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Guest Post: Holly’s Dream Cast ¦ Amanda Cadabra and The Hanging Tree by Holly Bell

Hello, cosy mystery fans. Today, I’m hosting best-selling author, Holly Bell on the blog. She’s one of my favourite authors and has written a fabulous guest post: Holly’s Dream Cast.

We’re celebrating the release of Amanda Cadabra and The Hanging Tree. It’s the seventh book in her fabulous cosy paranormal mystery series, The Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries

I’m excited to have Holly here with me. You’ll find purchase links, book information and an author bio as well as the wonderful dream cast post she’s written for the blog.

So my lovelies, first let me share with you Amanda Cadabra and The Hanging Tree …

What’s Amanda Cadabra and The Hanging Tree about?

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Beware The Hanging Tree.
A body discovered in the worst possible place. A day to solve the crime. Detective Inspector Trelawney is compromised, and now his career hangs on the line. Someone is plotting against him … but who?

Only covert witch Amanda Cadabra can uncover the truth, but she must strike a deadly bargain, and travel back in time to dig up the past. But this time will the risk be too great or will The Hanging Tree claim her as its next victim?

Armed with a wand, a pointy hat, and her eternally grumpy cat, Tempest, surely she cannot fail … or will she?

Keep reading to find out more about Holly and her Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries series.

But first, I’ll hand you over to Holly.

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As this is a post about her new book, I asked Holly who she would cast in a Netflix series version of The Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries series. Read Guest Post: Holly’s Dream Cast to find out.

The Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries Dream Cast

Hello!  Thank you for joining us. I’m happy to be here today, celebrating the release of Amanda Cadabra and The Hanging Tree, the seventh novel in my exciting cosy paranormal mystery.

Orchard Way

  • Amanda – Karen Gillan
  • Tempest – Voice of – Derek Jacobi/Stephen Fry
  • Senara – Maggie Smith
  • Perran – Michael Caine
  • Claire – Emily Blunt/Keeley Hawes


  • Detective Inspector Thomas Trelawney – Tom Ellis
  • Detective Inspector (Retired) Michael Hogarth – Pierce Brosnan
  • Flossie Trelawney – Miriam Margolyes
  • Clemo Trelawney – Julian Glover

At The Corner Shop

  • Mrs Nalini Sharma – Indira Varma
  • Joan – Olivia Colman
  • Sylvia – Joan Plowright
  • Dennis – Bill Nighy

At The Grange

  • Gwendolen Armstrong-Witworth – Judy Dench
  • Cynthia de Havillande – Vanessa Redgrave/Julie Andrews
  • Moffat ­– Charles Dance

In The Village

  • Ruth Reiser – Pixie Davis, Raffey Cassidy, Fifi Hart, Brooke Norbury
  • Kieran – Callum Booth-Ford, Noah Jupe
  • Esta Reiser – Rose Byrne
  • Erik – Ewan McGregor
  • Mr (Dr) Adil Sharma – Art Malik
  • Dr Neeta Patel – Meera Syal
  • Dr Karan Patel – Sanjeev Bhaskar
  • Gordon French – Alfred Molina
  • Irene James – Emma Thompson
  • Jessica James – Rebecca Hall
  • Alexander – Ricky Gervais
  • Julian – Ben Miller

The Newcomers

  • Ryan Ford – Andrew Simpson
  • John Bailey-Farrell – Tosin Cole

What do you think? I admit this really makes me want to see The Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries on the small screen. 😉 

Who are some of your favourite actors and actresses?

Thanks, Holly, that’s a great list! I certainly have my favourites. I’m sure everyone’s enjoyed reading your Guest Post: Holly’s Dream Cast as much as I have.

Keep reading to find out more about Holly Bell. But first, let me share with you this amazing cosy paranormal mystery series.

The Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries Series

This is a quintessentially English cosy paranormal mystery series.

Our heroine, Amanda, is a village witch in the fictional village of Sunken Madley. In each book, Amanda has various things to deal with, from solving age-old mysteries, to helping catch a killer and unlocking the secrets to her family’s mysterious deaths. All the while keeping her magic a secret from her friends and Villagers.

Books in the Series

It’s never too late to step into the charming world of Amanda Cadabra and her tenacious cat, Tempest. Click any of the links below to read my reviews or buy the books yourself.

Buy AMANDA CADABRA in print and ebook.

Amazon UK* ¦ Amazon US*

Or read for free using your Kindle Unlimited subscription!

And now, as promised, here’s Holly’s bio and social media links.

About The Author

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Cat adorer and chocolate lover, Holly Bell is a photographer and video maker when not writing. Holly lives in the UK and is a mixture of English, Scottish, Cornish and Welsh, among other ingredients.

Her favourite animal is called Bobby. He is a black cat. Purely coincidental. Of course.

Holly devoured all of the Agatha Christie books long before she knew that Miss Marple was the godmother of the Cosy Mystery. Her devotion to JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings meant that her first literary creation in this area would have to be a cosy paranormal.

Having derived immense delight from the adventure of writing her first book in the Amanda Cadabra Cozy Paranormal Mysteries in 2018. Holly admits that there’s no turning back. Further books are in the pipeline.

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Holly loves to hear from readers and she always responds in person.

Connect with Holly

Website ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Pinterest

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading Guest Post: Holly’s Dream Cast. Have you read any of these books yet? Amanda Cadabra and The Hanging Tree would look magical on your bookshelf! 😉

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Bye for now,

Flora x

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