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Publisher's Summary

With her vintage clothing store taking off, Lily Ivory is finding that life in San Francisco suits her just fine. But her ability to sense vibrations from the past, so useful in locating secondhand gems, has landed her in the middle of a new mystery....
Lily gets called away from Aunt Cora's Closet when the police need a witch's take on a strange case. Malachi Zazi was stabbed to death in his apartment, under a ladder, surrounded by the number thirteen, a broken mirror, and a black cat-superstitions that the victim, as head of a rationalist society, was devoted to discrediting. When the police identify a suspect from the Serpentarian Society, Lily is shocked to learn it's someone she knows.
But with bad luck plaguing all its members, she begins to wonder if there's more at work than mere coincidence. And while there aren't many clues from the crime scene, Lily finds evidence of dark witchcraft and a hex on her friend's doorstep. With her friend's safety at stake, Lily is determined to use magic to find the murderer before everyone's luck runs out.
©2011 Juliet Blackwell (P)2012 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Strong writing, a solid plot and a spunky, likable heroine add up to a cleverly written, top-notch cozy mystery." (Romantic Times)
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By Shanley on 03-08-13

Love, Love, Love this series

What did you love best about Hexes and Hemlines?

The presentation of the characters really bring them to life.

What other book might you compare Hexes and Hemlines to and why?

I believe Juliet Blackwell is unique in her writing style.

What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

She did fantastic, you really visualize the different characters.

Any additional comments?

I would love this series to become a TV mini series or a movie, how much fun would that be.

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By Mary on 03-04-13

Kick back and enjoy!

Would you consider the audio edition of Hexes and Hemlines to be better than the print version?

Yes, audio is almost always an enhancement.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite is still her familiar.

What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

Very good, can do many voices well. I forgot it was just one reader.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laugh and smile through all the books in this series.

Any additional comments?

Please prod the author to hurry up with the next book.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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