A Hiss-tory of Magic: A Wonder Cats Mystery Book 1

The Wonder Cats Mysteries Book 1 · Harper Lin Books
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Three witches and their magical cats solve paranormal murder cases in the mystical town of Wonder Falls. From USA Today Bestselling Author Harper Lin.

Cath Greenstone, her cousin Bea, and her hippie aunt Astrid live in Wonder Falls, a small town near the mystical Niagara Falls. They run the Brew-Ha-Ha café, and naturally, they’re witches hiding in plain sight along with their three magical cats, Treacle, Peanut Butter, and Marshmallow. 

When Brew-Ha-Ha's baker is burnt to a crisp, along with their beloved café, Aunt Astrid lets out a big family secret: a powerful spell book, a Greenstone heirloom from the Salem days, has been stolen from its secret hiding spot in the café. If it’s fallen into the wrong hands, black magic could destroy not only Wonder Falls but the world. 

A secret society… A new detective with a shady past… A once-bullied local returning to town as a multimillionaire. 

Who in town could know Cath’s family secret? Cath, Bea, and Astrid must use their witch powers to uncover the deadly truth. Cath communicates with their cats, also magically inclined, and they help uncover more than one secret lurking in wonderful Wonder Falls. 

Readers are loving this charming, original and spooky paranormal series.


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220 reviews
Kelly Purdy
September 1, 2023
This was a paranormal cosy mystery, and a really fun read, with some fun and likeable characters. I would probably read another one from this series.
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Kristina Anderson
August 18, 2015
A Hiss-Tory of Magic by Harper Lin is the first book in A Wonder Cats Mystery series. Cath Greenstone is thirty-three and a witch. So is her cousin, Bea (and soul sister) and her Aunt Astrid. Together they run the Brew-Ha-Ha in town. Cath has the power to speak with animals. She seems to have a special affinity for cats. Cath “owns” (as much as you can own a cat) named Treacle. Treacle was a street cat who stills likes to roam about the town (he can open the cat door). They live in Wonder Falls, Ontario (Canada). Cath wakes up with the image of a fire in her head (thanks to the cat) and immediately checks in with her Aunt Astrid (via her cat). When they arrive at the Brew-Ha-Ha, they discover that their baker, Ted Lanier is dead. When they can get back inside the café, they immediately go down into the secret space. This is where they kept the family spell book. While the book is gone, they only got a fake. Aunt Astrid takes the real book home with her to keep it safe. Detective Blake Samberg is the newest member of the Wonder Falls Police Department. They cannot, of course, tell him about the spell book. Bea’s husband, Jake Williams is Blake’s partner (he does not know about their magic either). Who wants their spell book? Who even knew that they are witches? Bea, Cath, and Aunt Astrid set out to find the culprit before their secret gets out. Cath discovers a pendant at the fire. Blake seems to recognize the symbol, but he is keeping the information to himself. Cath is happy to discover that her old friend, Min Park is back in town. They were good friends growing up but lost touch when he went away to college and work. Is it a coincidence that Min returned to town the day before the fire? Cath hopes Min is innocent and what could Blake be hiding. A Hiss-Tory of Magic is an interesting book. The magic is complicated and confusing (I prefer simple magic). The characters are intriguing and I look forward to learning more about them in the next book. I give A Hiss-Tory of Magic 3.5 out of 5 stars. It is an easy book to read (there are some rambling sentences) and can easily be finished in a couple of hours.
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Linda Bowes
March 12, 2020
The writing seem to be all over the place . I don't think I will read anymore . Left more questions than answers .
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Harper Lin is a 3x USA TODAY bestselling cozy mystery author. Visit www.HarperLin.com

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