Ashland, Or.  June10, 2009

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Juliet Blackwell -- Witchcraft + Hailey Lind -- Art Lovers Mysteries


Mystery author Juliet Blackwell, author of  SECONDHAND SPIRITS (Penguin 2009) and Hailey Lind, author of the Annie Kincaid art lovers mysteries will speak and sign at Bookwagon New and Used Books in Ashland on Friday July 10, 2009 at 6pm.


Lily Ivory is not your average witch. Her spell-casting powers tend to draw mischievous spirits while keeping normal humans at a distance. But after a long, restless search for a place to call home, Lily opens a vintage clothing store in San Francisco’s quirky Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, where she finally feels as though she fits in. And then, an elderly client is murdered.

With her magical knack for vintage fashion – she can sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry—her store becomes a big hit.
But when an elderly client is murdered and a child disappears, Lily is uniquely qualified to unravel the crimes. Nothing is as it seems, however, and as Lily closes in on the truth she realizes she’s up against powerful supernatural elements. Joining forces with a male witch, a skeptical myth buster, and a coven of Wiccans, Lily will risk all to stop more innocents from dying.

“SECONDHAND SPIRITS is an excellent blend of mystery, paranormal, and light humor, creating a cozy that is must-read for anyone with an interest in literature with paranormal elements…SECONDHAND SPIRITS has an air of authenticity that leaves many other similar novels in the dust.”  --The Romance Reader's Connection

Juliet Blackwell, aka Hailey Lind, is the pseudonym for a mystery author who, together with her sister Carolyn, wrote the Art Lover’s Mystery Series--including the Agatha-nominated FEINT OF ART and the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestsellers SHOOTING GALLERY and BRUSH WITH DEATH. The fourth in the series, ARSENIC AND OLD PAINT, will be released in fall, 2010. In real life, Juliet aka Hailey is a muralist and portrait painter named Julie who runs a faux-finishing and design business in the Bay Area.


The Virginian Pilot writes: “Annie…is one-half Georgia O’Keeffe and one-half Gracie Allen. She can forge Old Masters for fabulous sums but chooses the straight and narrow, running a small finishing business called True/Faux Studios. She draws trouble like Warhol drew money.”

The Ashland Mystery Readers Group also produces the cable access television show Ashland Mystery, rvtv noir, airing Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on Cable Channel 15 in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Now airing is the episode featuring Alaska writer Stan Jones, interviewed by Ann Sutton.


Ashland Mystery is sponsored in 2009 by Friends of the Ashland Public Library, Bookwagon New and Used Books, Standing Stone Brewing Company and Beverly&David Lively - The Party Place, and produced by the Ashland Mystery Readers Group. For more information contact Maureen Flanagan at 541-552-0743 or visit the group’s website