Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: Five Dog Voodoo by: Lia Farrell

Title: Five Dog Voodoo
Author: Lia Farrell
Publisher: Camel Press
Series: Mae December Mysteries #5
Pages: 266
Format: e-book
Source: GEBT


As Halloween approaches, engaged couple Mae December and Sheriff Ben Bradley have devoted all their energy to Ben’s campaign for reelection as sheriff of Rose County, Tennessee. The race is already too close to call when the sheriff’s office is hit with yet another maddeningly tricky murder case. In recent years the town of Rosedale has had more than its fair share of murders, a fact Ben’s smarmy opponent is all too eager to exploit. 

Investigator Dory Clarkson and her friend, Counselor Evangeline Bon Temps, are visiting the mysterious Voodoo village when a resident tells them her granddaughter, ZoĆ© Canja, is missing. Her dog, a Weimaraner nursing four pups, escapes the house and finds the young woman’s body in a shallow grave. Evangeline becomes Sheriff Ben Bradley’s unofficial consultant because her grandmother in Haiti and later her mother in New Orleans practiced Voodoo. A threatening symbol is left on the pavement by Dory’s front door, effectively banning her from the case. 

Evangeline and the sheriff’s office ask too many questions, and Evangeline soon wears out her welcome. Voodoo curses aside, Ben’s job is at stake, and no one associated with the case is safe until the killer is found.  Book 5 in the Mae December Mystery series, which began with One Dog Too Many. 

My Thoughts:

In this book Dory Clarkson and Evangeline Bon Temps go visiting a small voodoo village that Evagaline is interested in and learns of a young woman named Zoe who went missing and her family is desperate to find her.  What happened to Zoe did she run off with a past boyfriend?  To find her mother?  Or was it something more sinister?

This book had everything small towns, adventure mystery and so much more.  I haven't read the pervious books in this series but after this one I definitely will as the writer did a fabulous job writing about voodoo which you don't hear much about in such detail.  Can't wait to see what is next!
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