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A Spell for Trouble

(2020)
(The first book in the Enchanted Bay Mystery series)
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Fans of Ellery Adams and Heather Blake will be charmed by Esme Addison's new Enchanted Bay mystery series.

Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives and to help them in their family business: an herbal apothecary known for its remarkably potent teas, salves, and folk remedies.

Bellamy Bay doesn't look like trouble, but this is a town that harbors dark secrets. Alex discovers that her own family is at the center of salacious town gossip, and that they are rumored to be magical healers descended from mermaids. She brushes this off as nonsense until a local is poisoned and her aunt Lidia is arrested for the crime. Alex is certain Lidia is being framed, and she resolves to find out why.

Alex's investigation unearths stories that some have gone to desperate lengths to conceal: forbidden affairs, family rivalries, and the truth about Alex's own ancestry. And when the case turns deadly, Alex learns that not only are these secrets worth hiding, but they may even be worth killing for.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Addison will charm cozy readers with this delightful start to an enchanting new series." - Bree Baker

"With a cache of family secrets, a score of small-town rivalries, and a bevy of botanically-inclined magical women, readers will fall under the spell of charming Bellamy Bay." - Juliet Blackwell

"Mermaids, witches, and murder, all in a quaint town, with fun characters. What more could you want? A delightful new series from a fresh voice." - Mollie Cox Bryan

"A refreshing paranormal mystery featuring water witchery, mermaids, and family secrets, A Spell for Trouble is the perfect blend of thrill, whimsy, magic, and romance. Expertly plotted and filled to the brim with enchantment, this debut features a main character that has you cheering for her from start to finish. I can't wait to see what Alex Daniels gets up to next." - Bailey Cates

"Esme Addison's A Spell for Trouble, the first in a new cozy series, is a sure-fire hit! Water witches and magic potions, copious cups of tea, generations of rumors, and a close-knit loving family. I can't think of anything I want more in a mystery novel. A delight all the way through." - Eva Gates

"Murder and magic blend to form an intriguing tale in Esme Addison's charming, A Spell for Trouble. Fans of both cozy mysteries and paranormal fantasies will fall in love with the enchanting town of Bellamy Bay, where life is anything but mundane." - Alexia Gordon

"Esme Addison has penned a compelling cozy mystery with A SPELL FOR TROUBLE that will leave readers counting the days for the release of future books in the series. A SPELL FOR TROUBLE combines mermaids, magic, murder, and a heaping helping of charm. The story had me cheering for the Alexandra and her family in Bellamy Bay. What a delight!" - Dorothy St James


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Used availability for Esme Addison's A Spell for Trouble

Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery
Author(s): Esme Addison
ISBN: 1-64385-303-1 / 978-1-64385-303-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery (Enchanted Bay mysteries)
Author(s): Esme Addison
ISBN: 1-66200-181-9 / 978-1-66200-181-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery (Enchanted Bay mysteries)
Author(s): Esme Addison
ISBN: 1-66200-185-1 / 978-1-66200-185-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery
Author(s): Esme Addison
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery
Author(s): Esme Addison
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery
Author(s): Esme Addison
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery
Author(s): Esme Addison
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Spell for Trouble: An Enchanted Bay Mystery
Author(s): Esme Addison
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU