Strange Tricks

Pages: 384
Series: The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries
Imprint: Point Blank

Strange Tricks

An Essex Witch Museum Mystery

Syd Moore

Rosie Strange is back in the latest of this fabulously creepy series
9781786075482 (3 Jun 2021)
RRP £8.99 / US$14.99

The Book

Secretly Rosie Strange has always thought herself a little bit more interesting than most people - the legacy her family has bequeathed her is definitely so, she's long believed. But then life takes a peculiar turn when the Strange legacy turns out not just to be the Essex Witch Museum, but perhaps some otherworldly gifts that Rosie finds difficult to fathom. Meanwhile Sam Stone, Rosie's curator, is oddly distracted as breadcrumb clues into what happened to his missing younger brother and other abducted boys from the past are poised to lead him and Rosie deep into a dark wood where there lurks something far scarier than Hansel and Gretel's witch…

Additional Information

Series The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries
Pages 384
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Syd Moore is best known for her series of mystery novels set in the Essex Witch Museum (Strange Magic, Strange Sight, Strange Fascination and Strange Tombs). The series was shortlisted for the Good Reader Holmes and Watson Award 2018. In 2019, her short story collection The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas was shortlisted for a prestigious Dagger award by the CWA. Her debut screenplay, Witch West, which she developed from an original idea, has been optioned by Hidden Door Productions. She lives in Essex.



Praise for Syd Moore:

‘I gleefully submitted to a tale of witchcraft, feminism, mysterious strangers, historical atrocities, plucky heroines and ghastly apparitions - and came away more proud than ever to be an Essex girl.'

Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent


'Dennis Wheatley meets Caitlin Moran.'



‘Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.'