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That Ain't Witchcraft
DAW. (InCryptid, Bk. 8). Mar. 2019. 435p. ISBN 9780756411794. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780756411800. FANTASY
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OrangeReviewStarAntimony Price has been on the run from the Covenant of St. George. Now in debt to the crossroads, she finds the journey that much longer. While her cryptid friends are with her, including furi carnival boyfriend Sam, being away from her infamous family is still taking a toll. However, the group has found a house in the tiny town of New Gravesend, ME, and maybe Annie can rest a little, or not. The crossroads wants to call in its debt: Annie is to kill one James Smith, who lost his best friend to a contract with the crossroads. He wants revenge, and may be one of the few to take it. But Annie doesn't kill people—not usually. Not even the Covenant's heir apparent, Leonard Cunningham, who has arrived in town. If there's a way Annie can make it through this dilemma, she can finally go home, if she doesn't get herself killed first. The eighth title in the "InCryptid" series showcases McGuire's dry wit and humor in a story with compelling action and imagination that just keeps getting stronger.
VERDICT With delightful worldbuilding and enjoyable characters, this follow-up to Tricks for Free is another solid entry in a great urban fantasy series.

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