Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book Giveaway - "Death Of A Neighborhood Witch" by Laura Levine

I am an early reviewer for Kensington and they gave me two copies of Death Of A Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine. The official release date is Aug 28, 2012. I got the ok use one as a giveaway. I happily found a random name drawer online so I'm good to go. :) Anybody interested, please leave a comment to this post by July 31st with your first name and email address. I will do a drawing and contact the winner. This will be open US residents only.

For anybody who has never read anything by this author, her books are very funny.
Here is the book description:

Halloween is just around the corner, and between cauldrons of candy and a deliciously cute new neighbour, Jaine Austen is struggling to resist her sweet tooth. But this year, her once humdrum neighbourhood seems to be handing out more tricks than treats...When her faithful feline Prozac unwittingly scares to death a parakeet belonging to the neighbourhood's resident curmudgeon, Jaine finds herself knee-deep in toil and trouble. The cantankerous Hollywood has-been once played the part of Cryptessa Muldoon, television's fourth most famous monster mom. Now a bitter, paranoid old dame, Cryptessa spends her days making enemies with everyone on the street, and accidental bird killer Jaine is no exception. So when the ornery D-lister is murdered with her own Do Not Trespass sign on Halloween night, the neighbourhood fills with relief - and possible culprits. With a killer on the loose, Jaine hardly has time to fall under the spell of her yummy new neighbour Peter. As the prime suspect, she summons her sleuthing skills to clear her name and soon discovers that everyone has a few skeletons in their closets - and the motives for murder are endless. Could it have been Cryptessa's next door neighbours, the barracuda husband and wife realtors whose landscaping Cryptessa had bulldozed? Or the seemingly sweet old lady whose beloved dog was the object of Cryptessa's wrath? Or perhaps the crotchety actress was done in by her own nephew in a desperate attempt to get his hands on her money? As the masks come off, Jaine's search for sweet justice turns up more questions than answers. And just when she thought nothing could be scarier than her run-in with a tortuous Tummy Tamer, she closes in on the killer and learns the true meaning of grave danger...


  1. Sounds like a fun book. I read the first book in the series and enjoyed it. I have the rest in my TBR (except this one of course) so I'd love to have this!

    1. I've read one or two of her early ones & they are just a hoot, but it doesn't surprise me because it said on the back of the book how the author was a writer on a lot of classic sitcoms. I'm only a little ways into the book myself - the emails from her parents are very funny. Her dad is competing in a "decorate your house/lawn for Halloween" and the ensuing drama from that is hilarious.