Spells and Scones

Spells and Scones
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698140608
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

There's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries... When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie’s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer—before Angie gets served... RECIPES INCLUDED!

Brownies and Broomsticks

Brownies and Broomsticks
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101585306
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

EASY BAKE COVEN Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees. While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy's cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells! When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer..

Bewitched Bothered and Biscotti

Bewitched  Bothered  and Biscotti
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101607381
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Release: 2012-12-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Witchy baker Katie Lightfoot’s search for a killer gets her into a sticky situation with a secret society in this Magical Bakery mystery... As a new witch—not to mention owner of Savannah’s most enchanting bakery—Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn’t mean she can’t find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy…until she stumbles upon a corpse. The dead man’s tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society—and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group. When Katie learns the killer was after more than the man's life, she and her Aunt Lucy leave the baked goods on the rack to cool and set off in hot pursuit of a killer.

Potions and Pastries

Potions and Pastries
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780399587009
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Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble.... It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years. The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....

Charms and Chocolate Chips

Charms and Chocolate Chips
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101620458
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A HALF-BAKED HEX Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate won’t be as easy as whipping up a new recipe—especially when Katie finds herself once again mixed up in murder. When a fellow volunteer for the conservation group is found dead, Katie’s mystical senses tell her that there’s more to the death than meets the eye. Her suspicions are confirmed when members of her coven are targeted next. Katie will have to embrace her powers quickly...or she may find herself chewed up and spit out by some serious black magic.

Magic and Macaroons

Magic and Macaroons
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698140592
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Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Some Enchanted Éclair comes a tale of delicious desserts and supernatural sleuthing… For magical baker Katie Lightfoot, the only way to beat the Savannah summer heat is to whip up some cool treats for the Honeybee Bakery’s patrons. But when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the floor of her shop, mumbling something about a voodoo talisman, Katie drops everything to begin investigating. Her search for answers quickly leads her into a dangerous blend of Savannah’s infamous voodoo queens, a powerful missing charm—and a deadly witch who seems to be targeting the city’s magical community. And with the case getting hotter by the second, Katie will have to work fast to track down the talisman and the killer before the timer runs out… RECIPES INCLUDED

Some Enchanted Eclair

Some Enchanted Eclair
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698140561
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FLOUR POWER When Hollywood invades Savannah’s historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot, and her witches’ coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie’s firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. Katie and her aunt Lucy decide to stay out of the action, but after the movie’s “fixer” fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery comes to the rescue, working their magic to keep the hungry crew happy. But when someone fixes the fixer—permanently—and a spooky psychic predicts Katie will find the killer, the charming baker and her fellow conjurers step in to sift through the suspects…before someone else winds up on the cutting room floor….

Scones and Spells

Scones and Spells
Author: Rosie Pease
Pages: 616
ISBN: 1733574042
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Release: 2020-03
Editor: Matchmaker's Grimoire
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Matchmaking baker Joanie Sunevall thought ghosts coming between her last couple was a one-time situation. But the spirits are interfering again, and nothing is quite what it seems. Joanie must uncover the truth of what happened there to help her new couple, but is she ready to turn to magic to get answers?

A Spell for Trouble

A Spell for Trouble
Author: Esme Addison
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781643853246
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Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Crooked Lane Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fans of Ellery Adams and Heather Blake will be charmed by Esme Addison's new Enchanted Bay mystery series. Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty 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.

Cookies and Clairvoyance

Cookies and Clairvoyance
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780399587023
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Baker Katie Lightfoot serves up enchanted delicacies and tracks down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series... Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot is juggling wedding preparations, a visit from her father, and home renovations on top of her long hours at the Honeybee Bakery, where she and her aunt Lucy imbue their yummy cookies and pastries with beneficial magic. But when firefighter Randy Post is accused of murdering a collector of rarities, and his prints are on the statue that was used to kill the man, Katie steps in. Randy is not only Katie's fiancé's coworker, but also the boyfriend of fellow spellbook club member and witch Bianca Devereaux. Bianca and Declan are both sure Randy is innocent, and so is Katie. However, to prove it she'll have to work with ornery detective Peter Quinn again—and this time around he knows she's more than your everyday baker.

Witches and Wedding Cake

Witches and Wedding Cake
Author: Bailey Cates
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593099230
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Baker Katie Lightfoot is crafting her own magical wedding cake and tracking down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series. Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week, and she's still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery, where she infuses sweets and treats with special spells and cheerful charms. But her hope of getting hitched without a hitch is short-lived. When Declan's family shows up early to enjoy a few extra days in Savannah, his youngest sister finds an unsavory surprise: her ex-husband, dead in a hotel room hours after they argued. The ex was scam artist with a lot of enemies, but the argument puts Declan's sister under suspicion. Between dress fittings and dough-kneading, Katie—along with her witchy friends in the spellbook club—will really have to work some magic to figure out who killed the con man...or there may not be a wedding.

