Attorney Keli Milanni loves her work. She especially likes working with clients like the elderly woman she just started consultations with recently. More than simply helping her client write a will and get her affairs in order, Keli is sharing in the excitement of a rare and valuable find. The woman has a First Folio of Shakespeare’s works, a valuable book that she thought had been destroyed in a fire years and years ago. However, when Keli’s client passes away suddenly, her family realizes that the Folio is missing. Some family members place the blame on Keli’s shoulders, saying that she should have done more to safeguard the rare book rather than allow her client to simply tote the book around in a shoulder bag. When those complaints reach the ears of Keli’s boss and the other firm partners, she’s forced to take a leave from her job and is more motivated than ever to find the First Folio and repair her reputation.
Midsummer Night’s Mischief is a cozy mystery with elements of chick lit running throughout, which I liked. Keli’s search for love was an equal plot line with the missing book and I think those two elements matched well together. I was slightly disappointed to not have more elements of Keli’s Wiccan magic, because I really enjoyed those portions in the story! I was also excited to have figured out who the thief was! A rarity for this mystery reader, who usually suspects the wrong person. I’m intrigued to see what’s next for Keli and, dare I say it?, really rather piqued by the cranky Crenshaw!
Midsummer Night’s Mischief
(A Wiccan Wheel Mystery)
1st in Series
Kensington (July 26, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
E-Book ASIN: B017G7HEIA
As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn’t feeling the magic. She’s about to land in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on–as a Wiccan. She’ll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights. . .
Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli’s career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. . .
But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects–including sexy Wes Callahan, her client’s grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she’s been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony. . .
About The Author
Jennifer David Hesse is the author of the Wiccan Wheel Mysteries, a cozy mystery series published by Kensington Books.
Like her main character, Jennifer is also a lawyer, an English major, and a vegetarian. Unlike Keli, Jennifer is not a twenty-nine-year old single lady, and she does not practice family law. (Jennifer’s legal focus is environmental law.)
As a nature-loving, mystery-reading, magic-seeking, daydreaming kinda gal, Jennifer is thrilled to be able to write fun, lighthearted whodunits ~ with a touch of romance & a hint of magic. Midsummer Night’s Mischief is her debut novel.
Born and raised in Central Illinois, Jennifer now makes her home in Chicago with her husband, jazz guitarist Scott Hesse, and their daughter, Sage. When she’s not working or writing, Jennifer enjoys yoga, hiking, and movie & pizza night with her family.
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