Monday, July 9, 2012
Cleanliness is Next to Wishfulness
By Darcy Merriweather, a wish-granting witch
From Heather Blake’s Wishcraft Mysteries
Have you seen those hoarding TV shows on TV? I’m a bit of a neatnik anyway, but after watching an episode, I decluttered and purged some more (if only I could convince my aunt Ve to do the same).
Anyway, the closest I ever wanted to get to that kind of environment was my TV remote, but unfortunately, I was hired through Aunt Ve’s company, As You Wish, to clean out a hoarder’s house... The house of a missing woman, a witch known for collecting charms and valuable gems. She vanished over a year ago and there’s been no sign of her since. Now her daughter can’t afford to keep the house, so she hired me.
What was a witch to do but grab some empty boxes, a hazmat suit, and get to work...?
But before I could even start the job, my jobsite became a crime scene when a wish led to the discovery of the woman’s body—beneath the mountains of clutter in her own home.
Now I’m on the hunt for a killer... But first I have to figure out why the woman was killed. Was it because of a love triangle gone wrong? Or because of a magical charm that can grant endless wishes...
Wish me luck!
A Witch Before Dying debuts August 7th