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Juliet Blackwell Books in Order (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, Witchcraft Mystery, Art Lover’s Mystery)

Juliet Blackwell Books in Order (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, Witchcraft Mystery, Art Lover’s Mystery)
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All of Juliet Blackwell’s books!

Who is Juliet Blackwell?

Juliet Blackwell is a best-selling author born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area who specialized in Anthropology and Social Work before becoming a professional artist and fiction writer.

She is known for her New York Times Bestselling Witchcraft Mysteries and the Haunted Home Renovation series, but also – under the name Hailey Lind – for the Art Lover’s Mystery series.

Juliet Blackwell Books in Order:

The Witchcraft Mystery Series in Order

The story revolves around Lily Ivory, a witch skilled in brewing and botanicals. She opens a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora’s Closet in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, where she makes friends for the first time in her life. But San Francisco is full of supernatural mysteries and human murders. So, when the police need a witch’s take on a strange case, she’s the one called on the scene.

See our Witchcraft Mystery Series Reading Order for more information.

  1. Secondhand Spirits (2009)
  2. A Cast-Off Coven (2010)
  3. Hexes and Hemlines (2011)
  4. In a Witch’s Wardrobe (2012)
  5. Tarnished and Torn (2013)
  6. A Vision in Velvet (2014)
  7. Spellcasting In Silk (2015)
  8. A Toxic Trousseau (2016)
  9. A Magical Match (2018)
  10. Bewitched and Betrothed (2019)
  11. Synchronized Sorcery (2021)

The Haunted Home Renovation Mystery Series in Order

This series revolves around Melanie Turner as she takes over her father’s company which specializes in renovating historic homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. But when Mel starts seeing ghosts, she realizes she just might be able to unlock the secrets of the past, as well as help solve a few modern-day murders.

 

  1. If Walls Could Talk (2010) – Since she took over her father’s construction business, Mel Turner’s made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest renovation project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by tracking down the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man.
  2. Dead Bolt (2011) – General Contractor Melanie Turner’s latest restoration is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood. Trouble is, she’ll have to work around the owners, the Daley family, who refuse to leave during the construction. But when eerie things start happening around the site, the Daleys threaten to call off the renovation for fear the work is disrupting ghosts who live on the property. But the ghosts aren’t the only ones getting in the way of the renovation.
  3. Murder on the House (2012) – Since word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, it’s been difficult to maintain a low profile. She embraces her new reputation, however, for the chance to restore a historic house in San Francisco’s Castro District. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted B&B, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. But during the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another spectral inhabitant—when someone doesn’t survive the night.

 

  1. Home For the Haunting (2013) – San Francisco contractor Mel Turner has agreed to lead a volunteer home renovation project. And while she expects lots of questions from her inexperienced crew, she can’t help asking a few of her own—especially about the haunted house next door…the place local kids call the Murder House. But when a few volunteers discover a body while cleaning out a shed, questions pile up faster than discarded lumber.
  2. A Haunting Is Brewing (short story, 2014) – When Mel Turner is hired to rehab an old Victorian mansion to act as the eerie setting for a Halloween bash, she’s expecting the normal challenges—old wiring, bad plumbing, maybe a ghostly specter or two. But when a young man is killed after spending the night in the house, and the mannequins in the attic start to come to life, it’s clear that this is serious paranormal activity. Maybe this time, a real witch is needed. 
  3. Keeper of the Castle (2014) – Lately, Mel has been worried about finding enough historic renovation work to pay the bills. But while Turner Construction is in need of a project, Mel’s boyfriend, Graham, has his hands full managing the reconstruction of an ancient building shipped over from Scotland. With the job plagued by rumors that the stones are cursed, Graham brings in Mel to look for paranormal activity.
  4. Give Up the Ghost (2015) – San Francisco millionaire Andrew Flynt wants to sell his Victorian mansion, but ghostly music, the squeaking of a long-disappeared weathervane, and an angry ghost keep running off potential buyers. After a famous psychic is called in, she informs the Flynts that their multi-million-dollar renovations to “update” the home have left its resident ghost extremely agitated. So contractor Mel Turner is engaged to track down and replace some of the original features of the house. But when the beautiful psychic is found stabbed, it appears someone had a very human motive for murder.

 

  1. A Ghostly Light (2017) – When her friend Alicia hires Turner Construction to renovate a historic lighthouse in the San Francisco Bay, Mel Turner can’t wait to get her hands dirty. Alicia plans to transform the island property into a welcoming inn, and while Mel has never attempted a project so ambitious—or so tall—before, she’s definitely up for the challenge. But trouble soon arises when Alicia’s abusive ex-husband shows up to threaten both her and Mel, and later turns up dead at the base of the lighthouse stairs. 
  2. The Last Curtain Call (2020) – Mel Turner can’t resist the chance to bring the Crockett Theatre, a decrepit San Francisco art nouveau movie palace, back to life. But there’s a catch for Turner Construction: Several artists are currently squatting in the building, and they aren’t the only ones haunting the once-grand halls of the historic theater….

The Art Lover’s Mystery Series in Order (as Hailey Lind)

This series is about Annie Kincaid, an ex-art forger trying to go straight by working as a muralist and faux finisher in San Francisco, but he quickly gets drawn back into the world of frauds, forgery, and fakes…and murder.

