Eye of Newt (Five Star First Edition Mystery)

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Sydney St. Charles is descended from a long line of witches. She owns an apothecary shop in Manitou Falls, Colorado, where she sells spells, potions and talismans. Sydney's charms are very popular, but it isn't witchcraft that has the town buzzing. Clive Newton, a member of the rock band The Newts, has been murdered. Then the band's manager dies in a fire. Sydney finds her attempts to help with the investigation are complicated by her growing attraction to amnesiac, "John Elway." She is also drawn into an ancient family mystery: a parallel murder that happened in Salem in 1692. Through an ancestor's journal, she learns far more than she expected about her own heritage - and also about the modern-day killer. In the end, Sydney must outwit a murderer who will go to any lengths to silence her.

Denise Dietz lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, novelist Gordon Aalborg.

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"This is a fresh, fun series."
--dorothyl.com (dorothyl.com 20040801)

"...very enjoyable novel..with interesting characters and a strong sense of humor. ..Part romance, part mystery, and all fun, the resulting novel is often downright funny while at the same time providing a very good tale."
--Kevin R. Tipple, The Blue Iris Journal (October 2004)

"...Eye of Newt has a certain wacky charm and the story is compelling if only in its looniness and complexity."
-- Mystery Scene (December 2004) (Mystery Scene 20041201)

"Eye of Newt is hysterically funny at times, brimming with Sydney St. Charles's sometimes dry wit. The book also has a character list, which I found extremely useful, with so many people to remember.
Denise Dietz gives us a book filled with mystery, magic, and mayhem, but most of all, charming wit. Eye of Newt is a fanciful romp that should be thoroughly enjoyed and savored."
--Romance Reviews Today (November 2004) (Romance Reviews Today 20041101)

"Great characters...Highly recommended."
--DorothyL (November 2004) (dorothyl.com 20041101)

"Funny, sexy story..."
--DorothyL (November 2004) (dorothyl.com 20041101)

"...fans will enjoy...the Elway and the seventeenth century Salem subplots strengthen a fine who-done-it."
--The Midwest Book Review (October 2004) (The Midwest Book Review 20041001)

"This amazing concoction of self-deprecating humor, raucous familiars, and idiosyncratic family should entertain most."
--Library Journal (October 2004) (Library Journal 20041001)

"Skillfully going back and forth between the present and the past, Dietz weaves the two into a parallel story that enables Sydney to solve both the past and present murders. With a pinch of this and a dash of that, a little murder, a little greed and envy, a little love and lust, Dietz has cooked up a bewitching story that will put you under its spell."
--Murder and Mayhem (July 2004) (Murder and Mayhem 20040701)

"I can't even begin to do this wonderful book justice. All of these characters seemed so real because of how well written they are and I felt as if I'd made new friends and met some really interesting people...dialogue had me laughing out loud even when at a totally miserable doctor's appointment. I certainly hope this will be the beginning of a long running series, both about Sydney's adventures and about her 1692 relatives' adventures."
--Murder Express (July 2004) (Murder Express 20040701)

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