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?
San Francisco is a great town for the supernatural - especially witches (I confess to enjoying the odd Charmed episode in the past!). I love the idea of a witch working in a vintage shop.
Night of the Living Deed - E.J. Copperman
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.
This is one of those books I've had in my hands on a couple of occasions while in Forbidden Planet, but for some reason (probably monetary) means I never quite make it to the till. I love the idea of a haunted guesthouse!
Homicide in Hardcover - Kate Carlisle