or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Home for a Spell (Bewitching Mysteries) [Hardcover]

Madelyn Alt

Price: 15.44 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, 25 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover 15.44  
Mass Market Paperback 4.87  
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.


Product details


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  48 reviews
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reading with Tequila 5 Jan 2011
By Jennifer Sicurella - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
With the relationships taken care of in A Witch in Time, the Bewitching Mystery series returns its focus to murder in Home for a Spell. The set up for the murder begins almost immediately, the body found soon after and readers will be delighted to find that almost the entire book is Maggie investigating.

Even while still incapacitated by her leg cast, Maggie still stumbling over corpses and ferreting out killers. Teaming up with both Marcus and Tom, making for some wonderful jealous tension, Maggie's embroiled in the best mystery in the series to date.

Maggie's prospective landlord is killed, and while the motive is obvious early on, the murderer is not. Twists and turns and a mighty unexpected ending will leave readers shocked and anxious for more.

The Bewitching Mystery series is notorious for dragging things out longer than need be. Home for a Spell is no exception. As with the multi-book "should Maggie be with Tom or Marcus?" conundrum, readers will still be wanting to know two big things - What's really going on in Stony Mill? and Is Grandma C a ghosts or what?

Even without all the answers we crave, the Bewitching Mystery series is better and better with each new book. Home for a Spell puts the much needed mystery back in the series.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Seemed a little slow. 11 Jan 2011
By Reanna03 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I can honestly say that even though I like this series I was hoping for a book with more excitement, it seemed a little underwhelming, especially after all the previous books. There really wasn't much danger, mystery, or paranormal but it was still making references to some brewing supernatural trouble in town. I finished this book and felt like I was missing something. I think the book just felt like filler, a way to tie up loose ends and maybe set some bigger things in motion but overall definitely not the best in series.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars whimsical amateur sleuth small town fantasy 5 Jan 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Stony Mill, Indiana is a charming small town known as the antiques capital of the Midwest. It used to be a quiet place where nothing major occurred, but in the last year a string of murders unconnected to each other has occurred. Maggie O'Neill, who works at the Enchantments antique shop, is an empath who channels her Spirit Guides and at times casts a magick spell. Her lover Marcus Quinn and her boss Felicity "Liss" Dow are experienced with the paranormal arts.

Maggie lives with Marcus since she broke her ankle and needs his help to get around. When she realizes he is going to delay attending college to take care of her, she decides to move into her own place. Maggie gets a good deal on a rental but when they go to sign the lease, they find the complex manager dead in the pool. Using Marcus' mundane skills and Maggie's arcane gifts, they work with the police to find out what was on a flash drive and a hard drive that was smashed to smithereens. What they learn explains why he was murdered, but who the perpetrator is remains blank.

This whimsical amateur sleuth small town urban fantasy mystery is pure magic as is the overall series (see A Witch In Time). Maggie has matured considerably in the past year as she has learned to love her skills rather than rue having them. The murder is believable and the characters ring true. However, Home for a Spell belongs to the lead couple as the author casts a spellbinder of a tale on enchanted readers.

Harriet Klausner
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little more mystery and little less romance 22 Jun 2011
By Book 'Em! Blog - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was a little disappointed with this one - it is as if Alt wasn't too sure where she wanted to take her character, Maggie, especially now that she is with Marcus. Still, the book was worth the read if you're a fan of the series. After all, Maggie is always finding herself at the wrong place at the wrong time, and it usually has to do with dead bodies. This novel is no exception.

In this seventh installment of the Bewitching Mysteries series, Alt opens the novel with Maggie back at work again, hobbling around with her broken ankle. Does that stop Maggie from trying to help Marcus discover what is truly behind the death of the manager of an apartment complex? Of course not, this is Maggie I am writing about after all. Her middle name is can't stay out of trouble to save her life. But, is this case going to be "the one" to break Maggie? And what does the high school girl hiding in a closet have to do with anything and everything? And one final question: why does this apartment complex rent to tenants that look as if they've stepped off the Paris runway?

My disappointment in the novel comes at the end. I felt that Alt spent so much time giving readers Maggie & Marcus that she neglected the other reason we buy and read her novels - the mystery itself. That element of the novel was lacking, especially since I would love to see Maggie & Marcus as super-sleuths delving into a deep, complex mystery that is not wrapped up in just a few of the final pages of the novel. In other words: a little more mystery please with a side of romance.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit of a Letdown 20 April 2011
By Mara Grey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I've read some of the other books in the series, but don't remember the heroine doing anything quite as silly as thinking about renting an apartment with all the negative messages she's getting. And not even asking how someone managed to get inside and hide. This really soured the book for me. As other people have commented, there's not as much supernatural energy involved, which was a bit of a disappointment, too. I really like the series, the town, the whole setup, but this one didn't impress me.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
ARRAY(0xb411e1ec)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback