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That Olde White Magick: An Abracadabra Mystery #2

Sharon Pape

ISBN 9781516100576
Publish Date 11/7/2017
Format ePub
Categories Mystery, Lyrical Underground

This time the parking lot wasn’t full when Tilly and I arrived at the elementary school for the board meeting. We’d left Merlin home on his own recognizance with strict orders not to use any appliance in the kitchen. He was so delighted to skip the meeting that we dared to think he’d stay out of trouble.

As soon as we walked into the school, we both felt the difference. The air was tense and somber. The last time the town gathered here, Amanda was murdered. From the snippets of conversation I overheard on our way to the gym, I could tell that the tension was due, in no small part, to the mayor’s move to stack the deck in favor of the rezoning. Human nature being what it is, the people in favor of the hotel were silent about his conniving, but those opposed were making their displeasure known. Unfortunately they were all bluster and no action. And I was as guilty in that respect. If no one was willing to challenge Patrick’s appointment and throw their hat in the ring, we had no one to blame but ourselves.


Praise for Magick & Mayhem, the first Abracadabra mystery

“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

“A charming, must-read mystery with enchanting characters. A fun and entertaining page turner.”—Rose Pressey, USA Today bestselling author

It’s time to work her crime-solving magic again . . .

Kailyn Wilde enjoys running her shop, Abracadabra, in the quaint New York hamlet of New Camel, where she lives with her six cats. Her family’s been here for centuries, and she’d like to keep up the tradition. But the place may never be the same if a big hotel gets built, so she does her civic duty and attends a town meeting along with her aunt Tilly . . . and Merlin. Yes, that Merlin—though he gets introduced to folks as her “distant English cousin.” The wizard is pretty grumpy about being transported here, but there are things about the modern world he doesn’t mind—like pizza.

Kailyn was prepared for a heated debate about the hotel, but she wasn’t expecting murder. When Tilly finds the body of a board member outside the schoolhouse, Kailyn doesn’t want any suspicion cast on the wrong person. She plans to crack this case, even if she has to talk to every living soul in town—plus a few departed ones . . .

“Pape has a sure handed balance of humor and action.” —Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author

About Sharon Pape:

Sharon Pape is the author of the popular Portrait of Crime and Crystal Shop mystery series. She started writing stories in first grade and never looked back. She studied French and Spanish literature in college and went on to teach both languages on the secondary level. After being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in 1992, Sharon became a Reach to Recovery peer support volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She went on to become the coordinator of the program on Long Island. She and her surgeon created a non profit organization called Lean On Me to provide peer support and information to newly diagnosed women and men. After turning her attention back to writing, she has shared her storytelling skills with thousands of fans. She lives with her husband on Long Island, New York, near her grown children. She loves reading, writing, and providing day care for her grand-dogs. Visit her at sharonpape.com.

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