They said he was immortal.But his killer knew better. . . .Desmond St. John, the legendary, supposedly immortal, Haitian voodoo priest known as the Hoodoo Man, is found bound to his bed. Six bullet holes forming a perfect cross have been drilled into his naked, buffed body.Homicide detective Lieutenant Starletta Duvall has her hands full tracking St. John's killer--and tryThey said he was immortal.But his killer knew better. . . .Desmond St. John, the legendary, supposedly immortal, Haitian voodoo priest known as the Hoodoo Man, is found bound to his bed. Six bullet holes forming a perfect cross have been drilled into his naked, buffed body.Homicide detective Lieutenant Starletta Duvall has her hands full tracking St. John's killer--and trying to keep her cool with NYPD Sergeant Lisel Werner. The icy blonde has her eyes on Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mitchell Grant, just as his relationship with Star is heating up. She also seems more than familiar with their prime suspect, a convicted murderer. As the body count rises, Star finds herself caught in a web of voodoo, magic, and terror, artfully spun by a spellbinding killer. . . ....
|Title||:||The Hoodoo Man|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||276 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Hoodoo Man Reviews
Hoodoo Man opens with the death of a beloved and charismatic local Haitian voodoo priest, and is quickly followed by the death of two more people connected to him. The murders of these men all mirror a gruesome set of murders that happened eight years before, leaving Star and her partner Paresi to figure out who is targeting this small religious community and why. I figured out who was probably the killer pretty early on, but the why was held back until the end. I would think that figuring that out would take away my joy in reading the rest of the story, but Smith-Levin pulls me into the overall story so well that I didn't mind. The relationships between the main characters are as important as the crimes being solved, so I am invested in seeing how things progress for them over several books. There are romantic relationships being developed in these stories, and surprisingly they are two interracial relationships that are being built slowly. However, if you are worried about having romance mixed in with your mystery there's nothing to worry about here, there are no graphic sex scenes, just slowly building romances that fit realistically and smoothly within the overall story arc.I read this page turner in just one day and immediately started book three in the series. If you are looking for fast reads with well developed characters in stories that will keep you turning the pages, I recommend trying to track down these wonderful little books! These are going on my favorite reads list. Smith-Levin has been my intro to the 'cozy' mystery genre and I am now on the hunt for more cozy mysteries that I would enjoy. I would prefer that the featured character be a person of color, so if anyone knows of a series or standalone that would fit the bill, please let me know!You can find me at:•(♥).•*Monlatable Book Reviews*•.(♥)•Twitter: @MonlatReaderInstagram: @readermonicaFacebook: Monica Reeds
It wouldnt be fair for me to say this was a horrible novel but i can certainly fairly say this novel was just NOT FOR ME.I am convinced Judith Smith-Levin is a combination of those Contemporary Blaxploitation novelist like Zane or even Eric Jerome Dickey with a little bit of Alexander McCall Smith and/or Beverly Clearly. Levin was confused when writing this novel. She did not know if she was writing an African-American drama, a cozy mystery, a forensic thriller--or a cookbook! I dont remember a time the characters in a murder book sat down to eat so much. And in detail! There was absolutely no sense of urgency. 4 murders into this novel and our hero is talking about chocolate croissants at breakfast and considering double chocolate chip muffins at Tea and gumbo w/dirty rice by dinner. Even if i wanted to read a book featuring a slew of gorging characters, not one meal supported healthy food options and nutrition. I think the first sign i was in for trouble was the purchase and display of a full hog's head at the New Years Party dinner table.I read more about Food than about Crime-solving. And once the Killer was revealed I wished it would have been only about the poor Food choice. Very frustrating read for us Crime lovers. This novel belongs to those who do not believe in story flow or any parallel to reality. Enjoy.