Strange Tricks: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery (The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries) (Paperback)

Strange Tricks: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery (The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries) By Syd Moore Cover Image

Strange Tricks: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery (The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries) (Paperback)

Rosie Strange is back in the latest of the fabulously creepy Essex Witch Museum Mysteries

Secretly Rosie Strange has always thought herself a little bit more interesting than most people – the legacy her family has bequeathed her is definitely so, she’s long believed. But then life takes a peculiar turn when the Strange legacy turns out not just to be the Essex Witch Museum, but perhaps some otherworldly gifts that Rosie finds difficult to fathom. Meanwhile Sam Stone, Rosie’s curator, is oddly distracted as breadcrumb clues into what happened to his missing younger brother and other abducted boys from the past are poised to lead him and Rosie deep into a dark wood where there lurks something far scarier than Hansel and Gretel’s witch…

Praise for the Essex Witch Museum Mysteries:

‘I gleefully submitted to a tale of witchcraft, feminism, mysterious strangers, historical atrocities, plucky heroines and ghastly apparitions – and came away more proud than ever to be an Essex girl.’ Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

‘Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.’ Guardian
Syd Moore is best known for her Essex Witch Museum Mysteries (Strange Magic, Strange Sight, Strange Fascination, Strange Tombs and later in 2020, Strange Tricks). The series was shortlisted for the Good Reader Holmes and Watson Award 2018. She has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2019 and 2020. Her debut screenplay, Witch West, which she developed from an original idea, has been optioned by Hidden Door Productions and will be released in Autumn 2021. She lives in Essex.
Product Details ISBN: 9781786075482
ISBN-10: 1786075482
Publisher: Point Blank
Publication Date: June 8th, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries
‘If you’re looking for a first-rate mystery that is full of humour, heart and will also give you the heebie-jeebies, Strange Tricks is the book for you. Charming, tense and addictive, I couldn’t get enough of Rosie and will be buying and listening to the other books as soon as possible.’
— Emma's Biblio Treasures

‘Mysterious, intriguing, humorous and highly entertaining, Strange Tricks is a fantastic audiobook and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end; both the writing and the narration are exceptional.’
— The Book Magnet

‘The narrative of Strange Tricks is near impeccable. Rosie’s musings on her surroundings and life in general, are as hilarious as they are relatable. Under a facade of a devil may care, adventurous, rather feisty Essex girl, there’s an extremely sensitive and quite a sweet character whose whole life has been defined by a series of unfortunate events which cast long shadows on her future. The world of Strange Tricks offers many avenues for exploration. On the surface, it’s a well-woven mystery that introduces us to a twisted serial killer. Still, it touches upon the themes of feminism and women’s rights without being preachy or reproachful. It takes a dive into the subject with a very cool head and firm resolve to challenge without losing its entertainment value.’
— Kon Frankowski's Book Blog

‘Wow finished Strange Tricks by Syd Moore last night, that book is dark and awesome and dark, i did not expect that twist 5* all the way from me.’
— Caroline Maston, founder of the facebook UK Crime Book Club

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and was quite sad to reach the end... the nice little hook into the next book has me intrigued too!’
— Brown Flopsy's Blogspot

‘Both author and narrator are exceptionally skilled and manage to weave a tale that is as compulsive as the summer days are long... All in all a brilliant read, and a series I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to!’
— Tomes with Tea blog

‘The characters are vivid, complex and fascinating. The premise is inventive and interesting and I just love the whole idea of the Essex Witch Museum being taken on by a Benefits Fraud investigator!’
— Live and Deadly blog

‘Unique and intense... A highly recommended eerie story!’
— Welsh Book Lover

‘Sleuth in matters of the supernatural, Rosie Strange, returns in the rollickingly funny and spooky sixth case in the Essex Witch Museum series.’
— Peterborough Telegraph

‘This story has a much darker tone than Rosie Strange’s previous outings. She still investigates with the same lightness of touch and determination to confound any expectations of an Essex Girl, while wearing cowboy boots, of course!... It’s always fun to spend time with Rosie Strange.’
— Crime Review

Praise for Syd Moore:

‘I gleefully submitted to a tale of witchcraft, feminism, mysterious strangers, historical atrocities, plucky heroines and ghastly apparitions – and came away more proud than ever to be an Essex girl.’
Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

'Dennis Wheatley meets Caitlin Moran.'
Starburst

‘Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.’
Guardian