Friday, April 19, 2013

In A Witch's Wardrobe: A Witchcraft Mystery, by Juliet Blackwell

Synopsis: Lily Ivory is living her dream of owning a vintage clothing store—and practicing magic on the side. But when she encounters a sinister sleeping spell, Lily comes face-to-face with a nightmarish evil… 

Taking a night off from running her successful San Francisco clothing store, Lily attends a local art deco ball where vintage fashions steal the show. But when a young woman at the event falls under a mysterious sleeping sickness, Lily senses that a curse was placed on the woman’s corsage. 

Before Lily can solve the woman’s magical ailment, she’s asked to assist in investigating a string of poisonings in the Bay Area witchcraft community. She’s gained the trust of the local covens by supporting women’s charities through her clothing store. But soon, Lily suspects that one of her new acquaintances might not be so well intentioned and could be dabbling in dark magic and deadly botany…  

Thoughts:  A quick, fun read that I spotted on display in the library while picking up some other things. Now that I've read this one, though, I'm going to have to read the rest of the series. From Lily and her vintage clothing store, to her "familiar" Oscar--a gobgoyle (half goblin, half gargoyle) who changes into a potbellied pig around non-supernaturals, to her friends and neighbors, both human and's a fun group of characters!

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