BLACK DUST MAMBO
With mystery and suspense, Kallie and Co. are surefire hits in Phoenix’s brand-new series. Magic and murder abound, but with plenty of humor and heart to keep the story flowing along very smoothly.
Kallie Rivière is a hoodoo away at carnival, having fun and hooking up. Well, she is until her latest guy ends up dead — body and soul — in her bed. It isn’t long before they realize that Kallie was the intended target and they aren’t just after her, but maybe her childhood pal Dallas too. With her best friend Belladonna in tow, Kallie enters the dangerous waters of dark magic — and faces the danger of giving away her heart. (POCKET, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)