Roller Rink Witchcraft (Harper “Foxxy” Beck Series Book 1)
By Raven Snow
In the small town of Waresville, witches, goblins, and ghouls are money in the townspeople’s pockets. Without the magic stores on every corner and spooky tour bus ride, how would a place nicknamed “Wheresville” survive? But when Harper “Foxxy” Beck, owner of the Funky Wheel and all-around groovy witch, finds her murdered accountant plastered to her floor, the citizens are taught a valuable lesson about creatures that go bump in the night: They kill. Turning Harper’s world on its head, the police arrest someone close to her, and she’s forced to investigate to clear her friend’s name. But as this foxy lady gets closer to the true identity of the killer and the alluring Detective Bennett, the man actually assigned to the case, the quiet town of Waresville turns into a dangerous place for a meddling witch.
Suddenly, her long-standing roller rink is a battleground for a satanic witch, and suspects are popping up everywhere she looks. When a second body appears, shattering everything she thought she knew about the murders, Harper needs to decide who she can trust. With the help of her cape-wearing best friend, her hunky detective, and her terrifying witch of a grandmother, Harper must use the clues before her to solve the case— but in a town with hundreds of years of feuds and spooky happenings, will she be able to dig up the truth before hers is the next head on the chopping block?
The theme of this book is a Supernatural/Paranormal Witch Themed Cozy Mystery. It is a "novella", approx. 20,000 words in length which will typically take the average reader about one hour to read. It is the first volume of the Harper "Foxxy" Beck Mystery Series. This book is a standalone, reading further volumes is not required to resolve or enjoy the book. Romance is clean.
loved running her 70’s themed disco roller rink. The “Funky Wheel” was fun and
always stayed busy. But then one day Harper opened up to find her accountant
dead, duct taped to the rink floor. When one of her employees is arrested for
the murder, it’s up to Harper to solve the murder and get her friend out of
jail. This was a fun,
quick read. I liked Harper’s spunky attitude. It fit well with the plot. This
story was a mystery, detective, and slight romance all rolled into one amusing
story. I guarantee you’ll like this one.
"Rife with deceit and deception and characters that leap off the page, this story is told with confidence through a sure hand, engaging both the mind and the heart. A compelling treat." -- Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author
"I love the way that Mefford writes, seamlessly jumping between characters and time frames with no confusion, and he is extremely descriptive of the setting . You almost feel like you are watching a movie instead of reading a book!" -- Hilary Mahoney, Elusive Red Tiger
"Mefford wrote her character with depth and you can feel her passion for her job throughout the entire book." -- Shelly Maynard, Lynchburg Mama
Above reviews from An Ivy Nash Thriller, Book 1, IN Defiance
Books in the Alex Troutt Thriller Series:
Books in the Ivy Nash Thriller Series:
IN The End
Q&A with author John W. Mefford:
Q: What do the Ivy Nash Thrillers have to do with the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: The Ivy Nash Thrillers comprise the second sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series. The Alex Troutt Thrillers are the first sub-series. While I'll eventually write a series that connects the major characters and plots from all the sub-series, you don't have to read the AT books prior to the IN books. But I have to say, the AT thrillers are darn good.
Q: So you're saying you don't have to read the Alex Troutt Thrillers before the Ivy Nash Thrillers?
JWM: Nope. While a few of the characters might occasionally overlap between the series, they can be read as stand-alone. And then I'll wrap everything up in a final set of six novels that connects all of the main characters and stories from each sub-series. If you haven't read any of the Alex Troutt thrillers yet, you can try out the first three at a pretty nice discount. Just search for Alex Troutt Box Set.
Q: Can you give some insight into how Ivy Nash might connect to Alex Troutt down the line?
JWM: Sure…and then I'll send over a hit squad. Seriously, I'll be sprinkling in a few clues along the way for those who pay close attention to the details, but it will all come together in that final six novels of the Redemption Thriller Series. And it will be explosive and gut-wrenching at the same time.
Q: How many different sub-series are you planning to have in the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: Right now, I see four sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series, with six novels in each. It's the most challenging and fulfilling creative endeavor I've undertaken. I hope you enjoy the journey.
Ivy Nash had
barely gotten over rescuing little Emma from her strung-out mother trying to
sell her for drugs, when Emma’s father, billionaire Dillon Burchfield, gets
arrested for sexual assault to a minor. Dillon had hired Ivy and her ECHO
employee Christina to return Emma then, and now he has hired them to help take
care of her while he fights the charges against him. But something about the
charges doesn’t add up, so Ivy, being the sleuth she is, doesn’t give up until
she uncovers the truth.
Ivy Nash is
tough that’s for sure. In this chapter, she discovers just how strong she is. I
like that Christina’s problems take a forefront this time around. I think we’ll
see a closer bond in their next story. The Alex Troutt crossover played out
well. It was fun watching the two cousins work together. That was the high
point for me.
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.