Witch Way To Murder: An Ophelia and Abby Mystery

Mass Market Paperback | August 30, 2005

byShirley Damsgaard

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Bewitched meets Murder She Wrote in this delightful new cozy mystery series featuring Ophelia Jensen, small town librarian and reluctant psychic, and her grandmother Abby, a benevolent witch. 

Thirty something Ophelia Jensen wants to live a quiet life as a small town librarian. She's created a comfortable existence with her kooky, colorful grandmother Abby, and if it were up to her, they could live out their days—along with Ophelia's dog Lady and cat Queenie—in peace and quiet. But, to Ophelia's dismay, she and Abby aren't a typical grandmother/granddaughter duo. She possesses psychic powers, and Abby is a kindly witch. And while Ophelia would do anything to dismiss her gift—harboring terrible guilt after her best friend was killed and she was unable to stop it—threatening events keep popping up, forcing her to tap into her powers of intuition. To make matters worse, a strange—yet devastatingly attractive—man is hanging around Ophelia's library, and no matter how many times she tells him she's sworn off men forever, he persists. Soon this handsome newcomer reveals he's following a lead on a local drug ring, and then a dead body shows up right in Abby's backyard. And much as Ophelia would like to put away her spells forever, she and Abby must use their special powers to keep themselves, and others, out of harm's way.

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Bewitched meets Murder She Wrote in this delightful new cozy mystery series featuring Ophelia Jensen, small town librarian and reluctant psychic, and her grandmother Abby, a benevolent witch.  Thirty something Ophelia Jensen wants to live a quiet life as a small town librarian. She's created a comfortable existence with her kooky, colo...

Bewitched meets Murder She Wrote in this delightful new cozy mystery series featuring Ophelia Jensen, small town librarian and reluctant psychic, and her grandmother Abby, a benevolent witch.  Thirty something Ophelia Jensen wants to live a quiet life as a small town librarian. She's created a comfortable existence with her kooky, colo...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.76 inPublished:August 30, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060793481

ISBN - 13:9780060793487

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Mystery and Magick! Ophelia is from a long line of magick. Her Grandmother Abby has fully embraced her place in the word, unlike Ophelia. Ophelia has tried to close out the world since the brutal death of her best friend Brian four years ago. Ophelia has moved back to Iowa and took a job at the local library. One day Rick walks in and soon enough there are robberies, break-in’s, fires and one dead body. Ophelia is not sure who is doing it, but she needs to find out. The person doing everything thinks that she knows something and is threatening her. With Abby at her side Ophelia takes on the challenge of getting to the bottom of things, but to do it she must embrace everything that she is and has been through. In this quite little town where everyone knows everyone secrets, Abby needs to keep hers and find out who is causing all the trouble. As Abby opens up to the people around her she makes friends with Darci. Abby never gave the buxom blonde much thought, until Abby discovers she is very smart and a true friend. Then there is Rick, can he be trusted? Rick asks a lot of questions and no one really knows anything about him. Abby finds that Rick is breaking down all those walls she worked so diligently to put up. This is the first book in the series, and a really great start. Just like most first books it lays the groundwork for what is to come. I see lots of potential and have already started reading the next one. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out.
Date published: 2009-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Main Character Loved Ophelia, couldnt get enough of Abby. Couldnt put the book down. Wonderful mystery great to read on the deck in the sun, or curled up in front of a fire.
Date published: 2009-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good start to a series. This is the first of Damsgaard's books I've read and I enjoyed it. The reluctance that Ophelia has to her gift is sweet and endearing, as is her relationship with Abby. The story is not the best mystery I've ever read, but the character development is good, and I enjoyed the psychological aspect the author gives in the motivations of various supporting characters. Anyone who's ever lived in a small town will also appreciate the snapshot of how everybody gets all up in everybody else's business! I liked this book, and will check out some of the other Ophelia and Abby books
Date published: 2009-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from First Time Witch The main character, Ophelia Jensen, is a small town librarian and reluctant psychic with a benevolent witch grandmother. The town suffers several thefts of fertilizer while Ophelia puts off dealing with her personal issues. Both situations get complicated when she finds a body. The beginning of the story is slowed by Ophelia’s considerable whining. The dialogue is unnatural and stiff in many places. But the characters and believable supernatural twists are interesting and keep this first book enjoyable overall.
Date published: 2008-06-10

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“A Golden Broomstick to the season’s most unusual sleuths, a septuagenarian witch and her psychic granddaughter. Inventive and imaginative.”