Charmed To Death: An Ophelia and Abby Mystery

Mass Market Paperback | March 28, 2006

byShirley Damsgaard

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Ophelia Jensen's good witch granny Abigail revels in her paranormal powers. But Ophelia never asked for her bothersome psychic abilities -- especially since they proved worthless when the thirty-something librarian's best friend Brian was murdered by a still-unknown assailant.

Now, five years later, another friend is gone, killed in almost identical fashion. Even dear old Abby isn't safe, distracted as she is by her fight to prevent a massive, mega-polluting pig-farming operation from invading their small Iowa town. And Ophelia can't count on her snarling, scoffing nemesis, police detective Henry Comacho, to get the job done, so she'll have to take matters into her own hands. Because a common thread to the crimes -- and a possible next victim -- is suddenly becoming troublingly apparent . . . and it's Ophelia Jensen herself!

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Ophelia Jensen's good witch granny Abigail revels in her paranormal powers. But Ophelia never asked for her bothersome psychic abilities -- especially since they proved worthless when the thirty-something librarian's best friend Brian was murdered by a still-unknown assailant.Now, five years later, another friend is gone, killed in alm...

Ophelia Jensen's good witch granny Abigail revels in her paranormal powers. But Ophelia never asked for her bothersome psychic abilities -- especially since they proved worthless when the thirty-something librarian's best friend Brian was murdered by a still-unknown assailant.Now, five years later, another friend is gone, killed in alm...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.76 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magick and meyham! It is not six months after Ophelia almost got herself killed trying to find a killer. With the aid of Abby she is trying to learn how to use her magick. She has also opened up to the people around her. Ophelia now has three people that she calls friends, and counts herself very lucky to have them and Abby. As a big corporation wants to bring a pig farm to the area (right next to Abby’s home), the town is in an uproar. Tires are getting slashes, threats are made and soon enough a dead body shows up. Once again Ophelia is in the thick of it. The detective that made her life hell during the investigation of her best friend Brian five years ago shows up to help. Comancho believes that Abby is hiding something then and now. When Abby is attached and in the hospital Ophelia must face her deepest fears. In Ophelia’s visions she knows that there are two killers, but only one is fix aided on her. Seems Brian’s killer is now trying to send Ophelia a message, she’s next! This is the second in the series and is really good. There is great growth in Ophelia’s character and I like to see that she is really opening up to the world around her.
Date published: 2009-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Great mystery with a paranormal twist. super likable characters.
Date published: 2009-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charmed to Death: an Ophelia and Abby Mystery by Shirley Damsgaard Just the series for those who like their witches gently turned out. Number 2 in the Ophelia and Abby series, Ophelia, the apprehensive witch, finds herself stumbling alone without the guidance of her grandmother Abby, her trainer, tracking a witch-killer. The troubles began with the death of Ophelia’s good friend five years previously, leaving her fearful of her destiny. Abby is the powerful witch but the two though able to perform many of the same feats, do not necessarily have the same gifts and Abby has the feeling that she will not be able to help her granddaughter on this mission. She can only give her clues as to what Ophelia’s visions may portend. The women of the family have passed down this destiny, skipping a generation here and there, one of the missed being Abby’s daughter, Ophelia’s mother. Abby gives Ophelia some ancient Norse runes that belonged to her great grandmother believing she will gain her insights through them. The runes come with a journal, and awaken deep feelings within. After an accident leaves Abby in a coma, it is up to Ophelia, ready or not, to be strong and learn. She must be the one to complete the mission. This series of books is light-hearted, fun, and yet interesting. There are some continuing characters in the series, each well-developed or developing individually. I love these books and turn to one of them whenever I am in need of calming my mind from weightier matters or tomes. The promise shown in this, the second book, is something I look forward to in each and every one. Totally enjoyable, no vampires, beasts, or were-people, just two enduring and loving witches. A quick, easy read.
Date published: 2009-02-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK Read Not as good as the first one, but still readible. I picked this book up because I had read and liked the first one in the series, but was a little disappointed. I found it to be slow and tedious. It did get better about half way, but still wasnt very exciting to read.
Date published: 2006-07-15

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