Author Morgana Best
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Pepper Jasper is your normal everyday witch. Several years ago her parents went missing while vacationing in Kyrgyzstan. As a result of this Pepper went to live with her Aunts whom she hadn’t known well until then.
Now Pepper is all Grownup. She has failed in the outside world and is forced to return home.
Lucas O’Callaghan, a guest at Mugwort Manor, arrived at the same time as Pepper. He is in Lighthouse Bay to take over the business his uncle has left him.
As Pepper’s and Lucas are being greeted by her aunts Dorothy, Agnes, and Maude a dead body comes falling through the roof.
If that was not enough the man had obviously been murdered.
The main character of Witches Brew, Pepper, is a young woman trying to deal with the many changes in her life as she takes on the family business, her eccentric aunts and a murder investigation.
Lucas O’Callaghan is a conceited young man who believes every woman is after his charms. He has developed a prickly exterior in an effort to ward them off.
Dorothy, Agnes, and Maude, Pepper’s aunts are no ordinary women. They hide a great deal behind there eccentric facade.
Paul and Linda Williams a married couple, along with Marius Jones are guests at the Mugwort Manor who appear to have there own agenda.
Lastly, there are the police officers who have come to investigate the crime. There is Sergent Carteron of the local police force and his partner Constable Walker. In spite of the fact they are not among the team of investigators, they have there own interest in the crime. Detective Anderson and Detective Banks are there from out of town to investigate the crime.
Witches Brew is set in Mugwort Manor on the outskirts of the township of Lighthouse Bay in Australia.
When the body of a dead man comes falling through the roof at Mugwort Manor the police are called to the scene.
The clues are animal sounds that were heard in the bushes as Pepper and Lucas arrived, animals hairs where the man was obviously carried to the roof, and the obvious signs of strangulation on the dead man’s neck.
What I Liked About the Story
The way mythical creatures are woven into a story that at first glance appeared to be a murder mystery made this an interesting read.
There were some fresh ideas of vampires, shifters, and witches woven into this story as well.
What I Didn’t Like
While the plot was an interesting one the story isn’t written in a very engaging manner.
Stamp of Approval
While the idea of a modern-day witch playing detective may sound interesting I didn’t find the book very engaging after the first few chapters.
By Candy Benn