to help her sick friend. Her friend dies and Amber searches for her murderer to clear her name and get justice for her friend. Amber is such a rich character she helps others and tries to stay under the radar of the police chief. This is a good mystery that gives you clues throughout the story and you are somehow surprised at the end of the story. I was given a free copy of this book at my request and this is my honest review.

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  • Tera
  • 03-08-20

Pawsitively adorable

I really enjoyed this cat obsessed town and the fact that I was unable to actually figure out who dun it was even better. I can not wait to listen to the next book.

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  • Lisa
  • 16-07-20

loved it

I really enjoyed this. it was great to listen to. I am excited to start the next book.

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  • Priscilla Knight
  • 14-07-20

really awesome listen!

I loved it! the narrator is great at doing the different voices and this was an awesome paranormal mystery! I can't wait to start book 2 in this series! definitely recommend!