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The White Magic Five and Dime
by Steve Hockensmith and Lisa Falco


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Much to Alanis McLachlan's surprise, her estranged con-woman mother has left her an inheritance: The White Magic Five & Dime, a shop in tiny Berdache, Arizona. Reluctantly traveling to Berdache to claim her new property, Alanis decides to stay and pick up her mother's tarot business in an attempt to find out how she died.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Much to Alanis McLachlan's surprise, her estranged con-woman mother has left her an inheritance: The White Magic Five & Dime, a shop in tiny Berdache, Arizona. Reluctantly traveling to Berdache to claim her new property, Alanis decides to stay and pick up her mother's tarot business in an attempt to find out how she died.

With help from a hunky cop and her mother's live-in teenage apprentice, Alanis begins faking her way through tarot readings in order to win the confidence of her mother's clients.  But the more she uses the tarot deck, the more Alanis begins to find real meaning in the cards ... and the secrets surrounding her mother's demise.

Praise:

2015 IPPY Award Bronze Medal Winner in Mystery/Cozy/Noir

2014 ForeWord IndieFab Gold Winner for Mystery

"Cozy readers with a taste for humor will welcome this hilarious series debut . . . and] will eagerly await the next installment."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

"Hockensmith...and coauthor Falco deliver a charming comic mystery, which one hopes is the beginning of a series."—Booklist

" A] clever and compelling tale filled with colorful and engaging characters and a whodunit plot." —Foreword Reviews

"From the unique title to the cool cover, this book has it all . . . A+ across the board "—Suspense Magazine

"Fun and light."—Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738740225
  • ISBN-10: 0738740225
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 326

Series: Tarot Mysteries

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Cozy readers with a taste for humor will welcome this hilarious series debut from Edgar finalist Hockensmith (Holmes on the Range) and Falco (A Mother’s Promise). Alanis McLachlan has literally no fond memories of her con-woman mother, Barbra, and has not spoken with her for decades. So it’s a double shock when Alanis learns that Barbra was murdered in Berdache, Ariz.—and that her will leaves everything to Alanis, including a shop called the White Magic Five & Dime. Curious, she travels from Chicago to the small town, where she’s intrigued by her mother’s latest scheme to separate fools from their money—a tarot card-reading operation. The search for the identity of the person who strangled Barbra elicits threats to Alanis herself, who also finds time to get sweet on a local lawman. Readers will eagerly await the next installment. Josh Getzler, Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. (July)

 
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