Andromache Jones is a tarot-reading witch from the sleepy village of Bramblesgrove, where she runs River Gardens Mystical Services. From here, she gives tarot readings, casts runes, gazes lovingly at the moon and stars, plays with crystals and herbs…and sometimes solves crimes. She likes to think of herself as a part-time private detective who untangles mysteries, but really she is an amateur sleuth who happens to attract trouble – and troublesome clients.
The Fortune Teller Detective (Short Story Collection)
The Fortune Teller Detective is the name I have given to the first collection of Andromache Jones Mystery short stories. The title is inspired by a comment The Magician makes to Andromache when they first ‘meet’ in the first short story in the collection.
This collection is complete, and the first two short stories from it (The Magician and The Apparition) have already been published. They can be found at various ebook retail platforms for FREE, but the most up-to-date versions can be found on Wattpad (click the book covers above to be taken directly to the stories).
As of the end of February 2023, I am publishing the stories on this website, at a rate of one chapter a week, the index for which can be found below. This, I consider to be, the 10th Anniversary 2nd Edition.
The Magician is the first (short) story in the Andromache Jones Mysteries. Andromache Jones has somehow managed to capture the attention of The Magician and finds herself caught up in The Game, his challenge that has very real life and death consequences, and not only for her. Can she complete the test he has set in the allotted time and live to see another day, or will failure, and The Magician triumph?
- Chapter 1 – The Game
- Chapter 2 – The Players
- Chapter 3 – The Rules
- Chapter 4 – The Riddle
- Chapter 5 – Getting Out (24 March 2023)
- Chapter 6 – The Black Horse Inn (31 March 2023)
- Chapter 7 – Tick-Tock (7 April 2023)
- Chapter 8 – The Finale (14 April 2023)
The Apparition is the second (short) story in the Andromache Jones Mysteries. It’s been three days since Andromache Jones suffered her ordeal at the hands of The Magician and she doesn’t know what to do with herself. She doesn’t think she is up to working. She is not very keen on the idea of getting out of bed. In truth, all she wants is to be left alone. Unlucky for her, Jean Pottersworth is very persistent. Does she have a case that might chase away Mac’s blues?
Also available to read exclusively over on Wattpad:
Dreaming in Purple is the first Andromache Jones Mini Mystery. It’s the day of the Bramblesgrove Village Fair and Andromache Jones is giving away free tarot readings. However, she woke that morning recalling she had dreamt in purple. And that can only mean one thing…something quite extraordinary is going to happen.
If you’ve yet to read the other Andromache Jones Mysteries, this very short story will serve as a great introduction to the witchy sleuth.
Novels and other works (Future Projects)
The first four novels in the series, as well as a novella, have been completed in draft form, and I’m currently working on getting them ready for publication, either to submit to a publisher or publishing them myself.
The novella, The Dreamer, had been available to read on Wattpad, but has since been taken down in order to get it, along with the other stories, ready for publication.
Another half a dozen or more novels have been planned (and started), and on top of that, at least a dozen short stories and mini mysteries. There are even some non-fiction Andromache Jones inspired works as well as an oracle deck.
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