Who Do, Voodoo? By Rochelle Staab
Liz Cooper is your typical no-nonsense clinical psychologist. Her mother though, is another matter, for she is a tarot card reader and occultist and Liz has been trying to pull her head from the clouds for years. Liz’s dear friend Robin is a successful associate with a PR company and deals with the idiosyncrasies of the rich and famous every day. After Mrs. Cooper did a tarot reading for Robin’s husband and he died the day after – Robin has been very superstitious. The book starts off with the sudden appearance of the cards that were part of that fatal spread are ending up on her porch … stuck to her door and Robin is living in fear.
Liz is smart and realistic. She is very curious and protective of her friend. So when more cards keep appearing and the police are not overly enthusiastic about mysterious tarot cards – Mrs. Cooper suggests that Liz speak to Dr. Nick Garfield occult expert and professor at the local university. He is the consultant for when the police have questions beyond the normal. Nick is also the old college room-mate of Liz’s brother who is currently a police officer.
When the girl-friend of Robin’s boss ends up dead and everyone remembers hearing a huge public argument between Robin and the girl-friend the finger of justice ends up pointing at Robin. Liz’s protective nature and Nick’s occult knowledge kick in to save the day.
This is a wonderful mystery and it keeps you guessing until the very end. The characters are developed nicely and I definitely want to see them again. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great mystery with a paranormal bent.
Book DescriptionSeries: A Mind for Murder Mystery | Publication Date: November 1, 2011Clinical psychologist Liz Cooper doesn’t believe in ghosts. But when her best friend finds a tarot card tacked to her front door-and is then accused of murder-Liz will have to find a way to embrace the occult if she wants to outwit the real killer…