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Publisher's Summary

Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina, in over 20 years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives and to help them in their family business: an herbal apothecary known for its remarkably potent teas, salves, and folk remedies.

Bellamy Bay doesn't look like trouble, but this is a town that harbors dark secrets. Alex discovers that her own family is at the center of salacious town gossip and that they are rumored to be magical healers descended from mermaids. She brushes this off as nonsense until a local is poisoned and her aunt Lidia is arrested for the crime. Alex is certain Lidia is being framed, and she resolves to find out why.

Alex's investigation unearths stories that some have gone to desperate lengths to conceal: forbidden affairs, family rivalries, and the truth about Alex's own ancestry. And when the case turns deadly, Alex learns that not only are these secrets worth hiding, but they may even be worth killing for.

©2020 Esme Addison (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Cozy mystery

Great cozy mystery with a hint of magic.
Can’t wait for next book in series!

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  • Diana Tucker
  • 26-09-2020

Fresh spin on magic!

What do you get when you cross a murder with magic and mermaids? Just the best backstory on a family of witches with a crime solving main character. I have to admit I was skeptical about the mermaid link but Esme Addison made it all work beautifully. I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series.

The narration of this book also really worked for me for. Emily Durante gave a wonderful performance that I really enjoyed.

I recommend this author and narrator to all the cozy mystery lovers that enjoy a side a magic to help their crime solvers find the killer!

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 14-05-2020

A WELCOME NEW VOICE IN PARANORMAL COZIES

I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS FIRST IN A NEW SERIES. THE SETTING, THE CHARACTERS, THE STORYLINE WERE ALL PURE PLEASURE. IT EVEN MANAGED TO PACK IN A FEW TWISTS THAT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BELLAMY BAY ADVENTURE.

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  • Bookishly
  • 08-07-2020

Loved it! A new favorite cozy mystery series.

I really loved this audiobook. The narrator does a good job with all of the voices and accents. I felt like I was really in the story. I could see the small town of Bellamy Bay, the apothecary, the beach... And the story itself was also good. I couldn't guess who did it - was actually a big surprise. And I enjoyed getting to know the characters of the story. Looking forward to the next book in the series!

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  • 30-07-2021

Something is wrong w audio

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  • 25-04-2021

Unique Read

Refreshing storyline that kept me enthralled. I think, I'd enjoy more books with this theme.

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  • Beatrice
  • 26-09-2020

4 and a half

A Spell for Trouble is an entertaining and well written paranormal cozy mystery. The characters are engaging and the story is entertaining. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Kate
  • 31-07-2020

Great Mystery

I really enjoyed this story and its modern take on witches. The narrator was wonderful. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Teddy
  • 11-07-2020

Enchanting and entertaining

Lovely storty tht drew me in and held my interest right the way through, I'm looking forward to listening to more in this series

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  • 08-06-2020

poor plot, predictable

I thought it could be a light read, but it was predictable with a weak plot .

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