In a Witch's Wardrobe

In a Witch's Wardrobe

Juliet Blackwell / Jul 20, 2019

In a Witch s Wardrobe Lily Ivory is living her dream of owning a vintage clothing store and practicing magic on the side But when she encounters a sinister sleeping spell Lily comes face to face with a nightmarish evil Ta

  • Title: In a Witch's Wardrobe
  • Author: Juliet Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780451237477
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Lily Ivory is living her dream of owning a vintage clothing store and practicing magic on the side But when she encounters a sinister sleeping spell, Lily comes face to face with a nightmarish evil Taking a night off from running her successful San Francisco clothing store, Lily attends a local art deco ball where vintage fashions steal the show But when a young womanLily Ivory is living her dream of owning a vintage clothing store and practicing magic on the side But when she encounters a sinister sleeping spell, Lily comes face to face with a nightmarish evil Taking a night off from running her successful San Francisco clothing store, Lily attends a local art deco ball where vintage fashions steal the show But when a young woman at the event falls under a mysterious sleeping sickness, Lily senses that a curse was placed on the woman s corsage Before Lily can solve the woman s magical ailment, she s asked to assist in investigating a string of poisonings in the Bay Area witchcraft community She s gained the trust of the local covens by supporting women s charities through her clothing store But soon, Lily suspects that one of her new acquaintances might not be so well intentioned and could be dabbling in dark magic and deadly botany

    • Best Read [Juliet Blackwell] ✓ In a Witch's Wardrobe || [Mystery Book] PDF ☆
      312 Juliet Blackwell
    • thumbnail Title: Best Read [Juliet Blackwell] ✓ In a Witch's Wardrobe || [Mystery Book] PDF ☆
      Posted by:Juliet Blackwell
      Published :2019-04-02T22:56:31+00:00

    About "Juliet Blackwell"

      • Juliet Blackwell

        Juliet Blackwell aka Julie Goodson Lawes, aka Hailey Lind started out life in Palo Alto, California, born of a Texan mother and a Yankee father The family soon moved to what were, at the time, the sticks of Cupertino, an hour south of San Francisco Walking to and from kindergarten every day she would indulge in her earliest larcenous activity stealing walnuts and apricots from surrounding orchards.By the time she graduated middle school, the orchards were disappearing and the valley at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay had become the cradle of the silicon semi conductor A man named Steve Jobs was working in his garage in Cupertino, just down the street Juliet s father advised his daughters to enter the lucrative and soon to flourish field of computers Bah said Juliet, as she went on to major in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz they had, by far, the best parties of any department Rather than making scads of money in computers, she read, painted, learned Spanish and a little French and Vietnamese, lived in Spain and traveled through Europe, Mexico, and Central America She had a very good time Juliet pursued graduate degrees in Anthropology and Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany, where she published several non fiction articles on immigration as well as one book length translation Fascinated with other cultural systems, she studied the religions, folklore and medical beliefs of peoples around the world, especially in Latin America Juliet taught the anthropology of health and health care at SUNY Albany, and worked as an elementary school social worker in upstate New York She also did field projects in Mexico and Cuba, studied in Spain, Italy, and France, worked on a BBC production in the Philippines, taught English as a second language in San Jose, and learned how to faux finish walls in Princeton, New Jersey After having a son, moving back to California, and abandoning her half written dissertation in cultural anthropology, Juliet started painting murals and portraits for a living She has run her own mural faux finish design studio in Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, for than a decade She specializes in the aesthetic renovation of historic homes Finally, to round out her tour of lucrative careers, Juliet turned to writing Under the pseudonym of Hailey Lind, Juliet penned the Art Lover s Mystery Series with her sister Carolyn, about an ex art forger trying to go straight by working as a muralist and faux finisher in San Francisco The first of these, Feint of Art, was nominated for an Agatha Award Shooting Gallery and Brush with Death were both IMBA bestsellers, and Arsenic and Old Paint is now available from Perseverance Press.Juliet s Witchcraft Mystery series, about a witch who finally finds a place to fit in when she opens a vintage clothes shop on Haight Street in San Francisco, allows Juliet to indulge yet another interest the world of witchcraft and the supernatural Ever since her favorite aunt taught her about reading cards and tea leaves, Juliet has been fascinated with seers, conjurers, and covens from many different cultures and historic traditions As an anthropologist, the author studied and taught about systems of spirituality, magic, and medicine throughout the world, especially in Latin America Halloween is by far her favorite holiday When not writing, painting, or haranguing her funny but cynical teenaged son, Juliet spends a lot of time restoring her happily haunted house and gardening with Oscar the cat, who ostensibly belongs to the neighbors but won t leave her alone He started hanging around when Juliet started writing about witchesfunny coincidence.


