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C.J. Archer

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Over 1 MILLION books sold!

C.J. Archer is the USA Today bestselling author of historical fantasy novels including THE EMILY CHAMBERS SPIRIT MEDIUM TRILOGY, the FREAK HOUSE series, the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES series and the GLASS AND STEELE books. She has also written AFTER THE RIFT, an epic fantasy series, and historical romances.

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two. She spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband, two children and a black & white cat named Coco.

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Hi Anjuli. Thanks for your question. There are 6 books planned at the moment. All the best,

Edited to add: I have plans for more books in this series. As long as readers keep reading them, I'll keep writing them. ~CJ(less)
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I’ve extended the length of the MURDER AT THE MAYFAIR HOTEL excerpt on my website. You can now read the first 7 chapters. I’ve also added paperback links to the ebook ones on that page (audiobook available upon release: December 1st). https://cjarcher.com/cjs-books/cleopatra-fox-mysteries/murder-at-the-mayfair-hotel/excerpt-murder-at-the-mayfair-hotel/

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“Tell me you won't go, tell me you'll stay forever, tell me you love me.”
C.J. Archer, The Medium

“met Barnaby Wiggam's ghost. The fat, bulbous-nosed spirit fading in and out beside me like a faulty gas lamp clearly thought he was dealing with a fool. I may only be seventeen but I'm not naïve. I know when someone is lying—being dead didn't alter the tell-tale signs. Mr. Wiggam didn't quite meet my eyes, or those of his widow and her guests—none of whom could see him anyway—and he fidgeted with his crisp white silk necktie as if it strangled”
C.J. Archer, The Medium

“It was like comparing chocolate and apples. Both tasted good, yet one was a decadent experience to be savored, and the other something that could be found in every grocer's cart on every corner. I liked both, but I would always choose chocolate over an apple.”
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Which August New Release would you like to read in October?

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The Veil (Devil's Isle, #1) by Chloe Neill
The Veil by Chloe Neill
(Devil's Isle, #1)
  3 votes, 33.3%

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
(Kate Daniels, #8)
  2 votes, 22.2%

Dragonbane (Hellchaser, #7; Dark Hunter #24) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonbane Sherrilyn Kenyon
(Hellchaser, #7; Dark Hunter #24)
  2 votes, 22.2%

The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiosities, #1) by C.J. Archer
The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer
(The Ministry of Curiosities, #1)
  1 vote, 11.1%

Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (write-in)
  1 vote, 11.1%

Public Enemies (Immortal Game, #2) by Ann Aguirre
Public Enemies by Ann Aguirre
(Immortal Game, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville, #14) by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
(Kitty Norville, #14)
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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
(The Broken Earth, #1)
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Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6) by Dianne Duvall
Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall
(Immortal Guardians, #6)
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Crossed (Soul Eater #3) by Eliza Crewe
Crossed by Eliza Crewe
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
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