This Herculeah Jones Mystery begins when the amateur sleuth looks
out her window one morning and her hair starts to frizzle, a sure
sign that something's wrong. At the home of her neighbor, psychic
Madame Rosa, the door is wide open and a pet parrot, Tarot (who
shrieks, "Beware!" throughout the book), is perched on a porch
chair. Herculeah is on the case and is horrified to find the
psychic's body under a table in the parlor. As fans of the series
know, Herculeah's father is a cop and her mother is private
investigator, but neither of her divorced parents will intervene to
their daughter's satisfaction. With the help of friend Meat and
Tarot, Herculeah works her way through a maze of real and false
clues to find the murderer, whose identity will surprise no one. As
a formulaic mystery, this is competent if lackluster. Most readers
will find themselves carried along on their own expectations, with
little to meet them: Missing are the trademark humor, crackerjack
plotting, and fully believable characters that have won Byars
(McMummy, 1993, etc.) so many readers in the past. (Kirkus Reviews)
When her best friend, Meat, narrowly escapes a hired gunman's
bullet, Herculeah Jones has another mystery on her hands. Just as
she begins to piece together the clues, she's kidnapped and taken
to Death's Door, a deserted bookstore that may be too aptly named.
Because somewhere in the dark, stalking Herculeah, is the assassin
-- and this time, he's determined not to miss.
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