By Meredith Blevins
In this fantastic sequel to her hugely praised debut, The Hummingbird Wizard, Blevins blends a wild tale, awesome wit, and nice characters."--Library Journal, which additionally named it ONE OF THE YEAR'S top 5 MYSTERIES
"If you do not fall in love with the Szabos, you do not have hormones. a chic debut whose sequel cannot come speedy enough." --Kirkus stories at the Hummingbird Wizard
THIS IS THAT SEQUEL! MADAME MINA’S again AND it truly is extra enjoyable THAN THE CIRCUS—IN truth, THAT’S right here TOO…
Half the thrill of this one is the contentious courting among freelance journalist Annie Szabo and her pushy Gypsy partner's mother, Madame Mina. after they can cease arguing lengthy sufficient to place their heads jointly, they make a crack workforce of beginner psychic sleuths. once they cannot, they maintain us in stitches.
Unfortunately for Annie, Mina’s come to stay—just up and parked her trailer in Annie's backyard, correct subsequent to Annie’s puppy giraffes. we should always clarify: Annie’s neighbor and pal, Margo Spanger, is the owner-operator of a brand new Age circus that is helping help a house for abused ladies. The giraffes, like different human and animal performers, simply form of spill over.
Annie is heartbroken while Margo’s murdered, but additionally frightened—her personal daughter is an abused spouse who’s a resident of Margo’s undertaking. in addition to Annie’s grandson.The plot thickens as quick as a roux-- Margo's associate, Lili, is going lacking the day of Margo's demise, inflicting the defend to fall into disarray, therefore threatening its residents.
Okay, then— the detective crew of Annie and Madame Mina swings into motion! Aided via an ex-cop and Mina's plant medication, Annie discovers Margo’s rattled the facility elite, a trapeze flier, one jealous lover, a captain of undefined, a long-lost son, and an ice-blond philanthropist. As Annie delves into their unusually tangled lives, issues turn into clear---the killer is a grasp of cover, and time’s operating out. all of it makes for a quick, humorous, and extremely unique paranormal homicide secret.
Who will love it: fanatics of psychic mysteries and detectives, comfortable mysteries that veer off into attractive, and fans of all funny mysteries—funny cozies, playful paranormals, witty romantic suspense, and shrewdpermanent, quirky writing.
Here’s what reviewers and fellow authors acknowledged concerning the HUMMINGBIRD WIZARD:
"Meredith Blevins covers new literary ground...pulling it off with aptitude and beauty and humor." ---Jonathan Kellerman
"An intriguing debut. Blevins has written a completely unique first novel with characters you will by no means forget." ---Tony Hillerman
"Fascinating gypsy lore, unforgettable characters, and a depraved humorousness distinguish Blevins's hugely strange secret debut....This stellar first, with its guaranteed prose, will pride any secret fan." ---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Blevins flavors her energetic prose with widespread humor and unforeseen twists; readers can also be drawn in via the riveting characters, nice plot, and insights into Gypsy culture." "---Library magazine (starred evaluate)
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