Review – Black Arts, Tarts, & Gypsy Carts by Erin Johnson

Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels)
by Erin Johnson


Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Self Published (October 29, 2017)
Paperback: 300 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1976537110
E-Book – ASIN: B076GW21DK

With the Summer Sea Carnival visiting the enchanted island of Bijou Mer, Imogen jumps at the chance to help run the royal bakery booth. It’ll get her out of the palace and allow her to continue avoiding her feelings for a certain engaged prince.

Imogen’s plans to lay low are shattered when the world-famous necromancer, Madame Zerna, is found dead, sawed in half on the dark magician’s table and Imogen’s friend Rhonda is caught red-handed. With incriminating evidence piling up against Rhonda, Zerna’s rival, Imogen promises to help clear her name by finding the real murderer.

But between running the booth, encouraging Maple as she struggles to lead as head baker, and taking spell lessons from the friendly strong man, Imogen’s got her hands full. And it’s no easier getting information from the evasive dark magician or Madame Zerna’s secretive assistant. Even Rhonda’s hiding something.

With the Night of the Dead fast approaching, and Rhonda headed for a maximum security witch prison, Imogen races to unearth the real killer in time to save her friend. But in a mysterious carnival where nothing’s as it seems, will Imogen have the magical powers to keep from being on the chopping block herself?

 

My Review:
3 out of 5 stars

I have not read the first book in this series and I’m going to be honest, I think that’s what messed me up when trying to read this book.  I spent the better part of the beginning of the book so confused that I almost didn’t continue.  I don’t recommend reading this book without reading the first book beforehand.  There is a lot of world building and a couple characters that didn’t make much sense to me that I think I missed out on by not reading the first book.

With that said, I did like the characters, especially Imogen and Maple.  I also enjoyed Hank’s character and the flirtations between Imogen and Hank.  You can really feel the chemistry between them.  I liked the characters enough that I am going to go back and read the first story so I can get a better understanding of the world in this series.

 

About the Author

A native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh. In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).

Website: www.erinjohnsonwrites.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/EJohnsonWrites. Twitter: @EJohnsonWrites

Purchase Link – Amazon

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