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Putting on the Witch
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Epic. One word to describe this book.
From the first book in this series I was spell bound.
~Karen’s Reviews 
What a great read by a couple that is dearly missed. Like all their other books this will keep you guessing and wishing there were more books to read.
~Sleuth Cafe
Contained between the covers of this book is an epic, magical adventure that carried me away in a mystical cloud of reading. I marvel that the written word could transport me in such a way.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews
PUTTING ON THE WITCHPutting on the Witch (Retired Witches Mysteries) 
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley (October 4, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425268278
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With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun.
The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks…
I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim
I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim
About The Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene wrote award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They had written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. Joyce passed away October 20, 2015 and Jim passed on May 5, 2016. They are missed by family, friends and their many fans.
Purchase links:
Amazon – Barnes and Noble 


I am honored that I was able to read and review this book by two amazing authors. Their passion for writing shows in every book as they entertain readers with their wit, charm and love for writing. I am saddened by their passing and it is a great loss to the Literary World. I treasure every book I have from these gifted authors and know that  their words will live on as they inspire others . Thank you for giving me books that are whimsical, fun, entertaining and written with love.

I love books that grab me right from the beginning. This book is one you will want to read without stopping. There was no way I could put this book down as the characters came to life and captured my attention. The story drew me in instantly and I was off to spend time with Molly, Elsie and the other well written characters. Now what is someone to do when their coven spell book is still missing? To add to the problem is the great return of Dorothy's father.  I have to say his character was written so well that I kinda didn't like him.

I won't give too much away but I will say that a murder has occurred and everyone is scrambling trying to figure out who the killer is. I always think I can figure out the ending and who the killer is in every book but I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't know who it was till the end. The authors weave a tale  of adventure, suspense and highjinks that bring the story to a riveting end. What more could you ask for in a phenomenal para cozy book when you have ghosts, a killer on the loose , a grand witches ball and a mystery that is sure to keep readers guessing.

I received a copy of this book from the Great Escapes Book Tours.  My review was my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.

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