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Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles & Folly in modern-day Charleston, an antiques and curio shop with a dangerous secret. Cassidy can read the history of objects by touching them, and she teams up with friends and allies who use magic and paranormal abilities to get rid of cursed objects and keep Charleston and the world safe from supernatural threats.

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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by SOL Publishing
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Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

“Inheritance” by Gail Z. Martin is part of the ‘Deadly Curiosities’ series that features Cassidy Kincaide of the Trifles and Follies antique and curio shop that features all kinds of intriguing items, and acts as a cover for the Alliance that specializes in disposing of the supernatural threats that are inherent in some of the objects that are brought to them. Cassidy and her friends become embroiled in an inheritance struggle that not only stirs up the resident spirits and inimical be
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting story! I like the fact that Simon who was mentioned in other books by Cassidy finally made an appearance in this story! Cassidy finally fills him on all the Trinkets and Baubles is involved in. The romance between Teag and Anthony has reached a new level. Kell and Cassidy are still an item.
You have an interesting mystery involving an old family from Charlseton who have a bargain with a demon. The current heir wants out and it has fallen to Cassidy and the team to help
Karolina Cebula
"Inheritance" is another volume of the wonderful series "Deadly Curiosities" by Gail Z. Martin and it's undoubtedly a novel that you love with all your heart from the very beginning to the end. In this installment I really like the fact that it refers to Caribbean folklore, and therefore something that I know, or rather have known nothing about just until now. I love books that deepen my knowledge and aroused my thirst for it, especially when it comes to topics related to the paranormal world, a ...more
Anne Barwell
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m already a huge fan of this series, and this new story didn’t disappoint. I love how the author’s series are all part of one universe, so there are cameos and crossovers between the different series. This book made me very happy in that regard, especially when two characters from one of my favourite series by her alter ego Morgan Brice turn up to help out Cassidy and her friends. Their reaction when they find out about Soren was brilliant.

I love the supporting cast, and the family feeling be
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heat Level-Low, Committed couples both M/F and M/M, Fantasy
The latest heart pounding paranormal featuring Cassidy Kincaid the shop owner of Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio shop. Her store is not only a successful business but a cover up for the “Alliance”, a coalition of mortals and non mortals that protect Charleston which seems to be one of the most heavily haunted areas around. Cassidy is blessed or perhaps cursed with a very unique supernatural gift. She can read and sense the histor
Deadly Curiosities is an absolutely favourite series, and one that is an automatic buy for me. Book 4 was just as fabulous as the previous books and I loved it!

I really enjoy Gail Z. Martin's ability to combine insanely dangerous, esoteric and nutty paranormal entities and world-ending battles with pot-luck suppers, sweet romances and funny moments among the diverse cast of characters who people this world. It's bizarre and crazy, but it all works, and hella fun to read!!

I also love that Martin
Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Inheritance is an installment in the urban fantasy series following Cassidy Kincaide and her adventures in Charleston while running Trifles and Folly, an antiques shop that secretly specializes in uncovering trinkets with supernatural links. A series of murders occur in the town and witnesses to the murders are spouting strange stories of ghostly and menacing beings. Cassidy and her team begin to investigate and discover that Caribbean ghosts are to blame. This is just the beginning when a membe ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cassidy Kincaide is part owner of Trifles & folly, an antique and curio shop in Charleston, SC. she and a group of close friends also keep people safe from supernatural threats with magic and other supernatural abilities. When Caribbean ghosts begin to terrorize the city and the body count starts to rise she enlists the aid of everyone she can to research the origin of the of the evil ghosts. Beckford Pendlewood shows up out of the blue and explains the origins of the ghosts, and the deadly arti ...more
This fourth book in the Deadly Curiosities series by Gail Z Martin was a most entertaining and enjoyable thrill ride as the battles against evil forces, living and non-living, continue for the main characters. In this book the reader gets to have almost every character from this and other series by the author, all collected in one place, which I feel truly helped understand more of who they are and what they were each capable of doing, magical ability wise that is. It also made them feel like a ...more
NoNo JoJo
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Preface: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

