August 01, 2021

Some wonderful reviews of The Howling Hag Mystery

Readers, booksellers, book bloggers, reviewers, teachers...thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to share some wonderful reviews of The Howling Hag Mystery. Here are some of my favourites to share with you (so far!).

Waterstones - and their booksellers - have always been a fantastic supporter of all my books and I was thrilled to be a made a Waterstones best book of July.


Pam Norfolk in the Lancashire Post produced a stunning review - along with a collection of other great books published this Summer. Thoroughly recommend you take a look through everything she recommends!


Some lovely shares on social media as well - this from one of the #BookNookReviewCrew at legendary children's bookshop, The Book Nook in Hove.  Aysha, your review - and lovely artwork - really made my day!


Golden Books Girl is one of my favourite MG reviewers, and has been a fan of my books since the start of the journey with Seth and Nightshade. So I was really thrilled with her review of The Howling Hag Mystery which was truly joyful! 



Scott Evans is The Reader Teacher, and I am in awe of how many books he reads and reviews every month. Fast forward to 5 minutes and 10 seconds to see his review. "The perfect mix of Poirot and Potter" - thanks Scott! ❤️


I've had lovely reviews from some favourite book bloggers too! Hetty, I'm so glad you like hearing the story from Nightshade's point of view (she always has a lot of opinions about, well, everything!):


And some lovely shares and reviews on social media. Thank you!



I'll keep putting more reviews on my main Reviews Page (so do let me know if I've missed any) - but thank you to everyone who has supported this book, it means SO MUCH.

Nicki xxx

If you'd like to order a copy of The Howling Hag Mystery you can do so through your local independent bookshop, through the new indie bookshop-supporting website Bookshop.org, through Waterstones, Blackwells or Amazon.

June 17, 2021

Read the opening chapters of The Howling Hag Mystery - before it's officially published

Strange things are happening in the sleepy village of Twinhills. Raven Charming starts to investigate when her peaceful world is threatened by a malicious witch playing tricks at her school.

Because if there is one thing Raven knows about it's magic. She is used to keeping the family secret - you do get used to life being a little different when you come from a long line of witches.

So how can there be a new witch in Twinhills? One that no one in her family knows about? And why is the Howling Hag so intent on causing so much trouble?

Raven must get to the bottom of the series of cruel happenings before everyone starts to point the finger at her sister - because inexplicable things always happen around Rookery, a young witch who has to work very hard to keep her magic from spilling out.

Raven teams up with the annoying new boy at school, Morti Scratch, and gets unexpected help from a talking cat called Nightshade.

Can this unlikely team of detectives puzzle out why the school is being targeted by unkind magic, work out who is responsible for a very nasty body in the school pond and find out who is cursing the school before things get really serious?

Or will it mean that soon everyone will discover the truth about magic and the secret of the Charming witches?

The Howling Hag Mystery is published on July 1st, but if you want to get a sneaky early read of the opening chapters of the latest of my magical mysteries, you can download and read the first three chapters for free - right here:

As with the Seth Seppi Mysteries, the book is gorgeously produced.

And if you visit my YouTube channel, you can catch me reading the opening chapter of The Howling Hag Mystery:


You can subscribe to my YouTube Channel here. And I've even created a downloadable Howling Hag Mystery Quiz - that's for subscribers to my Mystery Journal and you can subscribe to that right here!

June 13, 2021

Who are Nightshade's favourite cats in fiction?

 Find out in my latest YouTube video! Nightshade takes a short break from all the detective work she is doing to speak about her favourite fictional cats. Don't forget to subscribe and click the bell icon on YouTube to never miss an upload. Happy reading!