Maggie O'Neill loves her job at Enchantments, Indiana's finest mystical antique shop. But something dark is brewing in Stony Mill - and it's not just fabulous coffee Maggie serves to browsing customers...
Looking for charming stock for the store, Maggie accompanies her boss - and favorite witch - Felicity Dow to the countywide craft bazaar. Felicity falls hard for a beautiful armoire, intricately carved by an Amish cratsman. Maggie can't help noticing that though his clothes may be plain, he himself is more handsome than a man sporting a jawline only beard has any right to be. And he seems pretty aware that the lades love his...furniture. But when the hunky craftsman turns up dead, with a strange hex symbol etched near his corpse, Maggie wonders if the craft involved it the witchy kind. Because Maggie knows that the dead man could have been oversexed...but she has a strong suspicion that he was also overhexed.
Although I find there are way too many paranormal mystery series out there, I cannot help myself from picking them up and enjoying them thoroughly. They're like crack! Addictive! Mind, I'm not complaining, but I read them quicker than they are being published...lol
This book does not disappoint. Maggie is an empath, she has the ability to feel other people's emotions and sometimes even the reason behind the emotions that they're having. And she knows that something "evil" is happening around/in her small town Indiana, Stony Mill. Although she hasn't yet became a Wiccan, she is learning and discovering different aspects of her gift. She also has a knack for being somewhat involved in discovering dead bodies. Which her sometimes boyfriend cop Tom doesn't care for. Also there's this gorgeous ex-military man, Marcus who is really giving her doubts, their attraction is sizzling.
Although I enjoyed the murder storyline, I found myself more curious about Maggie's feelings about her craft/gift. I found the way author explained the certain rituals and celebrations fascinating.
Hex Marks the Spot by Madelyn Alt (4/5) Contemporary Mystery; Paranormal: Ghost, Witch; Published: Berkley Prime Crime (12/07); Series: # 3, A Bewitching Mystery; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (11); 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge (7);