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Hexes and Hemlines

Hexes and Hemlines

#3 of the Witchcraft Mystery Series

With her vintage clothing store taking off, Lily Ivory is finding that life in San Francisco suits her just fine. But her ability to sense vibrations from the past, so useful in locating secondhand gems, has landed her in the middle of a new mystery...

Lily gets called away from Aunt Cora's Closet when the police need a witch's take on a strange case. Malachi Zazi was stabbed to death in his apartment, under a ladder, surrounded by the number thirteen, a broken mirror, and a black cat—superstitions that the victim, as head of a rationalist society, was devoted to discrediting.

When the police identify a suspect from the Serpentarian Society, Lily is shocked to learn it's someone she knows. But with bad luck plaguing all its members, she begins to wonder if there's more at work than mere coincidence. And while there aren't many clues from the crime scene, Lily finds evidence of dark witchcraft and a hex on her friend's doorstep. With her friend's safety at stake, Lily is determined to use magic to find the murderer before everyone's luck runs out...

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Penguin Group, Mass Market Paperback (June 2011), ISBN-13: 9780451233783


Praise


"The third novel in Juliet Blackwell's Witchcraft series is as delectable as the previous two... Blending a mystery with all things paranormal and her customary light humor, this title doesn't disappoint. Strong writing, a solid plot, and a spunky, likable heroine add up to this cleverly written, top-notch cozy mystery."
   —4 Stars, Romantic Times

"The imagery alone is worth the price you'll pay for a Juliet Blackwell Witchcraft Mystery. Dressed in the vintage clothing that she sells in the Haight Ashbury section of San Francisco in her shop Aunt Cora's Closet, with a pig... or was that a half ogre/half gargoyle familiar named Oscar, Lily Ivory must be a sight to be seen... Hexes and Hemlines carries you along with an unconventional cast where nothing is out of bounds. Extraordinarily entertaining!"
   —Shannon Raab with Suspense Magazine

"This is a fun and totally engrossing series that hooks you instantly and makes you want more... I love the mix of vintage clothes, magic and a lingering possibility of romance combined with mystery... "
   —Fang-tastic Books

"This exciting urban fantasy murder mystery... is an entertaining paranormal whodunit... Her familiar Oscar, a half goblin-gargoyle becomes a cute pot bellied pig who adds jocularity to the fast-paced story line as part of the quirky cast (benign, kind, and evil) that helps make this spellbinding tale a fun read."
   —Genre-Go-Round Reviews

"Juliet Blackwell has created a series that will appeal to mystery fans as well as paranormal enthusiasts."
   —Debbie's Book Bag