Wendy Lightower Mystery (4 Book Series)

Wendy Lightower Mystery (4 Book Series)Murder Most Witchy (Wendy Lightower Mystery #1)
by Emily Rylands
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural, Romance

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three-stars

Summary

The Lightower family has been hunting down paranormal phenomena in the small town of North Harbor for generations. Unlike the rest of her family, Wendy Lightower has never dreamed of chasing evil witches or unearthing magical secrets. Her greatest ambition in life is to be a full-time librarian and leave her witchy roots far behind her. But when a murder is committed in her very own library, Wendy cannot ignore that there is no natural explanation for the killing. If the killer is to be caught, she must call on family and friends alike to solve the magical murder.
When she chose books over boogeymen and libraries over lycans, Wendy thought she would finally be able to live a 'normal' life. Now, her library is no longer the sanctuary she imagined it to be, and there may just be a killer hiding in the stacks.
Murder Most Witchy is the first in a new series of paranormal mysteries by Emily Rylands. Intriguing and humorous, it will keep you guessing until the very end.

Review

I am what you might call a serial reader. I need books to be in a series to feel really fulfilled. When I find a series that catches my eye, I have full intentions of reading each one until the end. The only thing that stops me is when I am scheduled to review a book for someone else. Or, if the series doesn’t keep my interest. (That rarely happens.)

So, I just finished a four book series that I really enjoyed. It is a cozy mystery/paranormal genre. And it’s on Kindle Unlimited….score!

I will admit, the first book in the series isn’t as strong as the rest. I feel as though the author got more comfortable with her characters and started picking up her pace in book two. From there, I was invested in the characters and wanted to keep on reading.

I really like the main character Wendy and her struggle between her legacy and her career. I also like the love triangle that occurs within the series. It’s hard to choose between such lovely boyfriend material.

I look forward to the next book in the series.

The Series

Wendy Lightower Mystery (4 Book Series)Bell, Book, and Murder
by Emily Rylands
Pages: 190
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Summary

In the aftermath of a string of mystical murders that rocked her small seaside haven, Wendy Lightower is glad to have her life back to normal. Except that with her own witchy powers and an uncle in the paranormal investigations business, "normal" is a word that doesn't really apply. Her previous role in uncovering a killer aside, Wendy is determined to stay out of the investigation game for good. However, her family and friends have other ideas. When her best friend disappears while working in the local magic store, Wendy will use all her resources, mundane and magical alike, to find her.

Wendy Lightower Mystery (4 Book Series)Bewitched, Bothered, and Murdered (Wendy Lightower Mystery #3)
by Emily Rylands
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four-stars

Summary

Lightower Investigations is finally under new management. After years of cajoling and plotting by her uncle Gerry, Wendy Lightower has stepped in to run her family's business with the same efficiency she once brought to her beloved library. When her first client walks through her door, she is so eager to prove her abilities in her new role that she is willing to overlook who he is - the sensational journalist and general nuisance Jack Crosby. As she dives into what looks like a simple case of harassment, Wendy soon finds herself at the center of a much darker crime. Murder once again strikes her sleepy, seaside town, drawing Wendy into a dangerous plot that is inexorably linked to her own painful past.
Bewitched, Bothered, and Murdered is a cozy paranormal mystery and the third installment in the Wendy Lightower series.

Wendy Lightower Mystery (4 Book Series)Full Moon Murder (Wendy Lightower Mystery Book 4)
by Emily Rylands
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Summary

Wendy Lightower is back, facing her most difficult challenge yet - being her best friend's maid of honor. Magda, never one to follow convention, is an atypical bride throwing a very traditional wedding, and Wendy is caught in the middle between Magda and her future mother-in-law, the formidable Mrs. Frye. In the meantime, the only case she has to deal with at work is an unexplained series of farm animal mutilations. But the case becomes a lot more serious when the next victim walks on two legs instead of four, and Wendy is drawn into the dangerous world of werewolves. Full Moon Murder is the fourth installment in the Wendy Lightower series.

three-stars

About Emily Rylands

Emily Rylands is a teacher and writer born, raised, and still living in California. Her first novel, Murder Most Witchy, is the first in a series about a family of paranormal private detectives. Emily has a long standing love of all sorts of mysteries – from thrillers to English manor murders. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she can be found reading her latest favorite cozy mystery with a hot cup of tea at her side.

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