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Bell, Book, and Murder

by Rosemary Edghill

This book is actually three mysteries bound together (Speak Daggers to Her, Book of Moons, Bowl of Night), starring Bast, a Gardnerian witch who reluctantly becomes an amateur detective and spiritual warrior. Written by a Gardnerian priestess, they're absolutely hilarious and the best commentary on the Pagan lifestyle and community I've ever read. They manage to show how a modern Pagan's struggle to be a realist, a mystic, and a New Yorker all at once. Best of all, Bast isn't perfect; she isn't always in the right place at the right time, and she screws up royally on occasion. Just like a real person. I was laughing from the first page to the last, and all the while wheezing, "I know these people!"

Reviewed by Diane Sylvan

The Bowl of NightSpeak Daggars to HerBook of Moons




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