The Lost Book of the White

The Lost Book of the White
Author: Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781481495127
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling new adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter. Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon and the wound is glowing, so they have that to worry about too. Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—the realm of the dead. Can they stop the threat to the world? Will they make it back home before their kid completely wears out Alec’s mom?

A Potion to Die For

A Potion to Die For
Author: Heather Blake
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101593639
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

TROUBLE IS BREWING… As the owner of Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched. But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!

The Secret Book Scone Society

The Secret  Book   Scone Society
Author: Ellery Adams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781496712394
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First in the mystery series from the New York Times-bestselling author: “Anyone who loves novels that revolve around books will savor this tasty treat.”—Library Journal (starred review) A quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book… Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain. So when a visiting businessman reaches out for guidance, Nora knows exactly how to help. But before he can keep their appointment, he’s found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to earn redemption by helping others. To join, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Now, determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cozy bookstore. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over… “Adams kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets of the intriguing heroines’ pasts.”—Kirkus Reviews

Secondhand Spirits

Secondhand Spirits
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101082171
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Release: 2009-07-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Love the vintage- not the ghosts Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her "witchiness" in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically. Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret, or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as she attempts to stop the phantom?

A Scone To Die For LARGE PRINT

A Scone To Die For  LARGE PRINT
Author: H. Y. Hanna
Pages: 518
ISBN: 1922436003
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Release: 2016-06-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ovenly

Ovenly
Author: Erin Patinkin,Agatha Kulaga
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780369701091
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York’s award-winning bakery Ovenly is world-renowned for their innovative and decadent treats. The Ovenly cookbook is packed with all of their greatest hits—the best ever chocolate-chip cookies, dense, crumbly shortbreads, buttery scones, and more! As self-taught, curious bakers, Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin believe above all that baking (and eating!) should be an adventure. With their use of unexpected flavor combinations by playing with tradition, it’s no wonder Ovenly has a dedicated fanbase. This updated second edition celebrates Ovenly’s tenth anniversary and includes new recipes of bakeshop favorites such as the ooey-gooey Hot Chocolate Cookie, the tart, moist Vegan Lemon Raspberry Quickbread, the Chewy Molasses Spice Cookie, and fresh twists on some of the bakery’s newer recipes, which are also sure to be classics. With tips and anecdotes, exquisite photos, and pantry and kitchen tool essentials, Ovenly contains experimental yet perfected recipes for the most inventive and out-of-this-world pastries, desserts, and snacks.

The Whispered Word

The Whispered Word
Author: Ellery Adams
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781496712424
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Release: 2018-11-27
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this cozy mystery by a New York Times–bestselling author, a gifted bookstore owner can find the right book for any patron, but can she find a killer? The proprietor of Miracle Books in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, Nora Pennington believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that sometimes practical help is needed too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction section of Nora’s store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises. She calls herself Abilene but won’t reveal much else. And when a customer is found dead in an assumed suicide, Nora uncovers a connection that points to Abilene as either a suspect—or another target. After a second death hits town, Nora and her intrepid friends must help the new, greenhorn sheriff discern fact from fiction—and stop a killer intent on bringing another victim’s story to a close… “A love letter to reading, with sharp characterizations and a smart central mystery.”—Entertainment Weekly

The Book of Candlelight

The Book of Candlelight
Author: Ellery Adams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781496712455
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, the rain in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, has been relentless—and a flood of trouble is about to be unleashed . . . Nora Pennington figures all the wet weather this spring is at least good for business. The local inns are packed with stranded travelers, and among them Nora finds new customers for her store, Miracle Books. Since a little rain never hurt anyone, Nora rides her bike over to the flea market one sodden day and buys a bowl from Danny, a Cherokee potter. But the next day, after Miracle River overflows its banks, and Danny’s body is found floating within the churning waters, Nora decides it’s time for the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to spring into action. A crucial clue may lie within the stone walls of the Inn of Mist and Roses: a diary, over a century old and spattered with candle wax, that leads Nora and her friends through a maze of intrigue—and onto the trail of a murderer . . . “A love letter to reading, with sharp characterizations and a smart central mystery.” —Entertainment Weekly on The Whispered Word

It Takes a Witch

It Takes a Witch
Author: Heather Blake
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101559468
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Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FIRST IN THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING WISHCRAFT MYSTERY SERIES! Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They’ve come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but soon find themselves knee-deep in murder… Until three weeks ago, Darcy and her sister, Harper, were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them. Then their Aunt Velma delivered a bombshell: they’re actually Wishcrafters—witches with the power to grant wishes with a mere spell. Wanting a fresh start, they head to their aunt’s magic-themed tourist town to master their newfound skills. But their magic fails them when a wanna-be witch turns up dead—strangled with Aunt Ve’s scarf—and Ve’s sweetheart, Sylar, is found looming over the body. Ve is standing by her man, but Darcy overheard Sylar wish that the victim would disappear—forever. With Harper distracted by her handsome new crush, Darcy is determined to sleuth her way to the truth. But it’ll take more than a wish to unravel this mystery...