An Intrigue of Witches
by Esme Addison

National Treasure meets A Discovery of Witches . . .

Introducing the Secret Society mystery series, and kick-ass red-headed heroine Sidney
, a Black historian poised on the brink of discovering her true past . . . and her hidden witchy powers!

“Poignant and entertaining, this one is loaded with intrigue – a feast for anyone, like myself, who loves action, history, secrets and conspiracies. A stellar read” New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry

Thirty-year-old Black woman Sidney Taylor is a talented early American history professor, working in fast-paced Washington DC, with her eyes on promotion. She’s also currently persona non grata. Who knew that making an inconvenient historical discovery would see her stuck at her desk, shuffling paper?

So when she receives an anonymous and very cryptic invitation to visit historic small-town Robbinsville, North Carolina and hunt for a missing archaeological treasure – with a million-dollar pay out at stake – it’s one she can’t refuse. Besides, her beloved grandmother lives in Robbinsville, and it’s been too long since she’s paid her a visit.

Soon, Sidney’s on an exciting treasure hunt, following two-hundred-year-old clues that lead her ever closer to the artefact she’s searching for. But what is the artefact? And why is Sidney starting to feel like she’s at the heart of a terrifying conspiracy she doesn’t understand?

The answer blows Sidney’s world apart, plunging her into a dark, glittering world of secret societies, ancient bloodlines, witches and magic, linked to an ages-old conspiracy that could destroy the very principles upon which America was founded.

Reviews

“Poignant and entertaining, this one is loaded with intrigue – a feast for anyone, like myself, who loves action, history, secrets and conspiracies. A stellar read”

Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Watch out, Robert Langdon, because Sidney Taylor has arrived! An intrepid historian with a lot of voice, a national conspiracy dating back centuries, a secret magical society, and discovering one’s legacy—the best elements to a captivating read”

Yasmin Angoe, Anthony-nominated and bestselling author of Her Name Is Knight

“Those who enjoy a little history with their magic will find this novel difficult to put down”

Library Journal

“Fans of Addison’s Enchanted Bay series and those attracted by the supernatural, history, and mystery will enjoy this series starter”

Booklist

“Magical mysteries, romance, and a Harry Potter–like storyline add up to an enchanting read”

Kirkus Reviews on A Hex for Danger

“Those who buy into the magic will enjoy the mystery”

Kirkus Reviews

“Close family relationships, friendship, a lovingly portrayed coastal setting – all framed by details of running an herbal apothecary – distinguish this cozy”

Booklist on A Hex for Danger

“Well-developed characters and charming seaside setting, and framed by plant and mermaid lore, will appeal to those who enjoy stories with a touch of magic”

Booklist on A Spell for Trouble

““[A] sparkling debut . . . For those who love cozies, romance with an edge, and magical adventures”

Kirkus Reviews on A Spell for Trouble

“Fans of Ellery Adams's mysteries will want to try this one”

Library Journal on A Spell for Trouble

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An Intrigue of Witches by Esme Addison is available in the following formats

Paperback978144831568028th January 2025138 X 216mm288$18.99
Paperback978144831568028th November 2024138 X 216mm288£13.99
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