Wicked Ways (A Witchy Cozy Mystery Mini-Series)

In this cozy mini-series (they’re novellas, not novels) meet amateur sleuth Elise Marybell Marple, a young witch who runs a magic shop in the chaotic town of Northrop, New York, where witches, vampires, demons, and other supernatural creatures regularly cause mischief. These are not dark like my usual stories. I started writing these to cheer myself up after spending so much time writing the dark stuff.

Woefully Wicked (October 2019)

With magic, mayhem sometimes follows.

I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways.  Halloween has always been my favorite day of the year – until now. After accidentally giving my vampire best friend a love spell the equivalent of garlic,  and inadvertently casting an attraction spell on my demon stalker, I’m not having the best of holidays. It’s not just my own spells going horribly wrong. Nope. Spells I cast for customers have started to backfire too, and I think I’ve just become the most hated witch in a fifty-witch town,  To save Halloween, and Wicked Ways,  I need to get my magic back on track before things go from bad – to worse…..

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Something Wicked (January 2020)

Silver bullets, full moon.  

I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways. When Jasmine Jeffreys, resident plant murderer turned botanist, shows up in my shop begging for a silver amulet and a pound of wolfsbane, I think nothing of it. She’s a strange one, after all. But then someone stole an old book from the library, and another customer made a strange request. Suddenly, everyone is seeing werewolves and the town is speculating a list of suspects that includes Alex. I need to put a stop to the proverbial witch hunt before anyone gets hurt, but first I have to figure out what’s going on.

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Thoroughly Wicked (April 2020)

One Curse, Two Curse, Three Curse, Four…

I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways.   After finding a cursed poppet hanging from her doorway, Franny Ferris suspects someone is trying to put her out of business. But when several more poppets show up at various storefronts up and down Main Street leaving certain shops untouched, the citizens of Northrop start choosing sides. Wicked Ways wasn’t touched and now I’m a suspect.  It’s up to me and my friends to find out who is trying to divide the town, and why.

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Bloody Wicked (July 2020)

Some treasure should be left buried.

Klaus, the new King of the Northrop vampires, has lost a sacred relic. Something the vampires treasure. The vampire council is breathing down Klaus’s neck. Being the most visible witch in a fifty-witch town means Klaus has come to me, Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways, and my vampire best friend, Shelly, to help him find it before he’s dethroned by the council. 

Have I mentioned that angry, ancient vampires creep me out?  

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Hauntingly Wicked (October 2020)

Northrop has gone to the ghosts.

I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways. When Lucy Littman, resident Realtor of Northrop shows up at the shop begging me to exorcise the spirits at an upscale property she’s trying to sell, how could I say no? After all, real hauntings are rare, even for a supernatural town like Northrop. The minute Shelly and I get involved – Wicked Ways inherits a spectral visitor of its own. Now, the Wicked Ways crew and I must get to the bottom of the hauntings before our big Halloween event, or risk losing Wicked Ways to the spirits.

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Deliciously Wicked (May 2021)

Eye of newt, leg of frog…

Northrop’s annual baking contest has been sabotaged! I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop, Wicked Ways. It’s up to me and my friends to figure out why the contestants are transforming before our eyes.  When the transformations start hitting a little too close to home, my demon boyfriend, who’s having infernal issues of his own, may need to help me out. Can we find the witch responsible? Or will some of the residents of Northrop be changed forever?

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Lawfully Wicked (May 2023)

Northrop has finally gone to the wolves.

I’m Elise Marybell Marple, owner of the magic shop Wicked Ways, and I’ve just been elected the liaison between supernatural Northrop and the new pack of werewolves in town. My vampire best friend, Shelly, is pretty sure Northrop is about to be besieged with crime. After hearing all of Shelly’s horror stories, even I’m prepared with silver and wolfsbane. What I wasn’t prepared for was to learn that the pack master and his wife are really sweet and just want to open a doggie daycare… and that my best friend may be out to kill them.

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WICKED WAYS: Alternates

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