 

  1. Feint of Art (2006) – Annie Kincaid’s got bad news for her ex-boyfriend, curator Ernst Pettigrew; The snooty Brock Museum’s new fifteen-million-dollar Caravaggio painting is as fake as a three-dollar bill. Then, the same night Annie makes her shattering appraisal, the janitor on duty in the museum is killed—and Ernst disappears. To top it all off, a well-known art dealer has absconded with multiple Old Master drawings, leaving forgeries in their places. Finding the originals and pocketing the reward money will help Annie get her landlord off her back. But a close encounter with a fickle yet charming art thief could draw her into the underworld of fakes and forgers she swore she’d left behind…
  2. Shooting Gallery (2006) – Modernism isn’t Annie Kincaid’s thing, but even she is surprised to discover that the “sculpture” in a prestigious gallery’s grisly new exhibition is an all-too-real corpse—the artist’s. Meanwhile, a Chagall painting is stolen from the Brock Museum, and Annie’s old friend Bryan is accused of being in on the fix. To track down the missing Chagall, she’ll need the dubious assistance of a certain sexy art thief. 

  1. Brush with Death (2007) – Working nights to restore murals in a building full of cremated remains is strange enough, but chasing a crypt-robbing ghoul through a graveyard is downright creepy. In Brush with Death, San Francisco artist Annie Kincaid finds herself drawn into a decades-old mystery involving some illustrious graveyard residents and Raphael’s most intimate portrait, dubbed La Fornarina, or “the little baker girl”.
  2. Arsenic and Old Paint (2010) – An insurance adjuster asks Annie Kincaid to find a stolen (and forged) erotic painting, and her sexy landlord Frank has her track down a missing bronze statue. But when Annie stumbles across a body in an exclusive Nob Hill men’s club, and her Uncle Anton is attacked, Annie’s on the trail of more than just art. This time, she’s looking for justice.

Other Novels

 

  • Gary Phillips’ Hollis P.I. (2014, with Aaron Philip Clark, Derrick Ferguson, Bobby Nash and Gary Phillips) –  Gary Phillips’ Nate Hollis leaps from the comic page to his first complete prose collection. Authors Juliet Blackwell, Bobby Nash, Aaron Philip Clark, and Derrick Ferguson join Phillips to create six double barreled tales of mystery and action. The streets are mean, but they don’t hold a stick of dynamite to Hollis, P.I. From creator Gary Phillips and Pro Se Productions.
  • The Paris Key (2015) – As a girl, Genevieve Martin spent the happiest summer of her life in Paris, learning the delicate art of locksmithing at her uncle’s side. Paris never really left Genevieve, and, as her marriage crumbles, she finds herself faced with an incredible opportunity: return to the magical city of her youth to take over her late uncle’s shop. But as she absorbs all that Parisian culture has to offer, she realizes the city also holds secrets about her family that could change her forever, and that locked doors can protect you or imprison you, depending on which side of them you stand.
  • Letters from Paris (2016) – After surviving the accident that took her mother’s life, Claire Broussard has worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days she feels something is lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful piece of artwork that her great-grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II. At her grandmother’s urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the century-old mask-making atelier where the object, known only as “L’Inconnue”—or The Unknown Woman—was created. Under the watchful eye of a surly mask-maker, Claire discovers a cache of letters that offers insight into the life of the Belle Epoque woman immortalized in the work of art. As Claire explores the unknown woman’s tragic fate, she begins to unravel deeply buried secrets in her own life.
  • The Lost Carousel of Provence (2018) – Long, lonely years have passed for the crumbling Château Clement, nestled well beyond the rolling lavender fields and popular tourist attractions of Provence. Once a bustling and dignified ancestral estate, now all that remains is the château’s gruff, elderly owner and the softly whispered secrets of generations buried and forgotten. But time has a way of exposing history’s dark stains, and when American photographer Cady Drake finds herself drawn to the château and its antique carousel, she longs to explore the relic’s shadowy origins beyond the small scope of her freelance assignment. As Cady digs deeper into the past, unearthing century-old photographs of the Clement carousel and its creators, she might be the one person who can bring the past to light and reunite a family torn apart.

 

  • The Vineyards of Champagne (2020) – Deep within the labyrinth of caves that lies below the lush, rolling vineyards of the Champagne region, an underground city of women and children hums with life. Forced to take shelter from the unrelenting onslaught of German shellfire above, the bravest and most defiant women venture out to pluck sweet grapes for the harvest. But wine is not the only secret preserved in the cool, dark cellars…
  • Off the Wild Coast of Brittany (2021) – Natalie Morgen made a name for herself with a memoir about overcoming her harsh childhood after finding a new life in Paris. After falling in love with a classically trained chef, they moved together to his ancestral home, a tiny fishing village off the coast of Brittany. But then Francois-Xavier breaks things off with her without warning, leaving her flat broke and in the middle of renovating the guesthouse they planned to open for business. Natalie’s already struggling when her sister, Alex, shows up unannounced. The sisters form an unlikely partnership to save the guesthouse, reluctantly admitting their secrets to each other as they begin to heal the scars of their shared past.
  • The Paris Showroom (2022) – Capucine Benoit works alongside her father to produce fans of rare feathers, beads, and intricate pleating for the haute couture fashion houses. But after the Germans invade Paris in June 1940, Capucine and her father must focus on mere survival—until they are betrayed to the secret police and arrested for his political beliefs. When Capucine saves herself from deportation to Auschwitz by highlighting her connections to Parisian design houses, she is sent to a little-known prison camp located in the heart of Paris, within the Lévitan department store.

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