Its Harriets fault. Its always her fault, not that shell ever admit it. So begins A Spell of Murder: A Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, the first in a new cozy series that mixes feline fiction with a touch of the paranormal, and a little romance as well.Becca, newly single and newly unemployed, wants to believe she has psychic powers. With nothing but time and a desire for ...
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A Spell of Murder Reviews
I love Clea Simon's books and I love the way she writes her cat characters.
The cat were the main characters in this book and they all were likeable and realistic, my favourite one is Clare.
This a books were the cats are the main characters and things that happen are seen through their eyes.
Their human, Becca, her dysfunctional wiccan coven and the other characters are interesting, Becca is also very quite and likeable, but they pale and if you can like them but you end up loving the three cats.
The prodigiously talented Simon has done it again, with a wonderful book featuring three of my fave things--cats, Cambridge and murder. A totally wonderful, wonderful read.
The blurb appealed. Cats as primary characters, not to mention witches enchanted. A coven of human witches led by a warlock intrigued.
Harriet, Laurel and Clara are the three witch cats adopted by Becca, a self-described witch after responding to a flyer for “Witches: New & In Training”. Three months in the coven, Becca thinks she summoned a pillow while casting a spell. Only the cats know it was Harriet who broke all the rules by conjuring up the pillow in front of a human. Before the coven ...more
I really wanted to like this book, but it had a few too many flaws for me.
At the beginning of the story, you are introduced to not only our main character Becca but her three cats and all the other members of the coven of witches. It's very confusing as to who is who.
Also, the story is told from the perspective of the cats, which I thought was a lot of fun in theory but just didn't work for me. Also, there is a scene in where Becca discovers the murder victim and one of the cat's state ...more
This is a cozy mystery book that’s seemingly told from the cats point of view. Need I say more? Well, apparently I must for this to be a full length review that’s more than a hundred words, so here goes.I loved the cats. I loved how accurate they were described in their behavior, I loved the humor and feel-goodness of it all. It was a perfect read, and I hope to be able to continue the series soon. I really liked the whole mystery set up too, and I can honestly say that there are very few books ...more
I had such hopes for this book but ultimately was let down. The main character driving the story is a cat through whose eyes we see most of the story. Beyond that, she doesn't do much and her feline siblings are so unlikeable that it became annoyingly predictable. There is no real build up in suspense, just repetitive plotting and such a thin motivation for the killer that the ending that could have used any of the characters.
Anyone who loves cats knows that they have special powers. They can vanish instantly and reappear just as quickly. They have an unerring instinct to ferret out the one person in a room who dislikes them and then kiss up to that person.
But sisters Harriet, Laurel and Clara have real magical powers in the opening installment of Clea Simon’s Witch Cats of Cambridge series.
Their person, Becca Colvin – recently laid off from her job and dumped by her boyfriend – is in training to be a witch. As she’s ...more
First in a new series by one of my favorite authors. This one was just OK. The cast of characters was a little confusing, and I never really got a clear sense of some of the coven members. Becca seemed weak and often clueless. As for the cats, I liked Clara, but her sisters were really unlikable. I might read the next in the series to give it another chance, though.