Lady Avely's Guide to Truth and Magic

Matronly Misadventures 1

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Pub Date 16 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 1 Mar 2024

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Description

A Regency widow shouldn’t be hunting spectres all night. 

Lady Judith Avely’s magical gift for divining the truth makes her prodigiously good at lying. To absolve a guilty secret, she travels to the exiled Duke of Sargen’s estate, but the last thing she expects is to run into the duke himself, who is lamentably now even more attractive than in his volatile youth. 

The duke has his own concerns: he has returned home to a haunted house, with skulls floating about and a footman apparently bashed by a book. Such vulgar circumstances are best avoided, but the duke needs Judith’s unique talents to help uncover the culprit - even if it might put her in the sights of a killer. 

With the help of a tiny vampiric acquaintance and a continuous supply of drinking chocolate, Judith should be able to solve the uncanny mystery…if only the duke will stop making improper remarks about her mobcaps. 

A lady who can discern lies, the duke who lied to her, and a gothic cosy mystery full of bats, skulls and cocoa. 

Lady Avely’s Guide to Truth and Magic features a mid-life heroine, a slow-burn second-chance romance, and a magical version of Regency England. 

A Regency widow shouldn’t be hunting spectres all night. 

Lady Judith Avely’s magical gift for divining the truth makes her prodigiously good at lying. To absolve a guilty secret, she travels to the...


Advance Praise

"This was so much fun! All my favourite ingredients: a middle-aged heroine, a flirty duke, a gothic mansion, family drama, interesting magic, and plenty of hot chocolate. I thoroughly enjoyed myself." - AJ Lancaster, author of The Lord of Stariel.

“Highly recommended... a Byronic former bad boy flame of a Duke, a murder mystery, and a tiny chaotic Tinker Bell of a vampiri sidekick...” - Christina Baehr, author of Wormwood Abbey

“The mystery is fun and kept me guessing until the end, but what really charmed me about this book was the way the second-chance romance unspooled.” - Plot Trysts

“...charming combination of Regency manners, witty banter, dastardly murder, and supernatural hijinks” - Jacquelyn Benson, author of Fire in the Glass

“a slower-burn, closed door version of Amanda Quick's historical fantasy romance mysteries. If you like CJ Archer or Deanna Raybourn, you'll be right at home!” - Belinda Kroll, author of Haunting Miss Brentwood


"This was so much fun! All my favourite ingredients: a middle-aged heroine, a flirty duke, a gothic mansion, family drama, interesting magic, and plenty of hot chocolate. I thoroughly enjoyed...


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ISBN 9780645300536
PRICE US$4.99 (USD)
PAGES 367

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