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One Potion in the Grave

“Blake is unstoppable! She crafts a story that pulls readers into the book. . . . The characters are so real and the situations so well written that readers will have a hard time putting this book down.”

RT Book Reviews
(4½ stars, top pick)

“The delight in reading the novels by Heather Blake stems from the characters she creates.”

—Kings River Life Magazine

“A great new series. . . . Blake seems to have hit her stride with this one, and I look forward to seeing what happens in Hitching Post next.”

—Debbie’s Book Bag

“A brilliantly executed and finely tuned tale that enthralled me from beginning to end . . . a delightfully engaging, entertaining, enchanted story that will lift your spirits and leave you smiling.”

—Dru’s Book Musings

“Blake’s writing makes it hard to put the book down. Filled with interesting characters and the main endearing heroine, Hitching Post, Alabama, is one crazy town filled with heart.”

—Lily Pond Reads

“I loved every minute of reading this book. When a mystery novel can transport me to another place and put me right in the midst of the drama and have me rooting for my favorite characters while trying to puzzle out the clues from the red herrings, I am one happy reader.”


A Potion to Die For

“What Heather Blake always achieves so skillfully, both in this debut series and in her Wishcraft Mystery series, is the creation of a complete mythology for her paranormal world. . . . The relationships between characters are developed realistically, and the romantic elements are never forced, making this an intriguing novel with a satisfying mix of mystery and the paranormal.”

—Kings River Life Magazine

“Heather Blake’s books are always favorites of mine, filled with magic, mystery, and romance, so . . . twists and turns, secrets and lies abound, but all of the loose ends fall into place when the surprising revelation of the killer is made.”

—Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows

“Blake does it again with the debut of another great paranormal mystery series. As witch Carly tries to prove herself innocent of murder, a shocking turn of events makes readers tear through the pages to find out the real story. This reviewer can’t wait for more fun from this talented author.”

RT Book Reviews

“Heather Blake once again thrills readers. . . . Carly Bell Hartwell is a great heroine. . . . The ending was a surprise, though reading a good book from Heather Blake never is. She is one of the best paranormal cozy writers around, and you’ll not want to miss the beginning of this new adventure.”

—Debbie’s Book Bag


“An enchanting and thoroughly likable sleuth.”

New York Times
bestselling author Denise Swanson

“Magic and murder . . . what could be better? It’s exactly the book you’ve been wishing for!”

—Casey Daniels, author of
Supernatural Born Killers

“Blake successfully blends crime, magic, romance, and self-discovery in her lively debut. . . . Fans of paranormal cozies will look forward to the sequel.”

Publishers Weekly

“Wow! Ms. Blake has taken the paranormal mystery to a whole new fun yet intriguing level. . . . This story is . . . mysterious, whimsical, [and] delightful. . . . Heather Blake makes it

—Once Upon a Romance

“Heather Blake has created a wonderful new spin on witches in Salem that is both lighthearted and serious. An all-around wonderful read.”

—The Hive

“Heather Blake casts a spell on her audience.”

—The Mystery Gazette

“A good quick, breezy read.”

—Pagan Newswire Collective

“This stellar standout series debut has set the bar. High.
Extremely high!
 . . . Wickedly delicious.”


Other Mysteries by Heather Blake

The Magic Potion Mystery Series

Book 1:
A Potion to Die For

Book 2:
One Potion in the Grave

The Wishcraft Mystery Series

Book 1:
It Takes a Witch

Book 2:
A Witch Before Dying

Book 3:
The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy

Book 4:
The Goodbye Witch

Book 5:
Some Like It Witchy


Published by New American Library,

an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014

This book is an original publication of New American Library.

Copyright © Heather Webber, 2015

Penguin Random House supports copyright. Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture. Thank you for buying an authorized edition of this book and for complying with copyright laws by not reproducing, scanning, or distributing any part of it in any form without permission. You are supporting writers and allowing Penguin Random House to continue to publish books for every reader.

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ISBN 978-1-101-59367-7


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.




Other Mysteries by Heather Blake

Title Page




Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-one

Chapter Twenty-two

Chapter Twenty-three

Chapter Twenty-four

Chapter Twenty-five

Chapter Twenty-six

Excerpt from
Gone with the Witch

For my family, with much love


As always, many thanks to Sandy Harding for her insightful edits and the whole New American Library/Obsidian/Penguin Random House team for believing in Carly and me. Much gratitude to Jessica Faust and the whole BookEnds crew as well.

A big thank-you to Sabrina H., who willingly shares Southernisms with me, including the mention of the Pig in this story.

As always, I’m extremely thankful for all my readers who continually support me and my books. I’ve recently created a private Facebook group to keep in touch with all of you, and if you’re interested in joining, go to and click
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