Follow the adventures of Ella Wentworth in...
The Magic Investigations Society Archive
~ Book 1 ~
The Case of
The Endangered Witch
One Friday night in the city of Melbourne, aspiring concert pianist Ella Wentworth mesmerizes an audience of eight hundred people. Yet she's distraught; she missed a note, and her perfectionism consumes her. Moments later, her hair turns arctic white, and her world descends into Disneyesque hallucinations, where everyday objects appear to sparkle, levitate, and...flash mob.
Ella is referred to Dr Kendra Hamilton, who specializes in treatment for post-traumatic stress in cases of "trauma-induced spontaneous hair depigmentation." But Dr Kendra's tennis player grip and capacity to draw bolts of energy from the sky lead Ella to believe there's more to this psychiatrist's credentials than MD. What does this mental health professional mean by "you're a witch?"
Unfortunately, everyone but Ella is frothing about her rare magic skills, and soon she becomes the target of nefarious beings. And all this magical hoo-ha unfolds behind the backs of her husband and daughter. Max is Ella's sweetheart whom she would never (normally) lie to. But any day now, she'll confess she's a witch. Right? Right?
~ Book 2 ~
The Case of
The Formidable Fiend
A kinetic witch has been murdered, and Ella is drawn into both the investigation and the mad machinations of Toby, Reo, Henry, Ziska and Luc of the Magic Investigations Society. When she uses her distinct witchy skillset to examine the cause of the victim's death, she discovers they were killed by a magical arrow that inflicts intense physical and emotional agony, and she prays no one else suffers the same fate. Unfortunately, they do.
Meanwhile, Ella's introduction into Celwia is fraught with the tears and awkward tension of a losing football team's after-match party. When witches in high places accuse her of being indirectly involved in the murders, she feels far from welcome, and she's compelled to help the investigation in any way she can—even if it costs her precious hours away from piano practice.
What now could possibly put her career second? This wasn't the plan. Well, it was the old plan when she took a break from her career to have her child, Molly, but it's certainly not the new plan. Unless...she indeed feels partly responsible for the murders....
~ Book 3 ~
Coming Early 2023
Ella's audition has finally approached, and if she succeeds, her career will take off as a solo concert pianist. She's confident she's returned to a level of life balance, juggling family, piano practice, and her duties as the only living lumin witch in Celwia.
When a mysterious chamber orchestra comes to her home town of Daylesford, Ella sneaks into their opening night's performance. But when a musician disappears, she's drawn into their internal politics.
Ella has so far resisted becoming yet again ensnared with the troublesome Special Projects team of the Magic Investigations Society. But what if she's getting sucked into her own investigation?
With mounting pressure from the Governing Coven and her audition looming, can Ella solve the case without sabotaging her own goals?