Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Entertaining Mystery: Occult and Battery by Lena Gregory

I (Rob) recently read an entertaining mystery called "Occult and Battery' by Lena Gregory. I hadn't
heard of the author and since its one of 2 books in the "Bay Island Psychic Mystery" series I bought it (especially as a medium).
   I enjoyed the book and the characters were likeable and well developed. I especially liked Bee, a gay best friend to the main character, Cass Donovan. Cass' other best friend Stephanie is married to a police officer, which made solving the mystery easier.   The story was good and kept you guessing with a twist at the end.
  The only thing I didn't care for is that Cass was "acting" like a psychic and wasn't one. She was a former psychologist who used her human studies to "read" people. That didn't sit well with me, since I personally have helped people with messages from people and pets on the other side, and I don't make things up or try and figure out what people want to hear. Other than that, I would recommend it, and I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Book Overview (from Barnes and Noble)
 A murder mystery weekend becomes a little too real in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Death at First Sight—
   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.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14