That Old Black Magic

Mary Jane Clark. Morrow, $25.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-213547-6
Clark’s suspenseful fourth Piper Donovan mystery (after 2013’s Footprints in the Sand) takes the baker/actress to New Orleans, where she’s thrilled to be working as a guest baker at Boulangerie Bertrand in the French Quarter. Piper also lands an acting role that requires her to play a character entombed alive in a casket. When someone goes on a murder spree in the vicinity of Boulangerie Bertrand, Piper’s boyfriend, FBI agent Jack Lombardi, urges her to get out of New Orleans as soon as possible, but she remains committed to finishing a wedding cake at the bakery. As the body count rises, locals connect the mysterious clues left at the crime scenes to voodoo, and the police consider no one above suspicion, even Piper. Amid a multitude of red herrings, the roller-coaster action builds to a most startling conclusion. Agent: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, William Morris Endeavor. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/09/2013
Release date: 01/01/2014
Genre: Fiction
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