Murder's a Witch by Danielle Garrett

Book 1 in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries series

Following a slight misunderstanding with magical law enforcement, I wind up expelled from the hidden supernatural community known as the Seattle Haven. My parole office dumps me in a tiny beach town with nothing but my collection of worldly possessions and a warning that this is my last shot.

I don’t think I’m cut out for the human world, but when stuck between a prison cell and a haunted halfway house, I suppose I’ll take option B.
I’m a witch with a problem. Okay, make that lots of problems.

Things start out better than expected, I even manage to make a few friends, but when my boss at the local coffee house is found dead in an alley, I get tangled up in the investigation, and might have to blow my cover to prove my friend’s innocence.

Add to that a fussy ghost landlady, warring vampire and shifter roommates, and my rapidly dwindling savings, and I’m beginning to wonder if I might have been better off serving that prison sentence after all.

It’s too late now. I’m in the thick of it and come hex or high water, I’ll get to the bottom of this murder, even if it means permanent banishment from the magical world.

“I just happened to stumble on this author while going through amazon and let me tell you, it was the greatest stumble, she is it the one of the greatest writers that I have read. Her characters are well developed and the plot is steady. It is not gruesome nor violent, while there is a murder it is not graphic like other murders. I love witch books and am not into romance but this books has a slight romance which is just enough to keep me enticed and not gooey. It has human interaction with supernaturals, as they call themselves, but they like interacting with humans, and they defend the human race against evil, even if the evil was made by a human. There is a link for a prequel, but I can' t find it through amazon and I am going to see if I can write to the author and see if she can send it to me because it tells how Holly got to Beechwood. There is a book 2 so I can't wait to start reading book 2.” ~Amazon Reviewer