There's not a whole lot to say about this novel. It's part of a series, but I haven't read the others. Luckily, there is a lot of exposition scattered throughout to help catch the reader up to speed. Unfortunately, this also has the effect of significantly slowing down the action, as does the inclusion of hordes and hordes of side characters. I think I would likely be more attached to them if I'd read previous books, b
this story was really interesting with creatures from the carabeans Folklore which was something new to me and i really loved it. i also greatly appreacited that we could follow the story even if we missed some books in the series...i wouldn't say it must be read as stand alone but no fear if you miss something in teh series you can still enjoy this oen fully.

Cassidy is confronted to a lot of strange (even for her) events and she needs all her allies to be able to succeed in protecting Charlest
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an advanced reader copy from the author for giving my two cents. I love these books. Not your run of the mills paranormal books. This time around Cass, Teg and the crew encounter more spookiness and it's not your normal Charleston ghosts and ghouls. Cargo ship that docked has their crew being attacked by strange creatures and after doing some digging...they are all from the did they get there? At a bday celebration for Teg, a young man crashes thr party and says he is being ...more
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 4th book in the "Deadly Curiosities" series, but it's the first one I've read - though I have enjoyed the short story collections.
I do regret not having read the first 3 books, but I don't think it made any difference, as this seems to be a series you can read in any order, with enough backstory placed that you can't feel lost (but not so much that it would bog you down if you've read the first 3).
I did find this a little long (probably because I'm used to the short stories), but it
K.C. Freeman
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gail Z. Martin never fails to deliver a fantastic read! Cassidy and her crew have their work cut out for them fighting off an evil ancestral family of witches and their bound demon granting them incredible magical power and wealth for centuries. This time Cassidy can't rely on her business partner, over 600-year old vampire Sorren, to help her save Charleston, and possible the entire East Coast of the United States because he has his own problems in Europe.

Plenty of haunted objects with bad moj
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

This was a great new edition to the Deadly Curiosities series. With Sorren busy in Europe tracking dangerous artifacts, it is up to Cassidy and her friends to deal with the newest paranormal threat to Charleston. Caribbean ghosts and monsters are showing up in Charleston, and research leads the group to curse dating back generations and a demon that could cost them everything to destroy. I love all the different elements and characters t
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I fell down the rabbit hole of Gail Z Martin earlier this summer and have not looked back. She has created a world with amazing magics and down to earth characters that just seems to work perfectly. There are several crossovers in this world and in this book, we meet Simon, Cassidy's cousin, who is one of the MCs of a different series set in the same world. I'm always amazed when I find a book that allows me to completely sink into its world, and this one is no exception. The only thing that wou ...more
Lillian Francis
This is the first book I've read of this author under this pen name. I can't say I enjoyed it as much as the Morgan Brice books, it lacked the emotional connection of the paranormal gay romances. But the plot was good, the monsters/ghosts/curses were interesting and the book was well written. The cast of characters was enormous and at times I struggled to keep everyone straight. And while the excitement and dangers come thick and fast I never really worried for anyone's safety and I think that c ...more
John-Torleif  Harris
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved seeing such a different mythology being the showcase of this story; it was fun to see and learn about some of the ghostly traditions found in Barbados and the Caribbean Islands.

It was also very cool to see the ties between Cassidy, Simon, Erik, and Seth & Evan in this book. I liked that Cassidy was able to come clean to Simon about the Alliance and what they do. And that Simon was able to tell Cassidy about his Skeleton Crew. It will be interesting to see how Seth & Evan factor in since
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. The character development and writing are top notch. Gail Z Martin is so good at what she does. This book is #4 in the Deadly Curiosities series. It tells the story of Cassidy Kincaid, owner of an antique store called Trifles and Follies. The store is actually a front for a group called The Alliance that helps fight monsters and remove dangerous items before innocent people can be hurt. There are several short stories collections as well as cross overs from other series writt ...more
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, fantasy
Cassidy, Teag and their friends find themselves in trouble again when Charleston is hit with a bunch of vengeful spirits. The spirits are not local, so there is a lot of confusion. The arrival of the heir to a terrible inheritance helps to clear up the mystery. Still, it takes all that the magical community of Charleston can do to even begin to get rid of the spirits - before they can kill again.

