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2012 Anthony Award nominee Best First Novel
2012 Agatha Award nominee Best First Novel
WHO DO, VOODOO? the first novel in Rochelle's thrilling new Mind for Murder Mystery series features no-nonsense Liz Cooper, a Los Angeles psychologist forced to embrace the occult to clear her best friend of murder...
When Liz Cooper's friend Robin Bloom finds an unusual tarot card tacked to her front door, Liz writes it off as a prank. Robin refuses to ignore the omen—her late husband drew the same card, the three of swords, in a reading the night before he was killed in a car accident. As more cards and darker threats appear, Liz realizes someone very dangerous is upping the ante.
Liz turns to her brother's ex-college roommate, occult expert Nick Garfield. As Nick leads her into the voodoo community to locate the origin of the deck, she can't ignore their attraction to each other. Then a woman is found murdered and Robin becomes the prime suspect. Determined to clear her friend, Liz joins forces with Nick to unravel otherworldly secrets and seek help from beyond—or risk being outwitted by a cunning killer...
"Let Staab's debut cast a spell over your readers with its spirited pace, likable heroine, and Los Angeles backdrop... VERDICT Staab sets her fairly sophisticated blend of the occult in a flashy West Coast locale for great escape reading. Fans of Juliet Blackwell and Rebecca M. Hale will get a kick out of this one."
"The first in the Mind for Murder mystery series set in Los Angeles grabs
your attention from the start with creepy tarot cards, voodoo priestesses
and cursed spell books. A fresh and entertaining premise for a new series
that is cleverly plottted and executed."
—RT Reviews (4 stars)
"Didn't need my crystal ball to see into the future of this wonderful debut. A sexy, funny, and engaging whodunit set in Tinsel Town, Who do, Voodoo? is a winner."
—Lesley Kagen, NY Times bestselling author of Good Graces
"A spellbinding blend of voodoo and tarot traditions, Who Do, Voodoo? is a superlative supernatural mystery."
—Cleo Coyle, author of the national bestselling Haunted Bookshop and Coffeehouse Mysteries
"Whoo hoo! Smart, sophisticated and utterly spellbinding. This magical mystery is captivatingly clever, completely charming, and compelling from its irresistible beginning to its unpredictable end. (Who do loves it? I do!)"
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author
Berkley Prime Crime, November 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0425244593