From the Amazon description:
Book One in the Detective Marcella Witch’s series: A group of talented individuals proficient in the psychic academia of clairvoyance, mental telepathy and bilocation, work together to understand life’s most unusual secrets. But secrets among psychics are hard to keep, and the members of this group soon realize that even their abilities of mind over matter can’t protect them from the blade of the Surgeon Stalker.
The second book was the one that I first read in this series, “The Eye of the Witch”, as a free giveaway on Amazon.com’s kindle store. Dana so impressed me with the characters, plot, sub-plot, setting, that I bought books one and three straight after reading book two.
When reading, you do have to suspend belief in rational, hard scientific reasoning in order to enjoy the book, thus, the series. There could be some editing that would be beneficial, but as a first book (I’m assuming), it is a stellar effort. In reading, I do believe there are some phenomena that rational science cannot explain, such as psychic reading, psychokenesis, which is the basis for this book (and series) along with spells, witchcraft and so forth.
The actual detective and police work in the novel comes across as a bit blase and carefree for true noir detective novels, but for this light hearted series about witches, paranormal activity, bi-location (which is an underlying psychic theme and a major/minor character), it is fantastic. I love losing myself in this series and will be purchasing the rest in the future.
I would give “The Witch’s Ladder” 3 1/2 stars.