The last thing Emilia Rossi expected was to be thrust into the world of witches. When she investigates the murder of her twin sister at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant and finds her body desecrated beyond belief, she starts a new life as a strega with her friend, Regina. But it ain’t no walk in the park: Emilia must team up with a baker and a former police officer to find her sister’s killer so that he can pay for his crime.
They say you can tell much about someone by how they handle loss. It’s true and the theme behind Kerri Maniscalco’s standout novel, Kingdom of the Wicked (Harper Voyager/ Poseidon, $27.99). The novel begins with the death of Emilia, an Italian-American daughter of Sicilian immigrants who has been attending college in North Carolina with her twin sister. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at their family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant and goes missing. Quickly realizing something is wrong, Emilia sets out to find her lost sister—but what she finds upon her return will shatter her world.
Set in the glamorous world of modern-day New York, Kingdom of the Wicked is Kerri Maniscalco’s powerful new novel of love, magic, and murder. Emilia has just lost the only family she has ever known. As a strengthen and a member of her local coven, she lives a double life, concealing her powers from those around her. Suddenly thrust into the spotlight, she finds herself falling for Christopher, a handsome reporter who has uncovered her secrets. But there are no such things as true love in this world.
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One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghen – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost—even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked—princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems.