Cassidy Kincaide owns Trifles & Folly, an antique/curio store and high-end pawn shop in Charleston, South Carolina that is more than what it seems. Dangerous magical and supernatural items sometimes find their way into mortal hands or onto the market, and Cassidy is part of a shadowy Alliance of mortals and mages whose job it is to take those deadly curiosities out of circulation.
Welcome to Trifles & Folly, an antique and curio shop with a dark secret. Proprietor Cassidy Kincaide continues a family tradition begun in 1670—acquiring and neutralizing dangerous supernatural items. It’s the perfect job for Cassidy, whose psychic gift lets her touch an object and know its history. Together with her business partner Sorren, a 500 year-old vampire and former jewel thief, Cassidy makes it her business to get infernal objects off the market. When mundane antiques suddenly become magically malicious, it’s time for Cassidy and Sorren to get rid of these Deadly Curiosities before the bodies start piling up.
– John Hartness, author of The Black Knight Chronicles
"Six hundred year old vampire -- check. Psychic antiques dealer -- check. Cursed artefacts -- check. Murderous demon on the loose -- check. This book's got it all. Gail Z. Martin expertly rachets up the tension until you've got paper cuts from turning the pages so fast. Deadly Curiosities is a winner!"
– Justin Gustainis, author of the Morris and Chastain Investigations
“Martin weaves together fact, fiction, and the supernatural to create a realistic underworld for modern Charleston, S.C”
– Publishers Weekly
“Martin is clearly in her element when bringing the ghosts of Charleston to life. Cassidy’s investigation is peppered with the stories of pirates and smugglers whose deaths are tied to the evil threatening the city. I’ll admit, I’m a big fan of ghost stories and I loved the touch of character Martin gave to her haunts.”
– Fiction Vortex
“If you like kick ass action at every turn, and the unknown whether the characters will all survive or not, then please read Deadly Curiosities and give the finger to publishers who say that UF is dead and gone.”
– Gizmo's Reviews
“This novel felt like a shiny twist between Warehouse 13 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” 4/5 stars
– A Bibliophile's Reverie
“Let me start by saying this book was awesome! Very engrossing right from the start! I’ve enjoyed every Gail Z Martin book I’ve read and Deadly Curiosities is no exception to this!”
– Red Star Reviews
“A fast-paced, suspenseful and sometimes creepy story, this book brings paranormal closer to horror and further from fantasy, and was a welcome change from the tropes that pervade the sub-genre.”
– The Book Adventures
“An old school urban fantasy with a Warehouse 13 vibe, this tale was action packed. Filled with magic, supernatural creatures and possessed objects. I quickly consumed this and look forward to reading more.”
– Caffeinated BookReviewer
“The villains are delightfully evil, the crimes are horrific and you get pulled into the motivation to find and stop this paranormal killer before things get even worse.”