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Kura Jane Carpenter - New Zealand Cozy Mystery Author

A brand new Cozy Mystery series - Book 1 out now!

Welcome to Wyld Enchantment Woods...

"Mirror mirror, Who's the Killer?"

Who has silenced the magic mirror?
Ella Charming
is a suspended fairy godmother, just trying to keep her head down in the frozen kingdom of Wyld Enchantment Woods where magic is strictly forbidden.

When a henchman turns up on her doorstep with a stolen magic mirror in his pocket and an arrow lodged in his heart, Ella is forced to get involved.

With only the aid of a talking-cat, who might be a spy for the wicked queen, can Ella find the murderer before she is blamed for theft or worse - magic?

Old lady snark, talking cats, & carnivorous pumpkins... Murder, magic and Mystery...

What people are saying...


Fantasy elements skillfully interwoven throughout, adding more intrigue and mystery to the plot, and keeping me guessing to the end


If you like your humour as dry as your gin, you’ll love this.
Cracking dialogue, and a story that keeps its secrets when it should.


New Zealand Author, Carpenter’s crisp descriptive writing is delightful

About Kura Jane Carpenter

Award-winning Cozy Mystery Author Kura Jane Carpenter

Kura won the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel award for Best New Talent and her debut was short-listed for Best Novel.

Did someone say "greyhounds...?"

A few years ago Kura was fortunate enough to adopt a retired racing greyhound. This experience lead her to become a part-time, foster-carer for recently retired greyhounds through the rehoming group Nightrave Greyhounds.

Kura would love for everyone to experience the joy of sharing your house and heart with these gentle goofballs. Connect with Kura on Instagram where she mostly post pictures of greyhounds.

Wyld Enchantment Woods Cozy Mystery Series...

Don't miss out - Book Two  "What's the time of death, Mr Wolf?"  PRE-ORDER the eBook Now...

"What’s the time of death,
Mr Wolf?"

Who is the Charmington werewolf?

When a beloved Charmington resident is killed,  neighbour accuses  neighbour as  hysteria grips the town. Can Ella and Tomcat uncover the werewolf’strue identity before it kills again?

Ella Charming is a suspended Fairy Godmother. Tom April was a rookie henchman workingfor the wicked queen until a magical accident turned him into a cat.  Together they solve crime in the frozen fairytale kingdom of Wyld  Enchantment Woods.

Old lady snark, talking cats, & carnivorous pumpkins... Murder, magic and Mystery...

"Mirror mirror, Who's the Killer?"

Old lady snark, talking cats, & carnivorous pumpkins... Murder, magic and Mystery...