Review: A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake


I really enjoy books by Heather Blake, she also writes books as Heather Webber.  Her books have interesting characters and make me smile!

“A Potion to Die For” is the first book in her “Magic Potion” series – you can read more about her books on her website.

Review - A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake

More about the book:

As the owner of the 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!

More about the Author:

Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of more than twenty novels and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She’s a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch reality TV (especially cooking competition shows), drink too much coffee, crochet, bake (mostly cookies), and occasionally leave the house to travel to the beautiful mountains in the northeast. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but currently she lives in the Cincinnati area with her family and is hard at work on her next book.

My Review:

I like the small town in this story, its called “Hitching Post”. The town has lots of interesting stores and characters.   When someone is found dead in the back of Carly’s store..the Police have to close her store to look for clues.  Meanwhile, Carly sets off to find who ( and why ) he was killed.  Did someone use one of her Magic Potions to kill him?  Thats one of the questions she needs answered.

One of my favorite characters in this story is Carly’s cousin Delia.  They dont always get along..but they are family..and they help each other.  There is also a romance in this book, between Carly and her on again/off again boyfriend Dylan.  ( I hope their romance story continues in the next book in this series! ) **

One of my favorite quotes from the book ~

White tendrils swirled into the air, then dissipated – a feature of the Leilara that I’d never tire of watching.

If you love cozy mysteries ( with a touch of magic ) be sure and pick up this book!

My friend Angela, at Griperang’s Bookmarks also reviewed this book, you can see her review here!

Heather Blakes Website


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds like a super cute book.

    1. Barbara, It really is a cute book! I enjoy this series!

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