A Spell of Murder

Kennedy Kerr

In the sleepy town of Lost Maidens Loch, people sometimes disappear…

Down a quiet lane in town sits a little shop full of oddities you’d probably miss if you weren’t looking for it. This is Love’s Curiosities Inc., and its owner, Temerity Love, is sought by experts all over the world for her rare and magical gift: the ability to find lost things and learn their stories.

When Lost Maidens’ pretty local school teacher is found murdered by a poisoned cup of tea, a strange antique hand mirror is discovered nearby. Temerity – with the help of witchy sister Tilda, their cats Scylla and Charybdis and the lovingly eccentric local townspeople – is determined to divine the story behind the mirror and its part in Miss Molly Bayliss’ untimely death.

If only grumpy out-of-towner Angus Harley of Lost Maidens police wasn’t on the scene. Temerity can’t solve the crime without him, but he’s distracting, and in more ways than one. Can this unconventional duo solve the most mysterious murder ever to blight Lost Maidens Loch before the killer strikes again?

A magical and unputdownable whodunnit, perfect for fans of Adele Abbott, Amanda M. Lee and Leighann Dobbs.

What readers are saying about Kennedy Kerr:

***** ‘Absolutely fantastic, had me gripped! Loved it! Can’t wait for more from this author. Storyline was great, characters were easy to connect with.’ Goodreads reviewer

***** ‘I absolutely adored this book. What a rollercoaster of emotions. It kept you guessing from start to finish. I loved it! Kennedy Kerr has a way of making you feel like a part of the story. It played on your emotions relating to all the different characters. I hope this is a series. I can’t wait to read more about the characters more in depth.’ Goodreads reviewer

***** ‘I really enjoyed this book. I liked the mystery – it really kept me guessing. The mystery had a number of twists and turns. I will enjoy getting to know the characters and the town.’ Goodreads reviewer

***** ‘A book of murder and romance set in a village in modern day Scotland involving the Laird, police, and two modern witches. It’s an extremely good story written by someone who understands how witchcraft has evolved in the 21st century… Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘If you like your mysteries with a touch of witchcraft and romance this is for you. I really enjoyed this, I think Temerity, Tilda and their wonderful pets are great characters and I hope this is just the start of a long series… I predict a great future for the sisters, Lost Maidens Loch and Kennedy Kerr!NetGalley reviewer

This was a nifty mystery involving magic! I really liked the characters of Temerity and TildaI really enjoyed this mystery!’ Goodreads reviewer

***** ‘…The author does a great job of developing Temerity’s character and the descriptive prose helped transport me to the small town of Lost Maidens Loch and its gossipy, idiosyncratic townspeople…If you enjoy cozy mysteries with a bit of magic and a potential for romance, then you may well like this novel as much as I did.’ Goodreads reviewer

A good start to a new seriesThe characters are interesting. The setting is one of my favorites. The plot was full of action and twists. The supernatural aspects are not the typical stuff we have seen over and over again in the genre. I will definitely be reading the next book.’ Goodreads reviewer

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