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Full Name: Maggie Park
Nationality: American
Organization: SKUL
Occupation Part-Time Agent

Creator: Tonya Kappes
Time Span: 2016 - 2016


Maggie Park is a part-time agent for SKUL.

That unusual acronym stands for the Secret Keepers of the Universal Laws. I admit that I am a bit in the dark about these Universal Laws as Park does not go to any trouble explaining them as she recounts her adventures. While she tells us it is a "little-known division of Interpol" and she acts like it is nothing particularly new to her, we have to accept that she already knew about it long before she began to work off-and-on with them. The most she tells us is that "as a part of Interpol, it was a big spy division to keep the United States a safe place". I would throw in that SKUL seems to have a major issue with Mystic Couture which is a very large international cosmetic company but I think that would confuse things even more.

Now back to Park. Park is a witch. That is no personal commentary on her personality. She is an actual witch. She is 28 years old and she works a daily shift at The Brew, the family diner (open for breakfast and lunch only) in Louisville, Kentucky. She works there for her mother and her Aunt Meme, alongside her sister Lilith, because she has yet to have found her life's journey; in her parlance she has not had the Witchy Hour which is the sudden epiphany which would reveal what she was meant to be for the rest of her life. So instead she works at the diner, clearing dishes and taking orders and delivering food, and being bored a lot of the time.

To help you understand the type of witch Park is, imagine Samantha Stevens from Bewitched fame, just as pretty but with black hair instead of blonde. This is no leaning over a cauldron tossing in eye balls while mumbling spooky chants; this is wave a hand and have reality shift to what you desire. Or snap your fingers instead of twitching an upper lip, in the case of Park. The rest of her female family are witches as well, trying to live what looks to everyone else like normal lives while enjoying the kind of powers that each of them possesses.

So there we have it. Park is waiting tables while waiting for her Witchy Hour to tell her what she should be doing with her life and into the diner walks the majorly hunky and dreamy Mick Jagger (no, not that one) and he is an agent for SKUL and through one little misunderstanding or two, Park gets inadvertently involved in the case that Jagger is on and suddenly that epiphany happens - mostly - and Park knows that her calling will be connected to Jagger and SKUL and life is definitely not going to be the same. Mind you, she still will be working at the diner but she will help Jagger here and there, hence the part-time agent.

Oh, one extra little fact I really want to throw in. Witches, at least the kind that Park and her family are, have familiars, usually cats like Riule who is Park's mother's. Park's familiar is different; her familiar is Vinnie, who is a car. A 1965 red AC Cobra, to be exact (I looked it up and that car is a beaut! A sleek two-seater convertible sports car). It is really, really cool and I want one.


Number of Books:3
First Appearance:2016
Last Appearance:2016

1 Spies And Spells Spies And Spells
Written by Tonya Kappes
Copyright: 2016

"While Maggie waits for her Witchy Hour, she works at the family diner with her mom, aunt Meme and Lilith, her sister - all witches. Soon Maggie gets entangled with a mysterious handsome stranger, Mick Jasper, and his secret U.S. organization, SKUL. Has she found her calling? "
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2 Betting Off Dead Betting Off Dead
Written by Tonya Kappes
Copyright: 2016

"Gambling on horse racing is Kentucky's number one sport but when Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred picked to win the Derby, Rails and Nails, ends up poisoned, SKUL special agent Mick Jasper and rookie witch Maggie Park, who keeps her witch powers a secret, are called in to investigate a world of illegal gambling where a run for the roses can prove to be deadly."
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3 Get Witch Or Die Trying Get Witch Or Die Trying
Written by Tonya Kappes
Copyright: 2016

"When a few women end up dead and the only thing they have in common is SKUL special agent Mick Jasper, he is immediately under investigation and stripped of his badge. SKUL hires Maggie Park not only because of her ability to blend in with society when undercover but her uncanny ability to know things she shouldn't. Little does the agency know that Maggie is a witch and has special powers she uses to her advantage to clear special agent Jasper's name and hopefully bring the real killer to justice before the killer figures out who she really is."
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This three-adventure spy series is a mixture of cozy mystery and witchcraft (the fun kind, not the creepy eat-children type). Maggie Park is fun to watch and follow and pretty innovative in an unorthodox way. Then again, since we are talking magic and witchcraft and familiars and somehow maintaining those Universal Laws which are still unexplained.

If you are looking for a fun, quirky set of escapades, this is a cute one to give a try. Don't expect serious here but do expect that oddball things done by oddball characters all the time.


My Grade: B


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