Friday, January 2, 2009

The Witch is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard

Life is busier than ever for witch Ophelia Jensen. In addition to her day job at the library, she—with the help of her grandmother Abby—is preparing to officially adopt Tink, the young medium she's taken under her wing. So when Ophelia's elderly Aunt Dot, eager for adventure, wants to investigate the murder of a funeral director in the neighboring town, Ophelia tries to say no. But then Tink's dog pulls a skull out of the woods—a skull that may belong to a murder victim.

Finding mysterious bones in the woods isn't the only strange thing that's happened to Tink lately. She's been having visions of ghastly ghosts imploring her for help. But before Ophelia can connect the apparitions with the murder, Tink is kidnapped! Ophelia and Abby will have to battle a creepy crematorium owner and an invasion from some modern-day body snatchers to find their protégé . . . or else they'll have to hold a séance just to speak to her again.

Once again, I just love this series. It was nice to see Cobra...errr...Ethan back again for another installment. I'm hoping to see something more happen between him and Ophelia in the next book!!! :) Which of course I can't wait to read!!! Although I had an inkling about part of the mystery, I didn't know it to the extent, and it's fun reading. Love the characters, especially meeting Aunt Dot in this book, she was a trip and a nice addition to the storyline!!!! Another fantastic book by Ms. Damsgaard!! :) 4.5/5