A Murder in
Hope's Crossing

 

Can a novice witch match the sinister forces gathering in a small town?

Following the implosion of her marriage and professional life, Maggie Corey needs to start over. Relocating to the idyllic New England town of Hope’s Crossing, where her family has settled since its founding, should be a welcome refresh. Aunt Clara is eager to retire and hand Maggie the keys to her store. And her new home might even help Maggie awaken her family’s rumored witchy powers.

Maggie’s plans have all the makings of a spell for success—until the sorcery turns sour.

Not long after the move, Aunt Clara is murdered in retaliation for an act of charity. Since Maggie inherits Clara’s small fortune, shop, and home, all eyes turn to her. With no witnesses and no suspects with an obvious motive, Maggie is framed as the perfect killer. Proving her own innocence is an uphill battle, especially when other descendants of Salem Witch Trial survivors like her are under constant threat and persecution in the pious town. To clear her name, Maggie will have to draw on the kindness of a few quirky residents, her aunt’s crafty cat, and her own blossoming supernatural powers.

With a deadly criminal on the loose, the newest witch in town might be the best chance Hope’s Crossing has to defeat murder with magic…

The Witch and the Poisoner

She’s got a cleared name and a clean slate, but can that keep the mischief away?

After an unfriendly welcome, the cozy New England town of Hope’s Crossing is starting to finally feel like home to novice witch Maggie Corey. Thanks to her blossoming supernatural powers, Maggie was able to assist the local sheriff in finding the murderer of her beloved Aunt Clara, putting accusations that she was the killer to rest once and for all. Now, Maggie hopes to settle into a new career running Aunt Clara’s herb store with Bramble, her aunt’s wise and sassy talking cat, who is fast becoming a new friend and valuable tutor in magic.

The Coreys ties to witchcraft goes all the way back to the Salem Witch Trials and the founding of Hope’s Crossing. Even though that all might seem like ancient history to Maggie, the force she feels building inside her make the family talent more than a myth. Meanwhile, other descendants from the town’s earliest days are set on bringing the dark times back.

Just when she thinks she’s overcome the bias against her, someone switches out the cookies Maggie leaves on the counter at the shop. Soon these belladonna-laced treats send residents into dangerous hallucinations. Maggie is blamed for either drugging her customers, putting them under a spell, or both. Suddenly, Maggie’s right back where she started, having to earn trust in her community—and her innocence. To do so, Maggie will have to work quickly to find the poisoner responsible.

But the more Maggie gets pulled into the mystery, the more it seems the past isn’t buried after all…

The Patsy's Patsy

 

She’s a promising witch ready for a new life, but is she ready to defeat evil?

After identifying the murderer responsible for poisoning her customers, Maggie Corey might finally have a chance to settle into the new life she came to Hope’s Crossing to find. A blossoming friendship with the sheriff she’s become close to and a budding relationship with his daughter offers a promise of deeper connection. Meanwhile, she’s becoming an expert in the herb shop she inherited from her late Aunt Clara. And each day, she builds on her knowledge of the powerful magic that runs through the Corey blood, with help from her talking cat familiar, Bramble.

All too soon, Maggie’s idyllic break ends. A cozy life in Hope’s Crossing?

Not in the cards… yet.

A dealer is intoxicating the town with a new street drug called Green Demon. The drug’s dangerous potency derives from a substance, khat, that leaves people reeling for more, triggering an addiction epidemic. Worse, the bottles appear to be from Maggie’s store, leading some to believe she’s behind it.

This time Maggie has more more allies on her side to defend her name and the residents of the community from evil. But even the love and support of new friends might not be enough to stop the sinister force dead-set on driving Maggie and the Coreys from Hope’s Crossing once and for all.

In an epic battle that spans centuries, Maggie will need to rely on strength from allies, wisdom from Bramble, and, most of all, trust in her powers—and herself.

Witch's Harvest

 

Maggie Corey is starting her life over after her marriage and professional life both imploded from personal betrayal. She’s come to Hope’s Crossing for a second chance managing her aunt’s herb shop. But all is not as it seems in this small, Massachusetts mountain town. Maggie has walked into the midst of a generational feud between survivors of the Salem Witch Trials, and a deadly enemy with a long-standing grudge. Unfortunately for Maggie, whoever it is seems determined to drive her back out of town by any means necessary–including framing her for crimes she didn’t commit.

