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BLACKWORK
by Monica Ferris

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth

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Ferris provides an interesting look into the lives of Wiccans. The characters and their beliefs and activities are intriguing, and Ferris nicely gathers together a variety of possible suspects and motives that keep readers guessing. But when the case is solved, the reason behind the murder turns out to be one of the weaker possibilities.

The planning of an All Hallows Eve festival turns deadly when the body of an alcoholic with a history of drunk driving is found. Someone tried to make Ryan McMurphy's death appear to be alcohol related. Since the man hurt and angered a number of people with his unruly conduct, there's no shortage of suspects. Needlework shop owner Betsy Devonshire is determined to find out who among a group of festival planners and townspeople has committed murder. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Oct., 238 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett

Publisher: BERKLEY PRIME CRIME

Published: October 2009

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