Curse of the Emerald: 10 year old Maggie meets her Aunt Irene for the first time - and becomes part of a mystery attached to a cursed necklace.
Night of the Patchouli: a fun romp, involving an estate sale, a thief - and far too much patchouli.
Witch in the Dell: when Maggie and Spencer find a mysterious cup in her aunt's carriage house, their research takes them to a long-abandoned village - and throws them into a centuries old mystery.
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Cate Dean has been writing since she could hold a pen in her hand and put more than two words together on paper.
She grew up losing herself in the wilds of fantasy worlds, and has had some of her own adventures while tromping through the UK, and a few other parts of the world.
A lover of all things supernatural, she infuses that love into her stories, giving them a unique edge.
When she's not writing, she loves cooking, scaring herself silly in the local cemeteries, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on.
There - I got the official biography out of the way. I love to write, and yes, I have been doing it most of my life. I've made up stories in my head for as long as I can remember, and I am thrilled to be able to write them down and share them with you.
Alex has recovered from her deadly battle with the woman who took Sam. Now she is helping run the underground haven, and learning to live with the inhuman residents.
When one of the residents is murdered, suspicion falls on Sam. And her greatest fear starts happening again - that she'll lose him. This time for good.
As the body count goes up, Alex is determined to find the real killer, no matter what the cost.
For her, the cost may end up being her life.
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Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.
Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family that she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.
When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is also divided into two people. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.
Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.
For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her—Emma or Saylor—will win out?
Now a random attack, a threatening note, and a surprising discovery lead Alex closer to the truth of what happened ten years ago.
With the help of her new friends, she digs even deeper into Emmettsville's past, and finds out that learning the truth has consequences.
Sometimes, deadly consequences.
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After a wild and life changing year, Alex Finch is finally settling in - until people in Emmettsville start to go missing.
Flimsy evidence points to a local hermit, but when Alex looks beyond the surface, she uncovers clues leading to a nastier conclusion - that a new monster has come to town.
When her dad joins the missing, she vows to do whatever it takes to find him - before it's too late.
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