Strange Magic: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery - The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries (Paperback)
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Strange Magic: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery - The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/05/2017
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Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. No, not at all. It's no surprise therefore when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run.

Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There's the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for old bones, those of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there's curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can't decide if he's tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating. It all adds up to looking like her plans to sell the museum might need to be delayed, just for a while.

Finding herself and Sam embroiled in a most peculiar centuries-old mystery, Rosie is quickly expelled from her comfort zone, where to her horror, the secrets of the past come with their own real, and all too present, danger as a strange magic threatens to envelope them all.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786070982
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Dennis Wheatley meets Caitlin Moran.'

* Starburst *

'Strange Magic is that rarest of things: a book which sets out unashamedly to entertain, and does so with wit, style, and erudition. I gleefully submitted to a tale of witchcraft, feminism, mysterious strangers, historical atrocities, plucky heroines and ghastly apparitions - and came away more proud than ever to be an Essex girl.'

* Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent *

'Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.'

* Guardian *

'A brilliant beginning to a highly original new series. I promise, this book will hold you spellbound!'

* Crimesquad *

'A witty, whip-smart read that captivates the reader and conjures a plot full of danger, fun and romance...the characters are brilliant - relatable, real, witty and warm. The plot is a puzzling mystery that sweeps the reader along, and Moore's voice as a writer is one that will make the reader want to go out and buy her other books.'

* Bookbag *

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“Sadly, a bit of a disapointment”

Unfortunately, this was one of those books where I really liked the story but didn't like the telling of it. Far too much tell not show and the heavy handed, obvious attempts at feminism by the main character... More

“Lighthearted, supernatural tale.”

I enjoyed this as a lighthearted, quick and easy read. Despite claims of feminism, I found this tale anything but. There was an anthropological undertone in the analysis of witchcraft which I found interesting, but... More

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“Strange Magic ”

A slightly different direction from the first 2 novels, which were brilliant, so maybe not quite as good but all the same a total page turner for me, you need to give it a read

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