As the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn’t feeling the magic. She’s about to land in a cauldron of hot water at work. Good thing she has her private practice to fall back on–as a Wiccan. She’ll just have to summon her inner Goddess and set the world to rights. . .
Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli’s career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. . .
But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigation brings her up-close and personal with her suspects–including sexy Wes Callahan, her client’s grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she’s been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony. . .
About The Author
Jennifer David Hesse is the author of the Wiccan Wheel Mysteries, a cozy mystery series published by Kensington Books.
Like her main character, Jennifer is also a lawyer, an English major, and a vegetarian. Unlike Keli, Jennifer is not a twenty-nine-year old single lady, and she does not practice family law. (Jennifer’s legal focus is environmental law.)
As a nature-loving, mystery-reading, magic-seeking, daydreaming kinda gal, Jennifer is thrilled to be able to write fun, lighthearted whodunits ~ with a touch of romance & a hint of magic. Midsummer Night’s Mischief is her debut novel.
Born and raised in Central Illinois, Jennifer now makes her home in Chicago with her husband, jazz guitarist Scott Hesse, and their daughter, Sage. When she’s not working or writing, Jennifer enjoys yoga, hiking, and movie & pizza night with her family.
Review of Midsummer Night’s Mischief
Review (4 Stars): This is a great start to a new series and I loved spending time with Keli. Keli is an attorney that handles wills and trusts, when one of her new clients makes a literary discovery of a lifetime. Soon, this rare first edition Shakespearean heirloom ends up missing after its owner is found dead of a heart attack in her home and the victim’s family blames Keli. Now, Keli must help track down a thief before it is too late and it is more than just her career that is at stake.
Midsummer Night’s Mischief was a spellbinding mystery that is sure to keep you in suspense. Keli was a charming yet sassy heroine that you will instantly adore and I felt that this tale was well-written from beginning to end. Keli was a Wiccan and I loved learning more about her beliefs and I felt that this added so much to this mystery. This is the first book in the Wiccan Wheel mystery series and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next for Keli in her next adventure.