Monday, May 24, 2021

See Something - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads: See Something (Witch City Mystery #11) by Carol J. Perry

Rating:  Really Liked It
Source: Publisher

Description:  Salem's WICH-TV program director Lee Barrett is about to discover no good deed goes unpunished...

Lee has been promoted from field reporter to program director. Keeping track of all the shows and managing the local TV personalities--including a cowboy, a clown, and a performing dog--has her head spinning. Perhaps that's what makes her take pity on the distraught woman she finds sitting alone on a bench on the Salem common. When she realizes that the poor woman doesn't even know her own name, Lee takes her into the warmth of the home she shares with her Aunt Ibby and their clairvoyant gentleman cat, O'Ryan. Maybe Lee can use her own psychic gifts to divine the woman's identity.

Lee's detective beau Pete Mondello wants to talk to the Jane Doe, but before he can investigate, he's called to a crime scene. A body has been found washed up in a narrow harbor cove. As harmless as her new houseguest seems, Lee can't help but wonder if she may be harboring a killer...

Genre: Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  This is a favorite cozy mystery series and one that I'm so excited to be caught up on!

My Impression:  I was underwhelmed by the previous book in this series so I was a little nervous that the series was about to go off the rails so this one was a pleasant surprise.  I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.  It's a little different from the usual mystery.  It's not really a whodunnit - that's pretty clear within the first quarter of the book - but the main question is just what did they do and who all was involved and just how they're going to be caught.  And the unraveling it all makes for some pretty entertaining reading!  Changing up the focus of the mystery was fun as I read a lot of mysteries and can usually guess who the killer is.  Here, because the killer is already known I had no idea just how it was all going to come together and couldn't wait to find out.  

I enjoyed the Angels' involvement.  I'm a big fan of any kind of team collaboration when it comes to mystery solving and Ibby, Louise, and Betsy are the dream team when it comes to tracking down basically anything.  As well, I enjoyed Lee's change in job and seeing all the day to day work with designing programs and I was so glad to see Ranger Rob and Katie the Clown back in action.  It keeps her close to the action and the news room but without all the running around.  Of course, I always love spending time with O'Ryan, Lee's big orange cat who may just be the best animal side kick there is.

I really enjoyed this series.  There's some character growth as well as a fun mystery that kept me guessing.  I'm already looking forward to more from this author and can't wait to find out more about the new series that is mentioned in the notes.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  This is a favorite cozy author and I can't wait to read more from her.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you enjoy cozies with likable characters and a touch of paranormal this series is a winner.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. I thought the first book was exciting, but the second...I'm not that interested in her TV profession which is probably why I won't continue the series.

  2. You caught up with the series and I am behind. Oh no!! :)

  3. Caught up on the series is marvellous. I will keep an eye out for this series!

  4. This sounds wonderful! I do enjoy a good team effort and the cat sounds great.

  5. You are doing great catching up on this series! I am glad you are enjoying it. :-)