    698 Comments

    1. Loved the story. Lily gets herself mixed up and involved in another mystery/crime and saves the day. I love Lily and all of her fun mix of friends. Oscar is my fave, of course. Then it would be Sailor. I have salivated over that bad boy since she first met him (view spoiler)[and then to my utter delight the HOOK UP!!! WOOHOO!!! (hide spoiler)] I was over the moon, so excited, grinning like a silly school girl with a crush! Then (view spoiler)[he was taken away :( NOT a happy camper by any means [...]


    2. I was actually pretty disappointed with the ending of this book. It felt rushed and forced, wherein previously established characters acted out of character with little support for why they were acting the way they did. The mystery was good, but parts of it weren't written as well as I would have liked either - I felt like Lily should have thought over some things instead of jumping to conclusions at certain parts of the book. The pacing was uneven, with the first half of the book involving lots [...]


    3. I never knew that San Francisco was such a centre of witchery and weirdness these days. If you believe this cosy crime tale, every other person is into crystals, auras or herbs. Well, I sort of had an idea, but they're all powerful magical people? I can only conclude that - like many of us - this witch keeps the company of people like herself. Normal life happens around the boundaries of her social circle.So a witch runs a used and antique clothing store, called vintage clothing, for women. Rath [...]


    4. Up until now my favourite book of this witchcraft mystery series was by far the first one - Secondhand Spirits. However, 'In a Witches Wardrobe' has just banished the aforementioned book from top spot. Don't be fooled by the lighthearted covers. There is depth to these books and the subject matter can be quite dark.I enjoy Ms Blackwell's writing - her sense of humour, her character's views on life - I get so totally absorbed in their stories that time vanishes whenever I pay a visit to Aunt Cora [...]


    5. After a false start, the second novel blew me away and I'm a fan! Except the irritating gargoyle ‘Oscar’ whom I regard as the ‘Jar-jar Binks’ of this San Francisco series; I love the cast and premise of these novels. I'm excited for each to be published, lap them up, and am in full admiration of Juliet Blackwell's originality. Perhaps with mysteries in particular, familiar themes go into many stories. Similar ideas can’t help but crop up in the circle of time. However I genuinely find [...]


    6. Cozy mystery that left the reader hanging. The mystery was sort of secondary to her personal relationships with the many men in her life. She finally picked one and it's left seriously hanging (Don't want to give too much away here, but it annoyed me). The mystery was solved very quickly, too quickly IMHO. I have liked the other book in the series much better.


    7. I absolutely loved it! Great story, great mystery and I love the progress with the character of Sailor. Now I can't wait to get to the next book.By far my favorite new series that I have recently started.


    8. I love this series. This was one of my favorite of the series and the most disappointing ending. I loved Sailor in this one but the ending bummed me out.



    9. This is the fourth novel of the Witchcraft Mystery series, following “Hexes and Hemlines.” It is not a standalone work; the three previous novels are essential for world building, character interaction and character development. And this work is, by far, the darkest entry in this serial drama to date.The story begins about one week after the close of the previous novel. It opens with Lily and Aidan in attendance at the annual Art Deco Preservation Ball, an event that has been under discussio [...]


    10. Originally posted in My Book Musings.Well this is interesting.I thought I had In a Witch's Wardrobe pegged, at least in terms of love life but boy, was I wrong. I should have picked up on that but I was just so grateful that that's not coming true. Then this happened. What happened? I suggest you read the book. It wasting.Now that I think about it, the title doesn't really relate much to the whodunit mystery in the story, as there was not much delving-into-victim's-wardrobe in the story. But it [...]


    11. I really enjoy the Witchcraft Mystery series by Juliet Blackwell. Lily Ivory is a sometimes less-than-confident witch with understandable trust issues. She gets involved in situations that often times lead to nothing but trouble. "In A Witch's Wardrobe" is no exception. Lily finally gets to have a night on the town with the oh-so tempting Aiden and the ball is filled with vintage dress. While enjoying her night, Lily bumps into a guest, named Miriam, with vibes that have her concerned. That conc [...]


    12. Look, I can't pretend to be a fashionista. The few items in my wardrobe that aren't t-shirts and shorts are either my Publix uniform or are emblazoned with an "Atlanta Braves" logo. But I like to imagine that I would play dress-up as long as I don't have to actually, like, put on high heels. (People *do* that?)Nevertheless I have gotten just slightly hooked on this cozy mystery series, which combines paranormal witchcraft, vintage fashion, and a sprinkling of dead bodies. Oh, in San Francisco, j [...]


    13. Hated the out of character ending! She went from a strong feisty female to a doormat too scared to leave the comfort of her life to go after what she whines about missing! How can you make a believable character out of someone who will risk the safety of herself, her business and everyone around herself to snoop in criminal investigations for strangers when the same character won't stand up to someone close to her she knows is hiding things and more than likely helped betray her? You can't be co [...]


    14. Juliet Blackwell is an Author who never disappoints me. Ms. Blackwell knows that a series needs to move forward with it's main characters development and plot lines, thus keeping my interest going.Lily Ivory, is a Witch. She is a charming witch and has had a rough life up to now. Lily's upbringing didn't allow her to experience events other girls did, such as proms, or dressing up for dates. Lily has spent most of her time trying to fly below radar and not be hunted as a 'witch.' So, when this b [...]


    15. Lily Ivory not only owns a vintage clothing store in San Francisco she is a practicing witch specializing in brews and potions. While attending an Art Deco Ball a chance encounter with a young woman who later falls into a coma sets Lily out to investigate the mysterious illness. The investigation brings Lily in contact with a secretive coven, a mysterious herbalist, a vengeful anti-witchcraft group, a rival vintage clothing store owner, and several assorted characters (both pleasant and unsavory [...]


    16. In a Witch's Wardrobe, the 4th book in the Witchcraft Mystery Series, Juliet Blackwell does not disappoint! It picks up with Lily attending an art deco ball. While here, she comes across a young woman who falls under a curse, given to her by her corsage. Lily vows to figure out what is going on, but first, she is assigned to investigate numerous poisons in the witch community.I have to say, the more books I read by this author, the more I love her (and her writing)! This installment reflects the [...]


    17. This is the fourth book in the witchcraft mystery series. I really enjoy this author. She has skillfully managed to blend witchcraft, vintage clothing, San Francisco in a nice mix with a clever mystery. The author has studied different magical school of thought so her character comes off as very believable even if he is a real witch with powers. The author is very realistic in portrayal of the practice of Wicca. She also has researched the vintage clothing market and drops tidbits in on the buyi [...]


    18. I adore these books. I adore the characters, I adore the mysteries woven with some magical, paranormal elements, and I most definitely adore Lily's familiar, Oscar the half goblin half gargoyle who transforms into a potbellied pig. The plot line of this book was intriguing, although I kept waiting for Lily to "get into trouble" for being too out with her witchy ways. That didn't really happen this book; yes her store was vandalized, but I was expecting something bigger from the build up. It is m [...]


    19. I enjoy the Lily Ivory series of books. This is the fourth in series of six books. They all have a good story lines with all kinds of twist and turns. Lily Ivory is the owner of Aunt Cora's Closet - a vintage clothing store in the Haight Ashbury (summer of love / hippies) area of San Francisco. She is a good witch who is always called upon by the SFPD or one of her psychic or witchy friends. This book picks up just where "Hexes and Hemlines" left off - going to the Art Deco Ball with Aidan. She [...]


    20. it was ok, as usual I found the story quite dragging until 2/3 into the book. I found myself getting irritated with Lily in this book. I couldnt quite get her personality in this book, its like she lost all her confidence. The thing with this series that it feels like the buildup to the mystery is too slow and then we get a rushed ending. mystery wise it was as bit rushed but I did like the last 1/3 book. And the ending made me want to pick up the next book as opposed to stopping which I felt wh [...]


    21. This paranormal cozy mystery is set against a background in San Francisco. The characters have depth especially the protagonist Ivy. The story is blended together nicely.Ivy and Adrian attends a ball and a strange woman stumbles against. Ivy find her in the ladies' lounge unconscious. She see her in the mirror. Ivy looks to Adrian for help but he has disappeared. Ivy trying to help the woman finds that someone is practicing hexes and is not very good at it. Can Ivy undo the hex and bring the wom [...]


    22. Now I've finished them! I have to wait for more. How long, I wonder? This is the only down side of a really good mystery series. Not only am I left on a cliffhanger, but I'm now parted from lots of lovable characters that I enjoy knowing. We'll drift apart now, only to have to somehow get to know each other again when the next book finally appears.I might just have to read them all again. :)Thank you, Juliet.From a dedicated fan. :)


    23. This is a great series. Lily owns a vintage clothing store in down town San Francisco. She is enjoying a night out attending an art-deco ball when one of the guests falls into a coma and becomes trapped in a mirror. Lily knows there is magic afoot and sets off to free the guest from the mirror as well as her coma.


    24. I wouldn't try to convince anyone that this series is anything other than escapist fun, but it *is* escapist fun & sometimes that is all that matters. Witches, San Francisco, a gargoyle/goblin hybrid that can change into a pig good times!


    25. This series is really improving the more I get to know the main character and supporting characters. I am very intrigued about what happened at the end of this one and hope it resolves itself in the next book.




    26. I found the first book of this series at Barnes & Noble recently and liked it so much that I ended up buying the second one there too. Then I went on and bout the rest of the series - well the ones that were already out. I did not pre-order "A Magical Match" t!"In A Witch's Wardrobe" gets another five stars from me. Lily has become a literary favor. I do like the ease at which Blackwell mixes a murder mystery with witchcraft. As a mystery, I like that Blackwell introduces so many possible s [...]


    27. While I thought there were too many characters for me to follow in this bookI really loved the storyline. There is mystery and developing friendships to carry on into the next books. Lily Ivory is gaining more confident in her spell casting and in her abilites as a powerful witch. love the new connection to Sailor. Looking forward to starting the next book. definatly reccomend this fun series.


    Leave a Reply