The Return of the Melungeon Witch: A Short Story

The Return of the Melungeon Witch: A Short Story

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A 6,000-word Kindle short reads tale of suspense, romance, and the supernatural set between the two World Wars in the Appalachians

From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson

In the second installment in the Melungeon Witch short-story series, Melungeon healer Cephea Collins finds herself falling for Sheriff Daniel Praeger, but those feelings are put to the test when he asks her help on a case involving the murder of his ex-girlfriend's brother. As the ex makes it clear she wants to rekindle her relationship with Daniel, Cephea learns that love can be as deadly as any of the poultices and poisons she uses in her craft.


"Now this story was close to brilliance....The main character was truly three-dimensional, a noteworthy feat especially in a short story. The plot was fast, dark and thrilling." -

"Kept me guessing until the very end. I'd recommend this book to experienced mystery readers who enjoy wrestling with skillfully placed hints that don't easily reveal their secrets." - Long and Short Reviews

"We've had the pleasure of reading these tales and can enthusiastically recommend them." - Omnimystery News

"...One of the best shorts I've read this year. Scary and triumphant in the bleakest kind of way with two of the best characters I've read. - AJ Hayes, author of the Mad Dog and Englishman series

"Awesome story. Beautifully have really written something special." - Terrie Farley Moran, author of the Read 'Em and Eat Café and Bookstore series

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Release date: June 19, 2015

Publisher: Crimetime Press

Print pages: 21

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