Synopses & Reviews
As the owner of a popular vintage clothing store, Lily Ivory can enjoy a day of antique jewelry shopping and still call it work. But as one of San Franciscos resident witches, searching for hidden treasures can sometimes lead to dangerous discoveries
When Lily arrives at an antique jewelry fair, her bargain sensors go off left and rightbut she also picks up a faint vibration of magic. Could the hard-bargaining merchant Griselda be a fellow practitioner? It certainly seems that way when a sudden fire sends panic through the crowd, and Lily discovers Griselda murdered in a way that nods to an old-fashioned witch hunt
A crime that hits close to home turns into an unwelcome flash from the past when the police bring in their lead suspectLilys estranged father. Though he may not deserve her help, Lily is determined to clear her fathers name and solve a murder thats anything but crystal clear.
Praise for the Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries
“A wonderful new series.”—Fresh Fiction
“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!”—Victoria Laurie, New York Times bestselling author of the Psychic Eye and Ghost Hunter mysteries
“Cleverly plotted…Blackwell’s series has plenty of ghosts and supernatural happenings to keep readers entertained.”—Library Journal
“Juliet Blackwell sits firmly on my list of must-read authors.”—New York Times
Bestselling Author Victoria Laurie
Praise for Juliet Blackwells Witchcraft Mysteries
“A smashingly fabulous tale.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Victoria Laurie
“Extraordinarily entertaining.”—Suspense Magazine
“Juliet Blackwell sits firmly on my list of must-read authors!”—New York Times
bestselling author Victoria Laurie
Praise for the
Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries
“A winning combination of cozy mystery, architectural history and DIY with a ghost story thrown in.”—The Mystery Reader
“A riveting tale with a twisting plot, likable characters, and an ending that will make you shudder.”—The Romance Readers Connection
Love the vintage- not the ghosts
Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her "witchiness" in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically.
Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret, or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as she attempts to stop the phantom?
Bed-and-breakfast—with a side of ghosts. Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she’s having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house’s paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. During the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant when someone doesn’t survive the night. As Mel tries to coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer, she risks becoming the next casualty of this dangerous renovation.
No good deed goes unpunished.
San Francisco contractor Mel Turner is leading a volunteer home renovation project, and while she expects lots of questions from her inexperienced crew, she cant help asking a few of her ownespecially about the haunted house next door
the place local kids call the Murder House.
But when volunteers discover a body while cleaning out a shed, questions pile up faster than discarded lumber. Mel notices signs of ghostly activity next door and she wonders: Are the Murder House ghosts reaching out to her for help, or has the house claimed another victim?
Now, surprised to find herself as the SFPDs unofficial ghost consultant,” Mel must investigate murders both past and present before a spooky killer finishes another job.
About the Author
Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for a mystery author who also writes the Witchcraft Mystery series and, along with her sister, wrote the Art Lover’s Mystery series as Hailey Lind. The first in that series, Feint of Art, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. As owner of her own faux-finish and design studio, the author has spent many days and nights on construction sites renovating beautiful historic homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.