The Haunting of Hecate Cavendish: A Novel (The Hecate Cavendish Series #1) (Hardcover)

The Haunting of Hecate Cavendish: A Novel (The Hecate Cavendish Series #1) By Paula Brackston Cover Image
Coming Soon - Pre-Order From The Snail!


The Haunting of Hecate Cavendish is book one in New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston's new, magic-infused series about Hecate Cavendish, an eccentric and feisty young woman who can see ghosts.

England, 1881. Hereford cathedral stands sentinel over the city, keeping its secrets, holding long forgotten souls in its stony embrace. Hecate Cavendish speeds through the cobbled streets on her bicycle, skirts hitched daringly high, heading for her new life as Assistant Librarian. But this is no ordinary collection of books. The cathedral houses an ancient chained library, wisdom guarded for centuries, mysteries and stories locked onto its worn, humble shelves. The most prized artifact, however, is the medieval world map which hangs next to Hecate’s desk. Little does she know how much the curious people and mythical creatures depicted on it will come to mean to her. Nor does she suspect that there are lost souls waiting for her in the haunted cathedral. Some will become her dearest friends. Some will seek her help in finding peace. Others will put her in great peril, and, as she quickly learns, threaten the lives of everyone she loves.

About the Author

PAULA BRACKSTON is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter and The Little Shop of Found Things, among others. Paula lives with her family in the historical border city of Hereford in the beautiful Wye valley. When not at her desk in her writing room, she enjoys long walks with the dog in a sublime landscape filled with the imprints of past lives and ancient times.

Praise For…

"Brackston seamlessly blends horror, fantasy, and mystery...readers with a penchant for gothic fantasy won’t want to miss this." — Publisher's Weekly

"Hecate Cavendish is a breath of fresh air - a young woman who knows her own mind and is prepared to swim against the tides of her time - and ours. Her capacity to explore the reaches of reality with courage and panache is a delight. This is a charming, uplifting, lyrical read, a perfect antidote to the roller-coaster angst of our times." — Manda Scott, Author of The Boudica Dreaming Series

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250284020
ISBN-10: 1250284023
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: The Hecate Cavendish Series