Blurb: How did the deceased owner of the old house know so much about Ali Trent, the antique dealer hired to appraise her hoarded treasures? And can she stay alive long enough to solve the mysteries of murder and magic before becoming the next victim?
About the author: From living off the grid in the Arizona desert, Eileen has moved to the woods of upstate New York. She has authored a standalone adventure novel called Desert Shadow. She is also the author of Alicia Trent Series. The Black Cane: Dowager Diaries Book 1 is her latest release.
Review: The story is about, Alicia Trent a co-owner of an antique store that specializes in high-end items of all kinds who was made to order after the death of a wealthy widow to sort through a disorderly compilation gathered over the years. Alicia agrees to stay at the mansion organizing the collection and entertaining bids from collectors. After few eccentric episodes she determines to find out whether the widow was actually murdered, if so, why, and who may want her dead as well. Eileen’s story-telling capability is fine. She manages to draw you in and feel involved with the characters. Alicia is a modern girl who believes in science, rather than in magic. Thus, reading about it through Alicia’s narration makes it much easier to believe in the magic represented in the story. Also, Alicia is such a strong and practical girl that it makes you feel like cheering for her all the way through. Antique Magic by Eileen Harris, is one of the most enjoyable mysteries I’ve read in quite a while. All the characters are interesting and believable, intriguing plot, and the story a page-turner with twists and turns. If you like vagueness and are zealous about antiques, you’ll probably enjoy this book, even though there aren’t enough details about the antiques, details that a collector would have certainly enjoyed. I liked reading this book, a lot of manoeuvre and an interesting spread of characters that left me question who was good and who was bad. I was astonished by “bad guy” of this book. It was definitely not someone I was expected but did guess the “why” or how this person was attached in to the relations as more information was given away. I think this is going to be an exhilarating series. I can’t wait to find out what circumstances Alicia gets into subsequently.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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