Title: Tails, You Lose
Author: Carol J. Perry
Series: Witch City Mystery #2
Synopsis: “After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett has decided to volunteer her talents as an instructor at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts -- known as “The Tabby” – in her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. But when the school’s handyman turns up dead under seemingly inexplicable circumstances on Christmas night, Lee’s clairvoyant capabilities begin bubbling to the surface once again.
“The Tabby is housed in the long-vacant Trumbull’s Department Store. As Lee and her intrepid students begin work on a documentary charting the store’s history, they unravel a century of family secrets, deathbed whispers – and a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels hidden right below the streets of Salem. Even the witches in town are spooked, and when Lee begins seeing visions in the large black patent leather pump in her classroom, she’s certain something evil is afoot. But ghosts in the store’s attic are the least of worries with a killer on the loose…”
Review: Tails, You Lose is a perfect continuation of the Witch City Mystery series. The world that Perry has created is opened up to us as we learn about the Tabby and the secrets that lie below the town. The character development continues as Lee grows in her career choices as a teacher, and with the persistent development of her psychic abilities. My favorite character is still O’Ryan the cat. His character has developed a lot from the first book in the series; he is more magical in this book, which I loved. I read Tails, You Lose from cover to cover in a single Sunday afternoon. There were a lot of “edge of your seat” moments in this book. It is a great book and I highly recommend this series for fans of cozy mysteries, and for fans of the paranormal. If you missed my review of the first book in the series you can find it here: Caught Dead Handed.
I love this series and can’t wait to read more. As of right now there are five books in the series, but there are two more coming out this year. It Takes A Coven releases on February 27, 2018 and Bells, Spells, and Murder releases on September 25, 2018.
If you like this book you may want to read:
Look Both Ways (Witch City Mystery #3) by Carol J. Perry
The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum(Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #1) by Kirsten Weiss
Brownies and Broomsticks (Magical Bakery Mystery #1) by Bailey Cates