Runway rivalries. An arcane arachnid. Can she unravel this designer death?
Pet psychic Jolene needs some excitement to keep her mind off her downward spiral. So when her dreamy police crush asks her to interview a massive eight-legged murder witness, the former shifter signs on despite the risks. With an enchanted sweatshop owner and a testy trendsetter both dying from the same venom, Jolene fears their crafty assassin has spun a complex web…
Following the officer and his lie-sniffing German Shepherd into a labyrinth of clues, she cuts through a suspect list full of jealous rivals and bitter enemies. But when their investigation shines a light on the frayed corners of the black market, Jolene worries she’s pulled the wrong thread…
Can she stitch up the case before she gets sewn into a body bag?
Friday Night Bites is the second book in the charming Magic Market paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like clever wit, supernatural settings, and lighthearted whodunits, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s enchanting tale.
Jolene is quickly becoming of my favorite people! I love her tenacity. Friday Night Bites gives us more information on her backstory, and gives us a stronger personal connection to her. While she still longs for what she has lost, this book really shows that she is no longer going to drown herself in self pity over it. She can’t have the best of both worlds, but she can enjoy the ride while it lasts.
I love the chemistry between Jolene and Peter. No insta-love just normal progression of sparks that maybe could form into something later in the series. (Must smoother than Seashells, Spells & Caramels, still salty about Imogens love interest. :P)
It is great to read about the slums after reading the last series about the elite, gives a better picture of the island, and reminds me that all communities have their problems, magic or no. I am really glad this series is following shifters because I was so curious about the harassment and hardships they faced just to live normal lives. Great social commentary.
Also, I know Erin is a dog lover and it really shows in her writing of Daisy. I love that she has a full personality, and is a solid character. It’s one of the best features of Erins books. All reoccurring characters feel flushed out enough to be main characters with their own full past and future.