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Sunday, June 13, 2010

84)A Cast-off Coven by Juliet Blackwell

Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora's Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. Lily is also known for her mystery solving skills and even though she is new to town she is finding herself in high demand.

So when students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called in to search for paranormal activity. Her assistant Maya is one of the students who has heard things going bump and is finding it hard to concentrate on her studies. With the promise of a closet full of old clothes to go through, Lily is happy to go have a look at the school. However she doesn't find a ghost but the dead body of a wealthy patron.

This second Witchcraft Mystery has sealed the deal for me. This is a series I will continue following and is now on my must buy list. Not only is the main character a lovely person who I would love to call a friend but the paranormal element involved is just thrilling. Demons, witches and some other characters who I, like Lily, am still not sure about really make this series interesting and exciting.

In this sequel to Secondhand Spirits, we start to find out a little bit more about the other characters involved. Things are building up and there are so many things I can't wait to hear more about. While there is a little snippet of the next book at the back of this one, there is no name given for the third part in the series. It is however a long wait till Lily will be solving another murder. June 2011 is the given release date. However there is another series on the horizon. If Walls Could Talk: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery is advertised for release in December and I have already added it to my pre-order list.

If you a cozy mystery fan then you will love this series. If you like the paranormal and want to try something a little less hardcore then this is the way to go. Very spooky and special, this is a unique series that I can highly recommend. If you like Madelyn Alt and Terri Garey then you have to buy this book.

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