Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cop With a Wand by James Hartley


Daisy Hudson is a newly reinstated plainclothes cop, but more importantly, she has just come to the realization that she’s a witch. Not just any witch, but a very powerful witch.

After reuniting with her partner Inspector Herb Farrell who eventually catches on to Daisy’s powers—as well as falls for her charms—together they conclude that the ordinary crimes of their city have become overshadowed by the evil conspiracy of a sinister group of gray men.

From petty crimes to those committed at the highest level of government, it becomes apparent that these tall, ugly, gray-skinned men known as the Warlocks harbor a far-reaching, ominous alien takeover of the Earth.

Even with the aid of the forceful local coven, will Daisy and Herb have the fire power to prevent the Warlocks’ impending overthrow of the government?


Okay, I admit it; I’m prejudiced. Being Wiccan, I love books about witches—especially ones with a sense of humor, and Mr. Hartley’s witches always have an acerbic wit that tickles my humerus. I’m a fan, so I kind of go into his books expecting to have fun reading them and Cop With a Wand did not disappoint.

The first time Daisy uses her powers, she puts a bully in his place, and in the hospital with a crushed testicle, and she doesn’t even realize she did it.  Well, she’s only in Junior High. She barely mutters the spell. She doesn’t even know it’s a spell. These strange words just sort of come to her and he’s on the ground, writhing in pain. The kid he was beating up swears she was at least ten feet away. She couldn’t have attacked him.

Daisy’s boss suspects she’s a witch, but maintains a “don’t ask; don’t tell” policy while sending her out on cases that include strange elements. And they all seem to lead back to the grey men, the Warlocks, who seem to be turning up everywhere, including above her boss’ head.

Needless to say, Mr. Hartley grabbed me on the first page and kept me going right through to the last word. Despite its length, the book sped by all too quickly. I hope there will be sequels.

Length:  251 Pages
Price:  $5.50

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Thanks for visiting. Rose, Julie & Rochelle

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