A murder mystery weekend becomes a little too real in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Death at First Sight—
Cass Donovan uses her skills as a former psychiatrist to get away with pretending to be psychic, but she’s not about to let anyone get away with murder...
The outlook is not so good for Cass’s psychic shop, Mystical Musings. With winter winds discouraging tourists from riding the ferry from Long Island to Bay Island, Cass hopes to draw in more customers by hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with a séance, in a supposedly haunted mansion.
But Cass begins to lose her spirit when her ex-husband shows up, along with his fiancée—Cass’s ex-best friend. Then, after one of the guests is found dead, a blizzard blows in, trapping everyone inside with a murderer. Now Cass must divine who did the deed before her reputation and her livelihood fade away.
About the Author
Lena Gregory is also the author of Death at First Sight, the previous Bay Island Psychic Mystery. She lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island.
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It starts out where you're not sure but the stories just keep getting better! Enjoy. Rhop18
In Occult & Battery, the second book in the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series, author Lena Gregory weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that follows the latest amateur sleuth adventures of psychic Cass Donovan. Set in the quaint Long Island coastal town of Bay Island, Cass is the owner of Mystical Musings, a psychic shop in her hometown. She has provided the local residents with many psychic readings, but as winter sets in, Cass's business wanes, so she decides to host a murder mystery weekend hoping to draw in customers. But when a blizzard traps everyone inside the haunted mansion, a guest is found murdered, and Cass's ex-husband shows up with his fiancee (and Cass's ex-BFF), suddenly the murder mystery weekend turns into a murder investigation with Cass using her psychic abilities in order to find the real killer and save her reputation. Occult & Battery is a captivating and fast-paced whodunit tale that has enough quirky characters, witty banter and humor, drama, danger, and intriguing twists and turns that will keep you guessing the identity of the murderer. You can't help but get caught up in the drama and calamity that ensues as Cass uses her psychic instincts to solve the murder. Cass' amateur investigative adventure unfolds with a wonderful balance of comedy, drama, and suspense that easily kept me guessing, and left me wanting more. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the rich description of the wintry setting of the quaint coastal Long Island seaside town of Bay Island. Occult & Battery is an entertaining cozy murder mystery that will easily engage you to join Cass in her latest psychic mystery adventures! Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Let's have a seance in a haunted house. What could go wrong? OCCULT AND BATTERY by Lena Gregory The Second Bay Island Psychic Mystery Let's have a seance in a haunted house. What could go wrong? Looking to boost business during the off season Cass teams up with the Wellington Investment Company to provide a weekend of psychic readings at the Wellington's property before its grand opening as a B&B. Cass is thrown when her former fiancee and his girlfriend (her former best friend) arrive to attend the festivities and is taken aback when a seance is suggested. An unexplained apparition causes the seance to end abruptly, but it's a scream during the night that reveals something worse. The body of one of the Wellingtons has been found hanging in the cupola. Was it suicide or murder? The worsening blizzard has rendered phones useless while trapping everyone in the house. Cass desperately needs the money she was to earn from the weekend and is concerned everyone will want a refund. In order to save herself from the opening night disaster Cass will try to to solve this untimely death. The more I read this series, the more I enjoy it. The trio of Cass, Bee, and Stephanie are the embodiment of true friendship. Despite differences and disagreements these friends stick together through everything and will run to each other's aid no matter the time or reason. We also see their antithesis in the relationships between Cass and her former fiance and "best friend" as well as the interactions of the Wellington family. My favorite aspects of the book are the glimpses we receive of the paranormal. Despite the fact that Cass doesn't believe she's truly psychic and doesn't believe in ghosts, we see glimmers of the truth behind the denials. I am also in love with Beast and hope that Cass figures out how to train him before something truly dire occurs! OCCULT AND BATTERY brings the harsh realities of winter to an island community based on summer tourism. A fine mystery makes the past, present, and future collide while deep characterization brings heart to the story. FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a copy of this book in the hopes I would review it.