Review of Murder in Wizard’s Wood by Michael J. Allen
In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent a copy of this book by the author for the possibility of a review. All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.
I wasn’t sure what to expect besides a wizard, in the South, dealing with the dead bodies mentioned in the description.
I’m glad I had no pre-conceived notions. They would have been wrong.
One of my joys in life is finding a story that draws you in and doesn’t let go until it’s over. Murder in Wizard’s Wood did just that and cost me sleep along the way. I read much too late into the night for several nights in a row until I had finished the book.
I look forward to book two in the series.
The twists and turns of the book make it tricky to review without spoilers. Suffice it to say I recommend you read it.
For excellence in story-telling I will forgive other flaws. There are some minor ones along the way, which seem to be in the Kindle edition and are likely just editing mishaps.
This book also brought to mind an older tale set in the South, Windmaster’s Bane by Tom Deitz, which is considered a classic. The similarities were in the setting and the story-telling, not the actual story, of course.
I give it 5 stars as I will definitely be hunting for more books by this author.