A Magical Match (Witchcraft Mystery)


by: Blackwell, Juliet
Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Product Description Witch and vintage store owner Lily Ivory faces her most difficult mystery to date with a case of mistaken identity that hits close to home... Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women's shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced, threatening her unless she returns something that belonged to him, Lily's fiancé, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. He swears he's innocent, but multiple witnesses ID him as the perpetrator of the assault. Lily vows to clear his name...only she's not sure where to start with the mounting evidence against him. When she sees Sailor in the neighborhood despite knowing he's in jail, Lily starts to wonder if there could be a doppelganger in San Francisco. When she's not busy helping customers find matching outfits for the upcoming event, searching for a vintage wedding dress for her own nuptials, and dealing with an ill-timed magical cold, Lily begins to suspect one of her magical foes is targeting her loved ones in an attempt to weaken her. Review Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Witchcraft Mysteries “Blackwell sits firmly on my list of must-read authors!”— New York Times bestselling author Victoria Laurie “Extraordinarily entertaining.”— Suspense Magazine “Hard to put down, and wickedly fun.”—MyShelf.com “Juliet Blackwell is a master…Reading the entire series is a pleasure.”—Fresh Fiction “An excellent blend of mystery, paranormal, and light humor.”—The Romance Readers Connection About the Author Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for the New York Times bestselling author who writes the Witchcraft Mystery series and the Haunted Home Renovation series. She is also the author of Letters from Paris and The Paris Key. Together with her sister, Juliet 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. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1 The week had started out with such promise. But now my fiancé was in the slammer, my grandmother's coven had gone missing, my supposed witch's familiar was acting loopy, my powers appeared to have dissipated, and the future of my beloved adopted city of San Francisco was hanging in the balance. Oh, and a man had been murdered. Maybe I should start at the beginning. Not long ago I was a simple vintage-clothing-store owner feeling as if she needed to hire an event planner. My own rapidly approaching wedding was on my mind, plus I'd been working with my friend Bronwyn's Welcome coven to plan a mother-daughter matching-outfit brunch, called the Magical Match, as a fund-raiser for the Haight Street women's shelter. It was coming up this very Sunday, and yet it had taken us an hour to agree upon the newly designed flyers. At long last, we were moving on to item number two on the day's agenda. We sat in a circle, breakfasting on homemade muffins and sipping strong cappuccinos and fragrant jasmine tea. Surrounding us was a cascade of crinolines and prom dresses, Jackie O hats and patent leather pumps- all part and parcel of the inventory of Aunt Cora's Closet, my shop in San Francisco's famed Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Oscar, my miniature Vietnamese potbellied pig-and ersatz witch's familiar-snored faintly on his purple silk pillow on the floor. " My issue is, it feels a bit exclusive to restrict the party to mothers and daughters," Bronwyn mused. "What about fathers and sons?" "True! After all, gender is fluid," said a coven member formerly known as Amy. Recently Amy had changed her name to Wind Spirit, but I kept forgetting to call her that. "Or chosen families, for that matter?" interjected Starr, and several women nodded and mmm-hmmed in agreement. "But I thought everyone was supposed to wear matching outfits," said Wendy, getting back to the point. "How's that go


Product Code: 9780399584183
ISBN: 0399584188
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
Number of Pages: 352 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 4.17 x 1.02 x 6.69 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds