Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for a mystery author who also writes the Haunted Home Renovation series and, together with her sister, wrote the Art Lover’s Mystery series. The first in that series, Feint of Art, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Juliet’s lifelong interest in the paranormal world was triggered when her favorite aunt visited and read her fortunewith startling results. As an anthropologist, the author studied systems of spirituality, magic, and health across cultures and throughout history. She currently resides in a happily haunted house in Oakland, California.
Lily Ivory hopes to score some great vintage fashions when she buys an antique trunk full of old clothes. But she may have gotten more than she bargained for.
As soon as Lily opens the trunk, she feels strange vibrations emanating from a mysterious velvet cloak. When she tries it on, Lily sees awful visions from the past. And when the antiques dealer who sold her the cape is killed, Lily suspects a supernatural force might be behind his death.
Then Lily’s familiar, Oscar the potbellied pig, disappears. Lily will do anything to get him backincluding battling the spirit of a powerful witch reaching out from the past. But even with the aid of her grandmother, unmasking a killer and saving Oscar might be more than one well-intentioned sorceress can handle.
PRAISE FOR THE WITCHCRAFT MYSTERIES PRAISE FOR THE HAUNTED HOME RENOVATION MYSTERIES
“Blackwell mixes reality and witchcraft beautifully…fascinating.…[This] book sparkles with Blackwell’s outstanding storytelling skills.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques
“A smashingly fabulous tale.”—New York Times bestselling author Victoria Laurie
“Funny and thoughtful...an easy read with an enjoyable heroine and a touch of witchy intuition.”—The Mystery Reader
“A really entertaining read...I look forward to the next installment.”—Cozy Crimes
“A wonderful paranormal amateur sleuth tale...Fans will enjoy Lily’s magical mystery tour of San Francisco.”—Genre Go Round Reviews
“Juliet Blackwell’s writing is like that of a master painter, placing a perfect splash of detail, drama, color, and whimsy in all the right places!”—New York Times
bestselling author Victoria Laurie