Another good book from Gail Z. Martin. She's a reliable writer, who I can count on for a good story,
Nov 05, 2019 added it
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The only thing worse than a cursed object is a slew of them at once.

Cassidy Kincaide and friends again are in the thick of it fighting criminals, ghosts, witches,... They get hit from all sides. A large number of cursed and haunted items are making their way to auctions in Europe and Charleston, SC.
The loose coalition of white magic users have their hands full keeping the non-paranormals safe and unaware of the powerful threats lurking in the shadows.

This book is quick moving and wonderfully e
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fast paced supernatural mystery full of enough cursed items and angry ghosts to have one trembling thru the night and hoping that was just the wind that blew across my neck!

Though this was a short book around 225 pages I still couldn't read it in one sitting because outside the story I took great interest in some of the folk tales and stuff that was included like my favorite was the rolling cow and duppy spirit. I would hate to have one of those things chasing me!

*I was given a free copy of th
Valerie (Cats Luv Coffee)
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Inheritance is book number four in the Deadly Curiosities world. If you remember, I reviewed a book from another of her series, Spells, Salt, & Steel, earlier this year. What I'm finding I love about her books is that it's so easy to get lost in the world that she builds. The best urban fantasies are the ones that layer the fantastical right on top of the reasonable and that what Gail Z. Martin does time and time again!

Read more at Cats Luv Coffee
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am having so much fun with reading authors that are new to me, and I certainly enjoyed, Inheritance and quickly signed up for the news letter!! Cassidy was cool and levelheaded when she fought a vicious demon who had me shaking like the last leaf that Hurricane Katrina blew! Her friends and now family all had something to bring to the table even if it was just good cooking! I loved the "family" taking care of the other during a terrifying battle as they sought help from a water goddess, and I ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love these books. I also love the way they all call and keep in touch with each other. It is a way for them all to help when needed and keep an eye on each other. Also to make sure that they are within call reach if and when needed. I do love the stories. They are interesting and exciting. I hope to read very many more and to have them get together and help each other in other stories. I received a complimentary review copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving a honest review.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoyed the earlier books in this series, you won't want to miss this one! The return of familiar characters is always entertaining. As usual, the stakes are high: so high, in fact, that this book's threat requires a team effort, featuring characters from some of the author's other urban fantasy worlds (Knowledge of other works not necessary). I read it in one afternoon; it was hard to put down! ...more
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an exceptional story! Involved, well written, and absolutely enthralling! The characters are well developed and likable. I loved that no matter what type of entity they faced they had people who were experts. I really love reading these kind of books and this was one I couldn’t put down. I want to read more!
Kristy Halseth
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an advanced reading copy.

Yet another book I really liked. I like both her paranormal mysteries and her paranormal romances written under another name. I've read one other in this series. But I need to go back and figure out which two I missed and read them. Lovely writing and wonderful mystery. Well worth the time.
A.L. Kaplan
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cassidy and her friends take on Caribbean ghost, demons, and curses in this fabulous urban fantasy. It’s packed with action and intrigue that will keep you glued to the pages. Gail Z Martin has a knack for creating amazing characters and this story is no exception. I can’t wait to read some of her other books.
Andrea Laws
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Family curses, demons, vengeful ghosts and magic galore. This is a true non stop adventure. All of our favourite characters make an appearance and the final showdown has you holding your breath. Bravo kind author and thank you!
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Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories in elementary school. The first story she wroteat age fivewas about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married and has three childr ...more

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