A vicious murder in a New Orleans jewelry store has eerie similarities to another committed two years ago during Mardi Gras. Recently escaped from jail, Charles Penn is said to be responsible for both slayings—by everyone except bookseller Ellie Byron. As the only witness to the first crime, she isn't sure what she saw. And when Penn surfaces in her town, Ellie turns to attorney Joe Gable for comfort and protection.

As the investigation develops, more questions than answers come to light: Is it possible that the killer is re-enacting murders appearing in a popular mystery series? Is Penn guilty, or is another enemy lurking? And, most importantly, can Ellie survive police scrutiny of her very painful past, even with Joe's support?

Now You See Him is a tightly plotted read with a cast of quirky, memorable characters and creepy moments galore. A compelling page-turner! (Nov., 352 pp., $19.95)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer