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A killer takes a spin through Salem . . . Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby--even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fadin A killer takes a spin through Salem . . . Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby--even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder. Lee prays the intrusive ESP episode was just a glimpse into the past--until her policeman boyfriend reports a dead man outside the repair shop. Apparently, the unknown victim had been hot on Lee's trail since the auction. And with the horse found dismantled, it looks like he was up to no good. What's the story behind the antique equine, and could a strange bubblegum-chewing woman with fiery hair have something to do with the crime? Guided by her gift and O'Ryan, her wise tabby cat, Lee's set on catching the murderer . . . before she's sent on the darkest ride of her life.


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A killer takes a spin through Salem . . . Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby--even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fadin A killer takes a spin through Salem . . . Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby--even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder. Lee prays the intrusive ESP episode was just a glimpse into the past--until her policeman boyfriend reports a dead man outside the repair shop. Apparently, the unknown victim had been hot on Lee's trail since the auction. And with the horse found dismantled, it looks like he was up to no good. What's the story behind the antique equine, and could a strange bubblegum-chewing woman with fiery hair have something to do with the crime? Guided by her gift and O'Ryan, her wise tabby cat, Lee's set on catching the murderer . . . before she's sent on the darkest ride of her life.

30 review for Murder Go Round (Witch City Mystery, #4)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. A solid cozy mystery set in Salem and featuring amateur sleuth Lee Barrett is back. Of course, we mustn't forget O'Ryan the cat, who plays his part in helping to solve cases. Lee and her Aunt Ibby bid on a storage locker and trouble soon follows shortly after. This is a fun series to delve into, especially if you love these type of mysteries. I'm keeping my eye out for the next book. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. A solid cozy mystery set in Salem and featuring amateur sleuth Lee Barrett is back. Of course, we mustn't forget O'Ryan the cat, who plays his part in helping to solve cases. Lee and her Aunt Ibby bid on a storage locker and trouble soon follows shortly after. This is a fun series to delve into, especially if you love these type of mysteries. I'm keeping my eye out for the next book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    An excellent paranormal mystery. On a whim, Lee Barrett and Aunt Ibby attend a storage locker auction. Surprise they bid and win a unit. As they remove and separate the items Lee a version in a vase that upset her. One of the items is a carved merry go round horse. Lee takes the item to a repair shop. That evening the police are called to the show. The horse had been dismantled and outside the shop is a dead man exactly as Lee saw it in the earlier vision. Lee and Aunt Abby begin to search the h An excellent paranormal mystery. On a whim, Lee Barrett and Aunt Ibby attend a storage locker auction. Surprise they bid and win a unit. As they remove and separate the items Lee a version in a vase that upset her. One of the items is a carved merry go round horse. Lee takes the item to a repair shop. That evening the police are called to the show. The horse had been dismantled and outside the shop is a dead man exactly as Lee saw it in the earlier vision. Lee and Aunt Abby begin to search the horse and other objects in the unit and find information that leads to an early arrival of six Russian families to America in 1915. I like how O'Ryan leads Lee to her mirror as more vision help her solved the mystery. Will she succeed in finding the answer before a major disaster occurs? Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Doward Wilson

    Lee Barrett is living in Salem, Massachusetts with her aunt, Isobel Russell. She is the young widow of a NASCAR driver and has ESP abilities. When the ladies attend a storage rental auction they acquire some junk and some treasures, including an antique wooden carousel horse. Leaving the horse with an expert repairman, Lee has a vision of a murder. When a body is discovered outside the repair shop, Lee knows her vision is coming to life. With the help of her aunt, the policeman she dates and her Lee Barrett is living in Salem, Massachusetts with her aunt, Isobel Russell. She is the young widow of a NASCAR driver and has ESP abilities. When the ladies attend a storage rental auction they acquire some junk and some treasures, including an antique wooden carousel horse. Leaving the horse with an expert repairman, Lee has a vision of a murder. When a body is discovered outside the repair shop, Lee knows her vision is coming to life. With the help of her aunt, the policeman she dates and her amazing cat Lee jumps into finding out who did it and why! With the aid of her psychic abilities she starts learning the history of the carousel horse and who might want it for the treasure it is rumored to contain. I have really enjoyed the previous three books in this series and this is the best one yet. The characters are realistic and using the background of the city of Salem and the psychic abilities really add to the storyline. Any cozy mystery fan will enjoy this entertaining series. Even if you don't usually read books with paranormal activities, you should try this.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    January has some exciting releases for you and this is one I was so excited for. I love Carol J. Perry's Witch City Mysteries and it was such a pleasure to read Murder Go Round this last night. Carol writes one of my most favorite characters, Lee is a wonderful character. She is in her 30's a Nascar Widow and has a touch of paranormal visions that help her unwillingly solve murders in Salem MA. She lives with her aunt in a beautiful home and is starting to come into her own as a teacher as well a January has some exciting releases for you and this is one I was so excited for. I love Carol J. Perry's Witch City Mysteries and it was such a pleasure to read Murder Go Round this last night. Carol writes one of my most favorite characters, Lee is a wonderful character. She is in her 30's a Nascar Widow and has a touch of paranormal visions that help her unwillingly solve murders in Salem MA. She lives with her aunt in a beautiful home and is starting to come into her own as a teacher as well as a student. This was a fun Russian themed mystery. I love books about the Romanov Dynasty and this was a well planned mystery based on Russian crafts people who were sent to America before the revolution to be in place should the family need to flee. I enjoyed this plausible mystery and theories of long lost treasure seemly hidden in plan sight all these years later. If you have not yet discovered this series this is a good one!I love the covers on these cozies and Book 4 is fantastic but Book 1 still holds my heart! Be sure to order and be one of the first people to read this January 31st release.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Morin

    I am a huge fan of this series. Every time there is a new book by this author, I get excited to see what will happen. This book told an intriguing story that kept me guessing until the very end. Lee and Aunt Ibby venture out to a storage facility auction and end up with more than a locker full of interesting items. The item that sparks Aunt Ibby's interest is a Russian Samovar, well hidden in a box that know one else sees. Lee is taken with a wooden carousel horse. She see beneath the chipped pain I am a huge fan of this series. Every time there is a new book by this author, I get excited to see what will happen. This book told an intriguing story that kept me guessing until the very end. Lee and Aunt Ibby venture out to a storage facility auction and end up with more than a locker full of interesting items. The item that sparks Aunt Ibby's interest is a Russian Samovar, well hidden in a box that know one else sees. Lee is taken with a wooden carousel horse. She see beneath the chipped paint and can't wait to see it restored to it's glorious wonder. What neither of them expect to be is involved in a mystery. I love this series and can't wait ti read the next one. Ms. Perry is a wonderful story teller and her cast of colorful characters adds such fun to the story. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina

    If you chose this story read the physical book avoid the audio. The audio narrator is terrible who over-enunciates every other word and pauses between them so the pace is clipped and jarring, also she is very dull and droning. This story is written as if for middle-grade age. It's overly simplistic, repetitive and there were way to many step by step details as if the reader was learning everyday things. Example: I opened the car door, I got into the car, I closed the car door, I put the key in th If you chose this story read the physical book avoid the audio. The audio narrator is terrible who over-enunciates every other word and pauses between them so the pace is clipped and jarring, also she is very dull and droning. This story is written as if for middle-grade age. It's overly simplistic, repetitive and there were way to many step by step details as if the reader was learning everyday things. Example: I opened the car door, I got into the car, I closed the car door, I put the key in the ignition and started the car, I put on my seatbelt, I drove out of the driveway. There is zero character growth in this story and the MC's are getting very boring. Also in this book for all their book smarts (seriously Aunt Ibby is a walking Google, and everyone knows everything, or knows someone who does and has multiple high degrees at young ages) they have no common sense or lack of reality. They see the best in everyone as soon as they meet them and these people could never do anything bad, they could never dupe you or lie ext. Seriously? Get your head out of the clouds. Oh and everyone here is rich and can afford to work when they want. Last they all live just fine and dandy with perpetual sleep deprivation. They seriously get like 3-4 hours of a sleep a night for weeks and function as if they had a solid 8 hours. I don't know about you but after a few nights of little sleep, I am exhausted and fuzzy brained. Lee and her 'powers' left a bit to be desired this time around. She is told that her powers are getting stronger and to listen to them and her intuition/gut. She says she will but doesn't. She hates her powers but calls upon them to show her things then gets angry and annoyed or scared when they do because she doesn't like what they show her or how. Also her familiar, O'Ryan the cat...as with her powers he shows her things and she ignores him, then asks for his help, then ignores him...ugh. Also he has a name but she spends half the book just calling him cat. Hey cat, oh look cat, ext. Also the way the mystery is unraveled in this story got on my nerves. The setting is Salem, Massachusets for crying out loud. While not a huge metropolis it is a nice size city and yet they only have 1 detective? And as we learn in this novel he isn't even thought with schooling???? On top of that he doesn't even do most of the work, he lets his girlfriend and MC Lee and her aunt do it all. Aunt Ibby solves most of the cases, he just shows up to get their information and point them in new directions. FYI Aunt Ibby is Sherlock who notices and knows everything, Lee is Watson who just goes along and takes notes or runs errands for her aunt and they report back to Pete (the detective). Pete tells Lee repeatedly (as do other people) to stay out of police business and stop nosing around yet they don't do anything to stop her when she does, points her in need directions, asks her what she found and tell her what they know and will do next so she goes first. UGH. (Pete tells her repeatedly that she would make a GREAT detective (no) and she is taking online classes). The plot of this novel is that Aunt Ibby takes Lee to a storage locker auction and their purchase attracts some very unwanted attention from a host of interesting but unsavory characters. As they discover the history of the items they bought that history brings out present dangers. Russian intrigue and connections abound.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Juli

    Maralee Barrett and her Aunt Ibby go to a storage locker auction. They win the contents of one locker, finding all sorts of treasures including a silver samovar, a beautiful quilt, and a faded but beautifully carved carousel horse. Almost as soon as they take the items home, strange things start happening. Someone takes their trash. Strangers show up at Goodwill to rifle through the boxes of items they donated. And, after being taken to a local craftsman to be restored, the carousel horse is bro Maralee Barrett and her Aunt Ibby go to a storage locker auction. They win the contents of one locker, finding all sorts of treasures including a silver samovar, a beautiful quilt, and a faded but beautifully carved carousel horse. Almost as soon as they take the items home, strange things start happening. Someone takes their trash. Strangers show up at Goodwill to rifle through the boxes of items they donated. And, after being taken to a local craftsman to be restored, the carousel horse is broken into pieces at the man's shop by an unknown intruder. Maralee's strange ESP visions start warning her of murder and danger, and her cat O'Ryan starts dropping clues to the mystery as well. Soon they discover that the mystery dates back to 1915 when six Russian immigrants came to the United States with some items entrusted to them by Czar Nicholas himself. Maralee and her aunt must sift through the clues, along with Maralee's policeman boyfriend, Pete, to discover the truth behind the items in the storage locker. It's a secret worth killing for in the past and the present, putting them all in danger. Murder Go Round is the fourth book in the Witch City Mystery series. I enjoy this series because each book is so different. This time the mystery revolves around Russian history and relics from the last days of Czar Nicholas and his family. The mystery was intriguing, well-paced and very interesting. Maralee's ESP visions are a vital part of the plot, but not presented in an over-the-top cheesy manner. And the cat, O'Ryan's special qualities are also understated, not over-done. I enjoy Maralee as a main character, and the supporting cast (Aunt Ibby, O'Ryan, Pete, River) are all wonderful, interesting, eccentric characters. The books are always a nice mix of humor and mystery with a touch of supernatural. A 5th book in the series, Grave Errors, is coming out this fall. All in all, an enjoyable, fun cozy mystery. I highly recommend the Witch City Mystery series for mystery lovers who enjoy cozies with a touch of supernatural and cute humor. Fun read! It isn't necessary to read the books in order. A reader could jump in and start with book 4 and not have a hard time figuring out the characters.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sabine

    I love each and everyone of Carol J. Perry's books. They pull me into the story that I feel like watching a movie. This one wasn't any different. The mystery starts with Aunt Ibby and Lee winning the content of a unit at a storage war type auction and hooked me right there. When the wooden carousel horse from this auction is destroyed by an intruder in the night and a dead person found at the crime scene the trouble begins. Aunt Ibby and Lee start digging in the Russian past of the auction items I love each and everyone of Carol J. Perry's books. They pull me into the story that I feel like watching a movie. This one wasn't any different. The mystery starts with Aunt Ibby and Lee winning the content of a unit at a storage war type auction and hooked me right there. When the wooden carousel horse from this auction is destroyed by an intruder in the night and a dead person found at the crime scene the trouble begins. Aunt Ibby and Lee start digging in the Russian past of the auction items to find the killer. There is some interesting history to be discovered and the mystery is solved with the help of some interesting but not overpowering paranormal elements. A fast paced and well told story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rachel- Goodbye Borders

    Lee and her aunt (Ibby) go to one of those storage locker auctions (where they auction off the storage units stuff that have unpaid rent). Aunt Ibby sees something she has to have and luckily, she wins. There is an interesting old carousal horse and a samovar (this is what Ibby wanted). Lee sees a vision in the samovar's shiny surface and this begins the mystery. I was frustrated with this one. Don't get me wrong, the mystery is an interesting one. I love Aunt Ibby and O'Ryan. They are the best Lee and her aunt (Ibby) go to one of those storage locker auctions (where they auction off the storage units stuff that have unpaid rent). Aunt Ibby sees something she has to have and luckily, she wins. There is an interesting old carousal horse and a samovar (this is what Ibby wanted). Lee sees a vision in the samovar's shiny surface and this begins the mystery. I was frustrated with this one. Don't get me wrong, the mystery is an interesting one. I love Aunt Ibby and O'Ryan. They are the best parts of this book. My frustration is with Lee. She is 32 (if my memory is correct) and is still having issues with/disliking/not embracing her gift. In one moment I think she is making headway and the next she isn't ("so-called gift of mine"). This being the 4th book, I just expected more. I thought this in book 3 too. I don't expect competence. But I did expect and anticipated a certain amount of acceptance and embracement. And it isn't there IMO. Then there is the "romance." I just don't see it with Pete. At all. Friends, sure. Lovers? Nope. I think I'm done with this series. I have zero desire to read more. And what is with Lee calling O'Ryan "cat?" He has a name, use it!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    Having not read any books from this author, and with loving stories involving ghosts, I was really looking forward this book and it didn't disappoint. Lee Barret and her Aunt Ibby have purchased an abandoned storage locker and ever since then, the strangest things have been happening to them. Their garbage was stolen, an old carousel horse that was at a restoration shop, was broken apart, and Lee has been having tons of visions (she's a scryer - she sees visions of the past, present, or future in Having not read any books from this author, and with loving stories involving ghosts, I was really looking forward this book and it didn't disappoint. Lee Barret and her Aunt Ibby have purchased an abandoned storage locker and ever since then, the strangest things have been happening to them. Their garbage was stolen, an old carousel horse that was at a restoration shop, was broken apart, and Lee has been having tons of visions (she's a scryer - she sees visions of the past, present, or future in shiny surfaces.) Soon, the ladies, along with Lee's policeman boyfriend, Pete, find themselves right in the middle of a murder mystery. This book was really cute. Yep, cute. It's not by any means, one of those edge of the seat who dunnit mysteries, that keep you up long past everyone else in the house going to bed. It's more so of a feel good mystery with a dash of intrigue. The characters don't really evolve much which is why I put it down to 4 stars rather than 5. Read this because you enjoy whimsical ghosty stories, just don't go into it expecting a James Pattersonesque novel. Totally worth the read and seeing that this is a series, I look forward to the next one! I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    A fun mystery, even if somewhat unlikely and far out. I liked it well enough and have started to feel really cosy with the characters. They are starting to feel like old friends, which is really nice. Something was really off with the way C.S.E. Cooney narrated this book though. It was as if someone had replaced her with a robot that tried to sound like her, but failed at faking a natural, human speech pattern. So, so, soooooo very weird - not at all in a good way. I almost turned it off at the b A fun mystery, even if somewhat unlikely and far out. I liked it well enough and have started to feel really cosy with the characters. They are starting to feel like old friends, which is really nice. Something was really off with the way C.S.E. Cooney narrated this book though. It was as if someone had replaced her with a robot that tried to sound like her, but failed at faking a natural, human speech pattern. So, so, soooooo very weird - not at all in a good way. I almost turned it off at the beginning, because the difference from the previous three book was jarring, but at about the halfway mark she started getting more into gear and at the end it was almost - almost - ok again. At least she's back to normal in book #5, but #4 was a real blip audiobook wise. Robotic, often unnatural and with an overall sense of wrongness. Sadly it made me enjoy the story less, even if it was still enjoyable enough to get through.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I am still enjoying this series. They are quick and fun reads. The paranormal aspect is really downplayed, and is only centered around solving the case, by which I mean that the mysteries themselves are (so far) straightforward crime mysteries. Lee, the main character, has visions in reflective items, and she has a friend who is a witch and reads tarot for her to help her solve the crimes. She also has a cat who may be more than he seems, and seems to have an affinity for other cats in Salem. In I am still enjoying this series. They are quick and fun reads. The paranormal aspect is really downplayed, and is only centered around solving the case, by which I mean that the mysteries themselves are (so far) straightforward crime mysteries. Lee, the main character, has visions in reflective items, and she has a friend who is a witch and reads tarot for her to help her solve the crimes. She also has a cat who may be more than he seems, and seems to have an affinity for other cats in Salem. In this episode, Lee and her aunt buy an abandoned storage unit, and find some things in there that may be more than they bargained for.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    Cute quick read. Enjoy the characters, the story and of course the mystery.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Delitealex

    Lee and her aunt Ibby buy a locker at a storage auction and end up with some surprise treasures. Strange things start to happen that involve the items from the auction. Lee ends up having a vision of a murder victim then things get complicated. I'm jumping into this series on this fourth book I didn't feel lost at all. I do want to go back to the beginning to see when Lee got her ability. I loved the characters they worked together so well. Especially Ibby the reference librarian. All the researc Lee and her aunt Ibby buy a locker at a storage auction and end up with some surprise treasures. Strange things start to happen that involve the items from the auction. Lee ends up having a vision of a murder victim then things get complicated. I'm jumping into this series on this fourth book I didn't feel lost at all. I do want to go back to the beginning to see when Lee got her ability. I loved the characters they worked together so well. Especially Ibby the reference librarian. All the research into the Russian royalty was interesting. I also loved how O'Ryan the cat played a big role in helping them solve the mystery. I will be continuing on with this series. I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rima Aiello

    In this latest installment of the WitchCity Mysteries, we follow Lee as she is off from teaching at the Tabby. Lee and Aunt Ibby decide to go to a storage auction to waste the day and for something interesting to do. Once Aunt Ibby takes a look at the first storage unit and goes all in on the bidding, that is where the real story begins. Lee, Aunt Ibby, and Pete are thrown into chaos almost as soon as the storage unit is emptied. Not long after, there is a murder and of course Lee and her aunt di In this latest installment of the WitchCity Mysteries, we follow Lee as she is off from teaching at the Tabby. Lee and Aunt Ibby decide to go to a storage auction to waste the day and for something interesting to do. Once Aunt Ibby takes a look at the first storage unit and goes all in on the bidding, that is where the real story begins. Lee, Aunt Ibby, and Pete are thrown into chaos almost as soon as the storage unit is emptied. Not long after, there is a murder and of course Lee and her aunt dive head first into attempting to solve it. Dangerous situations, the Russian brotherhood, the town crazy lady, and a good dose of history does nothing to thwart those two from investigating. What I loved most about this book was it was not ordinary. The author didn't just follow a story through Salem, even though I am sure there is enough there to write about. I love the touches of Russian history that were added, and how colorful everything was described. This was a perfect addition to the series and I cannot wait for the next book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    Sometimes, I select cozy mysteries because of a plot point. I chose this one because of the carousel horse on the cover. I adore carousel horses. The book did not disappoint. Carousel horses, a doll, a crazy quilt, pastries, and a silver urn -- plus a retired librarian and intelligent dialogue. Most excellent! Хорошо!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)

    Storage auctions are all the rage it seems to have hit here in Book Four of the Witch City Mysteries. Lee agrees to go with her Aunt to a storage auction and when her Aunt bids on a storage unit Lee is a bit skeptic. It really doesn't look like anything but a bunch of junk but her Aunt seen something she really wanted and it does seem like that among the junk are some really cool pieces.  The thing is someone else wants something that is in that storage unit. Lee finds a lovely wooden carousel h Storage auctions are all the rage it seems to have hit here in Book Four of the Witch City Mysteries. Lee agrees to go with her Aunt to a storage auction and when her Aunt bids on a storage unit Lee is a bit skeptic. It really doesn't look like anything but a bunch of junk but her Aunt seen something she really wanted and it does seem like that among the junk are some really cool pieces.  The thing is someone else wants something that is in that storage unit. Lee finds a lovely wooden carousel horse and she falls in love with it, it needs restored but she knows it will look lovely. Before she leaves though she catches a glimpse of something horrible as her psychic powers are awaken again.  Soon they hear about a man who was murdered and Lee is sure it's the guy she seen in her vision. She can see visions in shiny objects and it had started out small but it seems her gift is growing and at times it scares her. Soon she gets involved in the mystery involving Russians and some very expensive things from a long time ago. With the help of your policeman boyfriend Pete, her unusual cat O'Ryan, she uses her gifts to help them catch a killer.  I like Lee and I think her gift is cool but also a bit freaky. I don't think I would like to look into a mirror or something shiny and see something I don't want to see. It helps her with her sleuthing but she is also really good at it too, so much that her boyfriend who is a cop keeps telling her she should have been a cop but she is fine being a journalism teacher. I also like Pete, though he doesn't like her putting herself in danger he doesn't dismiss her strange gift or the ways of her cat and sort of goes with the flow. Her Aunt is pretty cool as well!  I thought this one had a really good mystery ingrained in some history about Russian Czars. I never was exactly sure who had done it though I was suspects. :)  If you like cozies then you should give this series a try!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    This was a fun read of a book in a cozy mystery series, although there is the bit of paranormal. This is book #4. I haven't read the first 3 books but I was totally able to get into the story without the background of the other books. The subject was very interesting to me. Lee and her Aunt Ibby go to an auction for storage lockers and win one of the auctions. There's lots of junk but they also find some Russian "treasures" including an exquisite quilt, a samovar, and a wooden carousel horse. Im This was a fun read of a book in a cozy mystery series, although there is the bit of paranormal. This is book #4. I haven't read the first 3 books but I was totally able to get into the story without the background of the other books. The subject was very interesting to me. Lee and her Aunt Ibby go to an auction for storage lockers and win one of the auctions. There's lots of junk but they also find some Russian "treasures" including an exquisite quilt, a samovar, and a wooden carousel horse. Immediately strange things start to happen and Lee realizes that someone is looking for something valuable. She tracks the belongings to 1915 when 5 men arrived in the USA from Russia. They all had held jobs in the court of the doomed Czar Nicholas. Some of these men had been murdered. I love all things about the Romanovs and really enjoyed this book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    Lee and Aunt Ibby attend a storage unit auction, where Ibby spots something of interest and tells Lee to bid. Amongst a lot of rubbish, they find some wonderful items, such as a Russian samovar, a cuckoo clock, doll clothes that once belonged to the Grand Duchess Anastasia, a carousel horse, a crazy quilt, and some lovely hand carved chess sets and toys. Lee and Ibby discover that the items came from the former home of a gifted master carpenter who once worked in the court of Tzar Nicholas II. A Lee and Aunt Ibby attend a storage unit auction, where Ibby spots something of interest and tells Lee to bid. Amongst a lot of rubbish, they find some wonderful items, such as a Russian samovar, a cuckoo clock, doll clothes that once belonged to the Grand Duchess Anastasia, a carousel horse, a crazy quilt, and some lovely hand carved chess sets and toys. Lee and Ibby discover that the items came from the former home of a gifted master carpenter who once worked in the court of Tzar Nicholas II. A very large Russian seems to be looking for something hidden in them. Also suspicious are the owner of a Russian tea emporium and a local eccentric with flaming orange hair and a pink motor scooter.

  20. 4 out of 5

    William Richardson

    One of the best in this series probably because it touched on a subject I'm interested in, the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. She was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II. The whole family was murdered by a group of Bolsheviks. For years it was believed she somehow had escaped. But this story is about treasure that was supposedly sneaked out of Russia by friends of the Tsar, these being Fabergé Eggs worth millions. So murder and treasure hunting involves Lee and her Aunt Ibby, their cat O One of the best in this series probably because it touched on a subject I'm interested in, the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. She was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II. The whole family was murdered by a group of Bolsheviks. For years it was believed she somehow had escaped. But this story is about treasure that was supposedly sneaked out of Russia by friends of the Tsar, these being Fabergé Eggs worth millions. So murder and treasure hunting involves Lee and her Aunt Ibby, their cat O'Ryan and Detective Mondello. I love all the stuff about Lee's being able to see visions in shinny things and O'Ryans cast of helpful cats that help Lee out. Can't wait for the next book in this series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby--even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Eileen Lynx

    Very scary

  23. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    I loved this book!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Conni

    Good Book. Murder mystery kind of fell by wayside Just trying to figure out the bigger mystery. I thought Lee could cook from earlier book! Anyway I am really getting into the characters now.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carol Ann Labosky

    I really enjoyed this book. With each book in the series, the characters and their relationships become more developed. It was a good story and held my interest. Love the cat!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mystereity Reviews

    See this and all of my reviews at Mystereity Reviews 3.5 stars After a "Storage Wars" type auction, Aunt Ibby and Lee bid on a locker full of boxes after Aunt Ibby thinks she sees some promising items. After winning the locker and hauling the contents home, they discover several historical items - and a mystery! An enjoyable tale, this series always features original storylines, and Murder Go Round was no different. The intrigue kept me turning pages, and the sprinkle of Russian history added flavo See this and all of my reviews at Mystereity Reviews 3.5 stars After a "Storage Wars" type auction, Aunt Ibby and Lee bid on a locker full of boxes after Aunt Ibby thinks she sees some promising items. After winning the locker and hauling the contents home, they discover several historical items - and a mystery! An enjoyable tale, this series always features original storylines, and Murder Go Round was no different. The intrigue kept me turning pages, and the sprinkle of Russian history added flavor (the descriptions of the Russian pastries, especially!) I loved Stasia, her colorful antics added a lot to the book. I hope she's in later books, she was a real hoot. Some elements in the book just didn't do it for me, so I had to reduce my rating. I'm not going to outline them here, because it would give too much away and perhaps (hopefully) those elements will be changed before the book is released. Overall, this is a cute series, and the book was entertaining and enjoyable but not without a few issues. Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for providing an advance copy in return for my honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    Aunt Libby thought it would be fun to go to a storage unit auction and asks her niece Lee to go with her, Lee lives on the third floor of her aunt''s house. When the unit is opened to view, Aunt Libby spots an item that she wants. At first viewing, it looks like house hold junk. They win the bid at a low price but it appears that some one else should have bid on it too. Some one is following them and trying to retrieve items that were in the auction. They did find a few nice historical or antiqu Aunt Libby thought it would be fun to go to a storage unit auction and asks her niece Lee to go with her, Lee lives on the third floor of her aunt''s house. When the unit is opened to view, Aunt Libby spots an item that she wants. At first viewing, it looks like house hold junk. They win the bid at a low price but it appears that some one else should have bid on it too. Some one is following them and trying to retrieve items that were in the auction. They did find a few nice historical or antique items amongst the "junk". A murder soon follows and Lee and her Aunt become involved in finding answers to solve the crime. Lee is a scryer who see visions in reflective objects. She does not embrace this but is starting to understand it. This cozy series has a lot going for it. The location is Salem Ma.. The characters are likable. There are several things I like that Carol Perry has done with the characters. First on all, Aunt Libby is really interesting, lively and a lot of fun. She is somewhere in her sixties. Some young authors have a person in their 50s to 70s with one foot in the nursing home and make caricatures of them. The other thing I like about a character is that she uses Lee's cat O'Ryan as a contributing part of the story. Many put a a cat on the cover to sell books and barely mention the cat in the book.. This is the fourth book and each has been different. They are well written and have unique plots. This was a fast enjoyable light paranormal cozy read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    My review for Murder Go Round is very similar to the review I gave Look Both Ways (#3 in the series). There isn't enough character development or supernatural element even though it's mentioned that Lee's abilities are getting stronger and issues may pop up because of that. We do get to spend more time with Aunt Ibby, but Raven is only briefly mentioned and the cop boyfriend just shows up after the fact a few times. I did find the story line interesting and timely with Lee and Ibby going to a stor My review for Murder Go Round is very similar to the review I gave Look Both Ways (#3 in the series). There isn't enough character development or supernatural element even though it's mentioned that Lee's abilities are getting stronger and issues may pop up because of that. We do get to spend more time with Aunt Ibby, but Raven is only briefly mentioned and the cop boyfriend just shows up after the fact a few times. I did find the story line interesting and timely with Lee and Ibby going to a storage auction which sets the plot rolling. Now that I've tried two books in the series and found them just an ok read, I'll move on to something else. I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tess

    Is it really possible that Maralee (Lee) and Aunt Ibby could get into so much trouble, just by attending a storage locker auction? After bidding and winning the contents they began to question what they had done. Carol Perry has written an enjoyable series, A witch City mystery series, she has just released her 4th book and the 5th will soon follow. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did n Is it really possible that Maralee (Lee) and Aunt Ibby could get into so much trouble, just by attending a storage locker auction? After bidding and winning the contents they began to question what they had done. Carol Perry has written an enjoyable series, A witch City mystery series, she has just released her 4th book and the 5th will soon follow. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melodie

    This series very quickly became a favorite of mine. I like my cozies with a little "woo woo"! In this one Lee & her Aunt Ibby decide to go to a storage locker auction on a whim. What they end up with doesn't seem like a big deal, but it is to someone. A very good mystery, as always, and great characters! Recommend! This series very quickly became a favorite of mine. I like my cozies with a little "woo woo"! In this one Lee & her Aunt Ibby decide to go to a storage locker auction on a whim. What they end up with doesn't seem like a big deal, but it is to someone. A very good mystery, as always, and great characters! Recommend!

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