Fool Me Once (Paperback)

By Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Falco

Midnight Ink, 9780738742236, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2015

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Description

From bestselling author Steve Hockensmith and tarot expert Lisa Falco comes a new mystery that isn’t fooling around

Since taking over the White Magic Five and Dime, Alanis McLachlan has been tracking down old customers and making amends for her mother’s con jobs. So when Marsha—one of the shop’s most loyal clients—comes looking for a way out of her abusive marriage, Alanis does everything she can to help.

But lending a hand leads to unforeseen consequences, including the murder of Marsha’s husband. Now Alanis has to use her wiles to undo a mess of her own making. Her growing mastery of the tarot might help her find the truth . . . if the killer doesn’t get to her first.

Praise:

"Winning."—Publishers Weekly

“Delightfully quirky.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Smart, humorous and refreshingly offbeat.”—Shelf Awareness

“Savvy plotting, sharp writing, and a believable use of fortune-telling to frame the stories.”—Booklist

“Readers who adore the women detectives of Dorothy Cannell and Maggie King will be pleased by this quirky series.”—Library Journal

"A funny book in which the reader also learns something is a rare treasure indeed."—Mystery Scene



About the Author

Steve Hockensmith (California) is the author of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies novels Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Quirk Classics, 2010) and Dreadfully Ever After (Quirk Classics, 2011). His book Holmes on the Range (Minotaur Books, 2007) was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel. Lisa Falco (Los Angeles) received her first tarot deck at the age of eight years old. She holds degrees from both Northwestern University and Cal State University Northridge, and is the author of A Mother's Promise (Illumination Arts, 2004).
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