Another instalment in the Magical Bookshop series is out today! By The Book, book 4, is now available to buy in ebook and paperback on Amazon, and also available to read in Kindle Unlimited.
I enjoyed writing this book very much. Not just because I always enjoy writing and this series is comparatively light, but also because this book is part 1 of a new arc for the series, which will play out in books 5 and 6. It’s such fun putting in new things and characters to be picked up in those later books – and yes, I may be rubbing my hands in anticipation!
Here’s the blurb:
Knowledge is power…or is it?
When Jemma takes on the post of Assistant Keeper, she wonders if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Her boss Raphael has every confidence in her … but Jemma is less convinced.
It’s much easier to lose herself in getting the bookshops ready for Christmas. But when Carl hands in his notice, Jemma has to accept that things will change.
Then a mysterious developer targets the shops in their neighbourhood, with the aim of putting a transport hub in their place. When a very familiar figure from Jemma’s past shows up, Jemma can’t help but smell a rat.
Will Jemma and Raphael be able to stop the developers and save the shop? Can Jemma step up to her new responsibilities? And will they ever find out where Folio keeps sneaking off to?
By The Book is the fourth in the Magical Bookshop humorous mystery series, set in modern London.