Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Who Do, Voodoo?-Michelle Staab

Who Do, Voodoo?

Michelle Staab

Berkley, Nov 1 2011, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425244593

Clinical psychologist Liz Cooper is a rational person who scoffs at the supernatural. On the other hand, her friend Robin believes in voodoo and other paranormal phenomena; so not surprisingly she becomes upset when someone places threatening tarot cards on her front door; these were the cards laid out when read by Liz’s mother. Needing to better understand the supernatural and what the cards mean, her brother introduces her to religious teacher Nick Garfield.

After tracing the cards to a charlatan thanks to Nick’s friend, they are invited to a concert act where they will be able to go back stage due to Robin’s boss. There they meet the boss’s girlfriend Sophie, a powerful person who gets into a fight with Robin who refuses to allow her into the office to see her boyfriend. As Nick and Liz walk to their car, they find a dead Sophie in her vehicle. The police charge Robin with murder. Convinced her friend is innocent, Liz with Nick’s help investigate but to succeed the logical shrink needs to embrace the supernatural.

Ignoring why the professor and the psychologist investigate rather than hire a professional to make inquiries, fans will enjoy accompanying the charming lead pair as they explore the supernatural. In her debut, Michelle Staab provides an entertaining, fast-paced twisting amateur sleuth. The author casts a spell on sub-genre readers with this engaging glimpse into Who Do, Voodoo?

Harriet Klausner


Rochelle Staab said...

Harriet, thank you so much for this great review! This is the first review I've received for WHO DO, VOODOO? and I'm so thrilled, grinning from ear to ear. I love your comments and I'm adding them to my Facebook page right now!

Rochelle Staab

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