By Meredith Blevins
In this nice sequel to her hugely praised debut, The Hummingbird Wizard, Blevins blends a wild tale, amazing wit, and nice characters."--Library Journal, which additionally named it ONE OF THE YEAR'S most sensible 5 MYSTERIES
"If you do not fall in love with the Szabos, you do not have hormones. an elegant debut whose sequel cannot come quickly enough." --Kirkus stories at the Hummingbird Wizard
THIS IS THAT SEQUEL! MADAME MINA’S again AND it really is extra enjoyable THAN THE CIRCUS—IN truth, THAT’S right here TOO…
Half the joys of this one is the contentious dating among freelance journalist Annie Szabo and her pushy Gypsy partner's mother, Madame Mina. after they can cease arguing lengthy adequate to place their heads jointly, they make a crack staff of novice psychic sleuths. once they cannot, they preserve 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 aid a house for abused ladies. The giraffes, like different human and animal performers, simply form of spill over.
Annie is heartbroken whilst Margo’s murdered, but in addition 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 fast as a roux-- Margo's associate, Lili, is going lacking the day of Margo's loss of life, inflicting the shield to fall into disarray, hence threatening its residents.
Okay, then— the detective crew of Annie and Madame Mina swings into motion! Aided by means of an ex-cop and Mina's plant drugs, 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 strangely tangled lives, issues turn into clear---the killer is a grasp of hide, and time’s operating out. all of it makes for a quick, humorous, and intensely unique paranormal homicide secret.
Who will love it: lovers of psychic mysteries and detectives, comfortable mysteries that veer off into horny, and fanatics of all funny mysteries—funny cozies, playful paranormals, witty romantic suspense, and smart, quirky writing.
Here’s what reviewers and fellow authors acknowledged in regards to the HUMMINGBIRD WIZARD:
"Meredith Blevins covers new literary ground...pulling it off with aptitude and style and humor." ---Jonathan Kellerman
"An fascinating debut. Blevins has written a completely unique first novel with characters you are going to 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 satisfaction any secret fan." ---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Blevins flavors her full of life prose with widespread humor and unforeseen twists; readers can also be drawn in through the riveting characters, nice plot, and insights into Gypsy culture." "---Library magazine (starred evaluation)