Death of a Wicked Witch by Lee Hollis
Series: Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #13
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Bar Harbor, Maine, is quieter in the off-season, but the population has just increased a bit with the arrival of Ted and Trudy Lancaster. Ted's taking over for a retiring minister, and Trudy runs a food truck called Wicked 'Wiches. When she stops in at the Island Times office to place an ad, Hayley happily devours the sample sub Trudy offers--and the two become fast friends.
When Trudy tragically dies in her truck while catering a Halloween party, suspicion falls on a cranky, competitive caterer who'd made veiled threats to Trudy. But the case becomes more complicated when Hayley's husband admits he'd seen someone dressed as a witch hurrying away from the food truck--not very helpful when countless women at the party wore the same costume. Now Hayley finds herself sandwiched between witches and witnesses as she considers a smorgasbord of suspects. If she finds the killer, she'll be a local hero . . .
Includes delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!
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This is book number thirteen in this series but I haven’t read any of the others. Honestly the title is what drew me in on NetGalley. It sounded so fun and I just wanted to read it. Lee Hollis is a brother/sister writing team and I will say I enjoyed their writing very much.
In this particular Hayley Powell Mystery we have a new couple moving into town. The husband a minister and his wife a food town owner. I loved the name of her truck; Wicked ‘Wiches. Doesn’t it sound awesome? She is sadly found dead in her truck while catering the local Halloween Ball.
Talk about a mystery! Everyone is wearing costumes so figuring out who is who takes a little work.
I enjoyed Hayley as our intrepid sleuth and that her daughter Gemma works with her in this one. Trudy, the victim was easy to like as well. I enjoyed that she wasn’t a hated character. I get more invested in figuring out what happened when I like the victim. If they were horrible sometimes I feel like they deserved and don’t care if their murder is solved.
All in all this was an excellent read and I will certainly be going back and reading all of the other books int he series.