Hexes and Hemlines by Juliet Blackwell

336 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction mystery informative lighthearted mysterious fast-paced


Lily gets called away from her vintage clothing store to give police a witch's take on how the leader of a rationalist society could be murdered, surrounded by superstitions he discredited. Evidence points to dark witchcraft. Lily's determined to...

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mysterious 92%
lighthearted 71%
adventurous 64%
funny 50%
dark 7%
emotional 7%
hopeful 7%
reflective 7%


fast 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Plot: 36%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 37% | No: 37% | Yes: 25%

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