Praise for Magick & Mayhem, the first Abracadabra mystery
“Pape has a sure-handed balance of humor and action.”
—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author
“Spellbinding, with magical prose, a wizardly plot, and a charming sleuth.”
—Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of the national bestselling Threadville Mysteries
“Magic, Merlin, and murder are a great mix for this fun debut cozy.”
—Lynn Cahoon, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
The answer to whodunit may lie beyond the veil . . .
November in upstate New York can be chilly, but Kailyn Wilde's shop, Abracadabra, is a cozy respite where you can find lotions, potions, and plenty of warm, feline company. But what customers don't know is that the proprietor has some unusual powers—and unusual friends, including the renowned magician Merlin, who's been transported into the modern world. All of which comes in handy when there's a murder to be solved . . .
Investigative journalist Ryan Cutler has perished in a car accident in New Camel, and his friend, Travis, suspects foul play—especially when the reporter's notes reveal a mysterious list of dead men's names. Kailyn wants to help, but she's also got her hands full with the curmudgeonly Merlin, who's not exactly maintaining a low profile. Between keeping the wizard under wraps and mixing up cold remedies that work like magic, she'll have to tap into her many talents to figure out a killer's fatal formula . . .
“A charming, must-read mystery with enchanting characters. A fun and entertaining page turner.”—Rose Pressey, USA Today bestselling author