ARE DIGGING UP TROUBLE AGAIN!
In the 9th Cass Shipton adventure, the serenity of summer on the South Shore of Massachusetts is rudely disturbed when a rabid preacher and his ragtag following of parishioners begin to picket military funerals, liberal churches, and Pagan businesses. This hateful campaign naturally rouses the ire of the Circle of Five: Deidre, Phillipa, Heather, Fiona, and Cass, ladies who follow the Wiccan way-especially since Deidre's Faeryland is one of the targeted shops.
Before they have time to thwart the preacher for good and all, however, Heather, with characteristic enthusiasm, throws herself into an archeological project at the Morse Homestead in Salem where American Indian artifacts have been unearthed in the strata below the historic "witch" house. Great fun, until a mysterious sniper starts wounding and killing members of the team. Naturally, Heather calls on Cass and the Circle to end this reign of terror.
Rushing to Heather's aid, the ladies find themselves lodged in a haunted inn, which, along with an unearthly cold spot at the foot of the stairway, also offers a congenial bar where the five often gather to plan their strategy and fortify their spirits. Cass's young friend Tip is recruited to help and finds romance with a lovely photographer who happens to be an accidental time-traveler.
Believing that they have confounded the Salem Sniper, the Circle heads home, only to encounter a new challenge. A little girl named Molly Larsson has disappeared! The Circle resolves to employ all their witchy arts and off-the-wall brainstorms to find her. Meanwhile, they discover that the malice of Salem has followed them to Plymouth and must be resolved as well. Mayhem, mischief, and magic are non-stop in this exciting new adventure for Cass and her Circle.
Dolores Stewart Riccio is the author of 9 Circle of Five mysteries; Spirit, a novel; several cookbooks, including the original Superfoods series; two collections of poems; and co-author of two books about haunted houses. She lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts.
"THIS WEIRD, WONDERFUL, WITCHY COTERIE IS AT IT AGAIN."
TOM ELLIOT, IN THE MENSA BULLETIN
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this latest of the Cass Shipton and friends series, author Dolores Stewart Riccio perfectly balances the everyday ordinariness of real Wicca with the touches of coincidental magic that those in tune with their surroundings experience daily. The mysteries are good too. And the vegetarian cassoulet is really yummy.
Consistently great series. Auto-buy