It’s now well into spring, and plucky Maggie has mostly recovered from the terrifying break-in by a suspected rogue witch who was out to take her life. It’s weeding and seeding time in the herb garden, as she learns the hard way that her aunt’s herb stores take a lot of time, sweat, dirty hands and mosquito bites to keep stocked.

Continuing to learn more witchcraft from Bramble, the family cat familiar, Maggie has also delved into her aunt’s written history of the town, which now no longer looks like fiction to her more experienced eyes. She has started very tentatively coffee-dating with the Sheriff, as well as spending more time with his curious daughter. Sales in the shop are rising again, and soon enough the first seedlings appear in Maggie’s garden. There’s only one problem–the mysterious manipulator behind the attempts to frame Maggie and drive her from the town is at it again.

This time, it looks so much like obvious magic that even Maggie has to wonder. Influential and well-liked local farmer Timmy Drake has come to town with an alarming story that he backs up with photographs. While the formerly barren hills are now covered in a soft and growing green, not a single sprout grows in Drake’s fields. What looks like a classic witch’s curse may be something else entirely. But until Maggie can prove that, she’ll find herself under very familiar–and dangerous–scrutiny once again.


Witchfire

 

Maggie Corey is starting her life over after her marriage and professional life both imploded from personal betrayal. She’s come to Hope’s Crossing for a second chance managing her aunt’s herb shop. But all is not as it seems in this small, Massachusetts mountain town. Maggie has walked into the midst of a generational feud between survivors of the Salem Witch Trials, and a deadly enemy with a long-standing grudge. Unfortunately for Maggie, whoever it is seems determined to drive her back out of town by any means necessary–including framing her for crimes she didn’t commit.

Summer heat has now gripped Hope’s Crossing, and an unexpected drought has raised the local fire danger so much that Maggie is tempted to summon some rain to lower it. She has come to realize that her true enemy in town is the Reverend, who is in fact a witch himself and has been hiding it behind a veneer of anti-witchcraft Christian respectability. But he may be too powerful and well-placed for her to touch…unless she can expose him as a witch to his flock, whom he’s stirred up with anti-witch sentiment for decades.

Continuing to learn more witchcraft from Bramble, the family cat familiar, Maggie is working to finish reading her aunt’s written history of the town, which now no longer looks like fiction to her more experienced eyes. She has started going on regular dates with the Sheriff, as well as spending more time with his curious daughter. Sales are picking up thanks to tourists coming through, and her garden is flourishing. But of course, the Reverend just won’t leave well enough alone–and this time, he’s determined to end Maggie before she can successfully expose him.

This time, his choice of would-be assassins is going to put all of Hope’s Crossing in danger: a pyromaniac young witch with secret ties to the Reverend and a dangerous amount of power. This time, either Maggie ends the threat posed by the Reverend and his young protege, or Hope’s Crossing may burn, and her new life with it.


Witch's Kitchen
The Complete Series

Get the entire series in one volume.
The Plague Doctor
and the
Pussycat

 

Can a clever witch and her crafty black cat overcome a blackmail threat?

Clara Corey’s witchy roots stretch all the way back to the founding of sleepy, pious Hope’s Crossing, Massachusetts. But lately, home hasn’t felt like home.
With an increasingly fanatical sect steering town decisions and stifling “different” ideas, Clara’s had it. It seems like there’s no potion even a talented herbalist like Clara can brew that will banish the bigots from Hope’s Crossing. As soon as she can train her uninitiated niece Maggie to take over her shop, Clara’s planning on taking a much-needed retirement—with her curmudgeonly cat familiar Bramble for company.
When a measles outbreak ripples through the vaccine-skeptic community, Clara finds it hard to not intervene and anonymously donates a healing soup to the soup kitchen. After her tonic heals the sick children who taste it at the soup kitchen, Clara is exposed and put on the defensive as hostile clergy members don’t thank but blame her.
Clara might have saved lives, but she put her own at risk. Backlash could push Clara and her family’s friendly magic out of town for good, unless she can find out who knows her secrets. After all, even Clara’s oldest allies might be guilty.
As Clara launches a search for the truth, she must learn to trust her intuition, even when it leads her into the shadows…

Series Prequel