Murder by Magic (Sonoma Witches #5) (Witch Cozy Mystery, Urban Fantasy): A Paranormal Mystery

· Sonoma Witches Book 5 · Eton Field
9 reviews

About this ebook

I should’ve known the birthday party for a 113-year-old witch wasn’t going to be all cake and games. Especially with so many other witches around—and that scary magic wand.

I’d been desperate for a vacation from the rain on the California coast. But instead of snow and cocoa in a cozy mountain cabin, I got… a dead body. And the murder weapon wasn’t a candlestick in the billiard room.

Looks like it’s up to me again. My one friend is a Bright witch but not much of a fighter. I used to think I, too, was harmless, but the enchanted marks on my skin tell a different story. My moral code prevents me from killing anyone, but somehow my enemies tend to end up dead.

Trapped in the spellbound mountain retreat, I have to find the killer before anyone else gets killed. Or worse.

I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again.


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An enchanted lake house, a magic wand, and a murdered witch...

Life is never boring for ex-demon hunter Alma Bellrose, even if she’d like it to be. Can she use her developing powers to unravel a century of family secrets and save her friend’s life—or will an old curse claim another victim?

A standalone mystery within a series.

Ratings and reviews

9 reviews
Lorraine Cooper
September 16, 2021
A singing Gnome? I think the author has a bit of magic in her too just like her delightful characters. This book was a pleasure to read I enjoyed it so much. I have not read a great many cozies lately so this was a refreshing change for me. I adored the characters Alma is on the case so everything is okay but what about Seth? It looks like in a charming fantasy there has to be something going on the needs a lawyer! I did receive a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
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Kristen Lewendon
September 16, 2021
No good deed goes unpunished as Alma learns when she accompanies an old friend into a den of vipers affectionately known as “family”. So many twists and turns. Every time I thought I had a handle on what was going on around Alma, there’d be a new revelation that would completely change my understanding. This book was filled with suspense, a little bit of silliness, and a whole lot of magical powers. I’m now experiencing the terrible book hangover I get every time I come to the end of a volume in this series, and I can’t wait until there’s another new story and I can do this all over again. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author.
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Hammy Safa
October 6, 2023
Every one in series is amazing 👏 🙌
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About the author

GRETCHEN GALWAY is a USA Today bestselling author who writes mystery, fantasy, and romance. Raised in the American Midwest, she now lives in in Sonoma County, California.

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