Review: That Old Black Magic by Caroline Fardig

That Old Black Magic by Caroline Fardig
Series: Lizzie Hart Mysteries (# 2)
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Self published
Pages: 252
Source: book provided by the author for review



Lizzie Hart is back—snooping, lying, and chick-fighting to uncover the truth in this sequel to the bestselling first book of The Lizzie Hart Mysteries series, It’s Just a Little Crush.

That Old Black Magic…will it put Lizzie under its spell?

Lizzie Hart hoped her first day back at work after nearly being killed would be uneventful. No such luck. Before she can finish her morning coffee, Lizzie and her co-workers find a dead body on the rooftop of their office. Media vultures that they are, the Liberty Chronicle employees are psyched to have first-hand news to report. Lizzie, however, is devastated when she realizes that the victim is her ex-boyfriend’s brother.

When evidence begins piling up against one of Lizzie’s friends, she reluctantly dons her detective hat once again, determined to find the real killer. She’s not thrilled about chasing another psychopath around, but she’ll do anything for a friend. Lizzie’s love life is rapidly becoming a hot mess, too. Her latest attempt at sleuthing isn’t leaving much time for her budding romance with town hunk Blake Morgan. Add that to the fact she’s hiding a secret so big it could rock the very core of their relationship, it’s no wonder that Lizzie’s in a tizzy.

Poor Lizzie ends up juggling a murder investigation, a wacky Wiccan coven, and two men vying for her attention—all while nursing injuries left over from the last time she decided to play Nancy Drew. It’s a good thing she always has a few tricks up her sleeve.


Review: Shew. Can you say drama? Wow. That Old Black Magic is yet another amazing mystery by Caroline Fardig. This book has it all: drama, mystery, romance, murder, and humor.

When Lizzie Hart decides to poke her nose into another murder, her crush and newest friend, Blake Morgan, and the local police force are not very thrilled about the whole idea. Mainly because Lizzie is still in the healing process from the last murder mystery she helped solve. Lizzie feels like she has no other option considering the victim is her ex-boyfriend’s brother and her longtime friend, Jesse. Things heat up when Lizzie decides to investigate a Wiccan coven that she believes is responsible for Jesse’s murder.

Fardig is very good at hiding the true identity of the murderer. I tried so hard to figure it out the entire time I was reading but the truth had me completely shocked. Again, there is never a dull moment in That Old Black Magic. I mostly enjoyed the humor because I hate reading depressing mysteries. I am in love with this series. I would highly recommend it!