Occult and Battery by Lena Gregory

A murder mystery weekend becomes a little too real in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Death at First Sight

Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 
Berkley (April 4, 2017) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-0425282762 
E-Book ASIN: B01J2STXD0 

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.

“Stop the car!”
Bee Maxwell slammed on the brakes, skidding to a stop on the sand-covered shoulder. Without loosening his white-knuckled grip on the steering wheel, he turned a glare on Cass. “Are you crazy? What’s the matter?”
Cass released her hold on the dashboard and shot him a grin. “We’re here.”
A hand the size of a baseball mitt fluttered to Bee’s chest, with all the drama of a true diva. “You nearly gave me a heart attack because we’ve arrived at our secret destination?” Gritting his teeth, he shifted gently into park. No way would he jam the shifter into gear, even though she could tell he badly wanted to. The black Trans Am was his baby, always to be treated tenderly. Cass, on the other hand, was a different story. Bee looked about ready to throttle her. “Wouldn’t it have been easier to just tell me where we were going?”
Stephanie Lawrence poked her head between the seats to stare at Cass. “Not that I want to agree with Bee, but really, Cass, you could have just told him where to go. Then maybe this maniac wouldn’t have nearly put us through the windshield.”
She shrugged. “I didn’t think he’d agree to take me if I told him where we were going.”
Bee waved a hand in dismissal and glanced out the window, as if realizing for the first time where they were.
The old, supposedly haunted Madison Estate perched in the center of the highest ground on the island, amid dried-up beach grass, trees long since devoid of leaves, and garbage from whatever kids were brave—or stupid—enough to ignore their parents’ warnings. Thick, grey clouds gathered overhead, lending credence to the haunted stories Cass had heard since childhood.
A dainty shiver ran through Bee’s bulky frame. “Well, if your destination has anything to do with that house, you can just count me out.”
“But it’s perfect.” She opened the door and shot him a quick grin over her shoulder.
“Hey. Where are you going?”

Ignoring Bee’s protests, Cass climbed from the car. She closed the door behind her, effectively cutting off any further arguments. Bee happened to be deathly afraid of ghosts. 
Not that he believed in them.

Leonburgers and Tarot and Ghosts - Oh MY!
Cass and her friends are back to hold a seance as the Wellingtons open their new B&B.
Big Bee wants no part of talking to the dead but there is no better showman to help with the set-up. or to have your back (and hold your dog) when all get snowed in at the Inn.
I love these three friends and the community in which they live. If Cass can't find a way to earn an income when tourist season ends, her shop Mystical Musings may disappear with the winter snow.
Even if you are not really trying to conjure the dead, secrets will be revealed when doing a group reading. This series is just plain fun. 
From the troubles with an undisciplined giant puppy, to jealousy and greed and other negative emotions, to romance and best friends who won't let you fail, the action and difficulties are never ending. Even as I rooted for Cass to succeed, I couldn't wait to see what trouble would check in next. 
I wish I lived in a town where people pulled together.

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite mystery series.


About The Author

Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.
When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Occult and Battery! And thank you for such a lovely review!! I'm so happy you are enjoying the series :)

  2. Love this series. Looking forward to reading "Occult and Battery".


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