The Garden of Abracadabra by Lisa Mason
Approx. 139,840 words.
Published on April 20, 2013.
At her mother's urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. She signs on as the superintendent of The Garden of Abracadabra, a magical apartment building on campus. On her first day, she stumbles upon a supernatural murder scene. The lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her life and death.