A Toxic Trousseau by Juliet Blackwell is the 8th book in the Witchcraft mystery series. Publisher: Penguin Random House, July 2016

A Toxic TrousseauThe New York Times bestselling author of Spellcasting in Silk continues as witch and vintage boutique owner Lily Ivory cracks open a Pandora’s box when she investigates some alarming apparel.

Even the most skilled sorceress can’t ward off a lawsuit, and Lily is not at her enchanting best with her hands full as the temporary leader of San Francisco’s magical community. So after her potbellied pig Oscar head-butts rival clothier Autumn Jennings, Lily tries to make peace without a costly personal injury case.

But any hope of a quiet resolution is shattered when Autumn turns up dead. As one of the prime suspects, Lily searches for a way to clear her name and discovers a cursed trousseau among Autumn’s recently acquired inventory. Lily must deal with a mysterious dogwalker and spend the night in a haunted house as she delves into the trunk’s treacherous past. She’s got to figure out who wanted to harm Autumn fast, before the curse claims another victim. . .

This is an enjoyable story that quickly became a page-turner as I had to know what happened next and the author did a splendid job in keeping me engaged in all the activities that occurred on the pages. The mystery was done to perfection that put me right there with Lily as she began her own investigation into the murder. Loved all the complexity and twists and turns that enhanced the telling of this tale and where each character played a pivotal role in the outcome of this delightfully charming drama.

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