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Mysterious Merchandise

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Black Cats, Magic Lamps, Witches, and Thrift Shops: What more could you want in a cozy?
When Alice Adelcraft follows a black cat down an alleyway, she finds a street that wasnt there yesterday. The sign reads Magic Row, and the stores have names like Spellbinders and A Witchs Thrift Shop. Most intriguing (and terrifying!) of all is the dead body Alice finds behind a
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Published March 15th 2020 by Novelwright Press, LLC
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Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alice Adelcraft is a regular personshe has no special powers or anything like that. She works in an antique shop, but things turn magical when she follows a black cat. She discovers a whole street dedicated to magic as well as a dead body. When a young teen is accused of the murder, Alice is determined to find the real killer. She is convinced the teen is innocent, even though no one else thinks so.

Paranormal cozy mysteries arent usually my genre but I was fascinated when I read the description.
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Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2020
Witches, Wizards, Genies and murder - Mysterious Merchandise has it all! Alice Adelcraft discovers a world hidden from sight when she is lured into a ally by a black cat and stumbles on a body near a dumpster. This is no ordinary body but it turns out to be a body of a witch, and Alice discovers a whole new street she never knew existed called Magic Row.

From here Alice is sucked into a world of magic she had no idea existed all around her, gets embroiled in solving the dead witches murder and
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The First Witches Thrift Shop Mystery

Alice Adelcraft was expecting to go on a job interview. She was not expecting a cat to lead her to a heretofore unknown world...and a dead body. Now aware that witches do exist, she begins to straddle the two worlds, cognizant that the murder was just the beginning and that something dangerous is afoot. When an orphaned teen gets blamed for the murder, Alice knows she has to stand up for him and prove his innocence.
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mysterious Merchandise is a cute cozy mystery with magic, Untalented and Talented people, hidden streets, and crabby genies. When Alice Adelcraft stumbles upon a black cat that leads her into an alley, she had no idea that she's about to enter a world she is supposed to know nothing about. Things get even more peculiar when Alice happens upon a dead woman. Now Alice must figure out who wanted the woman dead before others, including herself, are next.

I enjoyed Mysterious Merchandise. The story is
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Letting the jinn out of the lamp maybe just a step to far

A good read. Still doesn't answer the question as to whether or not she does have magic. But she does have a desire for the truth and isn't willing to see a young boy charged with murder. This definitely has vibes of the magic alley used in Harry Potter and various other books. The characters are still a bit transparent and need a bit more grounding and the plot itself could have been more clearly laid out.
It all began with a rainy day,
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I am on the fence about this story. I liked the characters but am not sure how much I liked the story. I'm willing to continue with the series though.
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Astoria Wright is a cozy mystery author and a poet who is inspired by rainy days, stories, and positive people. She's often found sitting by a window or in her backyard sipping tea or coffee and writing or reading cozy mysteries. When she's not lost in a good book, she's thrilled to be joining the conversations about them here on Goodreads.

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