Wednesday, June 29, 2022

With a Spirit of Vengeance - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads:  With a Spirit of Vengeance (A Bay Island Pyschic Mystery #7) by Lena Gregory

Rating:  Liked It!
Source:   Publisher

Description:  Psychic Cass Donovan must uncover the truth about long-buried secrets and recent murders to bring peace to a troubled spirit and bring justice to a flesh-and-blood killer . . .

When the spirit of Ophelia Wilson turned to clairvoyant Cass Donovan for help, Cass was able to prove Ophelia’s innocence in the century-old murders of her family members—and solve a contemporary murder in the process. But Ophelia’s spirit has returned, this time angrily demanding that Cass expose the identity of whoever did kill her family. And then eerily, two descendants from the Wilson family tree are murdered, suggesting that Ophelia has the power to meddle in modern-day events to satisfy her rage.

As Cass struggles to solve the two recent murders and unravel the sparse clues about murders from a hundred years ago, she and those around her begin to suffer Ophelia’s wrath—including an attempt on the life of one of Cass’s closest friends. Relying on all of her own psychic powers, Cass has to confront the spirit’s hunger for vengeance and track down a merciless killer before she becomes the next victim of both . . .

Genre:  Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:   I have really enjoyed the previous books in the series and how can I resist the big clumsy looking dog on the cover?

My Impression: I really enjoy this series!  Cass is a likable main character but what really sells it is her friends - especially Bee and Stephanie.  I also cannot get enough of her big dog aptly named Beast who is just as gentle as he is big and clumsy. The pyschic element adds an interesting element and is not always convenient for Cass.

This book follows closely with what happened in the previous book A Spirit Seeks Asylum and while you could read this book without reading the rest of the series you do need to read the book before this one for this one to really make sense.  The ghost of Ophelia is an interesting character and raises the question of just how do you solve a decades old murder with no evidence.  As well when Bee and Cass discover a modern day murder they have to figure out just how everything else is connected.  

The ending felt a little rushed but that is a common issue I have with cozy mysteries lately and since everything was esxplained I was happy with it.  This is a fun series with likable characters and a fantastic canine side kick.  If you enjoy a cozy with a good paranormal twist this is a fun series to try.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Definitely!  I've missed a few of the earlier books in the series and I'm looking forward to going back and reading them.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you enjoy cozy mysteries this is a fun series.

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


  1. I do enjoy cozy mysteries. This series sounds like fun

  2. I don't know why I don't read cozies anymore. I love them and have a few series to finish.

  3. Sounds like it has all the main elements of a good cozy, especially Beast!

  4. I'm not familiar with this series but I like to read a cozy from time to time so will add to my GR list. Thanks for sharing!
    Mary @Bookfan

  5. I like the cover, gives me an ominous feeling. I do love books with ghostly elements too!

  6. Another series for me to catch up on. I read the first one and still have the rest of the series to read.